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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    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
Basic bar food hits the spot

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
BavarianChicagoUSA
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Chicago USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
1 review
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have tried other places in the area, and this has become our favorite for before or after opera food. Service has always been sensitive to the neighborhood, which is basically the "theatre" crowd. Food better than average.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Started out great drinks, entrée and then we order dessert crème brûlée but then we don't see our waiter for 20 minutes! Look around and all of the tables around us are also looking around for him they we going to the same concert but hadn't even begun their meal. Finally we see him and he brings our dessert and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We're season subscribers for two production companies at the Hobby Center. Our usual tickets are on weeknights, but this past week we had to exchange them for a Saturday night and our standby Thai place was closed. So we decided to take advantage of the $20 coupon that came with one of our ticket packages and try Birraporetti's. It bills... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place has been around for years. The service is consistently good and the prices are reasonable. The mushroom appetizer is fantastic. This place is perfect for before theater dining and also fun after the show. The Sunday brunch is very popular so make reservations.

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La Porte, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We recently tried one of their Mystery Dinner shows and overall we had a good time. Logistics hung everything up for a while. More guests than were anticipated I guess. We were supposed to eat 8pm but they were still trying to set up enough tables to handle the crowd. We finally got to eat buffet style around 9pm. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great place to grab a drink or some food after attending the symphony or play or such. A very easy walk from the theater district. The food was excellent and service was prompt and attentive. If live music isn't your thing, ask to be seated at the back of the restaurant where it's a little quieter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had a really fantastic brunch last Sunday. The omelettes are spectacular as is the sliced ham. I didn't try any of the non-breakfast items, but they had at least 8 different dinner menu items sitting out to choose from. Our waiter was perfect; just the right amount of attention. Lots of fruit, some nice waffles, and there's also pizza and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We decided to eat here after a show. After all it's in the playbill stating the place to go after a show. Yeah not so much. We walked to the restaurant after our show ended. Arrived to be greeted by no one. The manager (we think) blew past us without a word. We stood waiting to be seated for 15... More 

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?