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Service with a smile (and a song). Great experience with Felix, our server. He was delightful -- helpful, attentive, and fun. I'm Vegan and was actually able to get a plant based meal (pasta with Marinara sauce and sauteed spinach). I went with a friend mid-day to celebrate her birthday. Felix brough out a beautifully presented crème ... read more
Lisa Mielke via - Jul 17, 2019
We ordered Pasta Poretti and Straw & Hay Imperiale with Chicken. Pasta Poretti was amazing, specially if you are into goat cheese. Straw & Hay was good but not as good as Poretti.
Navid Ahmadian via - Jul 17, 2019
I am a long time resident of Friendswood and have been to this Birraporetti's as well as the one downtown. As much as I like the one right in the middle of the arts center, it is so awesome having this one nearly in my back yard! The food and service is always impeccable, the bartender nice and knowledgeable. It's usually difficult ... read more
Theresa Tompkins via - Jul 14, 2019
Birraporettis is our default dinner spot before seeing plays at the Alley. The food is always good, but we generally refrain from eating too much or else the we'll be moaning during the play. They appear to have many good dishes on the menu, but we generally get the same thing (which agrees with us for the play). The prices are go ... read more
A Kush via - Jul 14, 2019
It was a good meal ... read more
BRADM via - Jul 14, 2019
Lobster ravioli is great with the black peppercorn alfredo sauce!
Candice Cobb via - Jul 13, 2019
Favorite ... read more
Michael Kane via - Jul 13, 2019
Very impressed
While visiting Houston, we planned to see a show at the Hobby center. Not knowing the city, it took us longer to get to Birraporetti’s and we were late for our reservations. We worried we couldn’t eat and get to the show. The owner instructed...More ... read more
Bwimms via - Jul 13, 2019
It is always a delightful event to dine at this restaurant ... read more
hally via - Jul 12, 2019
Restaurant food and service were great. Had great service from Victor ... read more
Joel via - Jul 12, 2019
Excellent!Micheal our waiter was awesome. The food was delicious and the speed of service was excellent. I love going and not being rushed and having the food come out in a reasonable amount of time. It’s not close to us but I would make a special trip for this place.
CaptCam via - Jul 11, 2019
It is awesome. Great service and food. Aldo a great place before the theater.
JoAnnP via - Jul 11, 2019
Not only was the food terrific, but the ambience was delightful. Plus!!! They kept my leftover box in the frig while I was at the theatre to be picked up when the show was over. Wow!
LynneS via - Jul 10, 2019
Good food. Cool ambiance ... read more
jacobi Crawford via - Jul 9, 2019
Classic in Houston, great before and after events.
rkhami68 . via - Jul 9, 2019
Nice that it was open late on sunday! Server was very accommodating. Quiet and food was qood. Cheesecake was great.
Jason Kuechler via - Jul 9, 2019
Yummy food and tasty cocktails, classy atmosphere, recommended!
Lily Brooklyn via - Jul 8, 2019
Great food, service, n atmosphere ... read more
Rhonda Lankford via - Jul 8, 2019
Our server and manager were fantastic!!Brunch is always great!!
DavidL via - Jul 7, 2019
Very good experience our waiter was nice and and patient great food for a good price would highly recommend.
OpenTable Diner via - Jul 7, 2019
fun murder mystery dinner ... read more
Jeremy Hakala via - Jul 7, 2019
I ordered the 3 course special before the symphony (steak and shrimp) the steak was 25% fat, shrimp was ok. Not what had I expected.
EddieA via - Jul 6, 2019
Average food and drinks ... read more
Annice Benamy via - Jul 6, 2019
The best in so many ways food service location atmosphere. Love it.
Greyson Knapp via - Jul 6, 2019
Live entertainment on Saturdays! Dannette puts on an amazing show and the whole staff treats us great!
Mason Diaz via - Jul 5, 2019
Great Italian food. Vegetarian options. Try the stuffed mushrooms! 💯 ... read more
Justin Machacek via - Jul 5, 2019
Good food and entertainment ... read more
Jesse Salas via - Jul 5, 2019
Comfortable welcoming environment, friendly professional service and well prepared visually appealing food.
Mike Bussow via - Jul 4, 2019
Pre fixed dinners delicious and great value ... read more
Susan Davis via - Jul 4, 2019
The buffet was delicious as usual!!!!!
Glennys Asselin-Cavey via - Jul 2, 2019
Seated right away and asked if we had a preference for a table. Prompt service. Food was very good. Prices were fair. Wine by the glass was a fair price. In and out in plenty of time to get to our show.
KarenE8 via - Jul 1, 2019
As soon as we walked in, we were greeted in such a welcoming matter. We were by far under dressed in our Astros gear because we were going to game after brunch.
