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Sep 26, 2011 12:57 PM

Lasagna at Bay Cities in Santa Monica

Has anyone tried the lasagna from the catering menu at Bay Cities in Santa Monica? Is it any good? Any better place to get take-out lasagna on the Westside?

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  1. I've tried the lasagna from the hot case which I assume is the same one available on the catering menu. It's very good and would be a great choice for take-out, especially with their amazing bread.

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    1. re: TracyS

      To make garlic bread from their fluffy loaves: slice loaves horizontally, then to softened butter add minced FRESH garlic, dried oregano & basil, Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Spread generously atop loaves (can be done ahead and chilled). When ready to serve bake at 400 degrees until golden--out of this world good!

      1. re: Funwithfood

        For garlic bread, or sandwiches at home, the rolls are very inexpensive and come in regular and large sizes. Just need to use them quick -- they get hard in seconds.

        1. re: nosh

          "Just need to use them quick -- they get hard in seconds."

          Pfizer would be wise to look into the "special" ingredients in these rolls... ;-D>

    2. I agree with Tracy S - when you add several loaves of their bread its a no brainer.

      Also, we've gotten their stuffed shells (they are big - stuffed w/ricotta) which was great as a veggie option for larger parties.

      Both kept really well as frozen leftovers, too.

      1. I get it all the time and absolutely love it.

        1. their lasagna is awesome. lots of toasty cheese, good tangy sauce, noodles arent too mushy - i got a corner piece the last time and was in heaven.

          their eggplant parm is also excellent, as is their special mac and cheese that they have sometimes (with the breadcrumbs on top)... their regular mac and cheese is just so-so.

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          1. re: elnora

            I love the hot side. I get the pot roast dinner w/ two sides -- $7.98 gets me at least two meals supplemented with an extra roll. Lasagna, meatballs also excellent (meatballs cheaper if you order six). Wasn't thrilled with the meatloaf, good, but not as good as the potroast.

            1. re: nosh

              Oh, yeah, that is good potroast... and a good value to boot.

              1. re: EricDC

                The great lasagna is at Guidi Marcello. Mrs. Marcello makes it and you buy it frozen. She does a meat sauce version and a veggie version. I have had the meat sauce and it comfortably served 10. Delish. Always a winner.

                Guidi Marcello
                1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

          2. Not just the hot case, but whole (small) frozen lasagnas in the freezer in the back. Perfect for a family dinner, I get them for us all the time.