You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
We will walk between the restaurants, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
This tour is about introducing you to real Roman & Italian food. As you taste your way through Rome's foodie districts, you'll learn the history and traditions that have shaped the "Italian" cuisine.
We start off this Rome food tour with a "dinner overture", called the "aperitivo". As you tuck into some local nibbles, accompanied by prosecco or Italian wine, our guide will explain the aperitivo.
The sign at the door of this restaurant says: "God, if I'm born again, let me be born in Rome!". Here we will introduce you to a favorite Rome street food, the baccalà, made by passionate Romans.
Enjoy a local farm-to-table "KMzero" experience as you sit down to bio wine and seasonal treats that have been harvested and produced in nearby farms and bakeries.
The Roman Guy loves eating pizza and if you've seen our Youtube series you'll know just how much we love it. At this stop, our guide will show you what "pizza al taglio" means in Rome.
You'll have a nice stroll through Trastevere, a district of Rome known for its pretty pastel houses and great places to eat & drink. Ask our local guide for suggestions, Trastevere is for foodies!
You can't be full just yet! In the heart of Trastevere, we'll get ready to sit down to dinner at a restaurant that sources its ingredients from the surrounding area.
Time to relax with a glass of Italian wine and enjoy the finest Roman pastas and other delicacies in one of Rome's best local restaurants.
We supply plenty of Vino on our Rome food tours! You will be offered at least 4 glasses of vino, but if you'd prefer a substitute drink then feel free to ask your guide!
The lasts stop on your evening Rome Food Tour is at the best artisanal Gelateria in Rome. The sweetest way to end your Italian food experience. Yum yum yum!
Nobody goes home hungry! Be prepared for several tastings at 6 destinations with lots of extra portions. If you are still hungry.. ask for more!
AT LEAST 3 GLASSES OF WINE
AT LEAST 6 STOPS WITH 8 TASTINGS
LOCAL CULTURE HISTORY & CULTURE
Why are Rome Food Tours so popular? A new breed of traveler has been born and we like to call them "gastronauts". Many of our clients who visit Italy are as concerned with what and where they eat, as they are with what and how they see the main attractions. That's why The Roman Guy decided to find a way where we can personally immerse visitors in the delicious culture of Italy's regions and help everyone avoid tourist trap restaurants. The solution? A selection of local food tours in Rome, Florence & Venice!
Rome is filled with plenty of authentic and delicious restaurants, yet we still hear horror stories of 50€ plates of pasta and what appears to be microwaved food. We highly recommend our Rome food tour to first second and third timers to Rome, so you can take the guess work out of your stay and ensure you taste authentic Roman and Italian food.
In groups of maximum 10 people, you'll be taken to visit some of our favorite eateries, trattorie and gelato parlors in Rome to sample some traditional and historically significant Roman and Italian dishes. Your group's local food expert will lead the way as they explain each of the six destinations you'll visit and help you to understand why there is not such thing as "Italian food".
The Local Rome Food Tour is an excellent way to introduce you to Rome's foodie neighborhoods. We start in the area around the famous Campo de' Fiori where you'll be shown some amazing places we doubt you'd be able to find on your own.
If you've been to Italy before, you may be familiar with the concept of Aperitivo. It's everyone's favorite time of day. Your local food guide will explain why as you tuck into some tasty Italian nibbles and wash it all down with a glass of prosecco or wine. Depending on the season, the types of nibbles served at your first stop may vary. This is to ensure you get the best quality. Italian food may be plentiful, but The Roman Guy believes quality is very important.
After you've been introduced to Aperitivo, your Rome Food Tour continues as you head towards one of Rome's best-kept secrets and one of our favorite hidden gems. Once inside and with your second glass of wine in hand, you'll get to taste a favorite Roman street food snack - the famous baccalà.
After visiting a couple of foodie stops in the Campo de' Fiori area, you'll continue your Italian culinary exploration as you cross the Ponte Sisto, a bridge that connects Campo de' Fiori to Trastevere, another popular Roman neighborhood, and foodie hotspot. Trastevere is home to hundreds of outstanding Roman restaurants and this is where the Roman food journey continues as eat your way through a myriad of local produce, meats, cheeses, pizza and traditional Roman pasta dishes.
Among many other stops, you'll visit a farm-to-table "Antipasto" spot serving amazing freshly made finger foods. In Italy, they call the concept Kilometer zero. This means that whatever is served in that particular Km0 shop or restaurant, is produced in the local region or surrounding areas. The produce has traveler almost zero kilometers to your plate. You can't get much fresher than that!
