Move over, Garfield. Our resident Toronto lasagna experts have put together a list of where to get the best plate of layered noodles.
Lasagna lovers, you’re in luck. There are so many delicious Italian restaurants in Toronto that boast tasty, hefty plates of steaming hot lasagna across the entire city. From the hundred layer lasagna at La Palma to the perfectly traditional lasagna at Mangia & Bevi, it’s going to be tough for you to pick which spot to try first.
Check out the best lasagna in Toronto below.
La Palma is a must-try in Toronto when it comes to lasagna. This Dundas West hot spot offers up a hundred-layered lasagna perfectly cooked so that each and every piece has crispy edges, as if each plate were a corner slice. With mozzarella and a bolognese sauce, you can’t go wrong at La Palma.
Head to Queen West’s Buono to indulge in this decadent Lasagna al ragu that takes a beef and veal ragu alongside bechamel and stuffs it between four layers of fresh pasta sheets. Buono also boasts a variety of vegetarian lovers, so there’s a pasta dish for everyone here.
At Gusto 101, the lasagna is only available on Sundays after 6 pm, but it’s so delicious that you’ll have it marked in your calendar each and every week. The 12-layer dish comes stuffed with sausage ragu, mozzarella, parmesan, and roasted mushrooms, all of which comes slathered in a homemade tomato and bechamel sauce.
Regina Pizzeria & Trattoria
Located in the heart of Little Italy, Regina Trattoria offers up traditional, authentic Italian dishes. Their lasagna is definitely a standout dish, featuring the typical ingredients like tomato sauce, beef, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese.
The lasagna at Lamanna’s Bakery is so huge that you’ll probably need a giant fork and knife to eat it! Stacked high, this sauce-heavy lasagna comes in several varieties from ricotta and spinach to a traditional ground beef.
Head to The Junction to chow down on a delicious meal at Vesuvio Pizzeria. This spot has been serving up pizza and pasta for more than 50 years, so you know their lasagna is top notch. With both beef and vegeterian varieties, this heaping dish of layered noodles comes slathered in sauce that’s been simmered for a whopping four hours.
Pizza La Rosa
Pizza La Rosa is a pretty unique twist on Italian food, as it’s a halal pizzeria. Their killer lasagna boasts five layers of homemade bolognese, mozzarella, parmigiana reggiano, bechamel, and tomato sauce. If your stomach doesn’t bode well with gluten, no need to fear! At Pizza La Rosa you can indulge in a tasty gluten-free edition of their classic dish.
Mangia & Bevi
Mangia & Bevi offers up a perfectly traditional lasagna, with eight layers of fresh noodles, mozzarella, ragu, bechamel, and tomato sauce, topped with parmesan shavings and fresh basil. This King Street go-to Italian restaurant is perfect for sauce lovers, as the lasagna comes completely smothered in a delicious tomato sauce.
The menu at Vaticano is packed with delicious, authentic Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients. Their lasagna is a visitor favourite, made with handmade noodles, ground beef, and fresh tomato sauce, all topped with mozzarella cheese.
If you have a large crowd looking for some lasagna, head to Sotto Sotto. While their famous lasagna is only available on the catering menu, it’s so tasty that we had to include it on this list. With both meat and vegetarian options, the lasagna comes made with homemade noodles, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and sauce.
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