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Birraporetti's - Theater District

4.4
4.4
2489 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

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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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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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AL

    AlfredoL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back
  2. RR

    RondaR

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My go-to spot when we attend a theater event. Always a great dining experience!
  3. B

    Blanca

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waitress was very pleasant and accomodating. Was willing to meet our requests and needs. The hosts are always great and pleasant.
  4. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Running complaint—no free bread. That’s pretty cheapskate. We could get at least one basket. I don’t see the Olive Garden going broke because they give breadsticks. Most people today are dieting and aren’t going to gobble down bread anyway.
  5. C

    Chris

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Tables are so close together that you hear the conversation at the next table. Annoying! You have to speak loudly to overtalk the next table.
  6. MP

    MichaelP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in an alcove hidden away from the rest of the restaurant near the front door. It was very quiet and private Service was swift , and the food was excellent as always.
  7. GL

    GregL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Monday nite crowd for their live music event with "Bad Sneakers" a Steely Dan tribute band.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The booth I sat at had a huge tear in it. The service was good. How do, the food was not hot. It was just slightly warmer than room temperature and the French fries were not crisp. I did send the fries back and they came back much crisper. The dessert, a cookie cheesecake was delicious!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is always great here. Fast and convenient for getting to a show.
  10. SL

    SuzyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food, good service and they help you get to your show or performance on time
  11. DF

    DanielF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Waiter was rushed, forgot to serve an included house salad. The grilled asparagus was pretty good. The shrimp Greek salad was fair. The shrimp was poor quality frozen and bland. The house chicken pasta was just OK
  12. m

    mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good steak dinner, reasonable prices, good strong drinks got me just right the theatre.
  13. H

    Houstoneater

    Houston

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Birraporetti's is the best bet for getting a meal in time to get to a ticketed event in down town. Unfortunately, the addition of a (quite good) band is way too much noise for a venue your size. It was impossible to have a conversation while they tuned up and played. The BLT salad was very sad- a few diced up tomatoes in a bowl of lettuce is not a great dinner salad- even with a bit of bacon sprinkled over it. More tomatoes, please.
  14. SB

    SmittyBiz

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It's been a while since I last visited Birraporetti's and what a wonderful surprise it was. The ambiance, food, and hospitality were beyond spectacular. We were there for the Cirque de la Symphonie performance at Jones Hall which coincided with Birraporetti's brunch. The musician performing was excellent and Shemini (I apologize if I misspelled her name), our server was the consummate professional. I was so impressed that I booked another Sunday in the future to attend specifically for the brunch.
  15. RW

    RitaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first visit. Appetizer pizza was fantastic and will order pizza as main course next time. $3 Mimosas for Sunday brunch could not be beat. Only disappointment was grilled asparagus. Just not as good as I was hoping it would be. Very friendly service. Could not ask for better service. Will be back next time I am visiting theater district.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Ballet pizza stop.
  17. MR

    MarR

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This is the second time I go to this restaurant and have been treated poorly by the waitstaff. I understand that the restaurant is likely understaffed and with several events taking place in such close proximity, they had more customers than usual, but when we see the waitstaff give more attention to other tables and ignore our table, we are well aware that we are being slighted.
  18. k

    kayw

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to have a nice meal before heading to Jones Hall!
  19. PN

    PaulN

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent. Always good.
  20. D

    Doug

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. LP

    LindsayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Fantastic place to eat before seeing your show at the Alley Theater!
  22. JS

    JohnS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been eating here for years. It is my favorite date - Birraporetti's then the Alley. Absolute perfection. Reasonable parking fee. Cannot wait for our next visit.
  23. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Great Service - Wait Staff is attentive but not overbearing. We have been here in the past and the service and quality is consistently good from one visit to the next! We'll be back!
  24. A

    Appreciative

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready. Good service. Good food.
  25. t

    timr

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Great location
  26. d

    drann

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Busy night at Birraporetti’s‘s before a show at the Alley. Pete was a great waiter! Highly recommended
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was delightful, diligent, respectful, and absolutely efficient!
  28. JW

    JWKaty

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Great food and service. Definitely recommend for a theatre night dinner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Theater night
  30. C

    Cher

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We told the server at 5:50 we needed to be done by 7:30. Was told no problem yet at 7:45 he was still just finalizing checks. Had to ask multiple times for more water. Bread. Different cups etc
  31. DF

    DallasF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Hate giving bad reviews. Ordered the Shrimp Scampi. Shrimp were overcooked. Extremely tough. Shrimp was served with linguini not angel hair pasta. Didn’t complain. But disappointed. Garlic bread was good. Caesar salad was ok. Haven’t been in years to this restaurant and was hoping for a better experience. Unfortunately was let down. Probably won’t be back
  32. r

    robertd

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a stormy night with much rain around the area. We left early because of this as we knew it would be a slow trip. We were 7 minutes late to arrive for our reservation. We had understood that they would hold the reservation for as much as a 15 minute late arrival. But they did not. No table available for us when we arrived as the restaurant was very crowded. However, after a short wait, they set up a small table by the front window for us. We appreciated this and thought they had been very accommodating.
  33. j

    jmsg8girl

    Houston

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good to be back going to Birraporretti's before the Alley Theatre. Staff was great, food always good.
  34. a

    andy

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was thoroughly impressed that someone from BirraPorettis called to notify me that the play at the Hobby Center was cancelled for some reason, and to see if I still wanted the reservation. Since I was going to the Alley, I of course kept it, but appreciated the exceptional service.
  35. R

    Ruffus06

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner prior to the theater. We were seated quickly and immediately addressed by our server and she continued to be very attentive. Our meal was superb. Entrees are large - we shared one and had food left-over. Birraporetti's has always been great, and tonight was no exception.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  37. C

    Colton

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    texastraveller

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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!
  39. SO

    SarahO

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    CarlaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    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.

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 4.4 stars by 2489 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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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