Your dining experience is not complete without a proper, end-of-dinner treat, which is why Osteria IL Centro has 7 classic dessert favorites to choose from!

Skipping dessert at OIC really is just cutting your Italian cuisine adventure short! Not only are these desserts absolutely delectable, but they bring you that memorable lasting impression which makes an evening an OIC just a touch above the rest. Explore the following list of desserts and make a note of which ones you want to indulge with on your next visit!

Gelato Ball

Gelato Ball

The famous Gelato Ball has been a crowd favorite for years and one bite will be all you need to see why! Irresistibly smooth raspberry gelato is coated in rich dark chocolate and drizzled with a fresh raspberry sauce.

Wine Pairing Recommendation - Charmes Rosé: A wonderful rosé – zesty and dry with notes of red fruits – effortlessly balances the sweetness of the dark chocolate and raspberry gelato.

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Nothing beats the luxuriously smooth texture of a perfectly made crème brûlée with that crisp, caramelized sugar top.

Wine Pairing Recommendation – Champagne Taittinger: Crisp enough to stand out from the sweet vanilla notes with the perfect amount of breadiness to match the crème brûlées subtle nutty notes.

New York-Style Cheesecake

OIC makes this creamy, cheese-lovers delight even more delectable with a generous drizzle of fresh raspberry sauce.

Wine Pairing Recommendation – Jax Y3 Sauvignon Blanc: Cut the richness of the cheesecake with this wine’s sizzling acidity, which balances elegantly with the raspberry sauce.

Chocolate Decadence Cake

All the rich, fudgy goodness you are craving paired with sweet vanilla ice cream – a win every time!

Wine Pairing Recommendation – J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon: Dark and moody aromas of black cherry and currant balance the rich chocolate flavors while the toasted hazelnut notes shine with the vanilla ice cream.



Traditional tri-colored ice cream garnished with yummy candied fruits and nuts.

Wine Pairing Recommendation – Joullian Chardonnay: Sweet, sweet ice cream is gracefully tempered with the toasty grain notes and tropical fruit aromas of this Chardonnay.

Espresso Martini

This fun dessert cocktail is the best of both worlds – an after-dinner cup of espresso with a deliciously sweet kick. Vanilla vodka is combined with rich Godiva chocolate liqueur, Kaluha, Bailey’s, and, of course, espresso!


And last, but definitely not least, is this classic Italian dessert of espresso-soaked ladyfingers and deliciously rich mascarpone cheese.

Wine Pairing Recommendation: Saracco Moscato d’Asti: Savory botanical notes of lemon and yellow stone fruit provide a refreshing respite from the richness of the tiramisu.

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