New Yorkers have fallen for a restaurant based solely around Mac 'n' Cheese, so why not lasagna? Chef and restaurateur Thomas Mosera (yeah, we're also disappointed his last name isn't actually Lasagna) has just opened this casual homage to what some consider the oldest kind of pasta. This is Jersey-bred Mosera's NYC debut; his Atlanta restaurant Baby Tommy’s Taste of New York is apparently popular down in Georgia. Here in the Big Apple he's focusing on that juicy comfort food lusted after by overweight cats who hate Mondays.

The 70 seat restaurant, which has a bar up front and a "pasta bar" in the back overlooking an open kitchen, serves 8-12 varieties of homemade lasagnas and pastas nightly. Specialties include the Truffle Lasagna (black truffles and chanterelle mushrooms), Lobster Lasagna (lobster with sherry sauce), Tommy Lasagna (Bolognese with Béchamel sauce and mozzarella), and Nonnas Lasagna (marinara, ricotta and mozzarella). The dinner menu is below; in the coming weeks Tommy L. will also branch out into lunch and breakfast, which will consist of a classic Italian breakfast complete with espressos and pastries.

119 East 18th Street // (212) 228-3494

Tommy Lasagna Menu