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Mia Bella Trattoria

#539 of 7,361 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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320 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
713-237-0505
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Strange Service

Everything about the service was strange. First, they told us how lucky we were that a reservation cancellation meant they had room for us, but the restaurant was empty during our entire meal. We waited forever for our Salads and realized the Waiter had forgotten to put the order in. My colleague... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
creativecrew
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Everything about the service was strange. First, they told us how lucky we were that a reservation cancellation meant they had room for us, but the restaurant was empty during our entire meal. We waited forever for our Salads and realized the Waiter had forgotten to put the order in. My colleague asked for bread and the waiter said they... More 

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PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

after a long journey to arrive in Houston, I was anxious to relax and enjoy a good dinner. Delicious meal. A few notes - the soup while warm, could have been a bit hotter. The waiter was confused by the "wine flight". I ended up with a Pino Grigio, when asked if I wanted another glass, I revived the same... More 

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Houston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yes, yes, the food is great here. The location is wonderful -- right on the light rail line. But service is the absolute best. The wait staff (and manager) are considerate and when they know it is a special occasion, they go all out. But, back to the food. Every dish is interesting and well prepared. We have tasted almost... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We ate here the night before the Houston marathon. As you might imagine, any Italian restaurant would be crowded the night before a marathon. The place was packed with large groups. We had a reservation and they show us right to our table. Our server took our drink orders promptly and told us about the specials. I started with a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived by coincidence just looking for a place to eat pasta. The server was very friendly, very professional and the food was great. We had such a great time that we came back today for lunch once again and the service was even better. The place was not full and we were lucky to find parking nearby. Food portion... More 

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We hadn't been here in several years and it will be a long time before we go back. We had the Mahi Mahi special and it was terrible. The service was equally bad.

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Austin, Texas and Casperia, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Debating the best restaurant in downtown Houston for a special, early evening treat for our three granddaughters prior to taking them to a performance of the Nutcracker, I suggested we go to Mia Bella Trattoria because I had enjoyed a number of meals there in past years. Having booked a table for five via OpenTable, we arrived a few minutes... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Downtown Houston is dead on a Saturday morning, and it was impossible to find a spot for an 'early' breakfast, so we decided to do the Brunch here. Even though we arrived a few minutes early, we were warmly welcomed, and we the first patrons of the day. Service was a bit slow, but I blame this on us arriving... More 

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Bedford, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I were there to meet out son's future in-laws for dinner. It is a small place, but true Italian style. The food was amazing and moderately priced. The service was of the highest quality. It was a great place for two family to get to know each other, and enjoy a great meal together. This a place... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed downtown and this restaurant was recommended by hotel concierge. Was not disappointed. Prices good, and pasta was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-237-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?