Best Desserts on a Summer Afternoon

TIE: Asti; Dolce Vita

We love their delicious panini and go ga-ga over their scrumptious capellini. We adore Emmitt and Lisa Fox’s prompt and knowledgeable waitstaff, but it’s all a ruse -- we’re really there for the dessert menu. One day it was a crispy sweet cannolli, the next a divinely inspired brioche with fresh peach topping. With Dolce Vita's grand gelati and Italian pastries nearby, this venerable Hyde Park corner is a veritable Scylla and Charybdis for those with a sweet tooth. Damn the diets! We’ll take dessert for all four courses!

408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218

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