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It's my 8 year wedding anniversary soon and my husband LOVES lasagna. Since I don't make lasagna well, can someone recommend their favorite lasagna? Thanks so much!

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  1. You don't say where you are located. We had it once at Petrillo's in San Gabriel and thought it was excellent.

    Petrillo's Pizza
    833 E Valley Blvd
    San Gabriel, CA 91776
    (626) 280-7332

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    1. re: tony michaels

      oops! I'm on the Westside but am willing to travel for the right lasagna!

      1. re: earl1971

        Okay. Back to the drawing board then. It would also help if you could let us know where you have been that your husband liked (and even where you have been that he didn't like) in order to skip the places you already know about and to zero in more on his taste in the big L.

        1. re: tony michaels

          He's a big fan of traditional lasagna (meat and bechemel sauce). He hasn't had lasagna in a long time so I am totally open to any suggestions. Thanks again for all of your help!

        2. re: earl1971

          Il Buco makes a delicious, very rich one.

          1. re: earl1971

            A good place on the westside for lasagna, (and other Italian food) is Drago -- http://www.celestinodrago.com/ Just check with them first if you decide to go to make certain it's on their menu for that night.

            2628 Wilshire Blvd.
            Santa Monica 90403
            310 828 1585

          2. re: tony michaels

            IMO, I had lasagna at Petrillo's and it was drenched in sauce. I couldn't taste the noodles or the meat sauce.

            1. re: tony michaels

              I agree. My wife and I are big on lasagna and have tried many. The lasagna at Petrillo's Pizza is very good. It is a very large portion with lots of meat. My wife can eat only half no matter how hungry she is. The second half is a perfect next day lunch. The table bread is also as good as it could be. Another reason to go is that you must order a pizza and make the special request for the thin crust (not on the menu). Look around inside and you will see many people order a pizza along with their other dinner selection. This may be the best pizza in the USA.

              Petrillo's Pizza
              833 E Valley Blvd
              San Gabriel, CA 91776
              (626) 280-7332

              1. re: JeetJet

                I have been thinking about it. If you like lots of quality cheese on your lasagna and pizza then do try Petrillo's. If you do not like lots of cheese then look for another place.

                Petrillo's Pizza
                833 E Valley Blvd
                San Gabriel, CA 91776
                (626) 280-7332

            2. Angelini Osteria

              http://www.angeliniosteria.com/

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Agree that Angelini's lasagna is superb. When he was the chef at Vincenti I always ordered it.He said it was his mother's recipe.

                1. re: maudies5

                  ohh yeah, angelini osteria's lasagna is fantastic

              2. I'm not a big lasagna person, but I had a bite of my husband's from Alejo's (on Lincoln & Washington?) and was floored! It was so good! I've been wanting to go back ever since. It's not a "Romantic" place, but it's good!

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                1. re: bigtums

                  I third Angelini's lasagna.
                  The lasagna with sausage ragu at Valentino is also wonderful, but I would call ahead to make sure that it's on the menu as I would think their menu changes every so often.

                  1. re: Wolfgang

                    i fourth ANGELINI's lasagna.

                    the surprising lasagna of last year for us was at FARFALLA on hillhurst...bolognese all the way, baby!

                    1. re: revets2

                      Amen to Angelini's lasagna! It is superb!

                      Also, when they have it, Cafe Roma in Beverly Hills has excellent lasagna.

                      1. re: pinpei

                        Angelini Osteria's green lasagna is off the charts good. It is an appetizer. Probably worth ordering several portions as you will not want to share.

                        1. re: Senor Popusa

                          Yup. Angelini by far. And at around $11, it's a steal.

                  2. re: bigtums

                    I like Alejo's too. It's like $9.25 for a big piece. I get the one with beef. Nice amount of cheese and meat.

                  3. 26 Beach cafe on Washington blvd. a block west of lincoln. they have a really good lasagna, i don't know if it's the best but it's goooood. their burger is awesome, try the bombay burger with curry. and the spencer's steak is great for the price.

                    1. Actually I heard that Bossa Nova has an amazing lasagna. Here is the description...

                      The original homemade bolognese sauce topped and baked with white cream sauce and parmesan cheese.

                      For a cheaper alternative. Here is their website:
                      http://www.bossafood.com/

                      1. I've heard that Mozza's is amazing--but I think they only have it on Sundays. Not sure though...

                        www.mozza-la.com

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                        1. re: sarahvagaca

                          we didn't think it was anything spectacular and it was a little salty.

                        2. Either Angelini Osteria, their green lasagna with fried basil is amazing, or (oddly enough) the standard hotel. They make it with a bechamel sauce which is great. Those are the best two I've had.

                          1. Call me crazy, but the best lasagna I've had in LA was at Spark Woodfire Grill. It's incredibly rich and the portion is HUGE. They use smoked mozzarella which seems to give it an added dimension of flavor. I've only eaten at the Studio City restaurant on Ventura Blvd., but I can't imagine the lasagna being much different at their other locations. Their Caesar Salad is also definitely worth trying. While the salad itself is your basic, standard Caesar, they replace the usual croutons found in most versions with their homemade, unbelievably addictive, crispy polenta croutons. Crispy outside, warm and just a little chewy inside. Ask for extra!

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                            1. re: creamfinger

                              That doesn't sound crazy to me at all -- after all, the people behind Spark Woodfire Grill used to run Al Palato, which was among the best Italian restaurants in L.A. while it was cooking, and which had my favorite lasagne in town!

                            2. Il Pastaiao in Beverly Hills has delish!!!! lasagna bolognese- handmade noodles, great meat sauce and bechamel- NO CHEESE.

                              I think I have to go get some now that we are talking about it....

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                              1. re: msmd310

                                wow! thanks so much for all the great suggestions!

                                1. re: msmd310

                                  Yeah, I had the lasagna here before too and it was delish - along with everything else there.

                                2. Try Da Pasquale in BH. I think the one on their menu is a veggie though... could be wrong. Great family neapolitan joint.

                                  1. Mozza. Sundays only