We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Birraporetti's

€€ - €€€
Downtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625 (Prairie)
+1 713-224-9494
Website
Today
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 190: English reviews
Aransas Pass, Texas
Level Contributor
53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank gmac66
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank brikadams
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
316 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
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 

Managua
Level Contributor
83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
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 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Mttyl11
Texas
Level Contributor
61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Helpful?
Thank danman2327
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Helpful?
Thank LIETIE
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank smlkennedy
Katy, Texas
Level Contributor
129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Six of us ate here Friday December 23rd before the 7:30 PM Nutcracker performance. We were seated in the "downstairs" dining room right on time, and that's the last thing that went right during the visit. The waitstaff couldn't decide who would be waiting our table; we had three different people introduce themselves, but it took forever for one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank SaltwaterTom

Travellers who viewed Birraporetti's also viewed

Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Birraporetti's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-9494

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Birraporetti's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Lago Vista, Texas

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Birraporetti's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?