AnelG via - Jun 30, 2019
They were very attentive and professional. They DID read the special requests I made via OpenTable and they even had TWO options that would fit my request for me to choose from when I got there. I asked for a secluded table and they reserved two and let me choose (Outstanding!)There was live jazz and bossanova music playing in the b ... read more
DavidC via - Jun 30, 2019
I always enjoy coming here with my mom when we go see plays at the Hobby Center. It's close enough to walk there, and the parking is cheaper than valet parking at the Center.
ErinB via - Jun 29, 2019
Great food! It took a while for server to attend us after being seated. Other than that, I recommended it!
MaxG via - Jun 28, 2019
Great experience! Reservation honored with no wait time, service was good even though it got very busy on a Friday evening. Food was perfect!
OpenTable Diner via - Jun 28, 2019
The food and staff are always great. They get you in and out to make curtain time but let you relax and not feel rushed.
PattyS via - Jun 28, 2019
Stopped here after the Marvin Gaye, Pride & Joy Play about 11 PM on Wednesday night & they prepared my meal within 15 minutes (Shrimp Scampi & Seafood). We took it home & it was a life saver. We were very hungry & they were very quick. The food was good. I would have liked a little more sauce, but I didn't know that until I was home.
TheEthericOne via - Jun 28, 2019
Parking is easy; service is great; food very delicious; wait staff friendly & professional.
KarenB via - Jun 28, 2019
My inlaws love it!!!
Guadalupe rivas via - Jun 27, 2019
I love their food!!! And the delivery guy is awesome.
Iris Gonzalez via - Jun 26, 2019
Great time.
Ryan Marshall via - Jun 26, 2019
Had a very nice lunch before a matinee at the Alley. The entrees were very good, but the salads had very little flavor. I was also a little surprised that an Italian restaurant charged for bread with our meal. Overall, a good experience.
BunnyGirl2014 via - Jun 24, 2019
We eat here every time we attend a play. This visit found the restaurant very crowded due to several events going on nearby that evening. We had to wait about 15 minutes for our table despite having reservations. There is really no lobby so everyone waiting was crowding around the bar and entrance and we felt in the way of those d ... read more
WayneB via - Jun 23, 2019
Saturday night in downtown Houston was one of the most crowded nights I have witnessed . Every place was full . The restaraunt was packed . We had a reservation . The manager got us a table in under 10 minutes , actually ahead of our reservation time . The server was prompt and the food came out quickly and well prepared . They were ... read more
DontheB via - Jun 23, 2019
We've enjoyed going here on our theater nights for years. It can sometimes be crowded, but the staff is adept at handling the rush. They also know how to get patrons in and out in time for the curtain. Drinks are first rate, and the food has never disappointed us.
Rockhound via - Jun 22, 2019
The pizza here was sowe good man ... read more
Pablo Perales via - Jun 22, 2019
Very nice atmosphere and friendly service!
Linda Baker via - Jun 21, 2019
joy purcell via - Jun 21, 2019
Had Happy Hour after work. Very enjoyable. The drinks were good, so were the appetizers. We'll be returning for sure!
Mary Trujillo via - Jun 21, 2019
Traditional look. Beautiful wood bar. Great food and friendly staff!
carl Poland via - Jun 18, 2019
The Seafood Sampler My Fav 4 handfuls of calamari 2 BIG JUMBO grilled shrimp 2 crab cakes Great Menu Walking Distance To the Wortham Center Jones Hall Alley 3 blocks from Hobby Center ... read more
Vincent James via - Jun 18, 2019
The pizza is like eating liquid yummy! The service is excellent. Thanks Felix for taki
The pizza is like eating liquid yummy! The service is excellent. Thanks Felix for taking care of us!!!!
Jennifer Gillis Rodgers via - Jun 17, 2019
Food was great, our waiter was awesome, but the management was running around acting weird, and it made us very nervous.
Lesley Perry via - Jun 17, 2019
Wife’s steak was tough. My grouper was average. Service was nice. We arrived early but the hostess found a good table for us right away. We’ll be back.
CharlesQ via - Jun 15, 2019
Overall excellent with a couple of minor missed steps.... irrelevant to a positive review!!
RJPz via - Jun 15, 2019
I had the best salmon I’ve ever had! Crispy top but super thick & moist inside. Service was friendly and attentive! Loved the entire experience!
BarbaraL via - Jun 14, 2019
Great food and great service before going to a show next door at the Alley!
Rebecca Rios via - Jun 13, 2019
We always eat here before each show!
We always eat here before each show!
Teresa Garcia via - Jun 11, 2019
Velmi příjemné místo, rychlá obsluha ... read more
Eva Maroušková via - Jun 10, 2019
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