In comparing the East to the West, there’s one thing people have always said: you can’t get good Italian food in California. But with the amount of true-blooded Italians migrating to the Weft Coast and opening up restaurants and delis, that statement couldn’t be more false. Los Angeles has some of the greatest Italian cuisine out there with lasagna being one of the top Italian comfort foods this season. While the rest of the state can’t be vouched for, should you find yourself in Los Angeles and in the mood, stop into any of these places for some of the best lasagna on the West Coast.
7313 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
It’s near impossible to find anything on Angelini Osteria’s menu that doesn’t delight. Its Lasagna Verde “Omaggio Nonna Elvira” with beef and veal ragu is a customer favorite. Six layers of spinach lasagne noodles filled with rich tomato sauce, cheese and meat and topped with fried spinach is better than any lasagna you’ve ever had. The prices aren’t cheap but they’re definitely worth it.
Franco On Melrose
6919 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Franco on Melrose is one of those places that actually makes all of its pasta from scratch within a few hours of it being served. The lasagne Ferrarese with layers of béchamel and meat sauce topped with grated parmesan has a wait time of 20 minutes because it’s made to order. The dining rooms are cozy and quite nice for a romantic evening. Timely and courteous service is always a plus.
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Eastside Market Italian Deli
1013 Alpine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
While gourmet Italian comfort food is awesome, it’s not always budget friendly. The lasagna at Eastside Market Italian Deli certainly is good and at the same time affordable. Layers of fresh noodles with cheese, meat and savory sauce will bring back memories of family sit-down dinners at the kitchen table. You also get a choice of a homemade sausage or meatball. A side of garlic bread is a must. Lines can get long so be prepared.
La Bruschetta Ristorante
1621 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
When it comes to serving spectacular and authentic Italian food La Bruschetta Ristorante leads by example. Having been in business for over 30 years, you can expect only the best when walking through the doors. The Lasagna Alla Bolognese is no exception to the restaurant’s line up of stellar menu items. Enjoy tender lasagna noodles, classic meat sauce and fresh bread for sopping up the rest. Valet parking and free gelato with a check in are added bonuses.
700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Downtown LA’s eatery Bottega Louie knows what they’re doing when it comes to serving up fine Italian cuisine. Whether you order from their tasty pizza menu or try a pasta, the Lasagna is a must-try. Featuring traditional Bolognese meat ragù, béchamel, mozzarella & Parmigiano Reggiano, its a customer favorite.
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