The dessert pizza at Aperitivo

Aperitivo dessert pizza

The happiest place in Schenectady? Wherever this is being served.

We recently walked into Aperitivo Bistro in Schenectady and it smelled warm and a little sweet -- like someone was making s'mores.

Whatever that was, we wanted it.

"That" turned out to be a Nutella chocolate pizza with marshmallows, white chocolate chips, drizzled white chocolate sauce, raspberries and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Something like this could be easily be overwhelmingly sweet and cloying, but we really like the way all the elements in this dessert pizza play together. The ultra-thin crust, which is sort of like a tortilla, is a nice simple foundation. The Nutella provides a good baseline richness. The marshmallows and white chocolate chips get a little brown, adding a little bit of caramel flavor. And the raspberries bring a needed sharp sweetness to pick it all up.

Our only complaint -- and it's really more of a suggestion -- is that we'd like to have more raspberries. The bites with berry are definitely better than without. By the end, we were chopping ours up to spread over the remaining slices.

Find It

Aperitivo Bistro
426 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Comments

I think you guys are trying to fatten me up. Because you know that obesity is the only way to cripple my karate fighting. But you need to understand one thing. I've trained for many years in order to avenge my grandfather. And not even delicious mouth watering chocolate pizza will stand in my way. Hiii-yaaaaa!!

Yes, I'm pointing my fat finger at you as well, AOA.
I took the exact same picture two days ago. Following your post about Schenectady last week, I felt compelled to mention the Nutella pizza. One thing lead to another, I accidentally jumped in my car Sunday, unintentionally drove my girlfriend and myself to the place, and inadvertently fell mouth-first in said pizza.
See that? -> #{@!#!$#.
That's grease on my keyboard.

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