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Welcome to Mia Bella
“Mia Bella” is Italian for “My Beautiful.” A “trattoria” is a small Italian restaurant. Welcome to our beautiful little Italian restaurant. You’re going to love it here.
Like the traditional Trattorias where Italian families gather for wine, delicious food, and warm memories, Mia Bella Trattoria presents creative fare in dining destinations that are fun, intimate, and moderately priced.
Here you will enjoy a delightful fusion of traditional Italian food with regional American twists. In a tradition of his own making, Owner/Chef Youssef Nafaa has created an exciting menu of familiar foods pushed to unprecedented levels, with daring preparations and imaginative ingredients. Wine lovers will find an extensive list of pleasing, evenly priced wines, while those patrons seeking cocktails will find the same fusion of classic recipes and creative mixings that set our menus apart from other Italian eateries.
Bella Restaurants Group came into being in 1998. Under this corporation, Chef Nafaa, a celebrated chef known for his creative culinary vision, opened Mia Luna, one of Houston’s first Tapas restaurants, in the Rice Village. The restaurant met with tremendous success, and Chef Nafaa sold it to develop his next concept: “Italian food with a Twist.” Mia Bella Trattoria was born.
Within a few short years, Mia Bella Trattoria became a successful franchise, with locations opening in downtown’s GreenStreet, Vintage Park, and Greenway Plaza.
Rounding out the collection of restaurants in Bella Restaurants Group, Chef Nafaa also opened the doors to another restaurant, Andalucía Tapas Restaurant & Bar, in the GreenStreet Shopping Center of downtown Houston.
Throughout the growth of the Bella Restaurants Group brand, Chef Nafaa has also had success with his popular creperie franchise, Coco Crepes, Waffles & Coffee (http://www.cococrepes.com/). In 2006, he opened his first location in Midtown and now has 8 additional operation locations throughout Houston, with more on the way!