Our Story

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!