Mia Bella Trattoria - Green Street

3.7
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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
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

The air was not working, it was very uncomfortable.

SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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!!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Air conditioner was out, waited 30 minutes longer for a table outside so it would be cooler and more comfortable to eat. Also the restaurant was out of creamer brûlée which was the one dessert we wanted to celebrate my birthday.

U
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I was sad to see how far Mia Bella has gone downhill. I have been a few times before, a while back. I met some friends there this time. I found out the A/C had been broken for weeks so it was hot and humid inside. Our waitress seemed inexperienced or poorly trained. She brought the food out in the wrong order (dinner first, salad and appetizers second). We informed her to let the chef know that (on a specific plate) not to put mushrooms as that person was allergic. she did not write anything down, at least in front of us. When we got our food, everything was over cooked and yes my friend had mushrooms on her plate, when we mentioned it, the waitress said she didn't understand she was allergic. She did not offer to fix it. All I can say is if this is a reflection of how it is being run now, I doubt I will return.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were great! Pricey for lunch but will go again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Dirty. Old. Cluttered. Mediocre. Won’t go again.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is a dumpster fire. Their AC has been broken for weeks and they can't get it fixed. They blame it on the landlord, lol. Stay far away for this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful staff

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Food is always great and it’s always warm in there, but the AC was broken and it was 90 degrees. So was not happy

JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The AC was broken inside Mia Bella so they had us sit next door (the restaurants were connected). But they managed to keep track of everyone and knew who was there from what restaurant. Food was good-server could have been more attentive but I attributed that to the confusion and chaos with the AC/relocation issue. Overall pleased with my visit-would visit again.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Our waiter was outstanding. Food was excellent!

j
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great staff. Would highly recommend.

CH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience for party of 7! Antonio was great!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Retirement lunch. Somewhat warm. Maybe AC problems

LW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The only issue my wife and I had was this was Our was second time eating at this restaurant and they did not have air conditioning. We sat in the adjacent restaurant.

MK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was looking for a place to have a nice Italian dinner, and we are so happy we chose Mia Bella! Not only was there a plethora of options, there were also plenty of vegetarian options for a member of our group. This included build your own pasta, and the pasta is hand made!!! So delicious, and I wish I was in Houston longer so I could go again :-)

LP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice meal out with our family, the service and food quality were great!

ST
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a little pricey, but it’s downtown so what else do you expect. Great service, food, and atmosphere though. Nice classy place.

B
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The air conditioning wasn’t working and they sat us under a fan, which helped, but overall were incredibly unapologetic about it. Food was ok but nothing special. The friend I was with had the crab cake and had to send it back saying it smelled fishy. I had the veggie pizza which was good.

Would not return.

KE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Air conditioning was not working so the dining room was very hot. They did bring a fan which helped. Food and service were good.

JW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious however it was completely over shadowed by the heat in the dining room as the AC was broken and the Service was really slow though there was plenty of staff and the restaurant was only 50% occupied. I would have expected a discount applied to our check for the heat but no - bad form.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Ac not working, as per previous posts. Should give discounted meals as really unacceptable after this length of time not working!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was uncomfortably hot. Also, although the food was very good as always, it took about 40 minutes to arrive. Too long for a week day lunch.

PM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Sunday morning for Father’s Day, so we had brunch. Service was quick and friendly. The warm bread served with olive oil dip is amazing and seriously could have been my full meal. I had the Mia Bella Italian Breakfast and it was amazing. My husband had the breakfast pizza, which is big enough for 2. My daughter had the pancakes and loved them. The music was soft and the ambiance is that if a cafe in Spain. People are so nice and food is delicious.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

horrible food and service

D
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding.

WG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I didn't give it 5 stars only because the A/C was out and it was super hot and stuffy. The food was outstanding. Server wasn't very friendly but over all was ok. Would I give it another chance? Absolutely, Gabriela was very pleasant and super knowledgeable about the restaurant.

k
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We love this restaurant but it was just too hot inside to enjoy our meal. Please repair whatever AC issue you have! We want to come back.

PW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not sure ... this was our first time at Mia ... A/C was not working, so it was hot inside and uncomfortable

RN
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

AC appeared to be out and hot outside and then sat us by window where one guest had the sun on his back and was sweating throughout lunch. I finally pulled the table out to get him in the shade but then waiters kept hitting the back of my chair. The place was not even half full, not sure why they would put a reservation in a seat like that.

PC
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Wonderful service and great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived everything was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive, and the manager swung by to make sure everything was great. The food was so good! happy hour is a plus too!!! can’t wait to come back soon :)

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit to this location,air conditioning seemed to be out,but,didn’t ask
Food was great and Marco was pleasant (he added to a great experience)
Will return and will tell freinds

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