What You'll Get
Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at the Mia Bella Trattoria located on Lexington.
Mia Bella Trattoria serves up a bevy of toothsome Italian fare in a charming, elegant dining room. Give lunch or dinner hunger pangs the boot with starters such as the carciofi fritti—fried artichoke hearts served with a basil pesto and lemon-butter sauce ($6.95 for lunch, $7.95 for dinner). Traditional pasta main courses count the gnocchi di ricotta—potato dumplings tossed with fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, leeks, and olive oil and served in a basil-pesto-cream sauce ($9.95 lunch, $11.95 dinner)—among their fresh, doughy numbers. The pesce alla paesana blankets oven-baked rainbow trout in lemon butter and roasted jalapeño-cilantro-pesto sauce ($15.95 dinner), satisfying piscine proclivities and tenderly reminding lovelorn mariners of the one that got away.
A spacious dining room with soft lighting, tabletop candles, and chandeliers enhances Mia Bella’s elegant atmosphere. Flower petals strewn atop tables add a romantic touch to intimate meals and give nerve-racked botanists something to talk about on blind dates.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid towards alcohol. Valid only at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Mia Bella Trattoria Sugar Land
A lifetime in the kitchen informs the menus of Mia Bella Trattoria Sugar Land's owner and head chef Youssef Nafaa, a native of Morocco who has been honing his craft in stateside restaurants since 1988. After toiling his way up from busboy in Chicago to culinary consultant in Houston, Youssef opened the first branch of Mia Bella on Main Street in 1998, promising "Italian food with a twist." Today, the bistro has budded into a quartet of fine-dining establishments. In 2011, the Houston Press awarded the restaurant Best Brunch Restaurant for its Mediterranean-fusion take on the popular hybridized meal and its "'bottomless' mimosas and bellinis; exceptional service that puts you in a good mood even mid-hangover; tall windows that stream sunlight into the dining room; and, of course, delicious food."