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  • S: We're gonna give you our guide of what to eat in Rome,

  • and we got this guide by walking around and asking the people that live in Rome.

  • I'm talking about Morello, our taxi driver. Michel, the guy whose AirBnB we're renting.

  • Fabio, the guy whose leather shop we went to.

  • And...another guy who runs a bar that serves beer and I can't remember his name because I had four beers

  • and they're all really great, probably should've had a couple less so I could remember his name.

  • The point is, we took all their recommendations, we tried a bunch of them,

  • some we liked; some we didn't like, we're gonna tell you some of our favorite ones.

  • Come, we're gonna teach you how to eat.

  • [Nonna's Pasta Music]

  • S: Now we've been in Rome for a week

  • and we've tried pasta at a bunch of places.

  • Our favorite so far, and the one that a lot of people have actually told us to go to,

  • is Osteria da Fortunata.

  • It's a family-run business, you can see the owners making pasta in the window,

  • it's absolutely amazing to watch. We gotta show you what this is all about.

  • [Music]

  • M: We basically have six kinds of pasta.

  • You pick your pasta and you pick your sauce.

  • They've got ones that you might know,

  • like ragu, which is a meat and tomato sauce.

  • You probably know carbonara already,

  • and last time I got ragu fettucini, but I'm gonna get something different today.

  • [Intense mouth feels]

  • S: Oh-hooo!

  • M: Grazie! Owner: Bon Appétito

  • [Music]

  • S: So this is my first carbonara in Italy,

  • yesterday I came here ---

  • I'll confess, I actually ate here yesterday as well. M: Ducky you told everybody!

  • S: And I had the cacio e pepe, which was absolutely great,

  • but carbonara?

  • I haven't had one in Italy.

  • Here's my first bite.

  • S: Ohhh boy.

  • M: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

  • S: So, we did some videos with sushi chefs,

  • and they often talk about the rice is more important than the fish is what they mention.

  • And for the first time with pasta,

  • I kind of feel like the noodles are more important than the sauce.

  • A nice, firm, tough noodle

  • Delicious, cheesy cream sauce,

  • Little bits of pepper,

  • And a crispy pancetta on top,

  • Sweet mercy.

  • This...if you have this, your trip is made.

  • This is worth the price of a flight to Italy.

  • Trying this right here.

  • Good God!

  • [Music]

  • M: This is ox tail meat sauce.

  • That's right, ox tail. Homemade gnocchi, I saw it being made in the window,

  • Oh boy.

  • Mmmmmmmm.

  • Oh my god.

  • Owner: Enjoy? S: OH, yes! Ohhh yes! M: So good.

  • M: The ox tail is so soft

  • Meaty, sweet... It tastes almost like a venison

  • Like it has, like, a really hearty flavor to it.

  • You know, I thought that the ragu sauce yesterday was amazing?

  • It's a meat and tomato sauce, but this is definitely a heartier version of this.

  • Oh, my god, can you imagine-- I was gonna say, can you imagine this in the winter time?

  • It is the wintertime~

  • A local guy that lives in this neighborhood

  • told us about this, and he said it's popular with the locals,

  • and it's also popular with the tourists.

  • But he gave us a warning; he said that not everybody likes the noodles because they're quite hearty,

  • and strong, and thick, and it's not everyone's style.

  • Now, I'm starting to realize this when it comes to the world of ramen,

  • like, living in Japan, some people like Fukuoka style noodles,

  • some people like Tokyo style noodles,

  • it's not that it's not good, it's that everyone has their preference.

  • But I really, strongly recommend that you come here

  • And find out what your preference is.

  • Because I didn't even know I liked this preference until I had it,

  • and then I was like, [??? Time to move to Rome]

  • "This is what I like!"

  • So please, come here,

  • and revel in delicious, hearty, home made glory.

  • S: Would it be wrong of me to order a second plate?

  • M: Um, you're a big boy.

  • S: Maybe I could! M: Maybe.

  • M: What have you done, Simon. S: Okay! So, yeah, I did order a second plate of pasta, because...

  • this place is just so good!

  • It's just So Good!

