5 to Try: Chocolate Desserts

Satisfy your chocolate craving with a decadent cake, melt-in-your-mouth pastry or another sinful dessert at a top Tampa restaurant or bakery.

Updated: March 21, 2003

5 to Try

Bern's Steak House

1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Chocolate-Chocolate-Chocolate: That's actually the name of the chocolate-shellacked cylinder packing chocolate cheese pie, chocolate mousse and chocolate cheesecake.

Bo's Ice Cream

7101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

It's the brownie-hot-fudge sundae of supreme decadence, even if it is served in a Styrofoam cup and eaten standing up.

Viva La Frida Cafe-Galeria

5901 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Don't fear the daunting avalanche of chocolate chimichangas: Crisp pastries covered with bittersweet chocolate, hiding vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds and sauteed apples.

Alessi Bakery

2909 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33609

Try Tampa's original old-time Sicilian bakery, known for its flaky-pastried, chocolate cream-filled cannoli and chocolate biscotti worthy of your richest cup of joe.