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Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3hrs 30mins
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • A complete exploration of local food, from olive oil tasting and balsamic vinegar tasting to pizza-making.

  • Make your own pizza, visit a traditional food market and go behind the scenes at a local meat and cheese store.

  • Learn about the seasonality of Italian food & the secret to success in the kitchen.
Enjoying food tastings at a local market Olive oil tasting Artisan meat tasting Local salami for sale Cold cut tasting Chatting with vendors on our Rome Food Tour Italian cheese tasting Shopping for bread (used in tastings) Visit a local Roman market Visit a local Roman market This family has been here for 150 years Sample local delicacies Learn about seasonal produce Learn about seasonal produce Learn about seasonal produce Which should you take home? Discover the secret to great olive oil Parmesan - when should you eat it? Pizza making at a local pizzeria Pizza making at a local pizzeria Pizza making at a local pizzeria Pizza making at a local pizzeria Pizza making at a local pizzeria Pizza making at a local pizzeria Finish with Rome's best coffee

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

EXPLORE A LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET WITH SPECIAL TASTINGS

Your discovery of Italy’s food starts in one of Rome’s liveliest piazzas: Campo de'Fiori. As you wander the stalls, find out how to pick your produce like a local. Learn which foods are in season, which aren’t, and why that’s so important to Italians and to farmers. Of course, you’ll also taste the goods! Your local guide will introduce you to the family that’s run one of our favorite stands for more than a century. They sell their own, homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar – you’ll get to try these and more!

Led by a local foodie you’ll discover (and taste) the differences between prosciutto crudo or coppa, parmesan or pecorino. Find out why you’re not automatically offered parmesan with every pasta (especially in Rome) and whether mozzarella di bufala really comes from buffalo milk.

MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA AT A ROMAN PIZZERIA

After all these tastings, it’s time to play chef. At a local Italian restaurant, you'll make your own pizza, super-fun for both adults and kids. Because it takes so long for the dough to develop, that’s already made for you so you’ll roll the dough, add your own toppings and slide it into the huge wood-burning oven the old-school way.

As you’re walked through the process, find out how pizza is different not only outside of Italy, but from region to region within Italy, too. And discover, once and for all, what pizza with “peperoni” means—so you’ll never be surprised again! Enjoy your pizza followed by a coffee as your guide teaches you the different ways to order a caffè and what makes the Italian style distinctive.

LOCAL EXPERTS TEACH YOU WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN ROME

With small groups of only 12 people or fewer, your Rome Food Tour will be more like a casual outing with friends than a traditional tour. You’ll be able to engage more with your guide as they teach you what you should eat in Rome; where to eat it, with recommendations specific to your taste; and how to seek out the best restaurants when you’re scouting on your own. They’ll teach you how to tell an authentic restaurant from a touristy one (not always that obvious), or which dishes on “Italian” menus back home won’t show up in Italy. Because your time in Rome should certainly be measured in meals!

Our local experts are hand picked for their passion for Italian food and produce. They’re obsessive about getting the best meals and the best bang for their buck, making them the perfect people to lead your culinary exploration of Rome. With small groups and friendly guides you’ll truly experience one of Italy’s most pleasurable passions – food!

Guests with food allergies are asked to contact us upon booking so we may facilitate you. For more, please read our Important Notes section.

Sites visited

  • Campo de'Fiori market
  • Bakery
  • Local meat store
  • Local cheese store
  • Roman pizzeria

Included

  • Pizza-making at a central Rome pizzeria
  • All food tastings throughout the tour
  • Expert local foodie to give you insider tips & tricks
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 295 Customer Reviews

