11 Amazing Nutella Desserts Across the U.S.

Chefs get creative with the nutty chocolate spread
February 18, 2015
by Zagat Staff

Italian chocolatier Michele Ferrero died on Saturday, leaving behind one delicious legacy: Nutella. While the confection was actually created by his father Pietro (founder of the Ferrero brand), Michele is credited with introducing the chocolate-hazelnut spread around the world. Sure, you could just eat Nutella straight from the jar in his honor, but chefs around the country have worked the nutty cocoa treat into some wonderfully decadent desserts, from over-the-top pizzas to a winning crème brûlée.

Caramel Cookie Jar at Siena Tavern in Chicago

Just try to keep your hands off this cookie jar. Also available at the Miami outpost, it's a shareable selection of caramel cookies served with Nutella mousse and topped with hazelnut cream and a chocolate drizzle.—Sarah Freeman

51 W. Kinzie St.; 312-595-1322

"Devil Dog" at Lo Spiedo in Philadelphia

Two fingers of chocolate cake sandwich a thick piping of Nutella cream in this dessert at Vetri’s new Navy Yard spot. Chef Scott Calhoun and Tia McDonald collaborated on the recipe for the filling, and it ended up being really simple (Crisco, Nutella, sugar). “We tried to get all fancy and it just wasn’t as good,” says Brad Spence.—Danya Henninger

4503 S. Broad St.; 215-282-3184

Nutella Pizza at Pellicola, Prova and Dough Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles

There's no shortage of Nutella in LA, where pizzerias across town are highlighting the spread on dessert pies. At Pellicola, dough is baked until puffy, sliced open, filled with Nutella and slivered almonds, then topped with more of the spread and powdered sugar. Prova has a similar dessert, but the pizzetta is shaped into a star (pictured). For an even more decadent rendition, head to Dough, where pizza dough is stuffed with Nutella and carrot cake, then deep-fried.—Lesley Balla

Pellicola: 421 W. Eighth St.; 213-614-8000
Prova: 8729 Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-855-7285​
Dough Pizzeria & Bar: 8947 Sunset Blvd.; 310-275-7770​

Chocolate Bread Pudding Chawanmushi at Kata Robata in Houston

The creative bread pudding at this Upper Kirby sushi place is sure to sweeten up your day. A dessert version of chawanmushi (Japanese egg custard), the elegant treat is infused with chocolate, Nutella, cinnamon and solerno (blood-orange liqueur) and served with vanilla ice cream.—Marcy de Luna

3600 Kirby Dr.; 713-526-8858

Nutella Pizza at Osteria Marzano in Washington, DC

We can't think of a better use of Nutella than slathering it on a pizza crust, topping it with pistachios, whipped mascarpone and baby marshmallows and baking it — making a sort of Italian s'mores pizza. Yes, it's big enough to share, but who would want to?—Rina Rapuano

6361 Walker Lane, Franconia, VA; 703-313-9700

Nutella + Burnt Marshmallow Milkshake at Flip Burger in Atlanta

At Richard Blais' ATL burger chain, one of the popular liquid-nitrogen milkshakes is spun with Nutella and topped with burnt marshmallows (pictured at right).—Christopher Hassiotis

Multiple locations

Christoforo at Nebo Cucina & Enoteca in Boston

The waterfront Italian spot offers an over-the-top dessert for Nutella nuts. The Christoforo is a big, flaky dessert pizza drizzled with the spread and gooey chocolate, then sprinkled with powdered sugar and crunchy hazelnuts.—Scott Kearnan

520 Atlantic Ave.; 617-723-6326

Nutella Cheesecake at Seaspice in Miami

A refreshingly sweet treat from Miami River's favorite scenester spot, the Nutella cheesecake is sprinkled with fresh strawberries and drizzled with a light raspberry sauce.—Carissa Chesanek

422 NW North River Dr.; 305-440-4200

Nutelasagna at Robicelli's in New York City

​Brooklyn-based duo Allison and Matt Robicelli have whipped up a dessert creation that's gone nearly as viral as the Cronut: a dessert lasagna laced with housemade marshmallows, cannoli custard, chopped chocolate, roasted nuts and, of course, Nutella. While they briefly staged a Manhattan pop-up in late December, you'll have to make the trek out to Bay Ridge to try it, or order online.—Kelly Dobkin

9009 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn; 917-509-6048

Nutella Pizza from Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria in Denver

To make this dessert pie, the Downtown pizza joint sandwiches Nutella between pizza dough and dusts the entire round with powdered sugar.—Lori Midson

2129 Larimer St., 303-296-7000; 10111 Inverness Main St., 303-790-9000

Nutella Crème Brûlée at Goodall’s in Austin

We’re convinced that the brilliant person who combined crème brûlée with the Italian hazelnut spread should be awarded some sort of prize. The chocolate cookie and fresh berries on the side provide the perfect complement to the creamy dessert.—Megan Giller

1900 Rio Grande St.; 512-495-1800