- City: Rome
- Duration: 3hrs 30mins
- Start Time: Times vary.
A complete exploration of the flavors that make Roman cuisine one of the tastiest in Italy.
Make your own pizza, visit traditional trattorias and go behind the scenes at a local butcher and cheese shop.
- Learn why there's no such thing as 'Italian food' & where to eat when in Rome.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
EXPLORE THE TRATTORIAS OF THE JEWISH GHETTO WITH SPECIAL TASTINGS
Your voyage through the flavors of Rome starts in one of the city's finest foodie neighborhoods: the old Jewish Ghetto. Rome's Jewish population is one of the oldest in Europe and has had an outsized effect on the city's venerable culinary traditions. As you stop into some of the neighborhood's favorite trattorias to taste typical Roman starters, your guide will tell you how Roman cuisine developed from the unique mix of people in the city and the ingredients that were seasonally available to them.
Your Rome food tour leaves the ghetto and heads straight to an artisanal cheese shop for a tasting of Pecorino Romano and other Italian cheeses complemented with a glass of local white wine. Then it's on to one of the city’s most iconic delis to try the deep-fried rice balls called supplì with a glass of Italian craft beer. Didn't know the Italians were enthusiastic beer brewers? This is just one of the many revelations on this tour.
Less surprising will be the mouth-watering charcuterie that you will taste at your next stop, a neighborhood butcher who specializes in local favorites like salami spiked with fennel. You'll also get another glass of wine; this time a red produced in the region.
MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA AT A ROMAN PIZZERIA
After a quick olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, it’s time to play chef at a local pizzeria. Because it takes so long for the dough to prove, it'll be ready and waiting for you when you arrive. You’ll roll it, add your own toppings and slide it into the huge wood-burning oven. As you work you'll also learn interesting hints and tips for making pizza at home, as well as the very important difference between Roman and Neapolitan pizzas.
You'll finish off the evening in the Italian style; with a stroll through the city and a cup or cone of gelato, learning what differentiates this Italian treat from normal ice cream or sorbet.
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 while in Rome and where to eat it, with restaurant recommendations specific to your tastes. 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. 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.
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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 meal's worth of tastings, we encourage you not to have a big breakfast before the tour begins.
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