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This was by far one of the best Italian restaurants that I have dined at in Houston. Ask for BJ. Not only is he a GREAT waiter but he gave us the best recommendations on the menu. The lemon pepper chicken, the eggplant parmesan and the burgers were amazing. The garlic toast and pizza are also on point. The drinks are the perfect flav ... read more
Charoin Lynch via - Sep 25, 2020
It is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Houston, Food and service is always great. It has a very nice atmosphere too. It is good for business meetings and romantic outings both.
JosephS via - Sep 13, 2020
Italian food, mmm, yummy. i love going here. the service was friendly and sociable. the bill was fair i would say. food is similar to a cafe in indianapolis i liked.
C Blevins via - Sep 8, 2020
Sons birthday before he ships out for basic training. We normally go at Christmas but since he will be gone, we came early. Always great arrive and great meals.
CBear via - Sep 5, 2020
Excellent scene for quality Italian food.
Beth Mcconnell via - Sep 2, 2020
Our waitress was wonderful.
Richard A. Baum via - Aug 29, 2020
Amazing and consistently wonderful food and service.
OpenTable Diner via - Aug 22, 2020
One off the classics. I love this place.
Carlton Newsome via - Aug 14, 2020
Good prices awesome food and the works are very attentive ... read more
E Mr Ed via - Jul 29, 2020
Food was awesome, service was on point, Francisco was very nice and helpful. Will make this a regular spot to enjoy good food and service. Thank you for being open.
Julian Mata via - Jul 23, 2020
We now live within walking distance. First time here. Good was excellent! The service was spectacular! Not busy butt we are early and the theater is closed. Great dining experience!
OpenTable Diner via - Jul 17, 2020
One of the most delicious eateries ... read more
Mila via - Jul 12, 2020
Went for our 5 year anniversary. Very elegant atmosphere & delectable menu.
Kayla Schneider via - Jun 30, 2020
Such a lovely restaurant and heartbreaking experience with it being so empty but it was private, food was excellent and service as well ... read more
susanc via - Jun 26, 2020
Chicken picatta & calamari, Uhm Excellent.
Rick Ramos via - Jun 13, 2020
We have gone to Birraporetti’s for 40+ yrs... it is always delicious & great service! I hope Houstonians will patronize this Houston favorite.. as it serves our Theater District well and the Arts District is not opening back up until December/January!Please support this restaurant & go there for your dining enjoyment. Our Downtown r ... read more
Lovemyhouston603 via - Jun 13, 2020
Felix was fantastic! My table was amazing! I felt like I was in the movie Scarface (lol) the way my table was positioned. Great place to go if your looking for Ambience. We’ll be back for one of Felix secret drinks.
teresa flores via - Jun 7, 2020
If you like being downtown this is where to go. Even though it was raining & dreary the staff was cheerful & helpful! In this day & age with their tips & work schedules being cut it was a nice surprise to see the personalities that surfaced! Food was good! Job well done!!
Green Side via - Jun 7, 2020
Great desserts, great variety of wines but expected more from entrees. I would still recommend.
G. Garcia via - May 31, 2020
Love this place. Clean, live music on Fridays. Very calm and not hectic. Food is always on point!
yaniav via - May 24, 2020
Great service!!
De Los Reyes Enterprises via - May 10, 2020
Great service ever!
ConciergeUSA1 via - May 9, 2020
My husband and I as well as my ...
My husband and I as well as my entire family love this resturant, we've been coming here for years and the food is always good. The pizza is beyond amazing, seriously one of the best items on the menu. They will even do 50% Off your entire check if you're Active Duty Military or if you're a first responder. Its so rare to get anythin ... read more
Kate E. via - Apr 18, 2020
Great pizza!
Codiak RUSSELL via - Mar 24, 2020
Most recent visit made up for several "not so good" visits. So, I will leave the bad review off. Our most recent visit was after Matinee Ballet on Sunday. We were hosting a gathering to enjoy time with our Ballerina! We had very close friends and much family in attendance. (My sisters did not want to return to Birraporetti's..
Donna Homfeld via - Mar 14, 2020
Highly recommend! Hubby and I went ...
Highly recommend! Hubby and I went in for dinner tonight and everything was perfect. The ambiance was very lovely and our food and drinks were delicious. We started off with the calamari (ask for some lemon wedges) and garlic bread (only place I've been where both sides were paid attention to).
I had the almond encrusted chicken s
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Janelle T. via - Mar 14, 2020
Delicious food!!! One of my favorite places
Delicious food!!! One of my favorite places ... read more
Kara Crossman Brown via - Mar 13, 2020
we were eating before our Alley Theather play and the waiter was very accommodating. The pizza we ordered was very good , white others had a variety of meals which there were no complaints.
Peachy via - Mar 11, 2020
The food and service was outstanding the only thing I have a concern on is the parking as I had people that could not make the trek to the theater district we had to park and walk about six blocks so just be aware of parking.
