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Birroteca is the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and seafood vendors. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. There are more than 24 craft beers on tap in addition to a focused Italian wine list and a selection of unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes. Come taste why Birroteca has quickly achieved top standing in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, City Paper and more.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

Good pizza and salads for an early dinner before a movie. Our waiter was nice but was working too many tables to provide great service while we sat in the bar area(management issue not the waiter's fault). Minor items but I never received the extra...salal dressing I requested or was able to ask for hots and parmesan to go with the pizza. I could tell our waiter was just trying to keep up and I didn't want to be a pain. The basic house salad was a bit lacking (ingredient quality and freshness could be improved) however the beet salad was great! At a restaurant of this level and pricing service are just as important as food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

Have heard good things ability this place so four of us went on a Sunday for lunch/brunch. It was not busy in the dining room (only two other tables at the time). We ordered two appetizers for the table, bottomless mimosas and four separate entrees....We got first appetizer and mimosas. Good so far. Then they brought my entree which they got wrong and had to take back but not the second appetizer. Finally the second appetizer showed up. We had ordered shrimp and tomato bruschetta. It came with 3 pieces (there were four of us) and the sauce in a bowl with no spoon to put it on the bread. We had to take fork from a nearby table to put it on the bread which we had to cut so we could share. Then the other three got their entrees but mine did not come for awhile. In addition we had to ask for for another of our bottomless mimosas. I realize this is just first world whining and i should be grateful I can afford to eat out. I get it but I also expect a place that fancies itself as a nice local restaurant to take that seriously and provide good serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Our family does not eat out often so when we do, it’s a treat. For our daughters’ 13th birthday she asked to get carry out. We are gluten free so I went into findmeglurenfree. That’s how we discovered Birroteca. The pizza was amazing! Soon after,...we were invited to a party and surprised to find out it was at Birroteca. Food was amazing again! Tonight we decided to go out to dinner and couldn’t wait to go back. It was terrible. We were greeted by an unfriendly hostess. There were 2 cars in the lot bc it was early but we weren’t allowed to eat in dining room, even though we offered to be out quickly. Ok, we decided to restart our experience in the bar. Then no gluten free pizza...disappointing but ok, we decided to regroup again. Waitress said mac n cheese was favorite thing on menu so we ordered it. Pasta was swimming in a milky sauce and no cheese. She was sure it had cheese but there wasn’t any and no amount of being cheerful about it was going to change that. Clams were also terrible. Mussels and Brussels sprouts were awesome! Half our meal was great and other half truly was the worst. Then we were charged $11 each for 2 small (child sized) Mac n cheese dishes...with no cheese. She comped the dessert and we paid $22 for 4oz of gluten free pasta with a milky sauce. Finally, at the table next to us, a diner mentioned a dish and our waiter had same response we heard...“it’s her favorite”. Unlikely to return.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Lovely Italian menu, and a lively, large bar to enjoy without feeling cramped. The crowd ranged in age, and the bartender was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

When only one of our dinners was served and we waited for the three others for more than 25 minutes, I asked the waitress what had happened. My question was basically dismissed by the server. I suggested we not leave the full tip. One of...our friends questioned the cost of her drink. Before I could explain the huge markup restaurants take, the manager interjected himself into the conversation and told us to eat elsewhere. I confronted him about this and was met with sarcasm and disdain. All he or the waitress had to do was explain the delay rather than dismiss the question and none of this would have happened. Clearly the manager has no interest in keeping customers.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

This pizza and seafood bistro is built in one of the old repurposed Baltimore mill factories. Our GPS took us down some back streets and literally down a dark alley to the crowded parking lot of this eatery. Inside the din of customers was a...bit disconcerting. I am glad I don't wear hearing aids! The beer list is exhaustive and the seafood truly delectable--esp. the calamari and mussels. Don't wince at the bill when all is eaten. Great food! Good service.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Joshua L, General Manager at Birroteca, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2019

John, we appreciate the feedback and kind words, and 4 stars. Your comments have been shared with the Chef and the staff. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers!

Reviewed January 21, 2019

Looking at the pictures and reviews I was so hoping that this could be a restaurant that I could go to again and again. On first impression everything was as it was supposed to be, but the devil is in the details. Normally I would...not complain about long wait times on service, but if I see a part of the staff just hanging around while nothing is moving, things can be improved. It is a management problem, not a service problem, to have staff where needed and when needed. The octopus was almost great, if it hadn´t been too salty and the garlic not burnt. The pizza looked fabulous, but ... the sauce was like from a can, the prosciutto was oxidated and the crust was like it was made from frozen bread dough. So I´m sorry to say, the details ruined it fro me.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Joshua L, General Manager at Birroteca, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thanks for the feedback and coming into give us a try. I was hoping you may email me at jshlws6@gmail.com to tell me a little more about your experience. I passed on your comments to the chef about the pizza and the octopus. If you...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

6 of us visited in November. Place was cold, because of constantly opening doors. Food was average quality bar type with restaurant prices. We were constantly waiting for things. Even though waiters were friendly, service was not up to par. Would not go there again.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Joshua L, General Manager at Birroteca, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

MIsterArk, Let me first say I appreciate you giving us a try. If you have some time would you mind emailing me a little more feedback on your experience at jshlws6@gmail.com. I would like to invite you back for dinner in us but was hoping...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

Pappardelle with a Bolognese sauce was very good. Pasta was perhaps overcooked, but the sauce was excellent. Shrimp pasta dish was also very good. We didn't try the pizzas, but saw several families had very good-looking meals. Prices were reasonable, wine service by the glass...was fine.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Joshua L, General Manager at Birroteca, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

So glad you gave us a try! Hopefully pizza next time:) Your comments have been shared with the Chef and the staff as well. We appreciate the feedback and kind words! Hope to see you back soon. Cheers! Joshua Lewis General Manager Birroteca Baltimore

Reviewed December 28, 2018

We took our 11 and 13 year old grandsons to Birroteca last night. Though there's a kid's menu, I'm not convinced that this is the place for younger guys. However, that being said, the food was great. We had meatballs and calamari as appetizers--and yes,...the older grandson ate them too and loved them. We had two pizzas--cheese with a pepperoni substitute and the spiced fennel. They were great. They were incredibly busy for a weeknight, but I guess the holiday season brings folks in. It was noisy and crowded. We had to 'bump' some diners getting to and from our table. But the experience was enjoyable. I asked the waitress to bring me a glass of 'not to acidic' red wine. She made a great choice. We'll be back. There were some parking spaces for handicapped parking and a door with ramp access. However, our table was not in that part of the restaurant and we had to walk down a few steps. If a person were wheelchair bound, this could be difficult and embarassing.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Joshua L, General Manager at Birroteca, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us some feedback. We appreciate you coming to check us out. Your shout out to the food and service was most appreciated. If you are bringing handicapped friends or family next time, there is an access...More

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we are a restaurant, so we do not have rooms, they are more that welcome to come in and dine cheers
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