• 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.

Highlights

  • 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

Tracy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful food tour lots of interesting facts and tips about this area of Rome. Nice food.
Good value and would reccomend.

Vincenza S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A wonderful and original foodie tour of Trastevere in Rome, a local neighbourhood that has a plethora of dining treats. Our guide expertly guided us through the traditional foods of Rome and where to find them. The tastings were extensive, you are definitely not going to leave the afternoon hungry. Highly recommend this tour, definitely do this one!

stephdesigns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fabulous way to experience the real culture of Rome. My daughter will be studying in Rome for 4 months and while she is there she will see all the significant sites and so we wanted something different. Our tour guide, Dominico, was awesome! He shared wonderful tips, customs, a little bit of the language, etc. and it all made Rome more welcoming and personal. We were there during a slower tour time January and so our numbers for the tour were small, but he used that opportunity to find out more about us and then relate it to what our Rome interests were. The stops were all very nice, the shop keepers were very friendly and inviting and the food was all great! For those four hours we felt less like tourist and more like we were living there... He shared a lot of history and small things about traditions that I have not gotten in other tours. We had a lot of fun and did not go away hungry for sure!

pstrebel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

it was great - our tour guide was Luca and he was entertaining and fun to spend the day with. He took us to 9 different places - we learned about the food but also a lot about Rome. He also gave us good recommendations on places to eat. This trip is highly recommended and Luca was a star!

Sheri T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was one of my favorite food tours I have been on!

Delilah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful tour, Mimo was friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable and the food: fabulous!!!

Armando S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was the very best food walking tour we have ever had in any country that we have been in! If you are in Rome you must do this tour and you must have Domenico Scola be your tour guide. Domenico knows everyone!, they all love him and this shows in the great service the vendors provided us. Domenico loves what he does and he provided us with really great food and history information...this guy knows good food and the best places to get it. You will walk away wanting to dive into Roman food.

Jade d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely loved this tour. Domenico shared his passion for Rome, and his energy was infectious. This tour was exactly what I wanted and surpassed what I expected. It was like touring a local part of Rome with an old friend. He was so knowledgeable and well-spoken, and knew just about everyone in the area. You could tell he was very loved and respected in the community, and that was comforting. If you love food and are in Rome, I highly recommend this tour! Its focus is food, but you really gain the feeling of being a local as with food comes history and community. Book this tour!

Victoria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a delightful experience. One of the highlights of my trip.

Thomas Schwarz S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We liked the experience of walking in an older established community and being able to taste and learn about original recipes and eating habits of years ago. This truly gave us a flavor of Roman food. Our tour guide was excellent as well, very personable and knowledgeable.
Trudy and Tom Schwarz

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