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Garfield eating lasagna after smashing into a lasagna truck

Lasagna is an Italian dish and Garfield's favorite food. It was first shown on the July 15th of 1978 comic strip, where Garfield described lasagna as "nature's most perfect food."


Lasagna appears occasionally throughout the comic strip. It appears regularly in Garfield and Friends; it is available at locations such as the Short Branch Cafe and Momma's Pizzeria.

In Garfield: The Movie, Garfield eats all four boxes of Jon Arbuckle's lasagna. He later eats some after falling into a truck of it. In Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, when Jon is giving the veterinarian Garfield's things, he requests that she feed him a plate of lasagna every day. After the switch, Jon, Liz Wilson, and the Prince go to a restaurant, where Prince discovers his love for lasagna. At the palace, Garfield helps the animals prepare a platter of lasagna, where everyone enjoys it.

In Here Comes Garfield, Garfield eats a pan of lasagna in the kitchen before heading to the City Pound. In Garfield on the Town, Garfield is seen eating lasagna during a flashback in a former Italian restaurant, and Jon serves him lasagna after finding him.


  • Garfield has "loved lasagna" since the day he was born in the kitchen of an Italian Restaurant (Mamma Leoni's). It has always been his "favorite food" ever since.
    • Jim Davis has stated "I sometimes wish I made pizza Garfield's favorite food. It's easier to draw than lasagna".
  • In the November 4, 1982 comic, Garfield tells a baby chicken that no son of his would refuse lasagna.
  • Out of all the female cats from Garfield and Friends who owned or lived in restaurants, Mona is the only one not seen serving lasagna to Garfield.
  • In the May 11, 2004 comic, Garfield wants to know how much of the Earth's surface is covered by lasagna.
  • In the May 27, 2018 comic, Jon reads a lasagna recipe from a cookbook to Garfield and Pooky.
  • In the January 24, 2020 comic, Garfield tells Arlene that he dreams of a day with lasagna as a pizza topping.
  • Garfield once put a piece of lasagna in between two slices of pizza. Jon rejected the idea at first, but after taking a bite, he immediately had a change of heart.
  • In Garfield: The Movie, he lists the ingredients that he likes best: "the cheese and the meat and the sauce."
  • The music video for "Holla" by Baha Men features lasagna as a running gag.