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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]