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Coltivare Pizza & Garden

The guys behind Revival Market bring this garden-fresh, Italian-influenced eatery to the Heights. With an emphasis on local produce, charcuterie and simple, flavorful dishes, the restaurant boasts an inventive menu of snacks, salads, salumis, small plates, sides, pastas, pizzas, entrees, and desserts — a majority of which is speckled with fresh produce and herbs from the 3,000 square foot garden in the restaurant’s side-yard. The hot spot almost always packed and they don’t take reservations, so do your best to grab a seat at the bar to get a taste of Morgan Weber’s excellently crafted cocktails while you wait. In the end, it's worth the wait for a taste of chef Ryan Pera's unique takes on Italian food, like the classic cacio e pepe or the thick-crust, wood-fired pizzas topped with things like housemade salumi, Gulf shrimp, eggplant, and fresh ricotta.
Photo by Troy Fields
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m.; Sunday 5-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: On-street
  • Takeout: