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May 17, 2004 07:56 PM

Best lasagna in Manhattan?!

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Hey all -- Last week I had the lasagna at Via Emilia on Park ave. and it was really great. I've got pretty high standards for the dish (I make it at home, pretty regularly, using Marcella Hazan's recipe, which always comes out great). Any other suggestions for me to try?


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  1. I'm partial to the lasagna at John's on 12th Street.

    1. The lasagna at Luca Lounge (Ave B & 13th) is tremendous, in my opinion. And there are usually 3-5 kinds, ranging from spinach & ricotta to standard meat & red sauce. They come in personal terracotta crocks and are served bubbling and decadent. Inexpensive, too - I think they're about $8 for one, but it's enough to have leftovers.

      1. I tried Le Zie, but theirs didn't have enough tomato sauce in it and tasted kind of bland, which is weird because I read a lot of positive reviews on their lasagna. The best one I had was from somewhere in Little Italy.

        Le Zie
        172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: mimi222

          I love so much about Le Zie, but I also don't love their lasagna.

          Le Zie
          172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          1. re: Blumie

            Insieme... the Lasagna Verde Alla Bolognese spinach pasta with b├ęchamel and meat ragu is the gold standard.

            777 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

        2. I've enjoyed Teodora's, at 57th near Lex. It's an authentic style dish from the Emilia-Romagna region, and very tasty. It's just a slight bit drier than I prefer, but I tend to favor more moisture in my pasta dishes than most.

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          1. re: ml77

            I like mine. Made from a recipe in Craig Claiborne's "International Cooking" from the mid 1960s.

            1. re: Stuartmc910

              That's great to know, stuart; having announced its goodness, surely you'll invite all of us hounds over to sample your lasagna tomorrow night, at your place!

              1. re: Stuartmc910

                Stuart since that cookbook on Amazon is $88 why don't you share with us that one page of lasagna recipe here!?

                1. re: iuspock

                  To Phil and jus:

                  Phil: My wife and I just inherited her mother's house in Mantoloking NJ and when we finish cleaning it up (50 years of junk) we will throw a lasagne party and you're invited.

                  jus: when i get backto our NYC apt. I will post it on the site.

            2. I'd rate Lincoln as the best I've had, followed by Maialino. Both are lasagna verdes.

              2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010