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Birraporetti's - Theater District

4.3
4.3
2465 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
One of Houston’s original restaurants, Birraporetti’s opened in 1974 with the slogan “A great Italian Restaurant…A heck of an Irish bar.” For almost 40 years, Birraporetti’s has been the place to gather on a date, celebrating with friends and family, for happy hour or before or after the theater.
We are noted for our award-winning stone oven pizzas, pastas such as lobster ravioli, & delicious main courses including hand-carved beef filet & fresh seafood. And don't leave without trying our signature Frozen Bellini’s, Irish Coffee, chocolate chip cheesecake, tiramisu, or the berries & cream.
Located in the heart of the Theater District. Steps away from the Alley Theater, Jones Hall, Hobby Center, Wortham, Houston Ballet, Bayou Music Center, Sundance Cinema & a few blocks from Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.
Open late seven days a week. Join us for Sunday live Jazz Brunch Buffet, Live Music Mondays, or to enjoy our lunch menu for downtown business clients.

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2 people

8:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 224-9494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Roman

  • Catering

    Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.

  • Private party facilities

    For almost 40 years Birraporetti’s has been the place to gather on a date, celebrating with friends and family, for happy hour, or before or after the theater.

  • Private party contact

    Jon Glieber: (855) 637-5890

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Prairie

  • Parking details

    Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.

  • Public transit

    Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We only go here for our pre-theater dinners because you can't get more convenient to walk to the show after eating. Our last visit was lacking (due to service and not getting our orders right) but they recovered last night. The service was good, the food was good, and the environment is always nice. The primary factor for bringing the stars down is the cost. An appetizer, pizza, salad, 1 wine, and 1 soda for $85 (after tip) is quite pricey.
  2. C

    Colton

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great friendly staff-close to theatre- lemon drop delish
  3. t

    texastraveller

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ate there prior to a play at the Alley Theater. Great service, good food. We went back for dessert at that was decadent and delicious!
  4. SO

    SarahO

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and dinner choice before a night at the theater.
  5. CH

    CarlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner before a play at the Alley. Great service and good food; very nice evening overall. And a big plus; if you overorder, like we did, they will keep the leftovers for you to pick up after the play.
  6. LK

    LeslieK

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very convenient place to dine before Alley Theater. It is easy to eat in an hour. Food is always good.
  7. CL

    CherishL

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great pre-dinner theater for Alley. It was very busy, but the server provided us with great attention.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Birthday Dinner
  9. SH

    SHTX

    Houston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome live music on select Monday nights. Music typically starts at 7 or 730. Great place to celebrate a birthday or hang out with friends. Please reserve early via Open Table to allow Birraportetti to understand staffing needs. Large menu with offerings for everyone, nice deserts and Full Bar. Table service last night was very good, glad to see this improvement on a busy Monday night.
  10. WY

    WilliamY

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birra Poretti's has become a tradition for us when we attend the Alley Theatre, regardless of the time of the year. We enjoy the atmosphere, the ambience, and particularly the wonderful food. Even when the restaurant is at its busiest, the service is attentive without being fussy. We have always been treated as though we were special customers.
  11. DW

    DarrenW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place before an Alley Theater show, got parked in theater parking so no worries about parking for dinner and then getting parked for the play
  12. GM

    GeraldM

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Spaghetti sauce with meatballs was tasty, could have used more sauce. Everything is an adder, want garlic beard, add $3. Want a Caeser in lieu of standard, add $2. ETC Will try the pizza next time, looks really good.
  13. C

    Christopher

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and wine were outstanding. Great service overall. The restaurant was busy so, it was a little louder than I hoped it would be. Will definitely return again.
  14. MA

    MAYOLOG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was a little under due to not enough staff, but overall restaurant is very good.
  15. T

    Texan2thebone

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Great place to eat before an theatre performance.
  16. CG

    CliveG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food service was rushed - main course delivered to early
  17. N

    Nancy

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, I believe her name was Shamika...she's a keeper! Also it was nice to have the instrumentalist providing music, which really added a nice vibe to our evening out.
  18. JB

    JimB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant and convenient to The Alley Theater. Food was perfect and waitress was outstanding.
  19. RH

    RichardH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Betsy who is especially helpful. She made sure that we were in plenty of time for the theater while offering options for after the show dessert. She made the whole experience that much better
  20. LC

    LCityDiner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We waited 15 minutes after our table was cleared before our waiter came by so we could order dessert. After finishing dessert we waited another 15 minutes for our credit card to be returned. The live "entertainment " was really bad. Their was recorded music and the artist played a very few accompanying notes on his keyboard and sometimes sang very poorly along with it. The service has been poor our last two visits, so I don't know what has changed.
  21. BS

