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Discovering the Eternal City One Bite at a Time!
There is no better way to truly get to know a city than eating your way through it. This is especially true for Rome, where the extraordinary culinary tradition has made it a Mecca for foodies from all over the world. That said, making sure you eat well in the Eternal City during your visit can be tricky as authentic food experiences often get lost in the maze of tourist traps. As you know, locals always know where to go for the perfect prosciutto and wine, best cheeses, most amazing pizza, as well as pasta that is rigorously 'al dente', and this Rome food tour does just that, putting you at the center of the city's epic gastronomy.
You'll be in good hands with a passionate and food-savvy guide to lead the way, as you discover Rome from a completely different perspective far from the city's crowded tourist attractions. This journey starts with your palate in mind, introducing you to a carefully chosen sample of Italy's incredible flavors. This immersive food tour will take into the delights of traditional Roman cuisine, as well as Italian classics you already know and love. All of this will take place with the domes and side streets of Rome as your backdrop in an intimate group of no more than 10 other food-seekers.
Hit the Streets For Roman & Italian Delicacies
Your exploration of Rome through food begins in the heart of the 'Ghetto', one of the oldest parts of the city with more than 2,000 years of culture, history and of course culinary traditions to taste. You'll stop at an authentic Italian wine bar to taste real Italian prosciutto with a cheese board of wonderful local cheeses, all accompanied by a welcoming glass of wine.
As you meander through the cobbled alleys, your expert foodie guide will teach you what makes Roman cuisine unique from that of other regions of Italy as you stop for tastings of some of the most mouth-watering street food you can imagine. You'll also learn the do’s and don’ts of restaurant choosing, so you're well-equipped to savor the best the city has to offer for the rest of your trip.
Then you'll head to Campo de' Fiori, Rome's oldest market square, for a sample of the city's famous fried 'supplì (filled with rice, tomato sauce and melted mozarella) and crispy Roman 'pizza margherita'. You'll even get a chance to sip some Italian craft beer, another specialty you might not have expected. Before crossing the Tiber into Trastevere, you'll also stop to relish in Sicily's favorite snack, a 'cannoli' filled with sweetened-ricotta cheese at a historic boutique pasticceria.
Sit Down for Dinner with 3 Types of Pasta & Wine
The grand finale of this evening food tour takes place in Trastevere. As you cross the Tiber on the Ponte Sisto you'll be able to take in incredible views of St. Peter's and the city as you contemplate the myriad flavors you've experienced so far.
Now it's time to sit down a give some serious time to that food no Italian could survive without... pasta. We'll head into an elegant 'enoteca' where you'll be treated to an incredible flight of three different pasta dishes including what are probably the best ravioli you've ever tasted, 'pasta all'amatriciana' (with tomato and guanciale), and 'cacio e pepe' (with cheese and black pepper). All of this will of course be accompanied by delicious local wines to get your tastebuds singing.
We’ll conclude our fulfilling adventure on a high note by indulging in a most cherished Italian sweet treat – gelato! Whether you are fruit flavor fan or more of a decadent chocolate lover, we’re sure you’ll agree that our favorite artisanal ‘gelateria’ serves up the best scoops in town.
While most food tours only include samples of food, we want our guests to enjoy their food the Italian way – in great company with free flowing wine and generous portions. We guarantee that you will not walk away from this tour hungry, and arrangements can even be made for vegetarians and some food allergies if we are notified beforehand. Now there's nothing more to be said - buon appetito!
What You'll See Along the Way
What better place to start your Rome foodie adventure than the historic Jewish Ghetto. This ancient neighborhood has protected Roman gastronomic traditions for thousands of years, as the 2,000-year-old Portico d'Ottavia attests. Meet your guide and get to know the other hungry tour-goers before you set off with fork in hand.
If you are vegetarian, or have food allergies, please contact us in advance so we can make specific arrangements for you with our selection of vendors. This tour is not recommended for vegans or people suffering from Celiac disease (we do not have a gluten-free option).
Individual stops and food items may differ from the above tour description due to seasonality, relationships with vendors, and customer feedback. Rest assured that we will always deliver an amazing tour that satisfies both your wallet and your palate.
Rome Food Tour
What Our Customers Say...
Bethany on the food tour was a delight and provided us with a grand overview of eating through Rome. I will be bringing my husband back next year and I will be sure to book with your tour comapny with the caveat that we get lucky enough to have her again!
Loved this small-group walking tour. Our guide was so knowledgable about the food, culture and sites that we saw along the way. Having a small group (6 in all) made it personable and gave us the opportunity to get acquainted. We would absolutely do it again and recommend to others.
Bethany was an amazing tour guide! It felt like a family friend was sharing her city with us! So knowledgeable and able to answer our groups many questions.so grateful Bethany suggested this tour after checking us in for the Vatican tour(which was also fantastic!). Great way to end our time in Rome, this was what I imagined Rome would be!