First Look at Coltivare in The Heights

Categories: Restaurant News

Photos by Christina Uticone
Coltivare blends rustic and elegant, without being precious.
Waiting for a much-anticipated restaurant to open is a delicious dilemma, and last week a dozen food writers were able to a first glimpse (and taste) at Coltivare, the new casual Italian dinner spot from "the Revival Market guys" Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera.

Slated to open on Wednesday, January 22, Coltivare had been wrangling with the city of Houston over parking, an issue that has finally been resolved to allow the restaurant to keep its 3,000-square-foot urban garden, from which the restaurant will source menu ingredients. During our brief tour of the garden, Weber and Pera explained that their goal was to always have a working garden, not something merely ornamental, and they estimated that the fight over keeping the space cost them six to seven months during the planning process.

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Location Info

Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coltivare Pizza & Garden

3320 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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After the recent downward trend in terms of quality, price, and selection at Revival, one would hope they'll focus on quality and consistency. Something that's sorely lacking at Revival these days, which at their now insane prices is pretty unforgivable.


Anticipation, it's makin me excited about this place.

But also waiting for some purist to call you out and claim that Cacio e Pepe is a Roman dish and should be made with sheep's milk cheese like Pecorino Romano instead of cow's milk like Parmigiana or Grana Padano. But it's really up to the house; many cooks combine the two.

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