Birroteca - Bel Air

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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Bel Air, our second location offers a destination for modern, rustic, Italian cuisine crafted using local ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and local fishermen. Guests enjoy communal dining in a refined, casual setting. There are 20 craft beers on tap in addition to an Italian focused wine list and, a selection of unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes.
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AH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, accommodating server, and a fun time was had by all.

KZ
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We come here ALOT! By far the WORST service ever this visit. Thank goodness the food is excellent!

KA
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food overall was well prepared. I was super excited for the duck duck goose pizza, the duck was a tad on the dry side. I would recommend the bar side for seating- it was very quiet and we sat in the dining room. It felt too stuffy in there and we are a crowd of happy-go-lucky (and sometimes loud) people. I would go again on one of their specials nights.

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance, and service. Highly recommend

WM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to have a dinner in the bar area with happy hour options, great pizza and a great beer and wine list.

DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service were both very good. We were surprised by the menu as there were far fewer choices available than were shown on line earlier in the week. Everything that was ordered was outstanding, but the options available on the menu were limited.

AE
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff/Server was very attentive. Food was great, except for the calamari. We've ordered it here twice and each time it was a bit rubbery and fishy. Otherwise, I would recommend everything else. Cocktails were great as well.

VF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappardelle was delicious and so was the chicken wrapped I prosciutto. I was scared to try a Hugh end Italian restaurant with 10 baseball families but the food was delicious. Also the crispy cauliflower was to die for.

SH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good, it just didn’t blow me away.

AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great apps and pizzas. Consistently good. Definitely recommend this place.

TD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Interesting menu, innovative/delicious food, pleasant staff, and priced reasonably.

r
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food! Creative menu,

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Brought family including one from out of country. Waiter forgot to get our dinner and drink order, super weird. Then our bread order went to the wrong table, and took a long time to get. We had $50 worth of charcuterie and had asked up front for an extra bread order and reminded the waiter several times. He was very very forgetful, how can you forget to take dinner and drink orders? We love Birrateca and this was the first disappointment, unfortunately it happened while introducing the place to our family and out of country family.

JF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar Service (Dave) & a welcoming staff/atmosphere. Very good food.

CA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great for a vegan- shared the beet salad, Brussels sprouts, and mushroom pizza. All delicious. Service was good. Kinda wish they were a little more creative with their vodka cocktails though :) great value.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful brunch experience this weekend. The food was delicious and the mimosas were on point. Thank you for a wonderful time!

AC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have selected "birthday" as the special occasion when I made the reservation through OpenTable. No one asked or acknowledge it was a special celebration when we checked in to the restaurant. It was disappointing.

SF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent, our server was aloft, disinterested, careless an extremely distracted! The restaurant/bar was dead and she still couldn’t keep up! My date had to go up to the bartender because his drink was incorrect and our waitress was nowhere to be found! This was on a Saturday night between 8-9pm. The manager was kind but a little clueless.

L
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place but dinner tonight was FANTASTIC!! Bottomless pasta is a great idea! We really enjoyed being able to try different dishes and leave full. Our server was wonderful, very helpful and friendly but not constantly at our table and having really long conversations with us. Would highly recommend trying out the Wednesday wine and food specials.

C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service!

M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Loved it and great wait person. Loved my meal but also thought the pizza with fig on it was wonderful.

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Birroteca for my birthday. We brought the family of all ages and the staff was very accommodating with our large party, guiding us through the menu and making recommendations. The food was served in a timely fashion and was absolutely delicious. Everyone enjoyed. Would highly recommend!

MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This was our first time trying Birroteca for brunch. We love the place for dinner and lunch but would not return in the future for brunch. Not a ton of options food wise. The drink specials are great though. Very hard to find the brunch items on the menu compared to the regular menu. There really wasn't any clarification. The food itself wasn't anything to rave about either. I got the Italian hash. Asked for over easy eggs, they were over cooked. Really wasn't anything special. Just potatoes and some over done eggs.

