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    Lasagna Cinghiale at Apizz

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    san marzano pizza at Eataly's Rossopomodoro

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Lasagna Cinghiale at Apizz

Lasagna Cinghiale at Apizz
There's no shortage of lasagna to swoon over in New York City, but this wild-boar version at our favorite undersung Italian restaurant stands out for its straightforward, hearty richness. The sumptuous casserole contains surprisingly few ingredients, and each one counts—supple house-made pasta is layered with rich boar rag and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano, with a generous dose of long-simmered plum tomato sauce topping the whole thing off. 217 Eldridge St between Rivington and Stanton Sts (212-253-9199, apizz.com). $24.

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The pizza wars will rage on, but this pedigreed Margherita is as authentically sourced as they come—the creamy, elastic mozzarella; wood-burning ovens that give the tender crust a hint of char; and even the pizzaioli themselves are all imported directly from Naples. 200 Fifth Ave between 23rd and 24th Sts (212-229-2560). $13.

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