Mia Bella Trattoria - Vintage Park

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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 the menus apart.
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TT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The ac was not working properly so it was a bit warm to say the least,

P
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good service.

R
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

36th Anniversary dinner was excellent! Loved the veal and lemon zest risotto, hubby had the Ahi Tuna with mushroom risotto and he said it was excellent. For dessert we were presented with a glass of champagne with a cherry and a creme brûlée’tart to split. Also had an awesome cappuccino! So very full! Our waitress was great and really kind. Great place to eat. Thank you for the hospitality!

LR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed the wonderful brunch, beautiful decor, outstanding service and accommodating, friendly, professional staff. A big Shoutout to Justin and team.
Thank you for your kindness. You made our day extra special!
Kindly,
The Rideout family

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and servers were nice, it was just a bit too hot inside the building.

M
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Mia Bella for helping make this a truly exceptional luncheon for my sisters and nieces. I had made reservations but my younger sister decided to make this event super special. From August 14 to September 19 we have a lot of birthdays. So my younger sister coordinated with Mia Bella and we had a super surprise. Decorated table with rose peddles and all. Our server was super attentive to us. Which made this occasion more than memorable. Thank you!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Party of three went to Mia Bella for dinner and had a really good dining experience. The pizza was excellent and had a great tasting thin crust. I had the Osso Buco and the flavor was really good, but it was a little dry, even though it was on the bone. The only negative was the temperature in the restaurant. They have very high ceilings, and the air was not moving at all, making it on the warm side.

RS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the wait person. She was great.
However, the restaurant needs work. There was no cucumber for the Pimms cup cocktail but we didn’t learn that until the drinks arrived. The food temp was lukewarm. The rib was fattier than most I’ve had.
And to top it off, this restaurant cited me as a no-show with Open Table and I had to prove I was there. Good grief!
I won’t bother with Mia Bella again.

BA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants and it continues to never disappoint. Many wonderful staples on the menu, but the chef does a great job w/specials and new additions. Add that to friendly, prompt service, and I'll be going back soon. But not soon enough!

JO
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food quality and service and a good wine list

DC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location. Perfect for a business lunch. Quiet and didn't feel rushed.

LW
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place to visit with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

I had the mahi mahi special and got foot poisonung. It was incredibly tough and hard to eat. The rest of our group had wonderful meals. Was just my plate.

F
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I got the short ribs and I barely got enough food for a child. Will never go back. Terrible food and not a good dining experience. I’m 90 lbs and really thin so I don’t eat much and I’m telling you I barely had enough to eat. I asked them to substitute their dumb carbs for real vegetables and all I got was four pieces of ridiculous zucchini. Just go to El Tiempo next door. So much more satisfying.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for brunch and sat outside. It was nice and breezy. We got the smoked salmon Benedict and brioche French toast. They were both very delicious.

G
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aperol Spritz and potato gnocchis! The complimentary bread service is excellent!

PS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. It was warm inside and had taken the blind down due to remodeling.
I am sure once that is taken care of all will be fine.

BP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erik was fabulous!

LT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I love Mia Bella but, I went for the porkchop dinner and they were out of porkchops..I had been waiting for that dinner because it was my birthday dinner from my friends

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvin at the bar and Erik our waiter were excellent. It was our Anniversary and I think every employee congratulated us. Amazing.

C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Coming here was a huge mistake. Nobody in my family was satisfied. Nobody.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice table reserved for us. Attentive waitress, quick service. The mules were delicious. I lived my seafood lasagna. My date liked his chicken parm.

KM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Made for a casual Father’s Day dinner with great pasta and wine

MS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cold food, order came out all at different times, salmon was raw, drinks not refilled. It was Father’s Day and is was not even crowded - poor service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The staff couldn’t have tried harder to make this a great visit. Unfortunately the kitchen just wasn’t helping this time. But the food this time was more average the the typical exceptional. We really like this place - hopefully they’ll get it back up to par soon.

G
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Italian restaurant in a lively location. Great to sit outside and listen to live music in the area and enjoy always good food.

G
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They make an awesome Aperol Spritz! The potato gnocchis are to die for. Service is great. The lasagna not so great. Great to sit outside and enjoy live music. Will be back

B
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mussels were very tough and stringy...otherwise all was very good.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

B
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I visited for a lunchtime business meal. Service was excellent. Food was good, although my chicken was a little over cooked. The lunchtime special was $18 which was good value.

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

Excellent service, extremely accommodating and understanding. The eggs were not completely runny but that was the only subpar part of the entire experience. The frozen bellini and the Texas mule were fantastic. We'll definitely be back to try more of the amazing food and drinks.

S
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is very good and our server did a wonderful job. The only problem is the time it takes for clients to be served - way too long. Even on a Friday night and enjoying the weather and music outside, the wait was hard. And this is the second time in a row it happens to us. Otherwise, a very nice restaurant.

MM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Eggplant Parmesan was best I've had!!

DY
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Ain't the same scallop risotto anymore - seems there's a new chef in town and just failed to keep the same old good taste anymore. The rice was overcooked which led to the soft center while the seasoning of the dish was dull.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. They provided a special dessert. Such a great place.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt, professional, great choice, good prices, wonderful food.

CD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server, Lorianna..she was very attentive without being overbearing. Her accent added to the ambiance of the restaurant. This was my husband's and I second time there and the food was excellent as the first time. Lorianna brought us complimentary dessert and wine when she found out we were celebrating our anniversary💞. Also loved that one of the managers stopped by just to chat with us...that made it even more special. Will definitely be back!!

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

The food was amazing with exceptional service.

SM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome. I forget her name, but we sat along the front window about in the middle. She was very accommodating even when one of our guest was 30 minutes late.

J
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is pretty. The food is outstanding. Unfortunately, our server left a lot to be desired: slow, uninterested, easily distracted, left empty plates in front of us for a very long time, and took for-EVER to come back to clear the plates and offer a dessert menu and/or coffee. I'd definitely come back and hope not to get that particular server again. He could use some training, I think.

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