You'll taste some classic antipasto dishes along with one of their local or biological wines. At the same time, our local foodie expert explains more about the products that will currently be in season in Italy. Got a foodie question for your guide? All you've got to do is ask!
It's nearly impossible to come to Italy and not eat pizza. But many don't consider what p"pizza" refers to. There are so many types of pizza in Italy, that eating a slice in each city you visit is more important than buying a keyring or magnet as a souvenir. You can taste different across Italy! During this Local Rome Food Tour, your guide will introduce you to the Roman pizza, or "pizza al taglio".
Do you know when pizza was first eaten by the Italians? And why has the classic Margherita pizza been given a woman's name? There is so much to learn about the art of pizza making, its history, and significance - our guide is there to explain it all and will teach you how to order pizza while in Rome.
An evening food tour would not be complete without a stop for dinner. In a piazza (square) in Trastevere, your group will sit down and relax, finishing up your food journey in Rome with a typical Roman dinner. You'll try another selection of "antipasti" and two famous Roman pasta dishes as your guide explains myths behind "Italian" cuisine and the dishes we have come to believe are Italian but are actually not!
You didn't think we'd finish a food tour without gelato, did you? If you've been in Italy, regardless of the time of year, you'll know how important it is to end each evening with a gelato. It's almost like a staple food for Italians (certainly a staple for tThe Roman Guy team). At your last stop, our guide will explain what gelato really is and why it's so different from ice cream. You'll also be told how to spot a good gelato in comparison to one with additives.
This particular Italian food tour focuses on the enjoyment of a typical Italian, or Roman, dinner. Hearing about Italian art and history all day definitely works up an appetite, so this tour is well deserved after a day of walking around the Eternal City. Light walks between each popular Roman food stop will definitely keep that metabolism going as you fill up on exceptional traditional Italian food & drink!
This food tour in Rome takes you through the courses and finishes with an exceptional dessert. You have been warned, come only with an empty stomach!
The above description may mention wine a few times, but ur Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere is also suitable for families traveling with children and teenagers. Substitute drinks can be requested along with the way!
There is plenty of food to fill up even the above average eater on this tour. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions we will do our best to accommodate. Please email us after you book and we will make notes so your guide knows. If you'd like to be certain before booking, email us at [email protected]
You may see this tour on our The Roman Guy website or The Roman Foodie website. Both tours and websites are one and the same so feel free to book on either!
- "Privileged Entrance" Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
- Local Florence Food Tour with Market Lunch
- Local Venice Food Tour with Gondola Ride
- Florence Walking Tour with David
*Please contact us if you have any specific requests or a possible intolerance.**If your child is under 6 years of age and will not be eating during the tour then you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating please pay.***Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Rome Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery.
City center - Near Campo De' Fiori
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Fiona was absolutely the perfect person to guide us through this special neighborhood! Not only was she knowledgeable, she made us feel very comfortabFiona was absolutely the perfect person to guide us through this special neighborhood! Not only was she knowledgeable, she made us feel very comfortable in her Italian world!
We highly recommend this tour and feel lucky Fiona was our guide! ..more
We went on the tour tonight 18.6.17 with the guide named Cristiana. .
We had a very special evening
She was a great guide, very friendly and helpfuWe went on the tour tonight 18.6.17 with the guide named Cristiana. .
We had a very special evening
She was a great guide, very friendly and helpful and full of knowledge.
We enjoyed every minute and the food was excellent.
We highly recommend..more
Fantastic! Do not miss. Make this the first item on your itinerary! Our guide, Meryl, was professional, very knowledgeable and best of all enthusiastiFantastic! Do not miss. Make this the first item on your itinerary! Our guide, Meryl, was professional, very knowledgeable and best of all enthusiastic. There was more than enough of the great Rome cosine – wine and food. More than just tastings- explanations of the how and why of the food preparations were provided, by both our guide and the restaurant hosts.
You will not be disappointed!!
JP, Long Island NY
Traveling to Rome solo this trip, I wanted to take a tour at night and get some insider tips. I completely lucked out when the other members of the grTraveling to Rome solo this trip, I wanted to take a tour at night and get some insider tips. I completely lucked out when the other members of the group didn't show; I got a personal food tour of Trastevere with Alfredo! I felt like I was visiting the city with a friend. He has so much knowledge of the city (being a true Roman) and could answer all my questions. I learned so much in our few hours! We tried foods that I never would have found on my own. Some things I never would have even tried but they were delicious!
If you have any interest in doing a small group food tour of Rome, don't hesitate to book with this company! Even beforehand, they were so responsive to all my emails and questions. I only wish I had more time to take another tour with them! Thank you, Alfredo! ..more