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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Rome Food Walking Tour

Find the best food spots in town on a 4-hour Rome Food Walking Tour! Led by a local food-loving guide, your tour includes nine regional food tastings as you explore Rome's foodie neighborhood -- Testaccio. Meet colorful traders at a gourmet market and hear recipe secrets from the people behind Rome's oldest food traditions. Sample gelato at Rome's oldest gelateria, taste fresh pasta in an award-winning trattoria, relax with wine and more -- a must-do culinary experience in Rome!


  • 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

Your Rome food walking tour takes you off the beaten tourist path to the historic Roman neighborhood called Testaccio, and ideal place to get a real taste of Rome. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food traditions alive.

After meeting your expert guide, head off to discover the culinary gems around this must-see foodie district. As you walk, hear tales of Rome's lesser-known history from your guide, and see sights that many tourist maps miss, such as Rome's only pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery, where the poet John Keats is buried.

Visit the legendary Barberini pastry shop to try its mouth-watering Italian pastries that have been sold for over 50 years. Then, browse gourmet produce at a bustling local food market. While shopping, your guide will introduce you to some of the more colorful characters who work there. Make your own bruschetta and try real buffalo mozzarella at the famous Testaccio Market.

Continue your tour to one of the neighborhood's best kept secrets, Trappizino, to try suppli, every Roman's favorite fried rice ball. Sample some of Rome's best pasta along with wine at one of Rome's best restaurants for authentic Roman cuisine.

Further highlights include visits to the Giolitti Caffe and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for over a century. Next stop is fantastic Volpetti cheese shop, home to 150 regional cheeses.

After eating your way around Rome's foodie heaven, you'll end up two blocks from where your tour began, approximately a 5-minute walk to all major public transport options.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was fabulous! Great food with historical tidbits regarding the neighborhood. Small group keeps the experience authentic and pleasurable. Without the tour, I would have never found this fabulous neighborhood and shops. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My Food tour was absolutely fantastic, food quantities substantial, and plentiful. I loved it and have recommended the tour to so many people in Rome and on their way. hopefully I will get back one day. I will let you in on a secret, I went back to Testaccio with my friend the next day for breakfast and coffee.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, small group, fabulous food, experienced and knowledgeable guide and a great balance of eating and sightseeing in an area away from usual tourist throngs. Great at any time in a holiday but particular helpful at the start of an Italian holiday to understand some of the Italian food customs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A highly recommended food tour in the lovely neighborhood testaccio. If you want to get to know the real Rome, away from all the tourists, this tour is a must. The tour started on a cosy piazza where we had a free cappuccino or caffè latte, in the meanwhile we got to know our tour guide Domenico. Domenico was an excellent guide, he involved the whole group in his explanations, which made it obviously more fun! We tasted the delicious traditional dishes from Rome, the three famous Roman pastas included. Apart from all the food, which was a lot, our tour guide also told us more about the history of Rome. We even visited an old cemetery with the one and only pyramid in Rome. In short a must-do when you are visiting Rome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour, hosted by MeMo, was the highlight of our month long trip. One word of advice ... don't eat breakfast, because they feed you constantly. My wife and I are senior citizens, so don't fear the walk. You'll need it to walk off the food. Thanks for a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Best Foodie tour that we've been on. We're planing on taking the Prague tour in December.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic.Great guide and good variety of food. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour and guide. Lots of great tastings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you are a foodie and want to taste the best food in Rome, then take this tour. Go to this tour hungry as you will have cappuccino, Italian pastries, cheese, meats, breads, pizza, pasta, wine, gelato and suppli! We did this on our first day in Rome and and in addition to the delicious food our guide Domenic provided good tips on how to order pizza, how to avoid the tourist traps and how select a true Gelato stand. I would highly recommend you book this tour and ask for Dominic. He is knowledgeable and his outgoing personality is totally captivating which engages everyone on the tour - making it all the more enjoyable.
At the end of the tour we felt blessed with good food, good wine and good friends!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The food walking tour made our weekend away complete, a different look at Rome other than the normal attractions, our tour guide was v informative, fun and interesting, i have recommended this to my friends as a must to do.

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