Like every good Italian girl, I love food! I get excited to go places just because of the food 🙂 So it is only fitting I tell you my favorite places to visit.

The Crab Cooker

Newport Beach, California


We have been going here all of my life, it is a family favorite and a MUST when we go to California. My two favorite things to eat there are the Manhattan Clam Chowder and the Smoked Albacore Tuna Appetizer.  Both of these are hands down incredible!! **Note** with the exception of the mashed potatoes, rice and slaw, there are not any NON fish items. If you have a member of your group that doesn’t like fish… leave them at home!!



Bowl of Heaven

If you love a good Acai bowl, this place is great! They have multiple locations in southern California.



What is a trip to So Cal without at least one trip to In and Out!!! This is a MUST when ever we are in CA, NV or Texas! For those that do not know what In and Out is– it is an awesome hamburger place that serves only hamburgers! They have 3 posted options (regular burger, double double and a cheeseburger) and a couple additional options if you know their secret menu but all of them consist of hamburgers and to drink get one of their amazing milk shakes!!

Pedro’s Tacos


YUMMY! Their bean and cheese burritos and fish tacos are my FAV! When in San Clemente… its a must! And when you are there, go to the CVS pharmacy just down the street and get a Thrifties ice cream. If you are from So Cal, you know this is the best ice cream! Mint Chip is my go to! Between Pedro’s and Thrifties you have yourself a very cheap but yummy date night!

Urth Caffe


This is a place that I LOVE to go to in Laguna Beach. Their breakfast is so incredible and their Honey Vanilla Latte is a Justin favorite. Their portions are bigger and they have some amazing baked goods at the counter.