Our tour guide Gio was amazing! She was so much fun and very knowledgeable. We brought our two young daughters on the tour with us and they loved it just as much as we did.
Excellent Joseph brilliant guide we loved the tour !
We did the Rome Pizza Making Market tour as a family. This was a great tour, and we all had a very nice time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the kids loved making the pizzas!
I thought it was wonderful how we got to try so much different things. Everything was really close to each other, so we didn't have to walk very far. The food was incredible, and the pizza making experience was amazing! Our guide was wonderful, nice, and knowledgeable.
Excellent tour which engaged all of us. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and made the tour even better
Jos did a brilliant job....his knowledge and humor added so much to the experience. Well done!
Andrea was a fantastic guide. He was very personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and he had a good sense of humor. I could tell the vendors liked and respected him. We all did! I would rate him higher than a five. He treated us as though he had nothing better to do than to be with us. A+ for Andrea.
I would like to thank Josef who was our guide who made our tour experience great.
Julia (despite her advanced pregnancy) was engaging, knowledgeable and humorous. We appreciated her insights to the local food customs and her willingness to help us take photos and ask non-food related questions. Would definitely recommend the tour and Julia as a guide.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please notify us before booking if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or other special requirements. Unfortunately we are unable to cater to coeliacs on the pizza-making section of this tour as we use a working pizzeria kitchen. While we can provide an option for vegetarians, guests should be aware that tastings such as the cold meats on this tour cannot be replaced with a vegetarian alternative.

As this tour includes a meals' worth of tastings, we encourage you not to have a big breakfast before the tour begins.

