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masnole Nov 11, 2009 06:33 AM

Hi - A couple of years ago (less than 2) I got reccomendations for a great little Italian place on Westheimer near downtown from this board.

Small, casual, moderately priced with great regional wine selection by the glass, incredible pizzas. Little courtyard out in front.

It was FANTASTIC, BUT I cannot remember the name of the place.

Does this sound familiar.

Can anyone refresh my memory on the name?

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    Paisley16 Nov 11, 2009 07:34 AM

    You are talking about Dolce Vita - it's great!

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    1. re: Paisley16
      masnole Nov 11, 2009 08:47 AM

      That's it!

      Thanks so much!

      Gonna try and get there tonight for Dinner.

      1. re: masnole
        onatrip Nov 11, 2009 02:30 PM

        Is their pizza made in a wood oven? I was trying to tell from the photos on the website.

        Would I be comfortable going there by myself?

        1. re: onatrip
          bornie Nov 11, 2009 02:34 PM

          absolutely,, I sit at the bar to eat and enjoy the festive activity.. enjoy

          1. re: bornie
            onatrip Nov 11, 2009 02:39 PM

            Thanks, bornie. :)

        2. re: masnole
          zorra Nov 12, 2009 08:22 AM

          I hope you started with a blood orange prosecco! And I hope you had a couple of those appetizers...who would believe that something involving brussel sprouts could taste so good...I love Dolce Vita!

          And now, go to Vinoteca Poscol (another Marco Wiles place, further down Westheimer)and have their incredible dates poached in red wine and served over mascarpone for dessert!

          1. re: zorra
            onatrip Nov 12, 2009 06:25 PM

            What is appropriate attire for Dolce Vita?

            I drove by tonight but noticed that everyone in the parking lot was far better dressed than I was so I opted to go elsewhere.

            1. re: onatrip
              zorra Nov 14, 2009 05:50 PM

              They must have been having a special party, or planning to go on to the theater or somewhere else after dinner. "Nice" casual is fine.

              So where did you go instead? :)

              1. re: zorra
                onatrip Nov 15, 2009 09:00 AM

                Zorra - They were all in nice suits - even the women in the group.

                I knew I was close to one of my favorite college haunts - Niko Niko's. Although it wasn't the pizza I was expecting, it is always a favorite. I've not been in months so it was still a nice treat.

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