I was just down in Houston this weekend and ate at Dolce Vita. Until eating there, I had to give the best pizza nod to Dallas as it has a number of pretty decent spots (Campania, Fireside, Louie's to name a few). I had never really had a really standout pie in Houston prior to visiting Dolce Vita. I am certainly happy to see that a high caliber chef like DaMarco Wiles is raising the bar for not only Houston but the rest of Texas.
My interest was definately piqued at looking over the menu. We started with the octopus salad with arugula and grapes which was outstanding. We also shared the baby artichoke fritti which were fried to perfection and seasoned well. I had a tough decision deciding on a pizza with so many interesting toppings: robiola, tellegio, botorga (stuff you have a hard time finding anywhere in Texas). I settled on the robiola with pancetta and leeks. It did not disappoint in the slightest. If you are into creamy cheeses, you have got to give robiola a try. I had a bite of the tellegio with arugala and pears which was also quite good (the addition of walnuts would have put it over the top). The wine list (all Italian) had a number of good finds at reasonable prices.
Overall, I would put Dolce Vita head and shoulders above any pizza joint I have been to in Texas.
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