Food and Drink

Where to Find the Best Lasagna in Australia

Get the dish of the season.

Did you know the word lasagna refers to the pot in which the food was cooked? The earliest known mention of lasagna can be traced as far back as the 13th century. That means the multi-layered, Italian staple has comforted us for nine Centuries. Although, recently, it’s seen a resurgence, and it’s not hard to figure out why. I only need to mention ‘2020’ for the flashbacks flooding in from lockdowns and hand sanitiser. The very mention of any crisis has us reaching for a generous slab of lasagna.

So if you’re in need of a comforting dish, here are the best lasagnas you can find in Australia.

NSW

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Fratelli Paradiso

Potts Point
Fratelli Paradiso is a legendary Italian food haunt where plenty of locals sit down to enjoy rustic pasta dishes. The Lasagna al Forno is a favourite. However, it runs on the more expensive side, at $32 for a serve. Granted, the serving size is very generous.

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D.O.C Pizza

Surry Hills
While the burrata and pizzas are more favoured at D.O.C, the lasagna is also exceptional. It’s a traditional meat lasagna, and it costs $28. Did we mention they use organic beef and pork?

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Mumma Julian’s

Online
Julian Cincotta is known for his cult fried chicken joint, Butter, but he also runs Mumma Julian’s, which exclusively sells Impossible lasagne and meatballs. You can order through Milkrun, Produce Drop, or Chef Prep.

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Vic’s Meat House Made Wagyu Beef Lasagna

Online
Vic’s Meat is the meat master, so it’s only natural they have a mighty, meaty lasagna. Think a rich and hearty slow-cooked ragu bolognese, a mic of cured meats, a generous amount of aromats, and classic creamy bechamel sauce. Each lasagna is $35 and serves three people.

VIC

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1800 Lasagne

Thornbury
Lasagne is in the name, and you guessed, they serve lasagne. This isn’t any ordinary lasagne, though. There is a reason they’re known for their lasagne, and it comes down to tradition. Available for $24 per serve, dig your fork into this delicious slab of lasagne.

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Lasagna Lab

Windsor
Lasagna Lab dishes up classic cheesy lasagna with basil on top. Lasagna is their language, and they’re fluent. The menu includes a range of lasagna, including pumpkin and mascarpone, gorgonzola, porcini and truffle, and duck taleggio.

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Leonardos Pizza Palace

Carlton
This casual dining establishment is a revered piece of hospitality in Carlton. The 70s-style interior with timber panelling on the walls and stacked terracotta wine racks behind the bar is the perfect setting to dig into a meaty, hearty, cheesy lasagna. For $26, you can get a slab of lasagna filled with pork sausage ragu, pine mushrooms, nutmeg, and ricotta.

QLD

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Bella Tiarnie

New Farm
This family-owned Italian restaurant serves everything from pizza to pasta, but the lasagna is a must-order.

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Grappino Trattoria

Paddington
You will find large portions, a long wine list, and family-style service here. Their freshly cooked, tempting lasagne is a delight to indulge in.

SA

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Parlamento

CBD
This established Italian bistro serves simple dishes in a modern space. Here, it’s all about the flavour, and the lasagne is the perfect example of good, soulful Italian cooking. It’s layered with spinach and ricotta and topped with parmesan cheese.

LaTrattoria

CBD
A time-tested family-run restaurant serving authentic, traditional Italian dishes, including a comforting lasagne. You can get it as an entree or main for $26.

TAS

Da Angelo Ristorante

Hobart
Da Angelo is a Hobart institution, complete with a kitschy dining room. You will find pasta and pizza, but the housemade lasagne is the best part. Think pasta layered with leg ham and cheese topped with bolognese sauce.

WA

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Ciao Italia

South Perth
This lively eatery has red-checkered tablecloths, calzone, and tiramisu. While we recommend you finish the meal with tiramisu, be sure to try the lasagne.

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Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

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