    BarbyS

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was perfect after seeing our show. Open Table made it so easy.
  22. JH

    JonH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, the hostess was most enjoyable and helpful, going out of her way to very professional and courteous!
  23. K

    Kara

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place to dine at the theater district. Bellinis are so good, but beware they are strong. :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had Earl as our server he was very nice.. But it did take him awhile to greet us for a drink ordered. Overall service and food was good! Definitely feel like Earl could have been more attentive to us as guest
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kim was a great waitress for us today!! We have come here so many times, and our experiences are always wonderful. However, Kimbmade it really special with her outstanding service on all accounts. She really reminded me of why I always come back to Birraporetti's; the food's great, the ambiance is lovely, and the people are the best. As always, I will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great dinner before the theater
  27. DB

    DameriaB

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We never received bread. I ordered white fish with linguine. It was extremely bland. No salt nor pepper. No sauce. My friend order the shrimp salad. The shrimp came in a cup on the side. The salad were light pieces of iceberg lettuce. Order a pizza with bacon. The crust had a bad taste. The place needs a face lift. Looks old and needs a really good cleaning. The did have live music which was nice. We picked the place for location before a theater show. I wouldn't go back. I would look at a restaurant of some of the neighboring hotels.
  28. CK

    CarolK

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Before play with Granddaughters.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    20 mins for hostess to get to the stand to seat us for reservation. 20 more mins for anyone to acknowledge us for drink orders. All over food not great it’s an older restaurant we had not been to in 10 years and still needs a large update
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful atmosphere & location for right before Frozen the Musical. We were dressed up and felt “very nice” compared to some of the other patrons attending. About 75% were probably going to the same show as us, the other 25% seemed like they just walked in off the street. Food was great! We ordered the steak and Pasta Poretti. 10/10 would go back again before another showing.
  31. L

    Legaleagle321

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. A wonderful place to have a meal before or after a show. Thumbs way up !!!
  32. MJ

    MelanieJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service before a show. Have he been here in years but it didn’t disappoint!
  33. HC

    HerbC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Birraporetti's before seeing a show at the Hobby Center. We hadn't been in a while and we'll definitely go again. The food and service were great and starting at 6:00 we had plenty of time to make the 7:30 show. We parked in the Houston underground parking near the Alley Theatre and walked through the tunnel to the Alley garage which is right by Birraporetti's back door. After dinner we drove through the parking areas and moved the car to the Hobby center parking without leaving the facility.
  34. GD

    GregD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to eat before shows/performances in the Theater District.
  35. ML

    MargaretL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed brunch before attending a performance of Broadway at the Hobby Center. The brunch options were excellent and the servers were welcoming and helpful. We had a great experience at Birraporetti’s.
  36. D

    Dockey

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant has remained outstanding since 1981. Remaining consistently outstanding for more than 40 years speaks volumes.
  37. AF

    AmateurFoodCritic

    Houston

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite especially before and/or after a show downtown.
  38. a

    aval

    Houston

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I'm now convinced that the only reason the restaurant is still in business is because of the theater crowd that needs a restaurant closeby. The asparagus was mushy, the pasta was overcooked, and despite the small number of guests, the service was poor to fair.
  39. e

    evas

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The salads were good. The bruschetta was garlic bread with Cold chopped tomato/basil on top and strip of Parmesan cheese on the plate— not very tasty. Both pastas - one with marinara sauce and one with pesto were very good , but Both of our veal dishes were mediocre.
  40. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for the big band and loved the live music. Pedro was a most outstanding and attentive waiter, the food was fantastic, and the whole evening was perfect.

FAQs

Birraporetti's - Theater District offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 224-9494.

Birraporetti's - Theater District is rated 4.3 stars by 2465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Birraporetti's - Theater District

500 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prairie

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking meters available around the restaurant; meters are free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays. There is also a parking garage that is connected to the restaurant with; entrance on Louisiana St. & Smith St.

  • Public transit

    Birraporetti's is located three blocks down from the Preston stop on the Metrorail, and there are Metro bus stops around the restaurant. Birraporetti's will also call you a cab if need be.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Roman

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday and Sunday night, Birraporetti's features live music and entertainment into the wee hours of the night. Live jazz is also featured during Sunday brunch. Occasionally there is music during the week as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 224-9494

  • Catering

    Birraporetti's caters off site events and offers all levels of catering, from a simple drop off and pick up option, all the way to a full service, fully satisfied wonderful banquet like experience!! Birraporetti's can accommodate any number of people on cater outs.

  • Private party facilities

    For almost 40 years Birraporetti’s has been the place to gather on a date, celebrating with friends and family, for happy hour, or before or after the theater.

  • Private party contact

    Jon Glieber: (855) 637-5890

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