Walks of Italy


Key Details

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

Tour Highlights

  • 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.
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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.


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.


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.

Sites visited

  • Old Jewish Ghetto
  • Trattorias
  • Deli
  • Local Butcher
  • Local Cheese Shop
  • Roman Pizzeria


  • Pizza-making at a central Rome pizzeria
  • Food tastings including small plates, olive oil, meats, cheeses, supplì & more
  • desert and coffee
  • Expert local foodie to give you insider tips & tricks
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer


5-stars from over 554 Customer Reviews

Our guide was fantastic!
Marta was the most hospitable guide you could ask for! All the places she took us to get food were absolutely divine. We even went back to one the next day! We loved the food tour.
Absolutely the best tour! Andrea walked and talked us through the Jewish 'Grotto' area and we ate some amazing things!

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 meal's worth of tastings, we encourage you not to have a big breakfast before the tour begins.

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Our guide was fantastic!
This was our most favorite tour while we were in Rome. The experience, time of day and especially our guide - Julia - all combined to make it an incredible food adventure. We had two "tweens" with us (11 and 13 year old girls) and Julia did an amazing job of keeping them engaged and excited all while still accommodating all of the adults in the group also! So much fun, so interesting and so yummy!! Thank you!!
Marta was the most hospitable guide you could ask for! All the places she took us to get food were absolutely divine. We even went back to one the next day! We loved the food tour.
Absolutely the best tour! Andrea walked and talked us through the Jewish 'Grotto' area and we ate some amazing things!
Excellent guide, very much enjoyed tour and would recommend to friends!
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Enjoyed this tour very much! Mattia was great, very knowledgeable.
The tour was perfect-a great way to experience the city in a new way, to meet other travelers and learn more about Rome’s culture through food. We enjoyed conversation with our guide and he made some great suggestions about the rest of our trip. It was like having dinner with friends while walking through the city. Thanks for a great evening!
Excellent Guide and choices of food.
J'ai adore ma visite. Chacune des boutiques et la qualité des aliments. J'ai une seule déception et c'est le restaurant ou nous avons fait notre pizza. Premièrement, le garçon qui nous "enseignait" s'emmerdait royalement et deuxièmement je n'ai pas compris pourquoi nous étions commis à une pizza de type marguerita. On m'a même signaler d'arrêter de mettre du basilic après avoir pris 5-6 feuilles.
The tour was fascinating and fun, and Andrea was delightful. I would take another tour from him. Kudos to Andrea. The pizza making is a bit restrictive-I asked to do something other than a Marguerita and the chef obliged as I wanted pizza with alice. But a wonderful experience all around. I’d like to do the dinner making tour sometime.
Andrea was outstanding both in knowledge and presentation;. Thank you!
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Marta was the best guide! Fun, so much knowledge, definitely the highlight of my trip! Food was amazing
The best thing we did in Rome! Guide was SO knowledgeable and you really got to have the most authentic food from local shops without having to search!
Our tour guide Leonardo was amazing, informative, and extremely helpful. He brought us to amazing places to try both food and drinks with a great variety, he also gave us advice for areas to see/ go to afterwards. Thank you!
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Awesome food tour! Andrea was very knowledgeable and made the tour great!
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Melanie was awesome! She is passionate about what she does. It was the best tour experience we have had so far. Thank you! Would highly recommend!!!
It was a very small fun group. We had lots of deliscious food to try. My two kids slept through the entire walking tour and it was easy to use the stroller even in the small narrow cheese and meat shops. Rhianne was very informative and thorough. We had a great time and would recommend this tour.
An amazing tour! The food just keeps coming & everything was delicious! Would do it again!!
Thank you for the most delicious, informative and enjoyable tour. We loved every minute of it.
I loved it! Everything was great.
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My husband and I recently vacationed in Rome and had the opportunity to have a guided walking "foodie" tour with Andrea through Take Walks. He was a wonderful guide: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable! We enjoyed his company, and learning about cheeses, cured meats, wine, gelato and other traditional foods! Learning to make and savor the pizza with new friends was a highlight! It was a great evening out in Rome and we would highly recommend it in all ways! thanks for posting this and passing it along.... Sandy Shuler & Doug Foulkes Canad
Andresa was a great tour guide -- very informative, witty and charming. We got to try many different types of typical Italian food -- just make sure to not eat before going on this trip!
Andrea was a wonderful guide! Very friendly and took us to some really tasty spots!!
An extremely enjoyable tour!
Wonderful! Liviana and Salvatore were great.
This was our third tour with your company. By comparison this guide was far less energetic, informative and engaging than the others. He was soft spoken and sometimes difficult to hear.
Favorite thing I did during my whole trip!
This tour was fantastic. Andrea was a great tour guide. He was fun and engaging and spoke English very well. The food and facts and route are well planned and diverse and interesting. The pizza making portion was also fun and tasty. I will recommend this tour to all I know who travel to Rome.
Excellent food and guide!
What a fun tour! I loved everything about it. Shannon was great- she introduced to us all the foods we tried and was very knowledgeable. My only regret was not doing the tour sooner in our trip!
What a great tour - so much fun discovering great food stops with Mattia! He was very informative and gave us a great insight into food traditions in Rome. The only problem is we were too full at the end to enjoy our pizza! I would definitely recommend this tour.
Cecilia is the perfect host for this tour. We had amazing food and history along the way... I will recommend Cecilia and this tour to all my friends. Thank you Cecilia for an amazing time :) Ps... so happy you talked me into making the pizza 🍕
Loved it!!!!!!
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Kylie was a fabulous host. Absolutely loved her. Everything she showed us was with passion and enthusiasm. The whole tour was great however if I was to give some feedback I would not do the pizza making as it was offered a little half heartedly. Perhaps offer a wider range of foods without this. It almost seemed to waste time. You are so lucky to have a guide like Kylie. Great experience. Would recommended.
We had four different groups take the tour in March and each one loved their guides and the tour itself.
Marta was by far the finest tour guide my wife and I have experienced in any tour we have been on. She was so professional and yet so down to earth with every member of the tour. She deserves a great big raise and hug! Thank you for a GREAT experience! I believe we have found our new tour company. David & Marilyn Drake / Rome 2018
The food tour was my favorite part of Rome. Andrea was the most amazing guide! Highly recommend
Julia was wonderful. Excellent guide with great knowledge of both food and Rome. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family and will definitely be using Walks of Italy for our future travels.
Was a fantastic tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She had fascinating stories about the area and the history of all the food we tried. Also loved that we had a smaller group as it made it more personable. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
This tour was excellent. I also found the "value" of the tour to be great. Perfect activity to do with a family and the quality of the food was excellent. Mattia was personable, professional and fun - an excellent guide. The only thing I'd be cautious of is the the "pace" - it sometimes felt rushed - which I'm sure is tricky because you need to move people from place to place on a schedule and the service of some of your cheese partner was tricky (which I'm sure is difficult to control). The people at the cheese shop didn't seem too happy to see us - almost looked like poor Mattia had to negotiate with them to have us be served. He succeeded! But it would be good if they received this feedback. Mattia is a gem- thank you!
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