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acd123 Oct 14, 2009 04:29 AM

The best. Where? Sit down, take out, whatever.

  1. JamieK Nov 3, 2009 03:56 PM

    Having just enjoyed it again for dinner tonight, I have to chime in and heartily recommend the prepared lasagna at Summerhill Market. It's made with bolognese/tomato and bechamel sauces, all the ingredients are fresh and easily discernible, not all mushed into a sauce -- fresh basil and spinach, lots of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It tastes great, homemade, with lots of flavour. Not cheap but worth every penny.

    Summerhill Market
    446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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    1. re: JamieK
      millygirl Nov 20, 2009 01:35 PM

      I second JamieK's recommendation for Summerhill Market's lasagna. You could never make it yourself for what they charge and they don't skimp. It's all made with quality ingredients. Very tasty and rich.

      1. re: millygirl
        acd123 Nov 20, 2009 02:53 PM

        I'm gonna try both, one from Summerhill and one from Dufferin.

        1. re: acd123
          JamieK Nov 21, 2009 01:29 PM

          When you're at Summerhill for the lasagne, pick up a prepared Caesar salad to go with it. The "small" is easy big enough for two even three people, as a side. It comes with shaved parmesan and a wedge of lemon to squeeze into the house-made dressing, which contains anchovy paste. Quite tasty.

          1. re: JamieK
            Bigtigger Nov 21, 2009 03:19 PM

            Pusateri's also does a very tasty lasagne - the large version ar $29.99 would feed most families. It is cheesy and meaty with a real flavour unlike those insipid supermarket versions. No béchamel, however - more a traditional (very good) every-day type lasagne.

            1. re: Bigtigger
              callitasicit Nov 21, 2009 10:47 PM

              Do they offer a smaller version that would feed one to two people?

              1. re: callitasicit
                Bigtigger Nov 22, 2009 01:18 AM

                Yes they do - just right for 2 medium eaters...

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      magic Oct 14, 2009 07:07 AM

      Bologna Pastificio on Dufferin, just north of Glencairn.

      They make the best lasagna I've had in Toronto. Probably the best I've had anywhere.

      It's a storefront, not a restaurant. So it is takeout only. Warms up beautifully at home. Can also buy it at Dave Young grocers on Eglinton, though only a smaller size I think, not larger sizes. The smaller size is still easily good for two people though.
      I'm sure it's sold at other specialty grocers but I cannot recall where off the top of my head.

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      1. re: magic
        erly Oct 14, 2009 02:22 PM

        I too recommend Bologna.
        They also have frozen pasta.
        If you want to be certain it is freshly made you can call in your order.

        1. re: erly
          magic Oct 14, 2009 03:38 PM

          Yup, that is what my family has historically done. Call and order ahead. Absolutely. Also, the woman who runs it is soooooo nice.

          1. re: magic
            pearlD Oct 14, 2009 04:36 PM

            ...and they have ready made sauces to take out as well............

        2. re: magic
          Crepes Suzette Oct 14, 2009 05:06 PM

          Great products at Bologna, but be prepared - cash only.

          1. re: magic
            Chester Eleganté Nov 19, 2009 09:50 PM

            We picked up a lasagna once from Pastificio awhile ago on recs from here and well, it was decent, but we had little urge to try it again. Too bad.

            1. re: Chester Eleganté
              magic Nov 20, 2009 07:56 AM

              Oh yeah? That's too bad. At least you gave it a shot...

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