• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Get a taste of Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, the center of the local food scene, on this 4-hour tour. With a 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 a guide
  • Discover the Testaccio neighborhood, considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine
  • Enjoy nine samples of regional food, as you tour popular Rome 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

What You Can Expect

Rome Food Walking Tour

Rome Food Walking Tour

Make your way off the tourist track for this walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood. After meeting your 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 Caffe 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The food tour was outstanding! We tasted different Italian foods from MANY Italian Restaraunts around the beautiful neighborhood. Dominico was our host and he was simply FANTASTIC! He's a very talented host who made sure everyone had a great time. We loved him and hope to have him again for future tours.

Diana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My 14 year old son, 11 year old daughter and I enjoyed this tour. Giuliana, our guide, did a terrific job melding the history of Testaccio with its impact on the culture and food of the neighborhood. I appreciated that we visited local shops which we never would have found on our own. It was just the right amount of food. The other guests were wonderful as well, and inquisitive, which made the overall experience delightful!

Kelly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My husband was working and I booked this tour solo. It was fabulous. The
guide was great and food was also fabulous! Definitely worth it!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Wonderful, unorganized tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was BY FAR THE most incredible experience we had while visiting Rome in 3 days. Very personalized, away from crowds, walking, and truly getting into the local scene with incredible food at locally owned generations and our male Italian guide, Francesco, I hope that was the spelling and name. Very knowledgeable, cooked himself, borna nd raised in the town we walked through. Truly our favorite over the Vatican!

Ken W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

sebastiana is awesome! My wife loved the authentic strawberry gelato and I loved the freshness of tomatoes from local market

Alberto R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

AMAZING!!! One of the best tours I did during the whole trip!!

Helen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour should be 7. From the deli to the bistro, walking through the cemetery and seeing Keating's burial, to lunch in the rubbish tip, walking through the markets and sampling food wherever we went, finishing with the most amazing gelato. The guide was passionate and knowledgeable, more like a story teller. Lunch setting was truly amazing. The restaurant was built into the side of a rubbish pile made up of disgarded terracotta vases all neatly stacked up. Walls were perspect so you could view the vases. Stunning dishes and wine was served. All storekeepers/vendors were friendly and accommodating. Love the Italians and just a small insight into their lifestyle - la dolce vita.

Nichole D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great food, fun guide. I would have never found these places without this tour.

Anne E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

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