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About Birroteca - Baltimore

Located in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore, we're the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine, crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and local fisherman. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. We offer 24 craft beers on tap in addition to an Italian focused wine list, and unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes.

1520 Clipper Mill Rd
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday-Friday, 5pm -7pm , Saturday & Sunday, 3pm- 5pm at the bar

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23rd , &
Christmas Day, Monday December 25th
Happy Holidays

Cross Street:
Clipper Mill Road & Ash Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 708-1934

Website:
http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/

Catering:
Whether you are planning an intimate family gathering, rehearsal dinner or your next business social, you can coordinate with our attentive and knowledgeable staff to create a unique, one of a kind experience!
Private Party Contact: Jordan Depriest ,
Jordan@bmorebirroteca.com 443-708-1934

Parking Details:
Two private parking lots available. Free parking.

Public Transit:
We are just a short walk from the Light Rail MTA stop at Woodberry

Executive Chef:
Matt Campbell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Stay informed about our upcoming special events http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/baltimore-events

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Private Dining

Located in a historic 19th century mill building, Birroteca is the perfect venue for your next private function. Our menu offers rustic, Italian cuisine complemented by a selection of 24 craft beers on tap, an "Italian" focused wine list and unique craft cocktails.

Birroteca - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Great Beer (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Casual (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Fun (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Romantic (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
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Healthy (6)
Tapas (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

I want to like this place. It has a nice ambiance and friendly staff, but except for the pizza, which is fine, most of the other things we've tried have been uneven. The dinner choices were slim this time, so we picked several small plates -- fried eggplant (too salty), calamari (tasted old/off), meatballs (nice), a couple of others. Our guest had a mushroom pizza, which he liked. I guess I want Birroteca to be a restaurant and not just a big bar with bar food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our 3rd visit to Birroteca. The first two times were excellent and memorable. It quickly became one of our favorite restaurants for casual dining. The spicy Italian pizza and the Orecchiette were both outstanding and worth a return trip. On our recent visit, something was off in the kitchen and it took forever for our appetizer to arrive. Our waitress was very attentive, but we ultimately had to ask when our main course (the Orecchiette) would arrive. The manager came over to apologize and offered us complimentary dessert. So far, no harm. When the Orecchiette arrived shortly thereafter, it was clear something had gone wrong. The dish was nothing like our first visit when the pasta was plump and tender and the marinara sauce was very tasty. This time the pasta was flat and the "marinara sauce" was soupy and almost bitter - a huge disappointment. We will go back, but likely will stick with the pizza next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Two thumbs up!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very nice evening out with friends. Great atmosphere. The only draw back is that the waitress/waiter “memorize” your order, which does not impress me because inevitably something gets missed, and it did. One less appetizer for a big group. Just write it down. If you have to go over my order to make sure you remembered everything, it’s time consuming and takes away from my time with my friends.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of our favorite spots in Baltimore. The food and wine is always great. Great place for a large group since it's loud and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner and excellent service. Parking is poor. Tight, not enough, rough surface and poor lighting

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service is always impeccable, the food is delicious, we've spent many date-nights here and have never been disappointed. Request a high-table or bar seating for more of an energetic/bar kind of vibe (our preferred seating), request the dining room for a more cozy/low-key environment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the charcuterie! My favorite Baltimore restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Their food has so much talent. One of the best restaurants in Baltimore.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was slow and waiter forgot an entire meal

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been a big fan of this restaurant for years - but regretfully, this week - horrible experience. Kitchen was slow and backed up - took 20 minutes of wait time to get a drink served - incredibly LOUD and difficult to have conversation. Food is awesome - but the experience (when not at the bar) was one I wouldn't repeat on a busy weekend evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was very busy but my daughter and her 10 friends loved the pizza, meatballs, and bread!
It was a great birthday celebration.

