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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
+1 713-224-9494
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw this restaurant on Groupon and decided to give it a try and glad I did. It's a quiet kind of romantic spot right in the heart of downtown. Great happy hour menu. I ordered a small pizza with a happy hour Frozen Bellini for...More

Thank jazzyashanti
Jon G, Public Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review. You should check out or Sunday Jazz Brunch. Live music, all you can eat buffet and bottomless Bellinis and mimosas!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my "go to" place whenever I am down in the Theater District. Whatever time, whatever your reason (a snack and a beer, a romantic dinner, or just dessert and some Irish coffee) you can't go wrong. It's also a convenient way to have...More

Thank Garry F
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you 5 star review, we agree with your comment, about stopping in after the show. Why stand in line for the elevator to the garage, we are located on the bottom floor of the Alley Theater Parking Garage. We have a lot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have yet to dine inside or eat there when it is busy and that's fine by us. It's often our late lunch spot after flying down from Chicago and it's just around the corner a few yards from our hotel of choice the Lancaster....More

Thank Norris A
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 4 star review, we hope to see you again the next time your in town. We also deliver if you do not feel like leaving the hotel.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with excellent food. We were downtown and visited before going to see the symphony. Service was great. I recommend making reservations.

Thank Jody H
Jon G, Public Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Jody, for your excellent review, we hope to serve you again in the future. We also do a Sunday Brunch with live music and bottomless mimosas and Bellinis.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing really special about this place. The pizza is just okay and the atmosphere is average. I guess the best thing about this place is the service.

Thank Runnin26
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The best thing about this restaurant is its proximity to the theater. The food is fine but nothing special. The service is below average. But they get you in and out in time for your play.

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We love coming here before a show. The food is fantastic ALWAYS and the drinks are yummy too! Perfect ambiance, great service and the live music sets a lovely tone! A gem in downtown Houston that you don't want to miss!

Thank LauraMcHenry
Jon G, General Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Laura, for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Second time to dine at Birraporetti's, it's nice. This time I had calamari appetizer and Tour the Kingdom dinner which was bacon wrapped shrimp, crab cakes, and scallops wrapped in prosciutto ham, served with ribbon pasta. Everything was great. I wasn't served bread and I.m...More

1  Thank 457LisaC
Jon G, Public Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. Bread is an ala carte item , but your server should have made the offer. Hope to see you again soon. We also have happy hour from 3-6pm weekdays at the bar.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The location is very convenient to Jones Hall. As to the food, my ravioli was not hot in the middle. It appeared as if it had been in the refrigerator and warmed up but not enough. The crabcakes tasted mediocre; not bad just nothing special....More

1  Thank Gimmy1040
Jon G, Director of Operations at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review, by all means if you're meal is not to your liking, please inform the manager and they will do everything possible to make sure you are satisfied. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Chose this restaurant because it was very close to where we were staying and another choice was closed on Wed. My mamma always said, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. Very mediocre, the same cheese sauce seemed to...More

1  Thank Neverhome2013
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Mike B
How many people will restarant hold? Thing about attending psych concert from Austin
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Response from AIWIW | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer with exact number but looked like at least 150.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-9494
  • E-mail
Birraporetti's is located in the heart of the Theater district. Just steps away from the Alley Theater, Jones Hall, Hobby Center, and Bayou Music Center and Sundance Cinema.

A few blocks away from Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.
For almost 40 years Birraporetti’s has been the place to gather on a date, celebrating with friends and family, happy hour, or before or after the theater.
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