Dolce Vita

4.7
216 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
The second establishment in the Chef Marco Wiles family, Dolce Vita aims to bring the taste of true authentic Neapolitan pizza to Houston. Located in the heart of Montrose, Dolce Vita's casual atmosphere with its custom imported wood burning oven will bring the true taste of Italian pizza to you with the quality the Wiles family is known for.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I'd like to commend our wait staff for being extremely knowledgeable on food choices / descriptions and made great recommendation to my friends that were experience Dolce Vita for the first. She was awesome!!! Thank you! Big bonus being able to make a reservation too :)

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ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing as usual. We come here often. I love the tomato basil pasta and all the pizzas. It tastes just like Italy! The only thing about our last visit was the music was a bit too loud.

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A
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza is one of the best in town! Definitely recommend!

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CR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine!

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dolce Vita has always been one of the best restaurants to go to for true Napoletana pizza in Houston. All of their dishes taste fresh and homemade. The meatballs are some of the best I have ever had. Even the dessert is exquisite with their gelato.

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l
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always great! The food has always been fresh whenever I've been. The Ambience is fabulous.

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CR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My families favorite pizza. I love how welcoming everyone is - like a family restaurant with the best pizza ever.

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CV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my brothers birthday very last minute. They were able to accommodate our party of 8...The food is incredible and the service outstanding. Thank you DV for making our celebration so special. Can’t wait to get back.

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MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time we had with our family

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OT
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorites. Wine is excellent though pricey.

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G
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never ever disappointed when we come to Dolce Vita. Fabulous as always. Best pizza in town!

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RM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!
No comparison to Crisp!
The food was amazing and the service was even better!
Try this place!
U Willy’s not be disappointed!

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Burrata 💚
Food was great!
Very loud, pretty good service!

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Quaint, unpretentious atmosphere.

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AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & atmosphere was great, but the tables were so close together on the lower level that it made the meal uncomfortable. Would have been much better if seated upstairs or at bar

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TN
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wine menu should be updated with better red wine selections. Maybe use fresh tomatoes on pizza rather than canned. Everything else was great

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best pizza place in Houston! Perfect for group dinners or a date night! The service is quick

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday! Fun night!

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JM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Been here at least 50 times and always have had a good experience until this last one. We were placed at an upstairs table in the middle of a walk path and underneath an air vent that made for an uncomfortable dining experience. Hostesses and waiters could not have cared less even after mentioning this to them and kept bringing new guests into the dining room between my chair and the column. I literally had my fork knocked out of my hand by a guest bumping into my chair.

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MP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar would be only for drinks and not to have dinner.

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GD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. They call it “enoteca” (very good wine), but I was compelled to reject the selected wine twice because it tasted like vinegar. The third one was nothing like special. Pizza was like chewing gum with no taste

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R
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant was delicious. The pizza margherita was amazing, and the pasta was perfectly cooked, al denote.

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B
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around restaurant!

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OT
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were very good. We were moved to a more spacious and comfortable table at our request.. There was a large party next to us that was extremely loud. Not the restaurants fault but the configuration makes this a possibility. One of my favorites all around.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We sit at the bar. Service is excellent.

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended for people who is looking for real Italian food. Real Italian taste and quality. Large variety of wine. Good price!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, tables organization needed more Atención. Food was Good.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We felt very rushed and the waiter was very pushy... brought a bottle of wine out before we finished ours, left our table and didn’t come back for 10+ minutes because one person still was deciding what they wanted... we left feeling very weird about dinner and dolce vita is (well, was) one of our favorites! Also, it was someone’s birthday and he gave us the check before we could even ask him for dessert - so we didn’t even get to celebrate the birthday. Too many good restaurants in Houston to return, quite upsetting!

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. We always enjoy our evening there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion

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E
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner with my mom and the meal was delicious!

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and service. Great martinis. Love the atmosphere. Good for large groups or a safe night. Prime locations

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great from the starters to the pizza could not complain about the food. But service could be better slow at times and a bit cramped with the seating but that is the nature of this restaurant.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious/excellent!

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EA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! The table ordered several appetizers I didn't think I would like I actually loved! Excellent wine too. Overall a great experience.

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TM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's always a joy to go to Dolce Vita. It's a great place to sit, have some wine and talk while enjoying some really nice food. Probably the best pizza in town, but we don't always get pizza. There is a lovely variety of appetizers, specials and other entrees that are real treats and make it hard to make a choice. Whatever choice it comes down to always seems to be the right one. I had the bucatini all'amatriciana which was absolutely delicious and the perfect dish for the evening. They also have a nice wine list. We had a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo which is our go to wine there. There was a $3 charge for valet parking which is new.

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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday- Noted when making reservation, but no dessert offered. Lots of large tables around us, loud, difficult to get servers attention. Food always good.

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IM
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Birthday Dinner for my Hubby!
Got a table on the patio on a nice evening. Good score. Plus a glass of sparkling wine to start.
I loved the butter lettuce, gorgonzola and hazelnuts salad. My husband ordered a meat dish but ended up stealing my bucatini amatriciana! It was over the top good. We ordered two desserts: Chocolate ‘Bacio’ Chocolate Cake with Molten Center (OK but a little dry) and the Dark Chocolate "Tartufo" (excellent). A really nice bottle of wine, and great service from our server, Angel. Loved it!

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ZM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, some of the best italian food in Houston. Great service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place! The owner is amazing and he even sang at the table. The food made me feel like I was back in Italy eating in Venice.

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