CherylN via - Mar 11, 2020
We were there for dinner before a Hobby Center event. Good experience as always. Been in Houston 32 yrs.
OpenTable Diner via - Mar 11, 2020
We always go to Birraporetti's before going to the Alley Theatre. It never fails to give us a good meal in a lovely atmosphere; and still we're in time for the show.
LindaT via - Mar 10, 2020
It was good and had a nice feel to the place ... read more
OpenTable Diner via - Mar 8, 2020
Love this place! Great food!
KathrynB via - Mar 8, 2020
Birraporetti's is our go to place for dinner on our way to the ballet, opera, or theater.
EdwardB via - Mar 7, 2020
Dinner before the ballet-exceptional location, great ambiance-comfortable seating, big windows and great service. We love the caprese salad, and the Artichoke Spinach dip was amazing. 3-Course special menu was great. It is our go-to spot for pre-ballet food! Thank you!
OpenTable Diner via - Mar 7, 2020
If - you are not too concerned with the quality of the food. Location and dining early were in our favor. Waiter was cordial but a bit pushy on drinks and appetizer suggestions. Menu prices were ok, but quality of food was B to B- ... read more
Choirguy via - Mar 7, 2020
Had some service issues. Biggest one was the server refilling a glass that had rum and coke with tea. Never seen that one before.
OpenTable Diner via - Mar 7, 2020
Every time we come to the theater district we love coming to eat at birraporettis and it’s always amazing!
TeresaG via - Mar 7, 2020
My granddaughter is lactose intolerant and the waiter checked to see if the tiramisu was dairy free. It was and she was so happy!!!
ClaireK via - Mar 6, 2020
Itsa Italia + !!!
Timothy Grant via - Mar 5, 2020
We love Birraporetti’s! Great location in theater district.. went Sunday & tried the 3.00 Bellinis !Delish.. we loved our dinners.. chicken piccata & chicken Parmesan. Excellent! Generous portions too!Birraporetti’s is consistantly good & reasonably priced menu items. Loved the jazz musician!We have been patrons for 20 yrs!
Lovemyhouston603 via - Mar 1, 2020
We go here with our kids every time we attend the Houston Ballet. Great location with garage parking and easy walking to the Wortham Center. Service is good and food is good, including Sunday brunch. We went today before Sleeping Beauty at the Ballet, and the place was PACKED with Rodeo Parade folks. Even with that, we were seated af ... read more
Rebecca Millican via - Mar 1, 2020
Lots of food at great prices.
Director Harry Hayes via - Mar 1, 2020
We had a party of (14) for a family ...
We had a party of (14) for a family wedding party and they accommodated us amazingly!  The service was very perfect, our two waiters took extreme good care of us.  The food was over the top delicious!  We have been going here for years, especially since the West Gray location closed down.
Jackie B. via - Mar 1, 2020
Great food.
BarbaraH via - Mar 1, 2020
Mother in law’s birthday lunch ... read more
OpenTable Diner via - Mar 1, 2020
Perfect for dinner after the theater this is now our go to spot before or after a night at the thea
Perfect for dinner after the theater this is now our go to spot before or after a night at the theater. Food was so good and they gave us so much of it.
Ann Marie Whitmore-Weigel via - Mar 1, 2020
The food was great, good service. I will be returning ... read more
Chelsea via - Feb 29, 2020
Quick, easy, perfect service, food very good. Can't ask for anything better for a theatre goer.
RayL via - Feb 29, 2020
Birraporetti's is something of a tradition prior to attending a performance.
MonaL via - Feb 29, 2020
This is our go to restaurant when we visit Houston Theater District. Get there early and relax with an appetizer and drink before the crowd gets there. Gets very busy on show nights but have never had any problems making it to our show on time. Excellent service.
BelindaR via - Feb 28, 2020
Delicious dinner, prompt and friendly service, and nice atmosphere. Perfect place to eat before catching a show in the downtown area.
Greta Davis via - Feb 28, 2020
Pizza is nice and a great value. The Josh red blend wine is very nice. Our waiter was fast and efficient.
John via - Feb 28, 2020
Wonderful ... read more
Dee Love via - Feb 27, 2020
This is the best Italian food I have ever had. I wanted to take a gallon of their spaghetti sauce home. Service was excellent and the value for what we ordered was also excellent. We will be back often even though we live in Katy.
RickG via - Feb 26, 2020
We had dinner prior to a play and Birraporetti's could not have been more accommodating. We arrived late due to traffic, but were in and out with plenty of time to spare. I love the convenience of their location, but the waitstaff truly make a trip downtown worth it. The food was delicious, the ambiance on-target, and I will defin ... read more
RamonaD via - Feb 26, 2020
the food was delicious and the portions are huge. they had a jazz band and they were awesome
the food was delicious and the portions are huge. they had a jazz band and they were awesome ... read more
Laura Martinez via - Feb 25, 2020
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