Five Spots Serving Up Perfect Lasagna

Bubbling molten cheese layered between wide noodles and homemade sauce—lasagna warms us with a littl

By Grace Geiger January 13, 2011


This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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;

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;

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;

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;


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