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Our tour guide Gio was amazing! She was so much fun and very knowledgeable. We brought our two young daughters on the tour with us and they loved it just as much as we did.
We loved the tour. Although, it was not a very large tour, we quite enjoyed all of the food and drinks and oils and wines we got to taste. We especially loved making pizza. We would suggest trying to open up the tour to a little larger area than Campo Di Fiori, but may be limited with having the types of amenities that area provided, the heat and the ability to walk distances of the group. Thank you so much for the great recommendations on where to eat as well. The choices were fantastic.
I am so sorry that it has taken so long to write a feedback. My family and I were very much satisfied with the tour that we had. Andrea was very nice and efficient. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. We loved loved loved it. Thank you for making our time in Rome more enjoyable. Giovanna Mercuri
Rhiane was a great guide,we did the olive oil, balsalmic vinegar,limoncello, meat, cheese tasting in the market.Lastly we did our own pizza with a ready made dough.Just a reminder to take a super light breakfast because we were stuffed by the time we did the pizza.It was a great treat for my daughter's 12th birthday.Highly recommended.
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The tour was very good. Our guide was fantastic and really provided a feel for Roman food. He is passionate and that came through in his presentations. Only consideration would be to do less oil and balsamic vinaigrette as the beginning. Was a bit much, but the stand was fantastic.
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Excellent Joseph brilliant guide we loved the tour !
We did the Rome Pizza Making Market tour as a family. This was a great tour, and we all had a very nice time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the kids loved making the pizzas!
I don't know if I'm spelling her name correctly, but here goes... Rianne was amazing! Prompt, knowledgeable, friendly, great personality, and provided lots of historical background. She was great at making recommendations and giving sightseeing pointers. Would recommend her as a tour guide in a heart beat. Now about the tour...Yummy and did not disappoint! It was a small group (nine of us) which was perfect for walking through the market. Don't make the mistake of eating breakfast beforehand because you're using bread to taste olive oil, balsamics, and pestos. Then there are the meats and cheeses. And the finale was our own Naples-style pizzas. I live in CT and even the "best" places around home just don't compare anymore. A great morning tour that gives you the rest of the day to go back and visit shops and sites you passed on your walk. Mangia!!
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I thought it was wonderful how we got to try so much different things. Everything was really close to each other, so we didn't have to walk very far. The food was incredible, and the pizza making experience was amazing! Our guide was wonderful, nice, and knowledgeable.
Excellent tour which engaged all of us. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and made the tour even better
Jos did a brilliant job....his knowledge and humor added so much to the experience. Well done!
Andrea was a fantastic guide. He was very personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and he had a good sense of humor. I could tell the vendors liked and respected him. We all did! I would rate him higher than a five. He treated us as though he had nothing better to do than to be with us. A+ for Andrea.
I would like to thank Josef who was our guide who made our tour experience great.
Julia (despite her advanced pregnancy) was engaging, knowledgeable and humorous. We appreciated her insights to the local food customs and her willingness to help us take photos and ask non-food related questions. Would definitely recommend the tour and Julia as a guide.
Such a wonderful tour! We got to sample olive oils, vinegars, pestos/pastes, meats, and cheeses all before making our own HUGE pizzas. It was a small group that allowed us to have a conversation with our guide about Rome, food, and so much more.
We loved the Rome good tour. We were delightfully surprised at the quantity of the tastings available and loved everything. Andrea was a fantastic guide and provided us with so many wonderful historical facts and stories about Rome and Campo de fiore. I wish we had time to book more tours with your group.
Our experience was PERFECT!! Our guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. All of the shop owners was generous and kind. Our daughter didn't feel well and our guide even offered his own water bottle for her. LOVED IT
The tour was fun and our guide was great! She was very knowledgeable and professional. Grazie!
They guide was informative, entertaining and accommodating.
Loved it! Rhianne was the perfect guide - informative & very friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Erica was tremendous even giving us a mini Italian lesson. She was terrific. Thanks Erica.
Erica was amazing...she deserves a 5-star rating! Her enthusiasm and knowledge made the tour. And the pizza chef was so kind and patient with all of us novices. Very fun time!
Francesca was so great! Gave us great recommendations for the remainder of our trip. This was easily one of our favorite days & experiences!
The tour was absolutely wonderful! the only thing i will add is some pastry shop or cafe, something with coffee and sweets i mean :) but in general i adore it much, if to take in consideration that it was my birthday, it was absolutely a great one!
It was SO amazing! Well worth the money paid
Shannon was amazing! Professional, knowledgable, and very personable. Above and beyond our expectations!!
Of the four Walks of Italy tours we took on our trip, this was our favorite! Well done!!
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Andrea, our guide, was very fun and friendly. The tour was nice in itself and the samplings were very tasty..
Amazing Tour. Our guide was incredible, informative, funny and personable. We learned so much about the food, the history, and how to cook with all of it.
We had a great time and loved our guide! A wonderful way to start our visit to Rome and Italy. Thank you so much
Julia was excellent, very much enjoyed all her descriptions and explanations. She was the best!
Amy was awesome!!! She was really fun, kind, and knowledgeable. We had a great time learning about the different cheeses, olive oils, etc. The food info was useful.
Very friendly and informative
Andrea was great. Good sense of humor and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour! Thank you,
The tour was fantastic! We had so much fun and Andrea made it a day to remember!
The Rome Food Tour with pizza-making was a highlight on our trip to Rome! Erica was an awesome guide, with a fun personality, tons of stories, that made us laugh and learn so much about Italy and the Italian way of life! My two teenagers also really liked the tour. I highly recommend a Food tour with Erica! It will be a highlight of your visit!
Thank you, we enjoyed the tour and our tour guide very much. It was a nice introduction to Rome and we left with many great recommendations for site seeing and restaurants.
This was the first tour we had ever taking with your company. We were a little apprehensive but then we met Rhianne! she did a super job for us. We loved all the places we visited and her knowledge of things was great. Joshua our six year old son enjoyed the pizza making class. Thank you for making this a great experience for us.
I was completely blown away by Giulia!!!! She has a lovely personality, wealth of knowledge,a PERFECT Italian and on top of that, a very nice person to deal with. I really took a lot way from the tour, and I would definitely recommend this and Giulia to everyone I know! " Thumbs up, nuff said!
What a great introduction to Rome - and Italy - this tour proved to be! Andrea is so personable, and so familiar with the foods and the regions they come from. It was great to get into the kitchens of the butcher shop and the cheese shop. And making our own pizza was great fun! We were full and happy by the end of the tour.
Rhianne was knowledgeable, friendly and informative.