Duration: 3.5 hours
Start Time: 4:45 PM
- Taste 9 delicious bites and 2 drinks from 7 small businesses in Rome’s Jewish Quarter and historic center. Enough food for a full dinner.
- See how Rome’s Jewish community has influenced the city's gastronomy as you try delicacies with Roman-Jewish roots.
- Taste the best supplì in the city at a modern, family-run eatery.
- Get a personalized beer recommendation from the owner of a fantastic local beer shop.
Taste your way through Rome’s Jewish Quarter and Centro Storico on this street food tour.
Your Rome street food tour starts in one of the city's top foodie hotspots: the historic Jewish Quarter. Before you set off, your guide will give you some context for what you're about to taste by sharing the roots of Roman street food. Learn how it developed from the unique mix of people and cultures in the city, and the ingredients that were available in each season.
Starting with the ultimate symbol of Roman-Jewish cuisine, we'll stand (it's the Roman way!) and enjoy crispy and delicious fried artichokes from a no-frills local takeaway spot. There's no better way to start your journey into the city's long love affair with on-the-go food.
Next, you'll visit a beloved kosher bakery that's been creating tasty treats for over 200 years. Taste a rustic sweet bite that we've reserved in advance—this place is so popular that they're usually sold out by late morning!
From there, we'll head into Rome's historic center. Pick up a batch of freshly fried codfish from a local spot that does it best, washed down with a glass of wine. We'll continue our Rome street food tour at another historic bakery, where you'll try two types of pizza by the slice.
After all that eating, it's time to do some walking. Along the way, we'll stop at a craft beer shop for a drink, where the owner will give you personalized recommendations based on your own tastes.
Getting back to the food, it's time to taste the best supplì in the city! This take on Rome's beloved fried rice balls comes from a family-owned business specializing in Roman and Neapolitan street food.
After a stroll through Piazza Navona, we'll make our last savory stop for a hearty pork sandwich beloved by locals.
You'll finish off the evening in true Italian style with a cup or cone of gelato. Learn what differentiates this Italian treat from ice cream or sorbet, along with how to tell the good stuff from the tourist traps.
Learn what and where to eat in Rome with a local foodie as your guide.
With a small group of only 12 people or fewer, your Rome street food tour will feel more like a casual outing with friends than a guided tour. You’ll be able to engage with your guide as they teach you what you should eat while in Rome and where to eat it. They’ll even show you how to tell an authentic restaurant from a touristy one (it's not always that obvious!), and give you the scoop on which dishes on “Italian” menus back home won’t show up in Italy. There's no better way to experience one of Italy’s most pleasurable passions: food!
- Sites Visited
- Jewish Quarter
- Centro Storico/Historic Center
- 7 food establishments
- 7+ food tastings and 2+ beverages
- Small group of 12 guests maximum
- Expertly guided walking tour
- Local English-speaking food guide