The dish I’ve heard the most buzz about is the Lasagna Verde “Omaggio Nonna Elvira” with Beef and Veal Ragu. This “homage to grandma Elvira” was a beautifully layered lasagna with the traditional pasta, meat and cheese but with a decidedly “green” hue as you can see in the photo. This was a most enjoyable melt-in-your-mouth square of lasagna, with a lovely homemade quality to it. I’m pretty sure I understood our thickly-accented Italian waiter to say the leaves scattered on the plate were “air-fried” baby spinach. While they were a perfect accent to the green lasagna, I could have eaten a bowl of them on their own. Grazia Gino Angelini, I am declaring your Lasagna Verde as my best bite of the week!
You may know that I keep a “restaurant list” of places that I want to try. On this list are a wide variety of cuisines including restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlors and more. One restaurant that’s been on my list for a long time is Angelini Osteria on Beverly Boulevard. What is an Osteria, you ask? It’s an Italian restaurant, typically a simple or inexpensive one (according to my Google search). We recently received a $50 dining cheque from our many reservations on Open Table, and I suggested to Matt that it was time to pay this well-regarded Osteria a visit.