Smackdown: Nutella Pizza

These dessert versions of pizza are a Nutella lover’s dream. Served with Italian coffee, they’re a perfect ending to a Neapolitan feast.

101 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714-626-0727,

➔Before it’s fired, the dough is sprinkled with sugar, resulting in a crispy, caramelized layer like the top of a creme brûlee.
➔Hot from the oven, it’s topped with sliced bananas and strawberries and generously drizzled with Nutella.
➔Crushed, freshly roasted hazelnuts are the crown jewel on this dessert pie.
➔Layers of varying textures yield a deliciously satisfying masterpiece.  $10

Pizzeria Sapori
1080 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949-644-6600,

➔The dough is baked, then smeared with a layer of Nutella. This shop’s slathering is not for casual fans of the spread.
➔Fanned sliced strawberries and tart raspberriesrest on the bed of Nutella.
➔Before it’s served, the pie is lightly dusted with powdered sugar.
➔For the price, we expected a little more in the way of flavor and complexity. $15

The Verdict➔ Fuoco wins for its elevated execution and delightful texture.

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