Mia Bella Trattoria - Vintage Park

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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SALLYG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your assistant manager, she was such a joy!!
You need to keep her!!!
Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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ZachM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian cuisine in Houston. Hands down best bread and it’s free. Also service is great. Same waitress from two months ago and remembered us and what my wife had. Will always go back.

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DieterW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and the Marsala chicken was perfect!
Great atmosphere at the Italian plaza style location.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time

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JaneC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the outdoor patio area. Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant and on the ball

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vipMikeF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Don’t get the margaritas

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MarceloG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, the service is authentic, everyone is really nice. The food was good, but not as good as I was expecting, according to the place and price. I think seen the canned mushrooms instead of fresh ones, gave me the impression that the food is not of the best quality or fresh. I also asked for inked squid risotto, and they told me that the squid ink was already on the pasta so they couldn't prepare it for me.

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vipJackH
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being able to sit on the patio and enjoy the music and the first cool evening of fall was great.

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vipSDenisD
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Mia Bella Trattoria and we loved it!!! The food was very fresh and tasty. The service was excellent! Gaby was very attentive all the time together with our waiter. We will definitely be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fatima (Paola) was amazing. I made this reservation for my mother in law and her friend & they absolutely loved her & her service

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2texans
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We arrived at our reservation time and were seated near the right rear of the restaurant. Not one person acknowledged us or came to our table for 10 min. My husband had to walk up to the hostess station and asked for someone to wait on us. Still no one came by. There were two tables within close proximity of ours each with a different waitress and not once did either waitress even look in our direction when it was clear we were looking for someone to wait on us. A kind waiter finally happened to come by our table and asked if we had been waited on. We told him no and he said "Well then I will be your server" which indicated to us that the hostess area had not even told anyone yet that we needed to be waited on. He was already waiting on three or four tables outside so he had his hands full. He took our order and within the next 10 min the owner or manager came by and apologized for our wait which we greatly appreciated. We ordered a crab cake for $16 and waited a fairly significant amt of time to receive it. It looked unappealing and had a somewhat fishy smell to it and was unfortunately lukewarm. In the meantime, our waiter was doing his best to keep up with us and the outside tables he was waiting on. Our second round of drinks it took a considerable amt of time. We ordered salads which were lukewarm. We ordered our entrees which thankfully were good. It was my husband's bday which I had indicated on our reservation. Many nice restaurants will acknowledge a special occasion by bringing a small piece of cake or a cookie or something to the table just as an acknowledgement of the person's special day but that was not the case here. We typically order a dessert and coffee for dessert but after being at our table at this point for two hours, we were more than ready to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed every second of my visit. The service was amazing! I really enjoyed my seafood lasagna. The best lasagna I have tasted in years.

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PalmiraT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did great with Covid safety!!!

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JulianU
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Acceptable food, service slowly. I think is important more plates options...

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KeandraC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place !! The energy in the room is the best. I love that they song happy birthday to me.

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PCYUM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their make your own rissoto and once again it was delicious. Yummy with a capital YUM.

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HappyMama
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my sons birthday and everything was amazing!! Great food, ambience, staff and management! Drinks were good. Love the variety on menu.. We will be back! Thank you!

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vipRoseA
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I am not sure if it was the service or the kitchen that fell below standard on my last visit. I ordered soup and entrée. I waited for a while before the wait staff returned. When she did, she brought the soup out with the entrée, so the entrée cooled while I was eating my soup. The bread did not arrive until I was almost done eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends and enjoying a meal on the patio was great.

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vipMartiM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Consistent food, great service. Great for lunch!!

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MonaL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have a perfect brunch - birthday catch up! My friend suggested it and it was a great surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I used to come here a lot and it was good, but hadn’t been here in a year or so. Coming back here was disappointing. The food used to be really good, but this time it was hard to eat. The salmon was fishy, bread burnt, chicken rubbery. Our waitress was nice and put in a good effort, but the staff in general behaved oddly - the manager was a little invasive and seemed frazzled (although very nice), something was just really off. The atmosphere has definitely also changed for the worse; the ambiance used to be dusky, romantic and classy, but this time I got a tacky cafeteria vibe that made me long for the old tacky decor.
In conclusion, this is not the upscale place I used to love going to, and considering the overall quality & experience, it is extremely overpriced.

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2texans
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer temps were taken at the entrance and masks were worn by all staff so we felt safe. The initial drinks were a little slow to arrive but not so much so that it was a real negative. The waitress was excellent and the menu had a wide enough variety of entrees to satisfy almost any taste. Presentation was great too. We will definitely be going back.

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AnyTowner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time there was very good. Food was awesome. Something of a quick pick but definitely worth it. Our waitress was great. Very attentive to everything we needed.

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EricM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience. Service was amazing. Food was terrific. Best birthday lunch ever! Service was superb. Will be back soon.

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JEK1
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and all of our dishes were thoroughly enjoyed. Huge selection of different foods and also fresh pasta made from scratch! We felt safe dining here and the services was also great. Definitely will be going back to try some more things.

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PhyllisB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best time to enjoy lunch without feeling rushed or super noisey. Nice atmosphere!

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JasmenL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID precautions were in place, food and service was great!!

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KenS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice setting and waiter gave 110% and manager did a good job visiting tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mia Bella Trattoria

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vipBzerbi
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible place

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MargaretB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Great flavors and presentation. We will be back next time we are in Houston.

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FabienneM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it at this place! Food is always good. The staff is friendly and always checking how we are doing or if we need something.

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vipAlexA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. Coffee and desert on the patio with live music...

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GRST
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant, conveniently located. Service was great, very polite, attentive, and knowledgeable. The bread and oil is really good, calamari was delicious. I had the chicken Marsala. It was bland and tough and the gnocchi was very dry. I did not enjoy my meal at all. I had a slice of key-lime pie that was very good. My companions had various pasta dishes and all enjoyed. I might give it another try and order the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tony, was amazing!!! Polite, knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. He made our experience top-notch!

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Golfie
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food , both selection, taste and presentation.

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chummy1015
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a tremendous experience here. The staff is professional and courteous.

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Mia Bella Trattoria - Vintage Park is rated 4.6 stars by 763 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.