Giada De Laurentiis smiling.
Giada De Laurentiis' Go-To Gelato Order In Italy

Ordering gelato is part of visiting Italy, but the many choices may overwhelm tourists. Thankfully, chef Giada De Laurentiis shared her top choices when visiting the country.

"I love espresso, pistachio, and fig and rum, something I started having when I lived in France," De Laurentiis told the New York Times.

De Laurentiis added, "They also have a really great walnut, which I know is not everybody's favorite, but I think it's quite delicious."

She enjoys Florence's Gelateria De Neri, but her favorites are available at shops across the country. Giada’s picks offer insight into memorable Italian flavor combinations.

In Italy, nut-based offerings go well beyond the usual green-hued pistachio. Giada enjoys a scoop of walnut, but many shops offer hazelnut, pinenut, almond, and chestnut.

For those building an Italy-inspired sundae bar at home, you can test out the savory ingredient De Laurentiis eats with ice cream: olive oil.