Although it is one of the most basic of Italian dishes, generally reserved for Sunday dinner at mom’s, lasagna is delicious, filling comfort food. Sometimes you feel like a good piece of lasagna and you just don’t have the time or desire to make yourself an entire pan. If you want tasty, homemade lasagna, but don’t feel like cooking, there are some great restaurants to get a heaping slice in Pittsburgh.
703 Washington Road
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Located in Mt. Lebanon, Il Pizzaiolo is a charming Italian restaurant perfect for date night. Among the hand-crafted pizza, excellent entrees and savory pasta dishes is the Lasagne Di Carnevale. This tasty lasagna dish has layers of meatballs, sausage, noodles, fresh ricotta, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano and marinara sauce. Try it with a crisp, fresh house salad.
Rainaldi’s Italian Restaurant
201 Fairview Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Located in Monaca, Rainaldi’s Italian Restaurant is a casual BYOB restaurant with a full menu of Italian favorites. At Rainaldi’s you can choose from cheese lasagna with layers of noodles, homemade sauce, provolone cheese and ricotta, or meat lasagna with layers of sausage, meat sauce, noodles, provolone cheese and ricotta. Both dishes are topped with a nice, bubbly layer of provolone cheese. Enjoy your lasagna with a fresh salad or one of Rainaldi’s great antipasta starters.
433 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Located in the heart of downtown, Mamma Lucia’s is a casual pizzeria perfect for lunch or an after-work dinner. Mamma Lucia’s serves a customer favorite homemade lasagna with layers of zesty sauce, ricotta and cheeses. If you don’t feel like going out, Mamma Lucia’s delivers to all of downtown Pittsburgh or you can call in an order and pick it up to go right after work.
Grande Italian Restaurant
4205 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Located in McMurray, Grande Italian Restaurant has two great dining options: the quaint and casual restaurant and the more jovial sports bar. Both sides serve a great menu with many options to choose from. Among more casual pizza and sandwich dishes are some great Italian favorites, including lasagna layered with tasty meat sauce, cheeses and creamy ricotta. Enjoy it with a crisp house salad with homemade dressing and an order of homemade breadsticks.
2125 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Located in the north hills, Silvioni’s has a menu full of homemade Italian specialties. If you can resist the menu’s many tempting dishes such as veal or salmon over linguine, you might like the four cheese lasagna. Piled high with layered noodles, zesty sauce and Italian cheeses, it is a customer favorite. The lasagna is served with a fresh house salad and Italian bread and butter.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.