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Key Details

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

Tour Highlights

  • A Rome food tour that makes 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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EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

EXPLORE THE TRATTORIAS OF THE JEWISH GHETTO WITH SPECIAL TASTINGS

This immersive Rome food tour starts in one of the city's finest foodie neighborhoods: the old Jewish Ghetto. 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.

Leaving the ghetto, you'll head 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

Most Rome food tours stop here, but we have a special surprise. 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 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.

Sites visited

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

Included

  • 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

Reviews

5-stars from over 578 Customer Reviews

Andrea is an outstanding guide. Vibrant, passionate, personal and caring. A big asset to your company. Thank you Andrea!! I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor to Rome.
Loved our tour. Andrea our guide was excellent!!! We had a wonderful time!
It was a wonderful Walk and Melanie was outstanding with so much knowledge!

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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Andrea is an outstanding guide. Vibrant, passionate, personal and caring. A big asset to your company. Thank you Andrea!! I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor to Rome.
Loved our tour. Andrea our guide was excellent!!! We had a wonderful time!
It was a wonderful Walk and Melanie was outstanding with so much knowledge!
Andrea was a phenomenal tour guide! He was so intelligent and cultured, talking to him was an absolute joy. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. - Adam and Molly Steppe
Andrea Silvestri was a fantastic guide and gave us lots of tips while visiting Rome! He was very knowledgeable and funny! He made it easy for everyone to interact with each other and helped us get a taxi home. I would highly recommend this tour!
This was our FAVORITE tour of Italy, all thanks to our guide. He was SO personable and made everything so, so fun. This guy deserves a raise.
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Leonardo was truly amazing!!!! Extremely informative, answered everyone’s questions, and he is very passionate about his role. Excellent tour-highest recommendation!!
It was a truly enjoyable tour and evening. We were blessed with a great guide and had a wonderful group of people. in addition all the people in the shops that we visited were so nice and welcoming!
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This is a first class tour. The cheeses were the best I’ve tried, the salamis from Viola Norcineria superb, flavoursome with several I’ve not tried before. Making pizza was a great way to get to know others in the group over an authentic handmade margherita. Our guide Mattei? (no that was the Piazza) was most likeable, imparting his knowledge with low key Italian-cool!
We totally enjoyed our tour with Melissa. All the places we visited were delicious. She was very knowledgeable about all the foods and gave us insight to the neighborhoods we were walking in. Lots of fun.
Stefano was very interesting and insightful.....and fun!
Our guide was simply amazing! Would highly recommend this tour.
FUN! Informative. Delicious. Relaxing. Packed full of food, drink, strolling through beautiful neighborhoods and meeting interesting people!
The guide was amazing. I learned so much from her and enjoyed the variety of foods. There were several people participating in the tour and there were families with small children and a woman with a bad knee. As a single woman traveling alone this was not the demographic for me. I was surprised children were included in this event.
Andrea did a great job
A wonderful evening with our guide! Highly recommend.
Andrea was great! My husband and I, as well as my two sons ages 10 and 13, had a great time!
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Christina was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, her connection to the city of Rome enriched the experience for us and all the food and wine was delicious. Thank you for a great tour.
We did the food tour on the recommendation of a friend that did same tour before. It was mainly around the eateries near plaza compo di fiori. Because our tour was in the evening, the open air food/produce market was closed, but our family enjoyed it anyways. If it wasn't for the tour, we would not have discovered forno roscioli, an amazing neighborhood bakery with lively atmosphere, fresh pizzas of all kinds, pastries and simple pasta. Since we were staying near by, we went back on our own the next day for lunch and visited the food market as well. Great way to begin our Rome experience.
Our guide was fantastic!
I needed to reschedule the tour and that was done for me by Hannah from your customer service team very quickly - I appreciated that. The tour itself was good, the food was great. There were some scheduling hiccups but Mattia dealt very well with them. The only thing that disappointed me was that there was no balsamic vinegar and olive oil tasting, even though this was advertised, as I was looking forward to that. The wine paired with food was good as well but perhaps a little more information about Italian/ Roman wines in particular would have been nice as well. Finally, a suggestion: it would be great to receive, by email after the tour, a list and short descriptions of the food and the places we visited. All in all, a tour worth doing considering I had very limited time in Rome - thank you!
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.