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Chocolate fondue at Long Island restaurants

Staffers at North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue and Z Pita in Port Jefferson discuss their winter fondue offerings (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware; Daniel Brennan)

Although chocolate fondue is a treat any day of the year, it is especially welcome on Valentine’s Day, as a sweet ending to a romantic dinner. If you’re not up for making it yourself, there are plenty of Long Island chefs who will set you up to melt and dip.

Z Pita

The cute Mediterranean spot Z Pita (217 Main
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The cute Mediterranean spot Z Pita (217 Main St., Port Jefferson) has a deal for lovers of both cheese and chocolate. For $65 per couple (supplements are extra), order a meal consisting of cheese fondue accompanied by sliced baguette, veggies, and soft pretzels for dipping, followed by chocolate fondue with strawberries, marshmallows, graham crackers, and Rice Krispies treats. More info: 631-476-7510, zpita.com

Patrons dine on chocolate fondue with marshmallow, rice
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Patrons dine on chocolate fondue with marshmallow, rice krispie treats, banana, strawberry, pineapple, pretzel and graham cracker at Z Pita in Port Jefferson.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot (2377 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale), which
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The Melting Pot (2377 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale), which specializes in the fondue style, offers no fewer than eight different chocolate fondue choices for dessert. If the Flaming Turtle (milk chocolate, caramel, candied pecans), Yin & Yang (dark and white chocolate), or the Bananas Foster (white chocolate, bananas, dulce de leche) don't appeal, you can design your own fondue, choosing from a list of chocolates, liqueurs and add-on ingredients. Price: From $10.50 to $11.25. More info: 631-752-4242, meltingpot.com

A Valentine's Day special of chocolate fondue made
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A Valentine's Day special of chocolate fondue made from both white and dark chocolates at The Melting Pot in Farmingdale.

Salumi Tapas and Wine Bar

For a Spanish twist on fondue, order the
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For a Spanish twist on fondue, order the Chocolate Dip ($7) at Salumi Tapas and Wine Bar (5600 Merrick Rd., Massapequa). Melted dark chocolate mixed with Nutella is served with toasted bread that's been drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. $7/person. More info: 516-620-0057, salumibarli.com

Dark chocolate fondue with nutella and is served
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Dark chocolate fondue with nutella and is served with house baked bread toasted with olive oil and sea salt at Salumi Tapas and Wine Bar in Massapequa.

North Fork Chocolate Company

Valentine's Day is a busy one at the
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Valentine's Day is a busy one at the North Fork Chocolate Company (740 Main Rd., Aquebogue), which sells truffles, bars, and other chocolate confections at its shop from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 to 5. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through February, the they will also be hosting a buffet-style hot chocolate bar. Belgian waffles and fruit will be served, with fondue cups for dipping. More info: 631-779-2963, northforkchocolate.com

Chocolate fondue and all the fixings, at North
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Chocolate fondue and all the fixings, at North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue.

Hildebrandt’s

Long a local favorite, Hildebrandt's (84 Hillside Ave.,
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Long a local favorite, Hildebrandt's (84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park) became nationally known after a visit from the Food Network's Guy Fieri. A luncheonette-ice cream parlor might not be the first place you'd look for chocolate fondue, but you can indeed find a respectable version of the classic Swiss dessert for $5.25 at Hildebrandt's. More info: 516-741-0608, hildebrandtsrestaurant.com

Chocolate fondue at Hildebrandt's in Williston Park.
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Chocolate fondue at Hildebrandt's in Williston Park.

The Vine Wine Bar

The Vine Wine Bar (2259 Merrick Rd., Merrick)
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The Vine Wine Bar (2259 Merrick Rd., Merrick) offers small plates, flatbread pizzas, and cheese and charcuterie boards along with 60 wines by the glass. Among the desserts is chocolate fondue, which comes a selection of three of the following: Rice Krispies bars, pound cake, banana, strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels. More info: 516-812-7883, thevinewinebar.com 

The Vine Wine Bar in Merrick serves chocolate
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The Vine Wine Bar in Merrick serves chocolate fondue with your choice of rice krispies bars, pound cake, banana, strawberries, marshmallows or pretzels.

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