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Confessions of a Toronto Lasagne seeker!

Bigtigger Apr 27, 2011 11:01 AM

To me, there is nothing better than a wonderful lasagne with a home-made taste. Made by someone else, I should add: too fussy for me at home. In Spring it's a meal with a salad; in winter, reinforcement against the winds. Goes great with a well-chilled rosé - or a gutsy Zin or even Amarone if you want to be extravagant.

Toronto has seemed a lasagne wasteland - hostesses sometimes move the egregious Loblaw lasagne into their own chafing dish or whatever, thinking that palates of guests won't discern the dank sauce and rubbery, tasteless cheese. Whereas south of the border very often every corner Italian/pizza joint takes pride in making a home-style lasagne.

However, I have recently made a few discoveries and hope others will share theirs:

a) KING OF THE TAKE-OUTS: Piazzetta Trattoria on Yonge, just S of Glen Echo Rd, right across the street from Wildfire. Niftily priced at $15, toothsome, cheesy, a bit spicy.

b) SLOPPY BUT TASTY, BEST EATEN ON SITE: Romagna Mia, on Front E of Jarvis: contains béchamel and is mildly spiced.

Other recs?

Piazzetta Trattoria
3441 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N1, CA

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    magic Apr 27, 2011 11:11 AM

    Bologna Pastificio on Dufferin, south of Lawrence. I love theirs. It's the best that I've tried in Toronto. It's takeout.

    Bologna Pastificio
    2895 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B, CA

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    1. re: magic
      DB2001 Apr 27, 2011 11:16 AM

      Magic nailed it. Bologna's lasagnes and other stuffed pasta's are awesome. I especially like their pesto lasagne

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        peppermint pate Apr 27, 2011 11:17 AM

        +1. The very essence of homemade goodness. The best.

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          kwass Apr 28, 2011 10:52 AM

          I have to echo the above sentiments. Bologna's lasagna rocks!!

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        Snarf Apr 27, 2011 01:59 PM

        Carlo at Pasta Pantry on Yonge north of Davisville makes a very hearty lasagna, meat or vegetarian. Also great selection of fresh short pastas, sauces, soups and frozzen styuffed pasta.

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        1. re: Snarf
          gogomiser Apr 28, 2011 09:13 AM

          Ciccio's Sanwiccio at yonge & lawrence make a decent lasagne.

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          Benniep Apr 28, 2011 11:54 AM

          I enjoyed the lasagna at One of A Kind Pasta on Queen St

          I, too, am a lasgana fiend and am excited about this thread

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