  • I don't know why I'm drooling,

  • I literally just had a bowl of pasta,

  • and I'm drooling as if I'm still hungry.

  • Anyhow, the point is, cacio e pepe is a very famous pasta in Rome,

  • very simple, it's just three ingredients:

  • Your pasta, the water that you boiled it in,

  • some pecorino cheese, and you have black pepper.

  • Which is four ingredients, because I"m food drunk and I can't count anymore

  • between one and four.

  • This right here...

  • is what made me fall in love with the restaurant yesterday.

  • And I'm gonna fall in love all over again.

  • S: Mmmm...

  • Ugh. This is just so much....

  • cheesier. You would be remiss to not try cacio e pepe when you're here in Rome.

  • Sexy Food Porn Voice: Ooooooh,

  • pecorino roman, you're such a salty,

  • sexy,

  • chic cheesy, OOOOH.

  • S: Okay, so, like I said, this is my second time here,

  • this is so good, I'm gonna come here every day.

  • And try every f[BAA]cking pasta on the menu. Owner: Good?

  • S: So good!

  • S: Oh! Wonderful!

  • Owner: Wonderful! [Damn Simon really cleaned his plate]

  • Simon: WONDERFUL!!!

  • S: Oaaagh, amazing! Owner: Complimenti! (Compliments!)

  • S: Why is everyone here so nice to me?

  • Everyone is really nice!

  • [The wild Simon defends his food from the wild Martina]

  • S: You can walk away from my f[BAA]ing food.

  • M: Another doggy came in~!

  • S: Did a doggy come in?!

  • [The wild Martina distracts the wild Simon and succeeds in stealing the food. Simon, you fool.]

  • S: I actually fell for that.

  • M: I know you did.

  • S: That's a betrayal of trust.

  • That is such...

  • A strong betrayal of trust.

  • I got so excited; my heart leapt.

  • I felt my heart...get excited...

  • [Music]

  • S: So for pizza, I wanna take you to Bonci Pizzeria,

  • which was recommended to us by the people living here,

  • this isn't even in the trendy part of town,

  • but every time we come here,

  • even in the middle of the week on off hours,

  • this is crazy busy.

  • M: A couple key points: make sure you get a ticket when you come in,

  • because they're gonna call your number.

  • So you might be hanging around, and waiting, and being like,

  • "Why haven't I been served yet?"

  • You need to grab a number.

  • And also the way that pizza works in Italy is quite different than what we're used to back home with the slice:

  • You pick the pizza that you want and they're gonna cut it, and they're gonna weight it for you.

  • Be careful for your budget,

  • because if it's piled up really high, it could cost you A Lot.

  • But man, this place is worth it.

  • Sexy Food Porn Voice: Oooh, look at all this pizza....

  • Look at all this...heavy...meaty...cheesy...pizza, oh my god.

  • Cut it and serve it to me on a tray.

  • SPANK ME WITH THAT TRAY--I mean. Uh-um.

  • I'll just take that tray and...of food...thanks..uhm...

  • Ooooooh!

  • S: Look at how huge these toppings are!

  • Big, thick crust,

  • juicy toppings just spilling over everything,

  • the one that I ordered looks like a tomato with mushroom and some herbs on it.

  • Oh...my god.

  • Mm! This is unreal.

  • I love the change in textures.

  • The dough, super airy and fluffy,

  • the bottom has an amazing cracker crunch.

  • Kind of like when you reheat pizza the next day in the frying pan,

  • and you get that great crisp at the bottom

  • that's better than when you got it delivered?

  • I love the mushrooms in Italy.

  • The mushrooms they put on pizza, with tomato sauce,

  • unreal.

  • Absolutely unreal.

  • Mm!

  • M: I, on the other hand, don't know what I ordered.

  • I just looked for something spicy, and I saw lots of cheese on top, and I went:

  • "That's my jam right there."

  • Oh, my gosh. This...I can tell this is going to be amazing.

  • The herbs chopped on top of it...

  • [A wild Martina is spotted devouring her prey]

  • M: Surprise! There's salami!

  • It is so...

  • fluffy. It's not just about the toppings.

