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Apr 26, 2007 12:01 PM

Great family size Lasagna for last minute pick up HELP!.

I want to find a good pre-made lasagna. I know I read or heard something about a great lasanga available in the city for something like $20. just can't remember where???

I am looking for an easy family meal. I know it's out there but where!!!

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  1. Pusateri's on either Bay or Avenue Road; Pastissima on Yonge/Blythwood. Believe it or not, the PC isn't dreadful if you're really desperate.

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    1. re: Snarf

      Bologna Pastifico on Dufferin at Glengrove...has the most amazing Lasagne...vegetarian and meat..don't know the price though...I think their family size would be more than $'s all made on the spot...Miranda

      1. re: miranda

        Thanks I think Bologna Pastifico might be the spot.

        1. re: Connoisseur

          Sure, but it'll probably set you back about $35, I think.

    2. It's in the West end...somewhere around Dundas West/Kipling area...I can't remember the name of the place. I'm useless today! I have the flyer hanging on my fridge at home!!!

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      1. re: LovesToEat

        Molinaro's on Stanfield in Mississauga?

      2. Pusateri's, Bruno's, Nunzio's, Cumbrae's to name just a few. But the PC and MasterChoice frozen lasagnas from Loblaws or Dominion are really quite good.

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        1. re: embee

          The grocery store frozen versions are no more lasagnes than I am the Pope: they are filled with leaden, doughy pasta, underseasoned dead-tasting sauce, low-flavour cheese -and are suitable only for a bunch of six year olds who don't know better. Pusateri's lasagne isn't bad, BP's seems underseasoned to me but is pleasant - best of all (request a pan order or take individual portions) is Camarra's (Dufferin at Lawrence): all of these will set you back considerably more than $20, but are most certainly worth it.

          1. re: Bigtigger

            So few processed foods are edible that I think you are being unfair. The supermarket brands would never be my first choice, but some of them provide a reasonable meal if you're facing a last minute crisis.

            Remember, too, that both Loblaws and Dominion sell different varieties of lasagna at various quality levels. The best of both brands aren't bad at all. Sure I'd rather have one from Pusateri's or Bruno's. Actually, I'd rather have one of my own home made versions. But PC has saved my neck more than once.

            1. re: embee

              Depends if the crisis is a bunch of fifth graders suddenly descending on one after a hockey practice or adults who are discerning about food. For the former, PC away ! For the latter, why not simply buy some great fresh fettucine and make an alfredo sauce - takes 10 minutes. Or throw some round steak and seasonings into the cuisinart with an egg and make the best home-made burgers. In other words, why patronize the mediocre if one doesn't need to ?

              1. re: Bigtigger

                Why not? Because sometimes I'm just too darn busy or too darn tired. We actually make alsmot everything from "scratch" but we always have some sort of prepared food on hand for those days when the kids, the job, and everything else make cooking of any sort the last thing we want to do when we get home. And no I'm not a fan of the PC prepared foods: mostly just too salty.

        2. Bruno's does a good one.

          1. Islington and Dundas West area there is Lenny's pizza and pasta (in the lil strip mall across from Montgomery drive)...frozen pizza for sure, and I know they do sell lasagna, not sure if they have it premade for pickup (wihtout calling) though..

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            1. re: strawberryfields

              Yes, Lenny's was what I was trying to think of!