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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625 (Prairie)
+1 713-224-9494
10:30 - 00:00
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When reading all reviews it seemed to be an even split between good and bad. On our first visit for Sunday Jazz Brunch, as a belated birthday meal, we all (4 adults 1 child) felt that the food, quality, service, bar offerings, and ambiance was Excellent. First, Sunday parking on street is free. There are several lots and parking garages... More 

Thank Carrie C
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

Thank you Carrie C for your wonderful review, we hope you again in the near future! More 

Aransas Pass, Texas
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Ate there prior to going to a performance at Jones Hall. I have no complaints about the service as the waitstaff was very attentive. As a side note, I've always found it somewhat amusing to have a waitperson not take notes and remember the orders (I think this is supposed to impress me) however then when the orders are delivered... More 

Thank gmac66
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

I hate to correct a customer, But we are not a chain restaurant. We have our main location downtown and our sister restaurant in Friendswood. They are both locally owned but separate companies. I'm sorry that your food was only okay, unfortunate. Maybe you could inform us which items you had, so we could look at your issue which might... More 

Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This isn't the best restaurant in the world, but the service and food quality is really consistent and it's in a fun location downtown, so that's great.

Thank brikadams
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

Thank you for your point review, I hope we wow you the next time you visit More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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317 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Several of us went hunting for Italian after the Super Bowl and this place was it. The spicy ravioli sauce and fantastic escargot was my play, though our group of 8 had everything from pizza to cheese bread with all types of pasta. Service was top notch. Atmosphere was that of an older classic Italian restaurant. I would certainly go... More 

Thank Ronald P
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. We appreciate you kind remarks. We hope to see again when you are in Downtown Houston. More 

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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Brunch with a good friend - the food was great, the service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant for catching up. I would repeat it.

Thank ExPatinNica
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

Thank your for your 5 star review, we hope you will consider us for Holidays as well. We have brunches on Christmas Day, New Years, Thanksgiving Mothers Day and Fathers Day! More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Birraporetti's is a lovely restaurant. I loved the atmosphere and the food was tasty. They have a nice selection of spirits as well. Only down side was the smoky air later in the night. I am not sure if it was because of the shift with the added lounge singers.

Thank Erica H
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 star review. Since smoking is not allowed in the restaurant or bar, I can only imagine there may have been smoke from the grill if they were cooking a lot of grilled items. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington, DC
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good...The food was meh just normal food nothing I went OMG about. Was suppost to had Jazz brunch but it was no jazz just a lizzard lounge singer that was disappointing. Would i go back? Nah... Would i recommend... Nope. Too expensive, no jazz as promised and food wasnt the greatest. $75.00 for two with tip no... More 

Thank Mttyl11
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Although I have enjoyed the Sunday jazz brunch a couple of times before theatre matinees, I took a friend to Birraporetti's for a pre-theatre birthday dinner last night with the opposite results. I made a reservation with enough time for us not to be rushed. The last time I did this, we chose from the pre-theatre menu, and the food... More 

Thank danman2327
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went for a last minute dinner and to ring in the new year. There was an incredible jazz band that played until after midnight. It was amazing. I had salmon cooked to perfection! A to die for crab cake, grilled asparagus and of course pasta. It all tasted so fresh. My friend had Spinach fettuccine Alfredo... More 

Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Every year we come to Birraporetti's for lunch before we take the kids to see Houston Ballet's Nutcracker. We love the great selection of food and beverage. We've also dined here before going to a show. This place is a great location & you can walk to most venues in the theater district after your meal. We are always able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Pizza, Italian, American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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

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