Mia Bella Trattoria - Greenway Plaza

4.8
461 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipHoustonDiner
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

As usual, the food at Mia Bella was good with ample portion sizes. The service was very good, but they seemed to be trying to turn tables quickly...so we felt a little rushed to order and to finish our meal.

The reason for the 3 Star rating....my pet peeve with hostesses and management of restaurants. I specifically requested a table by the windows when I made my reservation. Upon arrival, we walked right past an empty table by the window to the table that the hostess wanted us to sit at. I asked why we couldn't have the window table and was told that they were "social distancing" and would not be using that table. Less than 15 minutes later, the hostess sat a couple at the empty window table and then proceeded to sit diners at all of the tables around us!!! I went to Mia Bella several times when occupancy levels were very low to give them some much needed business....and that is how they treat a loyal customer!!

I hope that they read this review and adjust their attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! I had the duck tortellini and my girlfriend had ahi tuna. Both were prepared to perfection. I also had an old fashioned and she had a Moscow mule. Both tasted exactly how they should, they used quality ginger beer in their mule. The appetizer bread was AMAZINGLY TASTY and I could have snacked on it all night. I wish I remembered my servers’ name but she was outstanding, offering suggestions and her personal favorites. Will absolutely return again.

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JoshL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Honestly, never had a bad meal here. Hardest part is deciding what to order. Waitstaff was very attentive and made great recommendations. The evening was a much needed send off for 2020!

Plenty of space between tables and all Covid protocols were being followed.

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vipScottM
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I enjoyed the make your own risotto!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and so attentive. Our waiter did not miss a beat, whether he was recommending dishes or filling up waters, or sending us home with the appetizer bread we continued to rave about without asking. The food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ambiance! Food is delicious and elaborated! Overall, a great place for everyday dining, especial occasions, or to wind down at the Bar!

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Chance
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Let me start by saying I love Mia Bella. It is a place that I have been to many times and one that I bring out of town visitors too . However , when my three friends and I ventured out for a rare pandemic dinner-out, we were shocked at how the restaurant handled the seating of customer. When we sat down there were other diners in the restaurant, but each party was at least two tables away from the next. By the time our entrees arrived, , every table seemed to be surrounded on all sides by other diners, including ours. It was particularly disturbing when it appeared that the back section of the restaurant was barely, if at all, in use. Again, I really do enjoy this restaurant and I will likely be back.

...Just after the pandemic is over.

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vipDianeB
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous. The service is perfect and the food is heavenly. Both my husband and i chose the ‘create your own pasta’ . He had linguini with jalapeño cilantro pesto, salmon, cheese stuffed meatballs and sun-dried tomatoes. I had gnocchi with shrimp and basil pesto. The pasta is divine. Bread and olive oil/vinegertte dipping is addictive. No room for dessert but we will return. Highly recommend.

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vipMartinR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service!

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JohnH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food and service each and
every time....will be back soon...

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KaylaF
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated his 25th birthday and everything was wonderful/great. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service. They even gave a complimentary birthday treat for him. Cute place and decent priced food.

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YsaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Food was delicious and hot your typical pasta dishes. We enjoyed our time here!

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vipKipR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been in the mood for good Italian and decided to check Mia Bella out. It exceeded our expectations across the board. Service was fantastic (Jose was waiter) and food was delicious. Definitely recommend and definitely going back.

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vipUTex1991
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us dined al fresco and began with crispy calamari as well as their nicely arranged chef's board with cheese, meats, dried fruit topped with a balsalmic-based glaze. Main course included chicken piccata modo mio, sea scallop risotto, tortellini, and lamb ossobuco. Generous wine selection allowed for balanced pairings.

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FrankD
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were extraordinary. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive to all of my needs. I highly recommend this restaurant and I’ll definitely return!

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vipdavid
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Only problem was we were told there was half price on bottles of wine $40 or less that night We ordered a $40.00 bottle and they did not honor the request. The waiter said he was mistaken and sorry.Too little to worry but it puts a bad taste in your mouth about the restaurant. Not sure we will be back anytime soon.

