I hadn’t been to Dolce Vita in about a year before last night -- a sin I shall not repeat.
Quite simply, this is the best pizza in town, thin and crispy with unique spices and ingredients. The classic margherita is as authentic as it gets in the You-Knighted States, or try the lover with sheets of prosciutto atop arugula and smoked mozzarella. My heart often steers me toward the pizza of the day, and yesterday’s featured spinach, shrimp, and mozzarella... Magnifico.
But pizza’s not all they do well. Before our meal, the famous egg toast appetizer filled the table with the glorious scent of truffle oil. The bread’s outer layer is crispy and drizzled with oil, but crack it open to find a warm center perfectly suited to mop up any errant drops. The green bean salad generously topped with freshly shaved Parmesan is another do-not-miss. (This is cleverly disguised as fagiolini on the menu -- seek it out.)
Dolce Vita was incredibly accommodating for our large group, and despite the fact that they feverishly tried to push a rosé that lacked substance, the experience was fantastic.
Ahhhh, the good life.
Dolce Vita - 500 Westheimer