Birroteca - Bel Air

4.6
500 reviews
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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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C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

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M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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!

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L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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MM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. Our go to restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Small portions and very high prices

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BG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bday outing! thank you!

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GB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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AC
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting us! We hope to see you soon.

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DH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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KB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birroteca in Bel Air is one of our favorite places. The drinks are creative and delicious and we have never had a bad meal. Try the Brussel sprouts. They are yummy!

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TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, appetizer portions were shockingly small. Not really for sharing apparently.

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JB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birroteca was very busy, I am glad that we made a reservation. Service started off a little slow, but quickly changed and was very attentive. The food was excellent! I will be back again soon!

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D
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing meal. Our service was below average. We had two assigned servers, but did not see much of either one. My water ran out, and my tea was only refilled once before dinner got there. Never got another refill, and our server did not come around again. The service was slow. I hope it was because it was a busy Saturday night. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. It tasted under seasoned. We had to take dessert to go because it took so long to come out. Will probably not be back again.

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C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have been here many times. Went for Valentine’s Day with my family of four. To me the food has not been as good lately, we have resolved to only ordering Pizza here now, and even with that I am not sure it is worth the cost. The pizzas are not that big. I have a 100 lb teenager that can polish off a regular by herself. Anyway, or server this particular time was not so great. Seemed nice but everything took for ever and he accidentally over charged us for over $10 - good thing I looked! It’s a shame because we really used to like it here. Hopefully it will come around.

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TL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day Dinner for 6 dear friends at Birroteca was delightful! Tim, our server was attentive and friendly. Brussels are best in Bel Air!! Braised Beef with Parmesan Polenta and Spinach was tender,flavorful and delicious. SeaBass and Roasted Carrots was simple and tasty( great Gluten free option)! Seated at long table behind bar and felt like we were the only ones there. A Gem in Harford County - never disappoints!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Watch out for the bartenders. He slipped my receipt quickly for my signature from a tab. Charged me three times the amount. Then tried to play it off as a simple mistake.

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KZ
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come often. It’s one of our favorite spots.

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SW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent apps (octopus and cauliflower). Good drinks. Pizza was awesome.

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DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good menu. Our server was great. Has a really great beer list as well.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and great beer list.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! We go here all the time, great food, great service. No complaints at all

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on February 3, 2019

We are excited about your visit. Thank you for the 5 star rating.

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BH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Birroteca many times and have always had a great meal- no exception this time! 3 of the group of 6 hadn't been there before and were quite amazed at the selection and variety on the menu! Brussel sprout appetizer is a must! Kate has been our server on several occasions and she always helps make the meal a great experience.

Birroteca - Bel Air
Responded on January 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience. We especially like the shout out to Kate! We hope to see you return soon.

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CA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the beet salad. Pizza was good. Mom enjoyed the gluten free options. Would go back.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

No changing table in the bathroom. We were halfway done our dinner before our drinks arrived and the pizza crust tasted like it had no salt in it.

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a
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful post-holiday dinner on Friday, 1/4/19, to catch up and belatedly exchange our Christmas presents. Food, service, atmosphere were perfect! Our server (wish I could remember her name) was so kind and helpful. My friend wasn't sure about beer selections, so our server brought a few for her to try before she decided on something she enjoyed. Food was delicious, as always!

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AC
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here several times a year and it's always a treat. It was New Year's Eve and we had a late reservation so we were disappointed to learn that the restaurant was closing at 10:00. We would have stayed longer and enjoyed the conversation over cocktails.

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KZ
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We come here all the time. At least 2 times a month , sometimes more. This was the first time we have ever had bad service. The drinks took FOREVER, so long they actually comped them. Even our daughters soda took forever. The waitress never cleared a dish and only came over when we motioned to her. It was not that busy.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in Bel Air

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