Rome
3.5 hours
5:00 PM
Max 12
The foodies at Devour Tours are now operating all Walks food tours. For years their obsession has been in finding the best version of every dish and the biggest characters at the market. We think that singularity makes them the best at what they do.

Highlights

  • Taste 8 delicious bites and 3 drinks from 7 small businesses in Rome’s Jewish Quarter and historic center. Enough food for a full dinner.
  • Make your own spritz atop a private rooftop in Trastevere reserved exclusively for your group.
  • Taste the best supplì in the city at a modern, family-run street food shop.
  • Dive into the local craft beer scene at a premier shop and meet its friendly owner.
  • See how Rome’s Jewish community has influenced the city's gastronomy as you try delicacies with Roman-Jewish roots, like the famous fried artichokes.

Tour description

Taste your way through Rome’s Jewish Quarter and Centro Storico on this expert-led food tour.

Your food tour starts in one of Rome's top foodie neighborhoods: 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 continue our food tour in 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.

See Rome through a local's eyes as you step into their favorite family-run eateries.

Then it's time to taste the best supplì in the city! This take on Rome's famous fried balls of rice comes from a family-owned business specializing in Roman and Neapolitan street food.

Afterwards, you'll discover the artistry behind local craft beer at a premier bar in Rome. After meeting the friendly owner, you'll sample two brews from uncover the secrets behind their distinctive flavors.

Your food tour doesn't end there! You'll cross the river into the charming Trastevere neighborhood for your final savory stop, where you'll experience the authentic flavors of Roman finger foods from one of Trastevere's most beloved restaurants, Checco er Carettiere.

Soak in views of the Roman skyline from a private rooftop reserved exclusively for your group.

Finally, as the sun sets over the Eternal City, follow your guide to a private rooftop for a memorable finale: making your own Spritz against the backdrop of the Roman skyline and the iconic dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Cherish this exclusive experience, as access to such vistas in Trastevere is a rare treat.

With a small group of only 12 people or fewer, your Rome 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
  • Private rooftop in Trastevere
  • 7 food establishments

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Karen

May 07, 2024

We had a fabulous tour of the Jewish Quarter with Chiara ... her background as an archeologist specializing in food made her discussion and knowledge amazing. The food was amazing (omg, craving that cod and artichokes!) and the others in the group were fun. The Jewish Quarter is so worth exploring. This was our second Devour tour and we highly recommend....the aperol spritz on the rooftop was amazing!

Alli

Jan 01, 2024

The tour was nice. Tour guide was good, knowledgeable, not Italian. We thought we may hear from the shop owners more, but apart from over drink venue we waited outside while guide purchased food. Food was nice, but getting half a donut felt cheap.

Tammy

Dec 11, 2023

Fun and fantastic guide, great food. Lots of variety, well organized.( A little more walking than I expected, but very do-able.)

Rebecca

Nov 08, 2023

This tour was fabulous! From Mattia (sorry if I spelled his name wrong) to the history given along the way to the amazing food! You'll get a good walk, knowledge for your brain & your taste buds will thank you. Mattia is a self-proclaimed foodie whose passion is infectious. Starting this tour later in the day allows you to be led through Rome at night, just magical. Thank you, Mattia.

Brad

Nov 07, 2023

Our guide Matia was excellent, energetic, well-informed, and passionate about Rome and the family food venues that we visited. We highly recommend him! An excellent tour if you want to learn about the "real" Rome and some of the culinary history of Italy.

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