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3320 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77007 | (713) 637-4095, United States
Coltivare Restaurant in Houston
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Foodie magnet

Serving pizza made with ingredients from the on-site garden in a wood burning oven, the no-reservations eatery's cult following isn't deterred by large crowds waiting for a precious few tables. They post up at the bar for craft cocktails, seasonally inspired and also made with garden ingredients, and chat with other regulars, many from the surrounding Heights neighborhood. In addition to pizzas like the one topped with Meyer lemon and goat cheese, other deceptively simple menu staples that keep foodies returning are gnocchi, black pepper spaghetti, and cauliflower lightly fried and served with pine nuts and golden raisins. Inside the modernly rustic brick building, seating is mainly banquettes made with reclaimed wood; outside, white lights cover the patio.

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