Alpine Bakery and Trattoria

Originally a pizzeria before it moved to fancier digs, the bakery still displays cases to the right of the dining room that are packed with the larger-than-life Italian and American desserts upon which Alpine built its reputation. The cakes’ imposing sizes belie the depth of their finesse, which range from the least cloyingly sweet coconut cake we’ve ever encountered to the over-the-top but remarkably balanced Million Dollar Cake layered with flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake, and chocolate mousse.