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Tour code: 5553ROMEFOOD
Eat your way around Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, an off-the-beaten-path area and center of the local food scene, on this Rome food tour. With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy nine tastings of regional cuisine as you walk through the neighborhood to meet vendors and learn about secret Roman recipes. From gelato to cheese to pastries to fresh pasta, you’ll enjoy the best of Italian food. Select a departure time when booking.


  • 4-hour food walking tour of Rome with an expert guide
  • Discover the Testaccio neighborhood, considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine
  • Enjoy nine samples of regional food, as you tour popular Rome food establishments
  • Meet market traders and restaurant owners, and hear of their passion, creativity and enthusiasm for food
  • Visit a gelateria, pastry shop, delicatessen, restaurant and trattoria to try samples galore!

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What You Can Expect

Rome Food Walking Tour

Rome Food Walking Tour

You’ll get a real taste of Rome, literally, during your walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood off the typical tourist track. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that introduces you to the local culinary scene.

Stop by shops and eateries like the Barberini pastry shop, where you can sample baked treats that have been enjoyed here for more than 50 years. Visit a food market for a look at high-quality produce, and chat with some of the local vendors. At Testaccio Market, you’ll have the chance to sample authentic buffalo mozzarella and make your own bruschetta.

Next, enjoy a fried rice ball, a local specialty known as suppli, at Trappizino, and then visit one of the neighborhood’s best restaurants for traditional Roman cuisine, where you’ll taste fresh pasta and wine. Other stops on your tour include Giolitti Caffee and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for more than 100 years, and the Volpetti cheese shop, where 150 cheeses can be found.

While you walk, your guide will share some of Rome’s lesser-known history and point out sights like the city’s only pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery, where John Keats is buried. Your tour ends just a couple of blocks from your starting point; you are free to continue exploring on your own from here, or hop on public transport, a short walk away.  

Customer Reviews

Edelweiss P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My husband and I loved this tour! The group was small, the 9 food stops we made were delicious, the guide was personable and informative. You won't need breakfast or lunch you will be full. Testaccio is a very interesting neighborhood. We actually went back there on our own on another day. Take this tour you'll love it! Edel- from Louisiana, USA

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An excellent tour with an excellent guide. Valentina not only knew the history but also all the locals.
We were never rushed always offered more if wanted. We spent a glorious few hours money well spent.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Bethany's enthusiasm and energy were contagious. It was fun to see a different side of Rome, a lived-in working-class neighborhood. And the food, of course, was wonderful!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We went to out of the way places we never would have found or known about on our own. There was an emphasis on authenticity and tradition to Roman food culture, which made us feel like we were living vicariously as Romans for a day. Do this tour!

Sue G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was awesome! I would highly recommend it! You get to visit so many different little places and get a sample of Italy!

Dannielle F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best tour of all, our guide was excellent and we got to try so much different food. Lovely walk through the foodie area of Rome and also visited pyramid and cemetery while a bit different was a lovely peaceful break from the bustle of Rome busy streets.

Steve S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour our guide Domenico was very knowledgeable and gave us history, culture and the language. We had 10 stops for food and it was all fabulous really enjoyed the experience and a great way to understand how the food and the city evolved

Sandi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sebastian led us on a wonderful food tour. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Chiara was our tour guide and she grew up in the neighbourhood we visited which made the visit all the more personal. We ate, then ate and ate some more. Everything was delicious and we even got a little history of this typical area of Rome. Loved that it was so authentic with no crowd! Will be trying some recipes and looking for some products now that I am back home. Only comment is that yes there is a lot of walking which was no problem but also a lot of just standing around which is a killer for my back.

Lesley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Arthur was our guide and we had a fabulous time. He was a wealth of knowledge and we all had lots of laughs. Was also great with history mixed in with the food, but the food was the best part :

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