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Mia Bella Trattoria - Green Street

4.2
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(832) 319-6675
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Youssef Nafaa
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Catering
We are perfect for having catering delivered to any downtown office building, we are also able to host wedding receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, or just a night our on the town. If you can dream it, we can cater it!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Polk and Caroline
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as valet
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Public transit
We are located 3 blocks East of Main St and the Metro Rail.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I was pretty disappointed. I used to dine at the Main Street location and the ambience was very nice with white table cloths. This location is loud and quite casual. Although I'd made a reservation, I was treated as if my visit was a surprise. Another diner came in after me and was seated immediately. I was told he had a reservation - well so did we. We were right on time. They managed to move a small table next to a post and sandwiched between the bar and a large party. Every patron and employee had to squeeze between my seat and the other diner's seat. Not very pleasant and certainly not for a date. We asked to be moved and were accommodated. The food was just okay. We had to request bread. With so many options in the area, I don't think I'll be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had our dinner here before our Houston Rockets game. Really good food, nice atmosphere and service. They have Valet parking, so we were able to leave our car and walked to the Toyota Center in 5 minutes. Very convenient overall.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We stopped here before going to The Don Quixote Ballet, we were in a hurry, but wanted quality food. This was our first time visiting this restaurant, but was very pleased with the efficiency of the wait staff and the food came out quickly as we were on a short time schedule. We ordered the Mahi special and the plating was impressive enough to be on a food magazine and the taste was just as good. It was not your average fish dish you get at Pappas Seafood or some of the other seafood places around Houston, it was creative and a good different.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and Valerie was an outstanding, attentive server. The portions were very generous and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Every single thing we ordered was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend this spot. Very nice and attentive staff. One of the best meals we have had!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was amazing!!! Loved the Tuna with the mushroom risotto!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch! Well done.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good. service was Great. Our server was attentive and thorough. Lamb osso bucco was falling off and around the bone. Loud music from next door made dinner quicker than we wanted but we didn't want live music and IT wAS LOUD. We ate here because we didn't want music sicne House of Blues was next door.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great services and foof

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My fettuccine alfredo with chicken had a crab/fish taste. I did not eat most of my plate and was not asked if everything was ok when I refused a togo box.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

From the hostess to the waiter, we had great service. The food was fresh and delicious. We had the daily special (mahi mahi) and cilantro jalapeño pasta with shrimp. Both were excellent dishes paired with a great glass of red wine. For dessert - we tried their white chocolate mouse cheesecake. It hit the spot. We were treated to a glass of sparkling wine to help celebrate our special date - which was very thoughtful. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather and atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We picked a great night and enjoyed dining on the patio. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. You really can’t ask for better!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Came for dinner before a show at Hobby. Service was prompt and the food was delicious. We've enjoyed Mia Bella for years and it's always reliably good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great experience at Mis Bella! We picked this restaurant because my family and I had tickets for one of the Shoes at the Toyota Center a couple of blocks away! Service and food was excellent! I will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I really enjoyed the food! We waited at least half hour to get water and then more for get cocktails and just as long for the table bread and the appetizer. Seemed strange since it wasn't super busy but everything took forever to come out which made everyone feel uneasy. Once we got the drinks and appetizers the food came out pretty quickly and everything was so delicious! I wish the service was better because I'd feel more confident recommending this specific location.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Service was ok and the food was better.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The entire experience was awesome , the food and service was the best. I will dine again there soon on my next business trip to Houston.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

food was great, service was a little slow and lacked quality of a great restuarant

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The service was very slow and inattentive to our dining needs. Very obvious that our waiter lacked the necessary training to serve in a higher end restaurant. Noise level was extremely high; kitchen noise dominated the atmosphere. Extremely hard to carry on a conversation with our guests. Not impressed and won't be back.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went for Saturday brunch and food and service were great.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We made a reservation weeks ago, arrived 15 minutes early to a basically empty restaurant and they seated us at the drafty, cold front door. We asked to be moved and they seated us by the bathroom, when there were several better tables available. Food was great, service by Hector fine, but really, what did we do to deserve a small table by the bathroom at 5:45 on a Tuesday evening?

