BRB, packing my suitcase to Rome to eat like Giada.
This story originally appeared on Spoonuniversity.com.
Have you ever wanted to get a sneak peek into the lives of your favorite chefs on TV? Eating like them in their hometown is even better than seeing what and where they eat. Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome, Italy, and she has an extensive list of her favorite restaurants that you should go try out if you are there. Or rather, these delightful restaurants and cafés will get you scrambling to buy tickets to Italy.
Giada loves the spaghetti alla moro and spaghetti alle telline here, so be sure to try those. The spaghetti alle telline, or spaghetti with clams, is pictured above. The spaghetti alla moro is essentially pasta, eggs, pork, cheese, and chili, but it is definitely not any old carbonara. Make sure you visit to see why.
Giada recommends the pasta all'amatriciana, a sauce made of guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese, and tomato. But she also mentions to enjoy the delicious toasted bread with olive oil, salt, and a side of ganache. Her favorite spot to sit at the restaurant is outside under the canopy.
This is the spot for some casual Roman pizza. They are known for their signature thin, crispy crust, and you can get a huge variety of toppings.
Giada says they have the best burgers in town so you should definitely stop by. They have a unique selection, including the one pictured above: It has a special curry-flavored bun, patty made of chickpeas and tahina, grilled eggplant, sun dried tomatoes, and homemade fig compote.
One of her favorite places to relax with some espresso and tiramisu.
The dessert must be ordered first, says Giada, because it is amazing. It's pretty self explanatory with this beautiful picture of their cheesecake.
Start your day off right with some breakfast pizza at Forno Campo de' Fiori. This is a slice of their famous potato pizza.
Giada reckons they have the best gelato in Rome so make sure to save room in your stomach for some gelato here.