5 to Try: Chocolate Desserts

From sky-high cakes to overflowing pastries, your chocolate fix awaits.

Updated: March 21, 2003

5 to Try

Gregg's Restaurants & Pub

1940 Pawtucket Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

The Giving Cake is a rich confection topped with chocolate icing and peanut-butter chips.

Bacaro Restaurant

262 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903

Bittersweet chocolate fills the warm, crunchy wontons, while the scoop of creamy homemade ginger ice cream adds unexpected zest.

Pastiche Fine Desserts

92 Spruce St, Providence, RI 02903

The All-American chocolate layer cake infuses dark chocolate layers with chocolate ganache, then adds chocolate buttercream for the finishing touch.

Aquaviva Eurobistrot

286 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

If mocha's your ideal, la crema d'espresso is a mousse studded with chocolate chunks and topped with sharp cocoa powder.

Spiced Pear Restaurant

117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840

Plunge ripe slices of banana, pineapple, melon and three perfect strawberries into an aromatically intoxicating pot of chocolate fondue.