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food, reasonable prices, good service. If I lived nearby, I would visit this place often!

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was pretty good. My only complaint would be the service. Our waiter was very friendly, but seemed to be a little "out of it". Example: He would bring bread, but no oil/herbs for dipping. He would bring to-go boxes but no lids. Just little things like that. This, coupled with the fact that we were practically on top of the table next to us. Other than that, our experience was good! I would recommend Mia Bella! The food was very delicious!

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Waitress was distracted and seemed inconvenienced by us. we had to ask someone else for bread. Once we weren’t going to by a $50 bottle of wine I think she lost interest.
The food was ok but definitely overpriced.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delious!! Bread is awsesome. Love the dipping sauce for the bread. The kale salad keeps me coming back!!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent with good service. Perfect location next door to House of Blues.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

WE enjoyed our dinner - we were in town for the Houston Marathon & we always eat here whenever we come to run the marathon. very convenient & short walk for GRB.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic experience!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Night before marathon tradition for years...questioned last year whether or not we should go again as the food and service were both lacking, but thought we would try again. Just like last year, many open tables---which should have been the first clue. Poor service, limited menu because of the race we were told (although this has been our 5th time and that hasn't happened before), some food came out cold, took over thirty minutes to bring refill of requested bread.........too many options downtown to not enjoy a nice meal, won't be going back next year.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Running the Chevron Marathon and wanted to pasta load the night before. Perfect downtown location near our hotel. The restaurant was busy the night before the race . We had a reservation and were promptly seated once we got there. The restaurant had a limited menu that night to accommodate the larger than normal crowds ( which was probably a good idea if the had more traditional pre-race selections). Pre meal bread was excellent. Calamari appetizer was less than desirable. Most disappointing was my pasta dish which seemed like a child portion. Once my wife say my dish, she know that would not be enough for me before a race, so she saved me part of her dish. Not sure if maybe that were running low on that type of dish, but very noticeable. The cheesecake dish was very good. Service was ok, partly due to being a very busy night.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband & I made a reservation here since we were in town for me to run the Houston marathon & wanted some good pasta options. What sold us was the create your own pasta options for me, since that gives me good control over what I’m eating. Once we were sat we were handed a completely different menu - no pizzas on it & no create your own dish. Confused we asked if we could order things off the menu & were informed that we could ONLY order things off the menu, they were not allowing any create your own dishes or pizzas because they thought it might slow things down... understandable! Except for the fact that this was not shared or advertised BEFORE we sat down to have dinner. Not only that, but how in the world does pasta slow down an Italian restaurant...? Our server was very sweet & helped me “revise” a menu item to fit (close enough) what I planned on ordering. Pasta was good, meatball was not, & my husbands chicken parm left more to be desired. Overall, not too impressed.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Perfect for a nice meal before the theater

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was a little slow tonight but perked up when we explained we had Theatre tickets. Everyone's meals were very good, especially the Mezzaluna. Three of the four at our table requested the same glass of wine but they didn't have it, so we all settled for second options. Service was just OK but food was good enough to go back.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Both times here and the food was very good. We had an exceptional waitress that made it all the better.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Before a concert. Great location

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was amazing! Our server was not, we had to ask for water and drink refills, had empty glasses and waiter did not ask if we would like to order another cocktail which is the money maker. Our plates were cleared, glasses empty and waited at least 10 minutes for the waiter to address us and asks "how is everyone" when we clearly had no beverages or food on the table.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Disappointed. Slow service and the lamb was over cooked and over seasoned.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were in Mia Bella for News Years Eve and with the restaurant being totally full, the service and attention of the waitress was exceptional. The food was of the same quality that we have had in the past and is a reason that we always return..

Again excellent service and attention.

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