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Great Chicken Parmesan or Lasagna in Buffalo NY?

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I am leaving for Buffalo in two days and I am hoping to get a few responses on where I can get some good Chicken Parm or Lasagna. I know it is short notice but any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Frank's Sunny Italy - huge portions, expect it to be busy on fri & sat
    Santasiero's - get the pasta fagiole, too
    Romeo & Juliet's - great desserts here, too

    Just to be sure, you want Italian-AMERICAN, not Regional ITALIAN cooking, right?

    1. Mulberry Cafe, 64 Jackson Ave
      Lackawanna, NY 14218

      Really, really good!!

      http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/42/461384...

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      1. re: houdini

        Thanks for some of the early responses. I should mention that I don't eat veal so that would make my lasagna choices more limited opting me to just choose chicken parm. Does anyone know if the chicken parm is good at Pizza Junction?

        1. re: callitasicit

          Buffalo has a ton of Italian food, but I'm with Houdini - Mulberry's has the best around, and their Chicken Parm is outstanding. [I think their parm-crusted chicken with hot peppers, fresh mozzarella, and white wine sauce is even better...can't recall the name, though]. Their lasagne is made with veal, though, so you'd have to go with the Chicken dishes. Make reservations if you decide to go. It's a hot spot in a random location.

          1. re: RosemaryHoney

            Chicken parm is sometimes scary. Some places just defrost a frozen chicken tender, deep-fry it, and slap some sauce and cheese on top. Yuck.

            I'm with everyone here. Mulberry is really REALLY good.

            Frank's Sunny Italy is good, but like Lisa said, WAYYY too busy on a weekend, an hour wait or more.

            Anyone try Mangia in Orchard Park? I've heard some mixed reviews about it.

            1. re: mflipp

              I will be going tomorrow for an early dinner. Sounds like the consensus so far is Mulberry, which I think I will go with.

              1. re: callitasicit

                It's a little late in the discussion, but I will chime in here too.
                Mulberry is a wonderful place. A bit out of the way - so I often forget about it when it's time to choose a restaurant.

                callitasicit: Please report back with comments on your Buffalo trip.

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                Mulberry Cafe
                64 Jackson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218

                1. re: jerryc123

                  I haven't left yet so it isn't too late. Thanks to all for their suggestions, I will be going to Mulberry Cafe for an early dinner and I already made reservations. Does anyone know if there is a dress code?

                  1. re: callitasicit

                    No shirt, no shoes, no service.....Just be decent.

                    1. re: houdini

                      Just came back from Buffalo and wanted to report back on my experience at the Mulberry Cafe. This place was fantastic, the service was outstanding and it was very charming. Our server was very helpful, I noticed that the truffle fries weren't on the menu so she went back to find out if they still offered this. The chef obliged and we received our truffle fries. My mother had the lobster ravioli and she said it was delicious, one of the best pasta dishes she has ever eaten. I had the Chicken Parm with cherry tomatoes peppers and it was great!! It was huge for starters and it provided a nice kick due to the peppers. It had a nice layer of cheese on it which didn't over power the sauce. The spaghetti that came with it was nothing special but I didn't care. The one thing I wasn't overly impressed with was the pasta di fagioli, it was quite ordinary but so what, I came for the chicken parm and I would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks for the recommendations.

                      1. re: callitasicit

                        It is nice of you to report back on your experience.
                        I am glad to hear you had a good meal, and our recommendations were on target. Kudos go to houdini who made the suggestion. I need to get over to Mulberry Cafe again - it has been too long.

                        1. re: jerryc123

                          It's the least I can do, I will report back on my other thread regarding my other restaurant experiences . Thanks.