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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
+1 713-224-9494
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Pizza, Italian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The main reason I gave 4 stars is due to the service, which is impeccable! The wait staff is very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and specials and calling us by name accompanied with a handshake to thank us for visiting was icing on the...More

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have lived in Houston a number of years. When we go to the theater district downtown, we usually meet at Birraporettis because it's convenient to the theaters and parking, and in the past the Italian food was good. But lately whenever we've visited, the...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Our family has been coming here for yrs...too bad this is the only location that is still open...my wife always orders the Pollo Poretti, I get the linguini with white clam sauce, and the kids get the pizza...prices are very reasonable

Thank MRD2005
Reviewed 3 August 2017

On a whim, a friend of my sister asked if we wanted to go downtown for dinner. My sister and I were familiar with this place going back many years. It was excellent back then, especially before a show or concert. I had no idea...More

Thank Alex080856
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Before the alley theatre we stopped in for a bite on a Sunday at 6pm. Packed with pre and post theatre people. Tip 1 : pre book if you want a nice table. We had chicken parm (ginormous easily serves 2) with mashed potato. Great...More

Thank Stevey1631
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you, Stevey for your 4 star review, We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our kids had a concert at the Toyota Center so we purchased a Murder mystery Dinner at Birraporetti's my husband and I had a great time, fun and entertaining very interactive the food was good.. started around 8:30p.m. Or so ended around 10:30 The dinner...More

Thank Diana M
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you, Diana, for your five star review, we do allow customers to order off the menu if they so choose. Of course that is not included in the show and buffet pricing. We also have a new concept underway that is on Thursday and...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend. I got a wonderful seafood sampler and the service and price was great!! It was not crowded when I went. The atmosphere is very nice.

Thank Roxanne S
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you , Roxanne, for your 5 star review, we have a special lunch menu as requested by our downtown office patrons, check it out the next time you are here!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 20 June 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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

1  Thank Norris A
Jon G, Guest Relations Manager at Birraporetti's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

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.

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Diana M
20 July 2017|
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Response from gmac66 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't know they had either a mystery night show or a buffet dinner.
Mike B
15 September 2015|
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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, 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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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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