with Wine Tastings, Sit-Down Pasta Dinner & Gelato
Authentic Tastes of Rome Food Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 6 reviews.
Max 10 Language:
3.5 hrs Start Time:
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Uncover the Eternal City’s tantalizing flavors with traditional Roman cuisine and regional Italian favorites. Led by a passionate local food-lover, your small group of 10 people or fewer will get unique insight into Rome’s local culinary culture on this mouth-watering guided food tour through its tiny cobbled streets with street food tastings and a sit-down 3 pasta dinner with wine.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
We’ve picked out the most incredible eateries to sample Rome’s amazing food from street fare to elegant sit-down dining for an unparalleled all-inclusive experience.
Our itinerary takes you on the hidden back streets to discover Rome as the locals live it with a healthy dose of the flavors they seek out every day.
In small groups of 10 guests or fewer you’ll be able to soak up all your guide’s expertise, interact with other tour-goers, and walk away with a truly authentic experience.
Tour Summary Get in the Know
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!
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.
Authentic Tastes of Rome Food Tour
What Our Customers Say…
Authentic Tastes of Rome Food Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 6 reviews.
“Andrea picked us up right on time in the Jewish Ghetto and showed us an amazing time on our first night in Rome! It was wonderful to try so many of the local dishes that we may not otherwise have tried on our stay in Rome. At the end of the tour, Andrea gave us other suggestions on restaurants to try that were close to where we were staying and they were wonderful. Highly recommend a food tour with Andrea (especially on your first night in Rome so you have time to try other recommended restaurants).”
“We just got home yesterday from our trip to Italy and we had an amazing time with Andrea on our food tour!! Everything was delicious and it was a great introduction to Rome on our first night. Andrea recommended a few other restaurants to us at the end of the food tour and we are happy to say his recommendations were spot on for wonderful food. We will surely pass along your company to others we know that will be visiting Rome. Thank you again Andrea for a wonderful time!”
“We booked this food tour upon recommendation of a friend and did not dissapoint. We ate so much, from cheese and artichokes to pizza and actual dinner at the end of the tour. Andrea was a great guide too!”
“It was a truly memorable day at the end of a hectic Italian holiday - our daughters still rave about it and they are VERY hard to please. If you want to get insight into Italian food and you don't have heaps of time to spend trying to find great places, then this tour is for you - the guide really knew his stuff (wish I could remember his name) and added just the right amount of the history.”
“The only way to keep my whole family happy is to include food, so I booked this tour based on Trip Advisor's reviews. We met Dominique on the only rainy day of our vacation; she was so warm and friendly and came armed with umbrellas :) While sharing the history of the area and other important food facts, Dominique took us to quintessential Roman eateries -- awesome proscuitto and parmesean, pizza, pastries, pasta and gelato... All the places we went were family-owned, authentic, and the highest quality. It was just the right mix of eating, walking and talking, and the hours flew by. I definitely recommend this tour!!”
- Sharron C
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