Mia Bella Trattoria - Green Street

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$30 and under
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Italian
Mia Bella Trattoria - which translates as "My Beautiful" Trattoria - is a delightful combination of Italian tradition and regional American twists. With multiple locations, the dining destinations are fun, intimate and moderately priced just like the traditional Trattorias where Italian families gathered for wine and delicious food. In a tradition of his own making, Owner/Chef Youssef Nafaa has created an exciting menu of familiar foods pushed to a new level with daring preparations and imaginative ingredients. Wine lovers will find a pleasingly extensive list of evenly priced wines while those seeking cocktails will find the same combination of classic recipes and creative mixings which set our menus apart.
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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and friends had dinner at Mia Bella’s near the Toyota Center before a concert on Saturday, February 15th. It was a fabulous experience from the moment we stepped through the door because of the gracious hostess, personable manager, our patient and delightful server Marco, and scrumptious food - reasons I’d go out of my way to go back.

PB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food lukewarm. Pizza was under baked. Salads were fine. Dessert good. Appetizer good. Paid $75 plus for a meal that was sub par. Won’t return. Manager nice.

CC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quick bite before a concert. Perfect location service was excellent.

ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Richmond location is SO MUCH better. So sorry we went on Valentine’s Day- experience was approaching mediocre- regular menu was gone. Holiday menu subpar. Waitstaff was annoying and inept. Food was so so. Music was terrible- and a mood KILLER. I speak Spanish and was turned off by the endless, annoying bachata and merengue music with whiny singers, in an Italian restaurant that is supposed to be modern and chic. I usually like Latin music but it was up too loud and the music was awful. Waste of a special dinner. Never again. Richmond location is it for me for good.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! From the food to the service...Highly recommended!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a very long time. Highly recommend!

M
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We've had two great experiences in a row at MBT as we ate before a HOB show. The build your own pizza has some great options (I opted to turn it into a calzone for an extra $2) and the house salad (with pear and walnuts) is nicely dressed and a delicious starter. The gnocchi is excellent and creamy and the chicken marsala was cooked properly with the right amount of sauce. I would like to see more draft beer choices, and outside the major brewer/Silver Eagle stranglehold would be a nice add as well. There are so many good local brewers here that no one needs to serve the mass produced stuff any more.

We'll be back again and again.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chops are PERFECT!

KR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service-food was mediocre. I won’t go back. Took 20 minutes to get our check.

SR
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

outstanding mediterranean food, large menu; went with 3 friends on a mid-week night (~8pm) and not a lot of traffic, but the service was slow, some of the items on the menu were not available, and there seemed to be relatively little attention to our table (compared with previous visits); perhaps a change in personnel, but the service wasn't up to their typical standards. Still, a nice dinner for the price.

TO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent. We are looking forward to going again soon.

JH
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server was fabulous and very attentive. I was extremely disappointed we were moved to the other restaurant when someone (not me) added guests to my reservation. It's not Mia Bella's fault; but I wish I had been told about being moved because I would not have allowed the additional people. I do not like the seating in the other restaurant.

DR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun time. Service was very pleasant and food was good.

LR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, excellent serviced

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CN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner two nights in a row while staying in a nearby hotel. The food & service were excellent both nights and the owner/manager visited with us on the first night and welcomed us back on our second visit. We also ate at the bar in the adjoining Andalucia Tapas Restaurant and it was excellent, too. Wine and food prices were very reasonable.

SS
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went for my birthday. The staff was very nice. The calamari was ok. I’ve had better. The asparagus soup was OUTTA THIS WORLD!!! A pleasant surprise. I had the trout & my friend had the seafood lasagna. I had a nice portion of food, but the presentation was what it tasted like. Just ok. He had a small portion of lasagne & it was nothing special to me either. Martinis were ok. The manager came over & was really nice. She sent me a slice of cake & Antonio sang HBD. She kept checking on us to make sure we were having a great dining experience. I’d be willing to try the Mexican side of the restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sheesh... I’ve never left a review before but this was a doozy. Came here for New Years Eve with my girlfriend (just us two dining) and the restaurant only has 2 tables occupied which was the first red flag. Then they seat us in the corner of the restaurant near the restrooms (no big deal, but still). Then we see there is a New Years menu that is $60/head which was not advertised on Open Table or their website (once again, no big deal... but still). The menu has some interesting options that require a bit of explaining, so we asked for a quick run through of the options (2-3 options per course - 4 courses total). The waitress had no idea what the options were and proceeded to just read through them word by word. Then she said she’d ask the chef, and proceeded to bring in some guy from “next door” to explain the options. He also didn’t know the menu, but knew more about food in general so he was able to describe them a bit. Whatever, annoying but the food had been good up to this point (bread, salad, and soup). Then we got our main entrees and the steak was overcooked. There was a couple that sat next to us that was able to order off of the normal dinner menu, which was not given as an opportunity to us. Then we order desert which was so so disappointingly bad. Was hoping to end on a somewhat positive note and just get out of here. Finally, we get our checks and there is an automatic gratuity 20% added to our check... at this point I reached my breaking point and asked to speak with the waitress. The owner came up to the table and I explained the situation and he briefly apologized and removed the auto gratuity. I’ve never had such poor service before, and I will not be going back.