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PacoF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried Mia Bella for the first time this weekend and I was impressed. Setting up a reservation was easy. Our waiter Tony was very helpful and knowledgeable. We ordered a couple of drinks and a couple of create your own pastas. The food and drinks were outstanding. The over all ambiance of the restaurant was great as well. We opted to dine in the outdoor portion of the restaurant and it was definitely a great choice. I definitely recommend Mia Bella's.

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CherondaH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG...the appetizers we enjoyed were splendid...mushroom/risotto croquettes and calamari...yummy! Our entrees were delicious also (lamb chops and salmon). The service was also first class. Thanks for making my sweetie's first experience a delightful one!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here, and it was great experience. Great food, nice ambience, and a conscientious staff.

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vipOwls93
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First impression was good with a very warm welcoming, and great customer service continued throughout our lunch. The lentil soup was good and I enjoyed the gnocchi bolognese (build your own pasta) but the star of the show had to be the focaccia which I originally passed up - not sure how or why I did that but it was a mistake I corrected and won’t make again!

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StaceyC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia Bella never disappoints! Best Italian in the Houston area.

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LeunamR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, the Duck Gyoza was AMAZING!! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest/group were seated fairly distant from others. Though slightly short staffed they were very attentive to guest. The food quality has remained the same.

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vipmariar
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Everything was good, nothing very special. The best thing: the bread with olive oil that it always been brought to the table!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good location for nice family dinner.

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vipRuthann1
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor dining.

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vipBill
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner outside of the terrace. The food was wonderful (Brussels sprouts and bruschetta for appetizers)! The server was attentive (Elio) and the manager appropriately checked on the table. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Hot sandwich was ter

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Felt more like a bother rather than a guest. They were closing and we didnt feel welcomed. We were rushed and our waiter barely even checked up on us

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal

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Andres
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service. Food was incredibly delicious. 10/10 will recommend and come back!

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vipRajV
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the weather was perfect. I appreciate the staff for the amazing service.

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Timmy
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, incerdible service, great wine, and great prices! Emilio is the G.O.A.T.

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vipfood1diva
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this such a gem! innovative menu and friendly service. always feel welcome here!

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jNetboss
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We came expecting a nicer experience but this was more of an every day eatery.

The menu and bar have a lot available, but the ambiance was closer to a delicatessen than a nice restaurant.

We ordered the meatball whole wheat pasta and a side of risotto. The meatballs were a bit overdone and risotto was a bit basic, almost like it used typical American cheese. The sauce and noodles were very good though.

All that said, it was still a good experience, our expectations were just higher. Service was excellent and the staff was helpful in choosing drinks and a meal.

They do have a full bar and a few Italian beers that are very good.

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vipBradN
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my wife's birthday (even during this pandemic)!

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Greg
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, thanks in part to being waited on by an owner and the general manager, the decor and ambiance are conducive to a relaxing and enjoyable night for my wife and I's first date in over a year, but the food was the true star. The mushroom risotto croquettes were slightly dry but that was more than made up for by the delicious pesto sauce. The roasted cauliflower was an excellent mix of sweet, savory, and smoky. The focaccia and balsamic were out of this world. My scallop with pea risotto was one of the best things I have ever tasted, my wife was over the moon about the seafood scallopini, and the deserts (chocolate mousse cheesecake and Italian cream cake). And the portions were very generous for the price. Overall an excellent experience and one we will be repeating as often as possible!

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vipCafegourmet
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are 2 other tables in the restaurant. This is very different than before COVID when it was crowded. BUT the food was still terrific and the staff very attentive while taking precautions.
We recommend Mia Bella - it was a quiet delight!

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vipJackS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a casual business lunch for 3 people. Casual, comfortable atmosphere. Excellent variety on the menu. Food quality was very high, and was prepared perfectly. Very attentive service. Overall an outstanding experience.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Emilio took incredibly great care of us and I can not wait to celebrate our next upcoming event there!

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Mia Bella Trattoria - Greenway Plaza is rated 4.8 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

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