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Max the best lasagna?

steakrules85 Feb 8, 2009 08:15 AM

Everyone raves about their lasagna. Is it still the best in the city? I love lasagna but prefer mine without meat just tons of ooey gooey mozzarella, ricotta, sauce, and layers of that beautiful lasagna. I would try a lasagna with meat just NO SAUSAGE as I am not a sausage lover or liker lol for that matter. I heard Insiemes is good too, but that is spinach rendition with meat.

  1. _emilie_ Feb 11, 2009 12:26 PM

    It's not a red sauce lasagna, but we had a rabbit lasagna with some sort of bechamel sauce at Bacaro that was so good I made an absolute fool of myself trying to scrape the last bits up out of the pan. It was very ooey gooey -- and if you're worried about the rabbit, you'd hardly know it was there under all the delicious sauce. The portions there are pretty small though, so it's more of a lasagna snack.

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      mahler5 Feb 10, 2009 06:01 PM

      Both Bar Pitti and Le Zie have delicious, authentic lasagne. It's only about an inch thick and it's definitely like you get in Bologna, not in Little Italy. I can't remember whether it's on the menu at either restaurant or whether it's a special, but it is very special.

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      1. re: mahler5
        steakrules85 Feb 11, 2009 05:32 AM

        Cool Ill have to check the reviews out on those. Keep the recs coming baby.

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        billyeats Feb 10, 2009 02:34 AM

        I've had three memorable renditions of lasagna recently, all in the village - these are places that I didn't expect anything special:

        i Tre Merli (w.10th & w.4th)
        Trattoria Spaghetto (Bleecker & Carmine)
        Villa Dela Pace (e.7th st & 2nd ave)

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          Lucia Feb 8, 2009 04:49 PM

          I like Peasant's lasagna. Le Zie also makes a good one.

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            steakrules85 Feb 9, 2009 04:35 AM

            I have been meaning to go to Peasant. However, I think they put goat in their lasagna. Def would try it. But I would rather have their meat dishes (bistecca fiorentina, porchetta, quail, agnello).

            1. re: steakrules85
              Lucia Feb 9, 2009 05:42 PM

              yep--it's a goat lasagna. It's not gamey or too distinctly goat-y, though.

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            foodwhisperer Feb 8, 2009 02:55 PM

            If I understand the post , it says the restaurant named Max has is noted for good lasagna. If i understand that correctly i have to say IMHO Max is a bargain but I would not eat their if it was free. Everything is horrible their ,i even couldnt eat their spinach.
            I think Ennio and Michael's has the best lasagna, it used to be made one day a year, on Easter Sunday. Now they have it weekly. Its just like homemade.

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              silencespeak Feb 8, 2009 12:43 PM

              Insieme's Lasagna verde Bolognese is my favorite. It's just so well balanced, sooo tasty.

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                kobetobiko Feb 8, 2009 09:29 AM

                If you want to try a meatless version, I really like the mushroon lasagna at Gramercy tavern. It's vegetarian, but it is still very hearty and filling.

                I have a picture attached.

                (p.s. I do like the lasagna at Insieme)

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                1. re: kobetobiko
                  steakrules85 Feb 8, 2009 02:11 PM

                  Wow that looks awesome. But like I said I am looking for the good old fashioned one in marinara sauce.

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