M
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was been quite okay. But as I ordered Squid inked pasta with seafood I thought the past would be squid inked colored or at least the pasta sauce. To me it seemed the squid ink was out. Nevertheless it was tasty. On the other hand they answered special wishes for little picky eater immediately. But the ice cream - we had for dessert - unfortunately included ice crystals which shouldn't be part of it.

JR
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lots of choices, great service! They make you feel right at home!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza and homemade pastas are incredible. Been dining at Mia Bella for almost 20 years and it keeps getting better. I love some of the new flavors they are incorporating and creative dishes.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. My family and I had a great experience. Thank you!

h
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was phenomenal! Had GF/DF options!
We arrived early to our reservation as we had a concert to get to at 8pm. They were great at seating us 30 minutes early but in their adjacent restaurant. It was quieter there but less fancy. It was our option to seat early so that was ok. Our waiter was nice; but extremely over loaded with tables. Drinks arrived immediately, but Took 20 min to take food order. We finished our bottle of wine before food arrived & asked for another. Food arrived & no 2nd wine bottle. Food 3/4 eaten & then waiter brought wine. We rejected it as meal was pretty much done.
We still tipped 20% because waiters are under paid not wait staff bad service. We will happily try again when. We are not pressed for time.

B
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Very reasonable wine prices. We had six diners and all enjoyed their meal. Walking distance from Embassy Suites and Hilton America’s.

A
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent! We loved the artichoke appetizer. The calamari was delicious as well. The service was great! People in our party ordered the soup, pasta and pizza and everything was very delicious!!!!! The ambiance was not ideal because we were seated by the door and a cold gust of wind could be felt whenever the door opened. However the restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holiday and we enjoyed the music as well.

d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for Toyota Center event. Food and service was excellent.

T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and quick as we were heading to a play
Food very good as usual

AT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate with 3 colleagues after a day of conference sessions. Menu was great - everyone in my group had a difficult time deciding because so much sounded really good. Everyone was happy with food and drinks choices. Server was friendly and attentive. Prices were noticeably lower than other restaurants in the area we visited, but I have no idea why. The restaurant is lovely, and the service and food were outstanding.

M
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding & the staff were extremely attentive & anxious to please. We told them we were trying to make a Rockets game & we were served super fast

D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great swrvice and awesome food! And the bread is delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Concert at House of Blues

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 4 went for an early dinner and enjoyed every aspect of our meal. The waiter (Freddy) was attentive, funny, and knowledgeable.
The food and drinks were delicious! Absolutely nothing negative about our experience.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was unexpectedly amazing. The food and atmosphere worth of 5+. I will recommend to everyone that love Italian food to visit this location.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad set. Took 15 mins to get Acknowledge. Food was cold. It was heated up and not even replated. Then was too hot to eat. Bathroom was nasty. Toilet overflowing in both bathrooms. Was offered to come back. I do not want to come back. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!

BM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of our meals were deemed delicious and generously portioned. The menu has a lot of variety and we all got something totally different. The service was friendly, professional and efficient. The waiter was well prepared to describe offerings and offer assistance in choices. The restaurant itself is cozy with well dressed tables. And if that isn’t enough! The meals were a extremely well priced! We decided after our first dining experience here that we HAD to come back! We are heading to Houston this weekend and I am making reservations right now. Our whole family is looking forward to it.

EG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We mentioned it was our 35th anniversary and the waiter brought us champagne! The service was amazing and the food, atmosphere and drinks we just as wonderful. We will be back. Thank you for making our night more special.

W
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Excellent service! A little crowded and a little noisy, but food quality and service far outweighs the small seating area and too loud music.

JD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant on Yelp, and since it was only a short distance from our hotel, decided to try it. We were not disappointed. Although the place was crowded, the service and food were great. Antonio,our waiter, made sure we were well taken care of. The food was very good and we will definitely eat there again.

CW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Wait staff were all delightful, the bread was fabulous and everyone loved their meal.

E
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb with several unique recipes. Bread is to die for. Excellent list of wines priced under $50. Our sever was magnificent and made our party of six feel like we were at a family dinner and he was our host. Chef came by to assure we were satisfied. Definitely recommend.

SG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waitstaff and manager came to table as well. Delicious homemade bread. I’d return and try other dishes.