We all grew up watching her on our TVs, and mimicking her recipes in our kitchens. It is no surprise that she has made her way to Las Vegas to feature some of the most iconic dishes from her family recipes and her very popular Food Network show. This Emmy-award winning celebrity chef has turned her first-ever restaurant, which is located on the Strip at The Cromwell Las Vegas, into a go-to destination for Italian food lovers, and it is no surprise that this is at the top of our list of recommendations for Vegas visitors.  

Expect to feel like you are dining in Giada’s family home when visiting. In many interviews, Giada has stated that she purposefully incorporated family art and dishes from her grandparents on the menu. Everything throughout the restaurant was meticulously selected, with subtle touches from Giada herself gracing the interior. The five chandeliers hanging from the ceilings all bear sayings she is known for, and the movie posters on the wall are from Dino De Laurentiis, her late grandfather. Also, the various artwork is the same artwork Giada displays in her own home, making it truly feel like you are eating at Giada’s. 

Now, for the dishes you’ve all been waiting for. Some of the must-have menu items when dining include the breadbasket with homemade focaccia, as well as crispy lavosh, pesto grilled cheese, orzo meatballs and citrus-marinated calamari salad. However, to be fair, you cannot go wrong with any of the items on the menu.

If you’re looking for a great brunch spot, this is it. Brunch is available Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Options include both a brunch tasting menu (said to be incredible) and a full brunch menu.

Seating at the restaurant varies between indoor and outdoor dining. The charming location features warm colors, comfortable furniture (pillows included), and large, retractable windows. When sitting on the patio, be sure to take in the breathtaking views of the Bellagio fountains.