The food is fantastic. I
The food is fantastic. I have been to Mia Bella a couple of times and the food is always top notch for a reasonable price.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Easter brunch - wonderfully
Great Easter brunch - wonderfully priced. It was pretty much half of all the other Easter brunch buffets in town
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great, but
Everything was great, but I as charged for refill of mango ice tea.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had read a number of reviews prior to dining at this restaurant. It was prior to a Rockets playoff game so we anticipated delays, and service challenges. Fortunately we made a 6:30 PM reservation and were seated immediately. Others without reservations were either turned away or told they could not expect seating before 8:30 PM. We almost had too much service. Our waiter was very attentive, polite and helpful with the menu. The offerings are plentiful. We had a nice bottle of wine and a very fair price. Overall the value for the portions of food and the wine cost were very reasonable. Overall, I would certainly recommend this to locals, as well as visitors to Houston not familiar with the downtown dinner scene.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit and trust me, I will be back. The food was fantastick.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice group lunch
We had a group business lunch. It was a bit noisy, but that is just about any place downtown on a work day. The servers were very attentive. There were many options to choose from on the menu - vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. There did not seem to be any problem with substitutions. The only comment I heard from my table was from a person that ordered a vegetarian salad for the meal. It would have been nicer with a bit more cheese and nuts for the protein portion of the meal. Over all, a very nice moderately priced place to eat. I would definitely consider it for a nice dinner before going to the theater.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful early Father's Day dinner
Our family had a wonderful early Father's Day dinner on Saturday, with great wine, great appetizers and entrees, and also great shared desserts.
The service was great with just the right level of attention.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Mia Bella for early dinner before a concert at next door's HOB. Great location and easy access. I asked our server for a recommendation, and it was oh em gee delicious. Fried risotto balls for an appetizer (generous portion enough to share - or not) and my roasted eggplant salad was fresh tender spring greens, a dollop of goat cheese, and perfectly roasted eggplant strips. Service was efficient even with a huge party that filled most of the dining room. I like the big windows and the lighting. I will definitely go back for the lamb dish that a friend recommended. But those fried risotto balls - must have more, please!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian Food
Excellent Italian restaurant with good atmosphere and excellent food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good dinner and BYO Place
I was looking for a place to dine near the Toyota Center as I had tickets to a concert there. I booked at Mia Bella without issue. I double checked with the restaurant and they had my reservation. I phoned them ahead of time and asked if it was BYO where I could bring my own wine. They said yes and the corking fee as $15. This was great as I am a big wine person and have a large collection. Dinner was very good there and the service pretty good as well. It was a great starting point to the concert as we were just a few blocks away.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be missed at Mia Bella
We had the special wine tasting. It was far and away the best such event we have attended. We recently attended one on a cruise and were served tiny portions of food with a tiny taste of wine served in shot glasses. At Mia Bella we received royal treatment and full glasses or more of each of five wines (bring a driver!). The only downer for me was that the piece of fish I had seemed a little overcooked, not dry but not flakey. We would love to do this again and to do it with a larger party of friends!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food and the service.
Love the food and the service. The noise is just too much at times, though. Wonder if anything can be done about that?
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atmosphere was lively. Service was friendly and attentive. Ravioli Quattro was tender, warm and creamy. Salmon penne pasta met our expectations. We can't wait to try other dishes next time.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Show Dinning
This was a great place to have a pre-show dinner. Friendly service with a diverse menu makes it easy to have a lite meal or a full several course dinner. Throw in a good wine list and you have a fine start to any of the shows that might be going on in the area. Make sure to make reservations.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food / Small Place
We enjoyed the food. Recommend the "Linguini de Grano". They also have a decent wine list. Highly recommend you make a reservation. The place doesn't have alot of tables.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
good downtown place
Convenient to GRBrown & Toyota Center. Can get you in and out quickly if you need it or you can linger.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Call if late for reservation.
We ran into traffic and were late for our reservation. We didn't think to call ahead. The staff had given our table away. The hostess was turning us away from the restaurant. We were lucky that the manager happened to be standing near by and overheard what had happened. He was able to work with the hostess and find another table didn't have a reservation, so they able to accommodate us with a table. Food was great and the waitress was wonderful.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table was ready immediately and waiter was excellent. Great food recommendations and overall excellent service. Food was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Favorite part was the 50% off wine list on Tuesday. Found an excellent Chilean Pinot Noir for $16 a bottle...can't beat that!!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM