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  • Location:Rome, Italy
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Small-Group Food Tour in Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisu

Indulge in some of Rome’s most famous culinary treats on this small-group espresso and gelato walking tour of the Eternal City. Learn the secrets of coffee-roasting at legendary Roman cafes Tazza d’Oro, Saint’Eustachio and Caffè Greco. Satisfy your sweet tooth with samples of world-class gelato and tiramisu. Upgrade to include an opportunity to learn to make artisan gelato. Group size is limited to 15 to ensure personalized attention from your food-loving guide.


  • 2.5-hour, small-group espresso and gelato walking tour in Rome
  • Visit the famous coffee shop Sant'Eustachio and learn about the coffee-roasting process
  • Stop at well-known gelaterie (gelato parlors) and one of the most popular tiramisu shops in the city
  • Taste delicious samples of espresso, gelato and tiramisu
  • Enjoy interesting and informative commentary from your enthusiastic foodie guide
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Upgrade to include an artisan gelato class at one of Rome’s top gelaterie

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Food Tour in Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisu


Meet your expert food guide near the Pantheon and dive right in to your Roman culinary education.

Get caffeinated at some of Rome’s most famous cafes — Sant’Eustachio, Tazza d’Oro and the legendary Caffè Greco which has been serving customers since 1760. Learn how the coffee-roasting process makes all the difference in producing these beloved brews as you sip fresh espresso made right before your eyes.

Next, head for the gelaterie to curb your craving for sweets. Sample gelato made in some of Rome’s most famous gelato shops, and find out what makes Italian gelato different from ice cream.

Combine sweet with caffeine at the last stop, a popular tiramisu shop in Rome called Pompi. Learn a bit about the history of this famous dessert and find out what it takes to make a perfect tiramisu.

Your tour of Rome’s treats ends in the city center, where you can continue exploring on your own.

Gelato-making class upgrade:
If simply tasting it isn’t enough, consider upgrading to start your experience with a class in making artisan gelato at one of the city’s popular gelato shops. Upgrading means you’ll meet your guide at a gelateria in the Trastevere neighborhood, where you’ll meet the shop’s resident gelato maker. Then, get ready to make your own authentic gelato base.

With guidance from the resident expert, learn how to turn the base into gelato with the shop’s fancy churning machines, and finish the class by sampling some of your own handmade gelato. Afterward, follow your guide to the meeting point for the start of the 2.5-hour espresso, gelato and tiramisu tour outlined above.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour we thoroughly enjoyed our three hour walk and information obtained about Expresso, Gelato and Tiramisu. Our guide was very informative about historical sites we passed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was our favorite tour on our honeymoon!!! I cannot say enough good things about our espresso/gelato tour. Antonia ? our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky, in that, even though its a small group tour--we were the only ones who booked that day, which basically turned it into a private tour!! We visited Casa D'oro, and Sant Eustacchio. Of the two famous competing espresso joints, Eustacchio was by far our favorite. The gelateria across the street was amazing too! At this point in our tour, it started to DOWN POUR. So here we were three young adults running through the flooded streets of Rome. We had such a great time. When we left our second gelateria the ran had slowed down enough for us to make it to the tiramisu shop. A very yummy tour and a great way too see Rome like a local. Thank you so much for the amazing memories we will never forget!!

Timothy T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Daniella is a foodie's dream tour guide! She's not only knowledgeable about the foods you sample and their histories, she is also very knowledgeable about the city and its history. She's fun, sweet and very interesting. She loves food and is happy to discuss it with you throughout the tour and she'll even send you a list of her favorite restaurants and shops in Rome as well as personal recipes. Every sample that we tried was delicious and we were grateful that it was a walking tour as we were stuffed by the end. We cannot express how much we loved Daniella and this tour. It was certainly a highlight of our trip.

Lizzie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fab little tour - brilliantly knowledgeable and friendly guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

You must try the Granita and the Buffalo Gelato with tomatoes if available, really interesting.

Nicola S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We did this on the afternoon we arrived which was fantastic timing to learn about the best coffee and the best ice cream. We happened to be the only ones on the tour so this was great! our lovely tour guild was a young lady who was so nice and we had a great time.

Ashok N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good way to understand and appreciate what goes into making the type of espresso and gelato that Roman connoisseurs approve of. Also a nice way to walk through central Rome with a knowledgable local guide.

RockyDick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Oh my goodness -- my wife thought we died and went to Heaven! Valeria Sp? has a PhD in Italian history, and her knowledge of the coffee, foods and customs made for a delightfully enjoyable evening!

Kristine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had great fun on this tour. We did admit that we were in the coffee business and knew a lot about espresso, however it was great to see the small local roasters. The gelato and tiramisu stops were great as was the young lady who was our guide.

Donna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Valeria was our tour guide for this tasty tour! She took us to places that the local people flock to for gelato, espresso and tiramisu. We were given generous samples by the shop owners while Valeria explained the process used in making their products. This is a fun and tasty tour that's sure to please your taste buds! Be sure to include this tour on your next trip to Rome! Thank you Viator! Donna Irene
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