Had the best $2 dessert I've ever had at Veronica's Ristorante Italiano (240 W 38th St, betw 7/8 Aves), a cafeteria-style Italian restaurant in the garment district. It's their strawberry chocolate almond tart--the combination of a strawberry topping over almond paste and chocolate chips in a light crust made for a delightful treat. They rotate their desserts I think every week so unfortunately they don't have it everyday but they do have a chocolate pear tart which I have yet to try. They also have fantastic Italian food--I'm privvy to the turkey meatballs over linguine myself but all their other entrees look really good. Unfortunately, they're only open during the week, and for lunchtime, but they're definitely worth the trip.