Mia Bella Trattoria - Green Street

4.3
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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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JH
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
15 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
2 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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal! Highly recommend!

J
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great and attentive. Food was good, steak was medium instead of medium rare. Would go again

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The air conditioning was out! It was extremely warm and we were all sweaty by the time dinner was finished. We had to ask for a discount. Probably will not go back

C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The a/c was not working so they moved us to the shared space next door but we were able to order from the Mia Bella menu. But the food was delicious and the server was very attentive.

A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No air conditioning, but they stayed open. Seemed to get hotter as heat from kitchen made things worse. Terribly understaffed. Kitchen was behind and food took forever. Staff was very pleasant but that didn’t make up for what otherwise was a miserable experience.

RV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A/C did not work, so got a table outside. But then table taken away from us and given to another customer to enlarge his seating area. We left.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

The air was not working, it was very uncomfortable.

SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Normally, this is my go-to restaurant for pre-concert dinners, but our experience this time was not that great. The food, beverages, and service were all very good, but the air conditioner was broken, so they seated us in the adjacent restaurant, which was equally sweltering. It was extremely uncomfortable, and actually quite embarrassing since we had invited guests from out of town. When we left the establishment, it was literally cooler outside, if you can imagine that in Houston in early September. Since I had a reservation (with my associated telephone number), a phone call from the restaurant would have been nice so that I could have made alternate arrangements.

A
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great meal on Tuesday evening before a concert. The food and service were outstanding. We tried two new pasta additions to the menu and they were awesome. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The only negative was the air conditioning seemed to be out, making it quite warm in the restaurant.

JO
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was attentive and helpful -- despite it being her first day she made a real effort to answer questions and be attentive. she will do well. The food quality was quite disappointing however. Overcooked, dry seafood in the seafood pasta and generally ho-hum everything else. Only sweet dressing for the salad (yuck) and no other options - not even oil and vinegar? The food used to be great here - don't know what happened. We don't be going back.

SN
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately, Mia Bella's air conditioning was out when we went there for lunch last week, so they escorted us through their area to Anadlucia, their neighboring restaurant, so we didn't have to walk outside. They also had fans blowing, which helped. It was very nice, food was great, as was the service. We will be back!!