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I am very disappointment. The service was slow. The food was cold and we couldn't eat together because things came out one at time. Our server messed up our bill multiple times and over charged my friend.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We will never be back to Birroteca. We had issues from the start. Asked for a kids menu but didn’t get one until it was time to order. Server made a comment to the neighboring table eluding to us being a nuisance and the reason for his delays and forgetfulness with them. Half of our appetizers were forgotten. One main dish did not come out as it should, even after 2 attempts. Paying our bill was excruciating. The server never gave any indication that they don’t split checks when we identified separate parties at the beginning (we were trying to make it easier for him by identifying up front who was separate). When we tried to pay, the checks were messed up beyond belief. We tried 2 more times to get them right, but to no avail. The server than laughed at me and said “this is why we don’t split checks”. Except he never mentioned they don’t split checks. If we’d know that from the start we could have figured it out. Service was slow and poor and food was underwhelming when it even came out right. This was our third visit (the other two were mediocre) and we are done.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We love the Birroteca location in Baltimore, but were disappointed with the pizzas at the Bel Air location. The crusts were much thicker and the flavors were now what we'd come to expect from the other location. Service and ambiance were both good, as was the calamari appetizer. The pizzas were the only let down.

CB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I recommend Birroteca to all my friends and family:) The food is always outstanding. The duck duck goose pizza is out of this world, all the flavors work together so well it's just magic! The cocktails are wonderful as well. Love all the seasonal old fashions!

L
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I will start by saying I normally LOVE brunch here, I didn’t realize Easter brunch was a buffet and I was disappointed. The dessert options were delicious! But the rest of the food wasn’t up to par with what i usually expect when eating here. Service was great as usual and atmosphere was good. I’ll definitely be back for regular brunch...just not for the buffet events.

F
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We went there specifically for their GF pizza, knowing they are known for their GF options. They had no GF pizza. I reluctantly ordered a GF pasta dish and didn't get what I ordered. Another time previously we thought we'd drop in for a quick bite and we were told they were closing early, and we said, but it says you're open for another hour. They said they were sorry, but it wasn't worth staying open. I love the location in Hampden. For the price of the food, I'd have expected nicer service.

MM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food. Our go to restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty, drinks were perfect. The wait staff was friendly and took very good care of our table.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small portions and very high prices

BG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer choices
We got a bunch of apps/sides and shared
Excellent

C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We frequent Birro and always love our experience, however the last two times have not been as desirable. I will say that this last visit was a bit unfortunate for us. Our server was unknowledgeable regarding wines as well as the menu. Our appetizer was forgotten and never rung in. When we did get our app after asking someone else it was the Brussels and sopping in grease with every bite . We were never asked about our entrees so we just moved past the fact that our fish was way overcooked and flavorless. Our pasta we shared was amazing though! We were also not offered dessert, but I think we were just done with the only 90 minutes we got for a date night anyway. If we go back we will request the bar. We never seem to have issues there.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday outing! thank you!

GB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a double date on Saturday night and chose to sit at a high-top table in the bar. It was a lively atmosphere but we were able to hold a good conversation at the table. The appetizers were delicious and the entrees were generous. The beer selection was impressive; however, the only draw back was that our waitress was slow to come around and check to see if anything else was needed.

AC
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't get here often enough. Great food, great cocktails. Highly recommend.

D
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, service was a little slow and the restaurant was not busy.

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on March 25, 2019

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DH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal...our first time there...will definitely return

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. We appreciate your business.

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l
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food as always was excellent. Service only so so. Waiter left my menu and didn’t pick it up until my husband prompted him at desert. Also water ran low, had to ask for silverware after appetizer plate was taken. Things you don’t expect to do at a restaurant of that quality. Even so, we will defiantly return for the food is wonderful.

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting us! I will be sharing your comments with our staff.

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