In the bar I wish the tables weren't bolted to the wall bc it was very close to the high top next to us and hard to get in and out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great Tuesday night special on small pours, amazing entree, awesome dessert.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great meal! Bar seemed to be a little backed up but the food was superb and the beer list is fantastic!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food and drink were delicious as usual. My favorites: eggplant fries, beet salad, arugula and prosciutto pizza. Service was not so good. No drink refills, had to get up and ask her to bring the check. She stood there waiting for my husband to get out his credit card. Several waitstaff zoomed around us and ignored me trying to wave someone down for a drink, box for leftovers, or check. I will stick to the bar next time!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always the service is outstanding , the house cocktails are great and the food is delicious. We had the Calamari which I have been thinking about for days after, need that again soon! The pizza is always good, and we had a pasta that we all loved. The dessert was something chocolate and crunchy, very decadent! It is not a quiet place, but the energy is good.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The first time I went here, I was wowed with the pizza and the atmosphere - it was a weeknight. This most recent visit was disappointing, perhaps because it was Friday evening. Our dinner companion arrived first and was seated upstairs; my husband and I arrived a few minutes later and specifically asked if our third party had been seated. We were told no and were seated downstairs. It was only when we texted each other that we discovered the mix-up. Upstairs is not as charming as downstairs, but we were moved there. Our server was very cheerful, but it seemed she had a lot of tables. The mussels were excellent and the best part of our meal. The pizza did not have the crispy crust I remembered. Our friend really liked the wild boar papardelle. It was a pleasant evening, but not as memorable as my first visit.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, the food was delicious. We at there before the symphony on Friday night, which can be a concern about making it on time. The food came out quickly and we were on our way.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The pasta, pizza and seafood were great and they catered to our food allergies.... BUT we were in the bar area (high top table for 6). It was so loud we could barely hear each other.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, excellent food and service. Don't miss the eggplant fries.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been to Birroteca twice in the past month and absolutely love it! I am a vegetarian and there so so many options. The waitress was also very accommodating to our needs. I would definitely recommend this place to others and I will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the food was great:)
I thought it would be hard to hear each other but it was fine. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was fine!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always fantastic!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service and food always reliably excellent. Try the Brussel Sprouts! You won’t be sorry!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Mussels were quite good and nicely presented and the bread was out of this world. Brussel Sprouts were generously given, but too greasy and overdone for me.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Booked table 9 days ahead of time for high top ad friend from out of town visiting. Received a call five hours prior to reservation that they could not accommodate. GM blames open table vs over booking and accommodation other people.

I will not go back even though enjoyed resturant in past.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Be careful where you are seated! On Open Table three options are given, Standard, High Top and Outdoor. I selected Standard and booked a week in advance. Was not happy to be put outdoors on a 50 degree night with no coats. When asked to be moved, was told everything was reserved but I could try for a seat at the bar. The Outdoor area has absolutely no charm and had about two or three other diners, and lots of empty tables. Our waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu, and forgot to bring my husband's soup. Very disappointed in a restaurant I had previously enjoyed.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our group enjoyed the menu choices and our waitress was very helpful and attentive. We will definitely go there again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This place is consistently good.Weeknights are a little less crowded which helps with the noise level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We won't be back. Waitress didn't know anything About menu

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love it here but this is the worst meal we have had. Our apps and entrees came at the same time, the whole meal was rushed. Server forgot drinks, food was poorly cooked etc. Our out of town guests were not impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The beer and cocktails were very tasty. We followed that up with the Brussels sprouts which were satisfyingly bitter and crunchy. Next we ordered the duck pizza and mushroom pizza which were both delicious as well as the wild boar pasta and creamy polenta. My two favorite dishes were the polenta and mushroom pizza. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. My only criticisms are that the pasta portions are on the small side for sharing and that the dining room gets very loud. Other than that I thought the experience was very pleasant and I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Have been here many times . we were a group of 5 so split 3 appetizers -The Brussel sprouts (outstanding), the muscles (not fully up to par), and the octopus( really wonderful. For mains we had 2 orders of the Family Duck ( finger licking good) I have had the duck several times over the last few years -it is always fantastic , and always served a little different. The salad that came with it was memorable . Interesting wine list and good value.
Our service was spot on. Always there but never in your face.
It was a 5+ for overall.
Birroteca is noisy, in fact -the noise chase me away. WE ate outside in the covered patio- we could actually talk. It is possible that I will limit my visits to those days that I can be seated on the patio, or very late when it is quieter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

*UPDATED*
My wife and I enjoyed a date where we order 3 appetizers, I had a cocktail and a beer, and we ordered one pizza. Our server Louis was one of the best we've ever had. It was a really fun night.

The food was delicious. I ended up getting really sick a few hours later—not sure if it was the Spicy Italian Pizza (the only thing I ate that my wife didn't eat) or just a 24-hour bug.

Still an amazing evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the best place for foodies in Baltimore. Everything on the menu is fabulous.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We LOVED it! We can't wait to go back to try different entrees!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been to Birroteca once before, and it was noisy; but this past Saturday was horrible. There was a group of 16 yo celebrating a sweet 16, and the noise level was off the charts. Our waitress had clearly too many tables- we sat for 15 minutes before anyone came over. Our food came out at all different times. We rarely saw the waitress, and had to ask several times for items (like a fork). The service and noise ruined the evening

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went to Birroteca on a Saturday. Our reservations were for 5:30 (which is all we could get last minute). There were four of us and we stayed there for over four hours. We never once felt pressed to leave. Our waitress was perfect. She knew the menu and she was very informative. We had the Calamari alla Plancha and the tomatoes for appetizers. For dinner we had Spicy Italian Pizza and Handmade Pappardelle. Both were perfectly cooked and delicious. I would recommend going here for any occasion!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wow. The team at Birroteca exceeded my expectations. They delivered outstanding service, delicious food and cocktails, and great recommendations. Birroteca helped create a very special evening with my out-of-town guests. Bravo!

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