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Dec 20, 2006 04:47 PM

Prepared Lasagna Or . . . ?

Does anyone know of a place, preferably in Metrowest or Cambridge/Watertown/Newton where I can buy lasagna, manicotti, baked shells or the like, ready to pop in the oven? I mean good, genuine, old fashioned, red sauce style stuff that could past muster with a little old Italian lady from Naples. Namely my mother. I'm just not up to doing the whole Christmas feast this year so any and all suggestions gratefully accepted. Thanks.

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      1. re: vanna f.k.a. babette

        Strong 2nd for Bob's.

        They crank out all the prepared Italian classics. Delicious, plentiful, unfussy, very reasonably priced.

      2. city girl in inman sq. made to order, i believe.

        1. Don't laugh but you can find some really good manicotti, stuffed shells, ravioli and tortellini at BJ's Wholesale Club. They are in the freezer section sold under the name of Mama's Home Style. They are made by Venda Ravioli in Providence RI. I bought a 4 pound bag of stuffed shells yesterday at BJ's for $7.49. Just put them in a baking dish with some tomato sauce and bake them in the oven. They the only frozen brand I will buy. Give them a try!

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          1. re: buffet king

            Venda Ravioli makes excellent pasta!

            1. re: buffet king

              wow, anything Venda makes is fantastic; I can't believe they're doing stuff at BJ's...what a deal!

            2. Gerry's Italian Kitchen in Watertown on Belmont St, the Verona in Watertown Square and the Chateau in Waltham all do large takeout pans. Maybe Greg's on the Watertown/Cambridge line does too.