Houston >Food & Dining > Mia Bella Trattoria Pavilions
1201 San Jacinto St # 161, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.754209 -95.364340
Sun-Mon 11am-10pm, Tue-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
I made the best of it – When we walked in, I could tell it was going to be a long evening. The hostess didn't know if she was coming or going. We had two couples in front of us waiting to be seated. An older gentleman walks in and cuts in front of the line and gets her short attention span. He tells her that he has a reservation which I also had. She leaves the podium and seats him. Mean while, we all have to step back each time a waiter comes to the front of the podium to open a drawer at the bottom to get what appear to look like shot glasses. So much for the interior designer; Are you kidding me! You can tell by the look on the couple in front of me that they can't believe what is happening. We finally get seated in a nook like area that fits four tables tightly. You can see this because the chair backs have scuffed the pinkish walls with white sheetrock powder. Again, to the interior designer, chair rail moulding please. We get our appetizer and my wife has her plate, so I wait for mine. And I wait. He overlooked this I guess. I get his attention and finally my plate. I must say the portobello mushroom was good. My wife was being entertained by our waiter because he would take the wrong order to the wrong table and then bring it back to the table next to it. He also took my wife's Ice tea to one of those tables before he brought it back to us. My wife's veal was so tough that she could not cut it with her knife. Our waiter took it to the kitchen, so I stopped eating to wait for my wife's plate to come back. He brought it back and it was the right meat - veal. Our key lime pie was great! Not too tart. My bill was $58.00. I gave him my credit card and he comes back with a bill for me to sign for $78.00!!! He comes back to get the bill and apologizes for the mistake. Here's the icing on the cake. Our waiter brought one of those generic white plastic bags that say "Thank you" in red for our food to take home. We're Talking fine dining Okay. Am I coming back? You betcha!! A good meal & a comedy show. You can't beat that. They got my 20% gratuity.
Fav New Place! – I had never been here before but one of my co workers suggested that we eat here fore lunch. I am an instant fan, the food is so good. I recommend this place to everyone now. The place tends to get really crowded at lunch time and sometimes there is a wait but its worth it.
Great Brunch – Stopped by Mia Bella's (Pavilions 1201 San Jacinto St. Houston TX, 77002) on Sunday before the Texans game. Had the bellini's which were fabulous!! Didn't eat, but the waitress at our table was awesome!! The atmosphere was great!
Instant fan!! – Just had dinner here with some friends this past weekend for the first time and I'm an instant fan. The food was phenomenal and well priced. Our server Chelsea was very sweet I would definitely recommend her. I'm planning to go back soon and I can't wait!
What Happened? Sign of the Times? – I was all excited to check out the new location in the Houston Pavillions. Mia Bella had made a mark about a decade ago off their original location on Main Street.
We went there because they offer free champagne and strawberries for birthdays. However, the place was not very celebratory.
We sat at the bar and had a drink and the employees were depressed. The place was a complete ghost town, so we left.
Citysearch Editorial Review – This local Italian chain sets up house in the Houston Pavilions with an extensive pasta menu and reasonable prices.
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