Best Lasagna

Buddy V's

Photo by Anthony Mair

Photo by Anthony Mair

Buddy Valastro may indeed be the boss of cake, but we can say without hesitation that his grandmother was the czar of lasagna. Her version of the classic Italian dish at her grandson’s family-style restaurant is as impressive in its construction as it is delicious to eat: layer upon layer of square noodles in between a rich mixture of meats (Italian sausage, beef, pork), cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan) and sauce. That all four corners of this dense creation nearly touch the edges of a cast-iron pan that’s the circumference of a kid’s soccer ball leads us to offer this tip: Either order for two (at least), or don’t make dinner plans for tomorrow. “The lasagna reminds me of Sundays, especially during the holidays,” Valastro says. “It was always meant to be shared with the family, so the size had to justify that thinking.” $25, in the Grand Canal Shoppes, 702-607-2355, BuddyVLasVegas.com.