How Many Restaurants Does Giada De Laurentiis Actually Own?

From tricks for getting sweeter tomatoes to elevating a cheese board, celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis has a tip for it all. She is an Emmy Award-winner who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and she runs an e-commerce website called Giadzy, which features an online collection of her favorite food products sourced from Italy. But, you might recognize her as the host of an impressive lineup of self-titled shows, including "Giada at Home," "Giada's Weekend Getaways," "Giada In Paradise," "Giada On The Beach," "Giada In Italy," "Giada's Holiday Handbook," and "Giada Entertains."

Needless to say, the chef is a fan of putting together a nice meal at home. "There's nothing like a home-cooked meal, nothing!" says De Laurentiis. "When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, 'Uh, my house.' It's more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way." 

Still, the chef appreciates the experience of eating out because, in addition to all these other successful projects, De Laurentiis is also a multi-time restaurateur. But how many restaurants does she actually own?

Giada De Laurentiis currently owns two restaurants in Las Vegas

Giada De Laurentiis currently owns two restaurants, both located in downtown Las Vegas. De Laurentiis' debut restaurant, the eponymously-named Giada, is located inside the Cromwell Hotel on the Vegas strip. It's an upscale dinner spot — with De Laurentiis' signature California-Italian fusion culinary style as the star of the show — but also serves Italian brunch, with polenta waffles and breakfast calzones, on weekends. Entrees run from around $30 to upwards of $60, which might seem a little steep until you consider that the restaurant's meticulously-curated wine collection won Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" in 2019.

The chef's other restaurant is called Pronto by Giada and is located inside the iconic Caesar's Palace. Pronto is fast-casual: The menu at-a-glance features paninis, meat and cheese boards, salads, and antipasti, with gelato and house-made pastries for dessert. Not to be missed are the lobster roll, grilled cheese, lemon ricotta cookies, and the attached wine bar that boasts over 40 varieties of vino. Plus, early-birds, rejoice: Pronto serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

On top of these, De Laurentiis used to own a third restaurant. GDL Italian by Giada was an elevated pizza restaurant that closed permanently due to the pandemic but was located in Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Maryland. Although, with all these other active enterprises, the chef probably has enough on her plate as it is. (Pun intended.)