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500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-1625 (Prairie)
+1 713-224-9494
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant for dinner before or after the theater. We stopped for dinner before as we have done previously. Service was good. The chicken parmigiana was absolutely not palatable. I was very disappointed to pay $18 for something with that taste. The small suburban restaurants do a better job. The breading was like a hard crust and... More 

Thank C_More_1946
Kingwood, TX, United States
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times. Last few years food improved. It is nice to hear good jazz music while you are dining. Waitress who is college student (Assal) was great. I hope she will be a successful in the future her business attitude was very good. I wish their food had better seasoning. It is still good though and... More 

Thank John B
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I ordered a salad - not a highlight. My husband and daughter ordered pasta and crab and seemed to enjoy it more than the salad. Location is great, especially before a play or symphony, etc, service very good and fast.

Thank Deb A
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to sample some of the culinary capabilities of a Houston institution...enjoy the smaller portions on their lunch menu. Fantastic gulf shrimp with jalapeño fettuccine. Great presentation and the taste....mmmmm. Perhaps a broader wine selection offering but that's just me. Keep it up guys. Looks like I'm in on a secret.

Thank Freezeone
Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Attended Jazz Brunch on Sunday. Th lady singer has a lovely voice and a wonderful variety of songs. The atmosphere was great for conversation. The food options were nicely varied. Various egg dishes, classic Italian, fresh fruit, vegetables and a special request omelet are available. Parking along the street is free on Sundays.

Thank Karen H
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice to see several healthy options on an Italian menu! The spinach salad w crab and bacon was awesome. Yummy cappuccino & biscotti

Thank Junellen N
Waco, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a traditional Italian restaurant close to the ballet. The food is reasonably priced and is pretty good. Try not to eat too much pasta or you might be sleeping if you're seeing a show afterwards. The staff is professional and willing to fix something if it went wrong - even if you didn't ask. Highly recommend before a... More 

Thank itstherooster
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived in from Las Vegas last night and was recommended Birraporettis by our hotel. It didn't disappoint ! My boyfriend had the calamari to start, which was crunchy and tasty with a side of marinara. He then had a seafood main and my pizza was delicious - it stole the show for both of us ! The crust and general... More 

Thank Lauren G
Tomball, Texas
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366 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I was treating my family to a night out (including hotel stay) in downtown. It was a last minute thing and I did struggle to get a reservation for 7 people anywhere. I did reserve a table here before reading the online reviews. We arrived at the restaurant at 8pm on a Friday night and I have to be honest... More 

Thank applestrudel
florida, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

go early or right after the theater crowd......love the chicken parm. with meat sauce and angel hair...yum.

Thank Barry S

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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
US$20 - US$35
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?