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The Best Lasagna in NYC & Beyond


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Union Square Cafe’s Lasagna

Mmm…lasagna is a delightful comfort food. Lasagna is a perfect combination of layers of spinach egg pasta, meat ragú, and creamy béchamel sauce topped with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. We could easily eat an entire tray.

Lasagna was first eaten by the Greeks. ‘Lasagne’ is named for the pasta sheets used to make this classic casserole. Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is where the modern-day lasagna we know and love comes from.

There are many varieties of lasagna, including:

  • Meat, including beef, brisket, chicken, pork, sausage, and veal
  • Mushroom
  • Spinach
  • Vegetarian with veggies like eggplant, spinach, and pumpkin

While Bologna, Italy, is known for making some of the best lasagna in the world, New York City is too. The Big Apple has the largest population of Italian-Americans in the US.

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Best Lasagna in NYC

The best lasagna in New York City can be found in Little Italy, a three-block neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, and beyond. Plus, it’s shipping by the slice and the tray nationwide on Goldbelly!

Ferrara Bakery Homemade Lasagna + Focaccia

Ferrara Bakery’s Homemade Lasagna + Focaccia

The iconic Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy is America’s first pasticceria and espresso bar. It’s known for its Italian desserts and cakes, so it’s fitting the bakery makes its cheesy lasagna in the round. 
Ferrara Bakery’s Homemade Lasagna + Focaccia comes with a homemade 8-inch round three-cheese lasagna and freshly baked focaccia bread to sop up the tomato sauce.

Union Square Cafe’s Lasagna

If it’s made by culinary legend Danny Meyer, you know it’s gonna be good. The lasagna from his flagship restaurant, Union Square Cafe, in Manhattan, is no exception. 

Union Square Cafe’s Lasagna features 10 delicate layers of fresh egg pasta, each with alternating layers of rich Bolognese sauce with Berkshire Heritage Pork, broccoli rabe, and spices, and Parmigiano-Reggiano and Provolone cheese.

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Gramercy Tavern Mushroom Lasagna

Gramercy Tavern’s Mushroom Lasagna

Since opening in 1994, Michelin-starred Gramercy Tavern has been a leader in the farm-to-table movement, showcasing seasonal ingredients from local farms. Chef Michael Anthony’s Mushroom Lasagna is a long-time guest favorite. 

Each tray is made with fresh pasta that is made and rolled in house. Each is layered with mushrooms like maitake, oyster, and shiitake, mushroom sauce, and ricotta and Grana Padano cheeses.

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Lasagna Dinner Kit

One bite of Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s lasagna, and you’ll swear it tastes just like an Italian grandmother made it. That’s because real-life Nonna Dora (aka Addolorata Marzovilla) makes her Puglia-style pasta by hand, creating classic lasagnas. 

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Lasagna Dinner Kit includes 4 hefty 17 oz. slices of lasagna made with beef, cheese, cream, egg, flour, olive oil, tomato, and love.

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli Lasagna Dinner Kit
Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli Vegetarian Pesto Lasagna Dinner Kit

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Vegetarian Pesto Lasagna Dinner Kit

There are decades of expertise underneath each layer of Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s lasagna. “Nonna Dora” emigrated from Italy’s Puglia region to the US in the 1970s. She has since perfected her pasta-making skills. 

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Vegetarian Pesto Lasagna Dinner Kit includes towering layers of handmade Puglia-style pasta and nutty pesto made with cheese, cream, egg, flour, nuts, olive oil, and tomato.

More Iconic Lasagna

Not all lasagnas are the same. These iconic lasagnas show that it’s hip to be square.

Zoli’s NY Pizza Brisket Lasagna

Zoli’s NY Pizza’s Brisket Lasagna

Don’t mess with Texas or Zoli’s NY Pizza in Fort Worth, Texas. The pizzeria’s 7 lb. tray of Brisket Lasagna is a lone star winner. Zoli’s NY Pizza’s Brisket Lasagna features housemade pasta sheets, smoked brisket, green chiles, three sauces (bolognese, tomato, and Parmesan cream), and a trio of cheeses: mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan.

Coletta’s Restaurant’s Sausage Lasagna

Coletta’s Restaurant’s Sausage Lasagna is an oldie but a goodie. Memphis’ oldest restaurant and one of the pioneers of BBQ pizza is also home to one of the most iconic lasagnas. Each tray is made with a century-old recipe that includes:

  • Grande mozzarella
  • Ground beef
  • Homemade Italian sausage
  • Romano cheese
  • Tomato sauce
Coletta’s Restaurant Sausage Lasagna
Scopa Italian Roots Lasagna Dinner Kit

Scopa Italian Roots’ Lasagna Dinner Kit

Top Chef Antonia Lofaso has created one of the most perfect lasagnas. Since opening her restaurant Scopa Italian Roots in Los Angeles in 2013, her old-school Italian cooking has attracted attention and a loyal following. Scopa Italian Roots’ Lasagna Dinner Kit includes:

  • Chopped parsley
  • Housemade pasta sheets
  • Italian sausage
  • Meat sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Tomato sauce

Broders’ Cucina Italiana’s “Lasagna Spinaci” Spinach Lasagna

Molly and Thomas Broder were so inspired by their 1981 trip to Bologna, Italy, that they sought to recreate that experience in the US. A year later, they opened Broders’ Cucina Italiana in Minneapolis and the rest is delicious history. 

Broders’ Cucina Italiana’s “Lasagna Spinaci” Spinach Lasagna contains 2 lasagnas. Each lasagna is made with housemade spinach egg pasta layered with mozzarella, onions, ricotta, spinach, and “Sugo Betti” tomato sauce. Their spinach lasagna comes with 2 pints of their slow-simmered Sugo Betti tomato sauce.

Broders’ Cucina Italiana “Lasagna Spinaci” Spinach Lasagna
Demo’s Family Restaurant Beef & Pork Lasagna

Demos’ Family Restaurant’s Beef & Pork Lasagna

Peter Demos, president and CEO of Demos’ Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, began his career at 12-years-old working at his father’s restaurant. He’s gone on to grow his family restaurants into beloved institutions where everyone feels like family. 

Demos’ Family Restaurant’s Beef & Pork Lasagna is like a comforting taste of home in every bite. The oven-baked lasagna is packed with pork and beef, garlic, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, and mozzarella cheese. It’s perfectly paired with a side of Demos’ marinara sauce.

Layer up with lasagna. Any way you slice it, we have the loveliest lasagnas shipping nationwide on Goldbelly! Happy New Year!