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Birraporetti's

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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625 (Prairie)
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.
(713) 224-9494
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Italian Minus the Fruit Flies

This was an odd place. Italian food with an Irish theme. The service was good, and the food was average to mediocre. We had the Caprese Salad appetizer. For the price, it was underwhelming. The tomatoes weren't ripe enough and were flavorless. They used a squirt of balsamic dressing on the top... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
momma_andrea
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Spring, Texas
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere. Never a disappointment. They make minor changes here and there occasionally but over all they are very consistent and always delicious! They have an incredible brunch on Sunday's too but make sure you come hungry! There is so much food and it's a great way to start off a day of exploring downtown Houston.

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Dallas, Texas
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My dinner here was exceptional. The server was new, but made every attempt to satisfy our needs and take care of our table. He asked others when he didn't know the answer to a question, and provided friendly service. The beer and wine selection was nice, and the food was great. I had the eggplant Parmesan and pasta. The pasta... More 

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having heard a lot of good things about this restaurant I was pleased to find out that it was where we, as a group of friends, were going to celebrate New Year's. Being that the friends we were with lived in a loft in Downtown Houston we walked over to the restaurant and found that it was quite full with... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This was an odd place. Italian food with an Irish theme. The service was good, and the food was average to mediocre. We had the Caprese Salad appetizer. For the price, it was underwhelming. The tomatoes weren't ripe enough and were flavorless. They used a squirt of balsamic dressing on the top which wasn't really restaurant quality work. The cheese... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The service is excellent and food variety is great. The prices are some what high but the service and quality justifies it. Desserts are also good. Location is good with paid parking available .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Our family decided we would try this place for the first time and OMG the food was delicious! The garlic and cheese bread was "to die for" and the pizza was delectable. Our server, Samantha was the epitome of a waitress. So the great food and excellent service, will definitely get us back in there this summer.

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La Porte, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were seeing a play at the Jones Hall so we chose Birraporetti’s for dinner due impart to its close proximity to the Hall. My first impression of the restaurant as I walked in was a dump; the carpet floors are ripped and filthy and the décor is generally dirty and really needs a good cleaning and updating. We decided... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We eat here every time we go to events downtown. The food is great and the service is usually good but tonight it was terrible. Very disappointing. Avoid server Samantha, you'll wait hours and then get attitude when you bring the lack of service up to the manager.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wife and I wanted a kick bite to eat one saturday evening after a theter show. Sat at the table for half an hour before being able to get anyone to get order for us. Wife's salad was not what we ordered but did not want to delay further... My linguini with clams in white wine was horrible. On top... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food is unremarkable so it's not a "can't wait to get back there" restaurant but if you are hungry and want some basic bar food with good service then it hits the spot. The good service was provided once I went inside to let the staff know we had taken one of the two outside tables. Within 5 minutes... More 

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Additional Information about Birraporetti's

Address: 500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
Phone Number: (713) 224-9494
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 to 35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
    (Prairie)
  • 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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (713) 224-9494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?