Duration: 3.5 hours
Start Time: 5:30pm
A Rome food tour demonstrating why Roman cuisine is 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' and what to eat when in Rome
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.
Your tour also features a visit to an artisanal cheese shop for a tasting of Pecorino Romano and other Italian cheeses complemented with a glass of local white wine. Oh, and did you know that the Italians were enthusiastic beer brewers? This is just one of the many revelations on this tour, which you can learn more about while enjoying a bottle!
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.
Now it’s time to play chef at a local pizzeria! Because it takes so long for the dough to prove, it will 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.
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 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.