The Pepperoni Pizza at Coltivare includes Revival Pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella, greens and Parmesan. (Photo: Andrea Weir)
The same team who brought us the popular Revival Market created another Heights favorite with Coltivare. The garden-fresh, Italian-influenced eatery is popular for its inventive menu of small plates and salads, but the pizza is the real reason I recommend a visit. The Meyer Lemon, for example, with lemon, olives, goat cheese and rosemary, is an inspired mixture of citrus and spice for a unique pizza unlike any other. Fresh salads feature local strawberries, sugar snap peas, hazelnuts, red cabbage, yogurt with aged balsamic and mint. Later, try the chocolate rum cake topped with pistachio buttercream and salted caramel ganache. This is quite a popular spot, and seating in the rustic dining room and patio area is tight. Try to get there at opening time. Or find a spot at the bar and enjoy a craft cocktail until your table is ready.
The exterior of Coltivare. (Photo: Julie Soefer Photography)