Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita Houston places to drink wine
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SUNDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 10 P.M. | MONDAY: CLOSED | TUESDAY – THURSDAY: 5 P.M. – 10 P.M. | FRIDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 11 P.M.
713.520.8222 | WEBSITE

This causal Italian spot is owned and operated by legendary restaurateur Marco Wiles. Each of Wiles’s locations has a solid wine list, but Dolce Vita rises above the rest thanks to the influence of wine director Nathan Smith, who’s curated an exclusively Italian list with lots of classics and affordable esoterica. Though meant to pair with Dolce’s Neopolitan pizza and low-key trattoria fare, the wines—in tandem with consistent food—make this place so much more than just a pizza joint.


Known For
  • full menu
  • Italian wine
  • natural wine
  • low wine markups
What to drink
Cool bubbles (Col Fondo prosecco) or northern Italian natural wine.
Nathan has the best selection of Lambrusco in the city.