  • The crust itself is really amazing,

  • and it supports the amount of toppings on top without being thick.

  • Like, you know when you bite into a crust sometimes and it's too hard, it's almost like a flatbread?

  • This isn't a flatbread. This is doughy and airy.

  • And there's almonds on this!

  • Almonds, and spicy salami, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese.

  • I...This is crazy.

  • [Music and wild Martina sounds]

  • S: God, did you just eat like a Simon?

  • M: Mm! S: Stuff it all up in your mouth?

  • M: Mm-hm!

  • A word of advice: don't go on a first date with this pizza.

  • Because [ohmygod Simon you beast]

  • Every piece is precariously balanced; it's almost like a little Jenga tower that you're trying to lift up .

  • I just dumped ALL of my toppings

  • on Martina's left hand.

  • M: And i'm all the way over here.

  • S: Point is, we're married for almost eleven years now

  • We have a solid relationship

  • This might embarass ya if you can't balance it right.

  • [Wild Simon devours food]

  • M: I mean, this is impressive, really.

  • S: How did you... M: How did...

  • S: How did you get it on your chin, girl?

  • M: *whines* S: You got...aurgh all over your chin! M: It's on both sides of my nails, like...

  • "Do you like my nail art? It's ricotta."

  • I have one more to go, there's no point of cleaning myself now!

  • S: I just want you to know

  • that I love you even though you eat like a slob.

  • M: I don't!

  • S: You SLOB!!!

  • M: This was just...out of control...where is it?

  • S: It's on your... *LOVE IS THE MOMEEEEEENT*

  • S: Right there.

  • Literally, like, your chin.

  • Other side of your chin.

  • Yeah, that side.

  • S: I'm sure--- M: Oh my god, we can finally get a shot of the food! Go ducky!

  • S: Uhm...so yeah, even though we already had pizza, we're ordering some more pizza right here.

  • You can't help but not order more pizza, there's so many flavors here!

  • I...I wouldn't be doing justice if I didn't try as many as I could.

  • M: It's like an ice cream shop! It's like going to an ice cream shop and being like,

  • M: "Look at all these flavors!" S: Exactly. You can't just have one flavor of ice cream.

  • It was also really nice of them: they gave us this right here

  • As service, because they're like, "Okay, I know that you're fatties, and you're gonna keep eating, so here's some more food for you."

  • This thing right here is rice and beef and tomato sauce

  • With stuffed mozzarella in the middle.

  • Are you ready? Look at this. Oh, my, gosh.

  • M: Oh mah gosh! Oh mah gosh! S: Ohhhh myyyy gosh.

  • S: You see how gorgeous this is?

  • You know what they say: "When in Rome, eat until people start taking pity on you."

  • S: MMMmmMMMmmMMMMMmmmmMmMmMMM

  • Remember that nikuman video we just did?

  • This is...this is better than the nikuman. *Martina gasps*

  • I gotta say. The risotto rice is so soft here

  • The little bits of meat all throughout

  • That gorgeous string of cheese, the tomato sauce, and that crunch on the outside!

  • I love when my food has different textures.

  • Soft and crunchy, this...this is my jam.

  • M: We've had, like, so many pizzas in Rome, and we've had some slices where the toppings were fine

  • But the dough was awful.

  • And it ruins it!

  • But here you have this

  • perfectly crunchy, like a cracker, like a flatbread underneath here.

  • And it's so airy!!! and soft that when you bite into it,

  • you're getting gourmet toppings with gourmet, perfect pizza dough

  • This is my Working Off My Pizza Dance!

  • Pizza Dance! Pizza Dance!

  • How many calories to work it off?

  • M: How many, Simon? S: Girl, you're gonna have to dance with a lot more vigor and enthusiasm for the next four hours if that's what you wanna do.

  • M: Dududu dum! duddu dum! All over Rome, Martina's gonna be like: *dance machine*

  • That's my new plan. You can walk the way you wanna walk, Simon, I am gonna walk vigorously to try to work everything off, okay?

  • To the next place!

  • [Dance time music!]

  • (phew)

  • [Dance time!!!!]