Five Spots Serving Up Perfect Lasagna

Bubbling molten cheese layered between wide noodles and homemade sauce—lasagna warms us with a littl
La Spiga lasagne
The lasagne verdi at La Spiga

Bubbling molten cheese layered between wide noodles and homemade sauce—lasagna warms us with a little extra love during chilly times. Here are five local favorites that have us exclaiming, “Deliziosissima!”

Osteria La Spiga
In the lasagne verdi, layers of green house-made spinach noodles are smothered in a pork-and-beef Bolognese sauce (also made in house), doused in béchamel made with Chelan-based Sunshine Farms milk, and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Oh, my.  $14. Capitol Hill, 1429 12th Ave.; 206.323. 8881; laspiga.com

Lazy K’s Pizza and Pasta
The vegetarian artichoke lasagna is made with Lynnwood-based Carso’s whole-wheat noodles, plump artichoke hearts, a delicate Asiago cream sauce and a walloping dose of homemade marinara. $13.50. Carnation, 4573 Tolt Ave.; 425.333.5299; lazyks.com

Tosoni’s
Chef Walter Walcher makes his own noodles, béchamel and marinara, then adds ground pork and beef, pine nuts, garlic, basil, ground fennel, fried onions and a generous amount of fresh mozzarella, Monterey jack and Parmigiano-Reggiano. La sigh. $19. Bellevue, 14320 NE 20th St.; 425.644.1668

Cafe Lago

The meat-free lasagna is made with delicate house-made pasta layered with creamy ricotta, decadent béchamel and simple tomato sauce. Straightforward and delicious. $19.95. Montlake, 2305 24th Ave. E; 206.329.8005; cafelago.com

Cafe Piccolo
The lasagna Bolognese is a classic done right. Baked to order (allow 25 minutes), it consists of layers of fresh pasta with a meaty Bolognese sauce, ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano. $13.95. Maple Leaf, 9400 Roosevelt Way NE; 206.957.1333; piccoloseattle.com

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