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11 December 2017

LasaGnaM: Lasagna Fast Food Restaurant in Rome, Italy


LasaGnaM has all the characteristics of being a fast food place except for one fundamental thing, the much higher quality of the ingredients. Like most of you, I also avoid fast food places as much as I can because they are known to have inferior standard in the food that they serve. With this in mind, four like-minded enterprising young people originating from different regions in Italy put their best foot forward in breaking through that paralleled definition of fast food = low quality. LasaGnaM is not your regular fast food place. You definitely eat quicker with the fast service and informal setup of eating but that's when the fast food concept ends at LasaGnaM because the food is way more superior that gives great value for your money.


Cristiano Guerra, Dario Nittolo, Francesco Cordua and Tommaso Briotti, who were all born and living in different regions in Italy, united by the love of traditional cuisine, met in Rome and realized their dream. With a simple slogan that amplifies well their objective, con amore a mano ogni giorno (with love by hand everyday), LasaGnaM was born. It is an Italian fast food company that focuses on lasagna, with different variations proposed in their menu that was conceptualized by one of Rome's best emergent chefs, Antonio Gentile. With their goal of spreading the world of lasagna, the honesty in using genuine high quality ingredients is not lost in their objective. After all, Italian cuisine is about quality food.


The ingredients are sourced from trustable small and artisan producers who also respect and value freshness and quality of their products. To get to know some of the constant ingredients used, there are Grana Padano DOP, freshly prepared lasagna sheets, Mutti tomatoes, fresh basil and certified Italian beef.


Another thing that sets it apart from the rest is that the food are not frozen before being baked. The lasagna are prepared in the morning with the freshly-done lasagna sheets then baked before serving throughout the day. The béchamel is prepared daily with a special equipment. All sauces and fillings are carried out respecting the primary essence of the raw material. The variations of the lasagna change every three months depending on the availability of ingredients during the season. You will find lighter menus in the warm months like tomatoes and fresh fish while the colder months lean more towards the heavier ingredients like meat and cheese, all with the ample 330-gram portions. But what you will always find are their classic and most popular lasagna versions which are Bolognese (beef ragù) and Carbonara (guanciale, eggs and Pecorino cheese that can also be ordered XXL in 500-gram portions. There are also Genovese (pesto, potatoes and green beans) and Amatriciana (tomatoes, guanciale and Pecorino cheese).


In addition to lasagna, there are other entries in the menu that are equally interesting like meatballs, chicken, potatoes with peas, different kinds of salads, calamari and fried shrimp, chicken wok, and hamburgers. LasaGnaM doesn't limit the drinks to sodas and beers because they also have a good selection of six Italian red and white wines preserved and dispensed from a technological wine system. Having a sommelier as one of the proprietors, he carefully selects the wines that can easily be paired with the food.


For the final part of dining, I hope you have enough space for a sweet treat because there's a vast selection of desserts that are absolutely good. In a separate pastry counter, pies, muffins, croissants and mignons are prepared by Dolce Vetrina, a local artisan pastry shop.


Lasagnam already has two addresses in Rome. The first, a few steps from the Colosseum, in Via Frangipane, opened last October 23, 2011 and two years later, the second one with a much bigger space, opened in Via Nazionale last October 27, 2013. 


LasaGnaM

Via Nazionale, 184
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 48913677
Opening Times:
Mondays to Fridays: 07:30 to 22:00 / 23:00 (Fridays)
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 to 23.30 / 22.00 (Sundays)

Via Frangipane, 15
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 69940625
Opening Times:
Mondays to Fridays: 10:30 to 16:00
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 16:00


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