Mia Bella Trattoria - Vintage Park

4.5
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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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very delicious! It was Valentine’s Day so it was very busy which it is understandable why it was kinda slow. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. Very good experience, I will be returning! However if you like certain food on the menu on days like that they have only so many options to order. Overall a great place to eat, Mia Bella never fails to meet my expectations!

TN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, all staff very friendly and knowledgeable. It made for a great Valentine’s Day.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miller was great server

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Ahi Tuna was amazing and the eggplant was unforgettable ❤️❤️❤️

s
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice interior, warm and inviting. Service was cheerful, friendly, quick and competent. Food was outstanding. Focaccia bread was warm, crusty and yummy. Husband had seafood lasagne and I had pork tenderloin. Both were tasty and beautifully presented. We were delighted with our experience and will definitely return.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner, table we were at was a bit odd, but overall pretty good. Food was great, but the bar was a bit slow, even for just a beer.

TX
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Great night, great food and outstanding service.

AJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good standby, good wine list, very good food.

BL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The restaurant is a bit noisy, but not too bad. Our waiter was attentive, friendly, and not annoying. The Italian dumplings were very tasty. My dining companion loved the risotto, but I thought it had a bit of a funky taste. My husband liked his steak, but the gnocchi with it was a bit dry. The wine list needs a few more interesting choices (basic Pinot Noir, Malbec, Cab Sauvignon, blends - really no Italian wines or anything interesting). Overall, a nice, basic experience - nothing bad, but nothing really great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Awful! Grilled shrimp came out boiled so it must have been frozen. Filet was a sirloin and our appetizer of grilled artichoke were from a can which they tried to make look grilled. Bread was good lol

First and last time there

Hope this helps others Make a choice when Making dining reservations for a Saturday evening !

KH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was simply ok. Same for the service. Seating was in one large room, so the noise was loud.

BC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looked like we picked the night for all the birthday parties as there were a lot of large groups eating. I dropped one star on the ambience as were seated very close to the front entrance in the main dinning room.

T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went for Saturday Brunch so this review is for that. Their dinner prices looked high.

JO
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good friendly service at competitive prices. A real surprise, many wines half price on Tuesday nights.

NJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just a touch above average. I expected more based on ambiance & pricing. I am a foodie and sadly, they didn’t meet the mark. Lemon risotto had zero lemon flavor. Chicken parm was nothing like chicken parm & had yo be sent back. The pizza arrived overcooked with no side plate & I was missing silverware.
Not bad... just couldn’t justify their prices & didn’t live up to their potential. New owners & it showed. Wait staff young & inexperienced.

PK
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and ambiance; Was well prepared for New year celebrations.
Would have appreciated some more choices / options

MT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Would definitely recommend for a romantic date spot.

H
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas Eve Celebration & the service was very professional, personal, friendly & efficient & the food prepared beautifully & was delicious.

JG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Service was very slow. The food was lukewarm when it arrived. We made a reservation which was confirmed, but on arrival we were informed that the restaurant was overbooked and our reservation should not have been taken. Overall a very unpleasant experience.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Just wanted to have a nice dinner for Christmas and it was not the same as it was last we had dinner at Mia Bella Trattoria VP.

There has been a remodel done at this location, not sure if there had been a owner change.

N
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous. The food, the mimosas, the atmosphere, the service, everything
was perfect. So glad we chose this restaurant, with reservations, instead of the usual
breakfast places.

C
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing! Love love loved it!

IG
Shreveport
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

JC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In the past I would have rated everything at 5 stars. Just seems that something was a bit off on Wednesday evening. Will certainly be back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Flickering lights, very loud restaurant, and terrible food service. Our waiter wouldn’t check up on us at all during our visit. We’d ask for refills or extra bread and he wouldn’t come back. We had to ask other waiters and restaurant workers to help us. The chicken was extremely dry and hard.

H
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Erick was outstanding and very helpful. We had not been toe Mia Bella for quite some time but will once again return.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The chicken picante was a bit dry. This is an Italian restaurant and the pipe in country music! Duh?

KC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Booth seats are really low though.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Food and service was good! Will return in the future

AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my friend for lunch at Mua Bella to celebrate her birthday. The service was great and the food delicious.

JO
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely great food at fair prices and great service.

OM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Great atmosphere and great food.

WF
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch in which all found something to their liking. Service was very good and good was very flavorful. Noise level was low enough to have discussion without straining to hear. Would go again!

JD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After several visits to Mia Bella, We have found it to be ambient and inviting. The atmosphere is pleasing And comfortable. Also the servings are plentiful as well as extremely tasty. A wonderful place to go if you would also like to Carry on a conversation with your dining partners

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

LA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Little confusion on food but delicious. Would recommend a traditional eggs Benedict plater. Some guests might prefer that.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Mia Bella for our anniversary. Food was excellent and the service was too. We will be dining there again.

BN
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live nearby and have been going to Mia Bella more frequently. We are generally happy with the food, wine, service and pricing. I am in love with the Eggplant Parmigiana. This last visit was mostly good with a couple of exceptions. The tomato bruschetta was overpowered by the strong red onion flavor, and the toast crumbled apart when I took a bite. The cannoli was a bit dry, and the Italian Cream Cake (I think that was what it was called) was dry as well. I also want to mention the upholstered banquette benches in the center of the room. We always seem to be seated at a table with these benches. Design-wise they look great. But the cushions feel like there is no stuffing, or maybe the springs are broken. As a result you sink down into the seat and then the table is too high. It's very awkward to eat when the table is too high, especially when the person across from you, who has a normal chair, is elevated higher than you. I hope that management sees this and will do something to improve these bench cushions.

MC
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

House wine was too expensive. $80 for lunch is too high for lasagna & a salad.

SS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First, I want to say that the service was wonderful. I believe our server's name was Melissa. We were there last Sunday around 5:30. She was very attentive and on top of everything but didn't hover. The Caesar salad was large and delicious with nice shaved cheese and croutons with an anchovy thrown on top. I had the mussels appetizer which they made into an entree with what was supposed to be cappellini but was really spaghetti. The mussels were large and tender and cooked perfectly BUT I kept biting little pieces of shell. There was also a tomato pesto that overpowered the taste of the mussels. It wasn't horrible and I hate sending food back. Quite honestly, stick with garlic, butter, and white wine and you'll have a better tasting dish, Owners. My husband had roasted chicken (he's on a diet) which he said was the best he has ever had. It was seasoned perfectly and served with delicious potatoes and squash. I don't care much for chicken but I tasted it and really liked it. Overall, the restaurant appeared clean and presented well. We'll be back and will ask for Melissa