What are Joe Bastianich's favorite restaurants?
Lately, I’ve been into eating a little bit simpler. In Rome, there’s a place called Antico Forno Roscioli, which is off of Campo de Fiori, and it’s a simple, almost delicatessen-like place with a restaurant in the back. It has the best Roman pastas in the world. There’s really nothing quite like that. When I was in Paris, I ate at Les Ambassadeurs, inside the Hôtel de Crillon. It is one of the most quintessential fine-dining experiences in the world. I also love to go to Barcelona’s Cal Pep and eat at the counter. If I’m going to go luxury, I’ll go extreme luxury — a four- or five-hour lunch with champagne. Or I’ll just have a burrito a la plancha in Spain.