119 E. 18th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Irving Pl.
By galina26 on 8/23/2012
Must have passed by this place 100 times and finally stepped in to check out the grub, which was phenomenal. Came with a group of 5 and we started with some lovely malbec wine (under a great recommendation from the owner) and some little flavorful bruschetta dishes with olives and one with beans. Turns out the person we'd spoken to all night who kept seeing us to make sure everything was okay was actually Tommy! He was so sweet, I really like a place that seems to appreciate our business. We were served warm bread with delicious olive oil to dunk it in. After a while Tommy came out apologizing for the wait of our food and brought us little salads with cheese, pine nuts and yummy dressing. I was so happy when our main dishes arrived, I really loved my shrimp with fregula. I'd never sampled fregula and it's like a bigger and better textured couscous grain, the sauce for the dish had nice spice to it and the pieces of shrimp were big and scrumptious. Around the table I glanced to notice my friends devouring their veal dish, sea bass with broccolini, the seafood lasanga, and creamy fettuccine. I was very pleased with the wine, the appetizers and the main courses. I also thought Tommy was a swell guy and I hope he reads this review to know how much I appreciated his warm and friendly atmosphere that he tried to create for us.
By BKNONVEGAN on 6/12/2012
Really excellent Italian restaurant with more of a LES or Brooklyn feel, in a neighborhood that suffers from an identity crisis. There is not only amazing lasagna here, but a full menu of delicious non-lasagna dishes - Great charuterie and homemade pastas - even the brunch was great! (The breakfast lasagna and egg / prosciutto on rosemary focaccia sandwich are killer) What makes this place a real gem is also the staff, which is incredibly friendly and the bar beats any of the terrible fratty drinking holes in this part of town.
By SeriousFoodLover on 11/11/2011
Tommy Lasagna has only been open a few weeks and I have returned 2x. This cozy restaurant makes me feel like I am back home with all its deliciousness. I was also delighted to find the great service for being so new, I felt very taken care of. I highly recommend taking a group of friends and sharing all the lasagna, you just can't pick one....so don't! Great fun!