Once in Rome, an important part of your trip will be tasting delicious Italian food. One of the best ways to discover great places to eat is to join a walking food tour.
A friendly local guide will take you around one or two of the city's neighbourhoods stopping at local eateries and restaurants to taste yummy food.
Be prepared for loads of local food such as Roman pasta (carbonara, cacio e pepe, amatriciana and alla Gricia), crispy pizza (with yummy toppings), fried artichokes (typical for Jewish Ghetto), suppli (rice croquettes filled with ragu and mozzarella), prosciutto and cheeses, porchetta (spiced roasted pork), Sicilian cannoli, gelato and much more.
On these tours, you'll eat delicious food, explore history of Rome and make new friends along the way.
We suggest you to take a food tour in the beginning of your holiday, so later on during your stay you can come back to great food places to eat amazing food.
Those who are eager to learn some cooking skills while in Rome, we recommend joining one of cooking classes (choose from pasta, pizza or gelato classes).
The choice of food tours in Rome is really huge but not all of them are good. Choose those forming small-groups (up to 10-12 people) and visiting authentic restaurants, gourmet shops and other food venues across the city.
Most of them takes place in historic centre (Jewish Ghetto, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona), while some explore Trastevere (on the west side of Tiber River) and Prati (in the north of the city close to Vatican). All these locations are easy to reach either on foot or using public transport (buses, trams or metro).
This article will help you to choose a Rome food tour that best suits you. Each one of these tours are small-group tours led by best local guides and are worth the money.
We are sure that you'll be happy whatever food tour you choose from this list.
Taking a morning food tour is a good choice if you want to have time for something else the rest of the day. Explore Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere on this street food tour then with full belly head towards north to explore St. Peter's Square and Basilica.
For doing both sightseeing and tasting at the same time join this food tour in historic centre and relax the rest of the day.
If you don't like classic walking food tour, we suggest taking food tour taken by golf cart or food tour by vespa (with a driver).
If non of these tours suit you, opt for a private food tour; you can pick your own time and have a guide for yourself.
Those who want to enjoy slow breakfast in their hotel or apartment, then do some sightseeing in the afternoon, the evening food tour is a good choice.
An evening food tour in Rome is like dinner out with friends at some of the best restaurants in the town. The groups are typically no larger than 8, meaning it's intimate experience.
Evening food tours usually include seated dinner in addition to tasting amazing food in other great eateries where you get to eat plenty of food and drink top quality drinks.
We did a night tour of Jewish Ghetto and Campo de' Fiori and had a fabulous time. This tour offers loads of tasty food, a friendly guide and great history lessons and we are sure that you'll enjoy it.
One of the most popular tours among visitors is Twilight Trastevere food tour that takes you to Trastevere to taste local specialities. Or choose the Roman food tour that takes you to high-class Prati neighbourhood to experience Rome like real Roman.
You'll also have amazing time (with loads of super delicious food) on this night food tour of Jewish Ghetto and Campo Marzio (this tour has only 5-star reviews!).
Pizza lovers will love this evening food tour of Monti that includes tastings of variety of yummy pizzas and similar snacks.
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This small-group tour takes you through the areas of Campo de' Fiori, Trastevere and the Jewish Quarter. You'll experience the bustling atmosphere of local food market. Next, you'll taste a range of food including delicious pasta, pizza, cured salami, cheeses and artisan gelato from the best local venues. Finally, you'll explore historic Jewish Quarter and sample suppli, dried artichokes and codfish. One of Rome's favourite food tours!
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This tour starts in Campo de Fiori, one of Rome's famous squares, and then takes you through Rome historic sites (Jewish Ghetto, Pantheon, Via Portico d'Ottavia and Area Sacra di Largo Argentina) while tasting delicious street food. You'll sample a variety of street foods, such as zucchini flowers, suppli, pastries and pizza. ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ROMAN FOOD TOURS!
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For a truly unique experience, choose this private food tour with your private foodie host, not in a group. This tour combines sightseeing with stops at various places to learn and taste traditional food. The tour starts from Campo de' Fiori square at your preferred times and lasts 2 hours or 3 hours, depending on how many tastings you choose (6 or 10 tastings). Enjoy a culinary journey through the city with your private guide!
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Your foodie guide will take you through the Trastevere neighbourhood (cross Ponte Sisto from historic centre to reach meeting point) to visit 4 local venues for over 20 tastings. You'll enjoy yummy food such as homemade pasta, freshly baked pizza, aged balsamic vinegar, truffles, cheese, wine, prosciutto, gelato and more. You'll have fun time touring and sampling food and wine! 4 HOURS WILL FLY TOO QUICKLY!
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This small-group food tour is a perfect mix of history and delicious food. The tour guide will take you through Trastevere, a vibrant neighbourhood with local favourite hangout spots, authentic restaurants, markets, gelaterias and cafés. You'll enjoy the best local street food classics like pizza, suppli, gelato and much more more. Limited to 10 people, this tour offers a personal sightseeing experience.
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This 4-hour eating and walking adventure (with 18 different tastings) starts with a visit to local pasticceria (to have a cappuccino and cannolo). Next stop is popular Roman pizzeria (so good that it's always packed with people). While exploring lively Trionfale market you'll taste fresh mozzarella, melanzane parmigiana and porchetta. At gourmet shop you'll sample cheeses and aged balsamic vinegar, then you'll have a pasta meal at award-winning restaurant. Be sure to come hungry on this tour!
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This night food tour of Rome is among the most popular one among visitors. The night is filled with delicious tastings of typical street food of Rome like suppli, fried artichokes, pizza and porchetta. Plus you'll enjoy rich dinner at one of the best Roman restaurants as well as pasta dinner with wine in another one plus creamy gelato in the end. EXPECT LOADS OF DELICIOUS FOOD ON THIS TOUR.
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On this tour you'll learn about Roman history while stopping to eat plentiful of Italian food including freshly baked pizza, suppli (fried rice balls), loads of pasta, cheeses, espresso, gelato and much more. The tour explore all historic parts of Rome - Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. ONE OF TOP RATED ROMAN FOOD TOURS!
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This small-group night food tour of Rome is for those who want to combine sightseeing with tastings. You'll walk through Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Piazza Navona and Piazza Farnese and see the Great Roman Synagogue. Food you'll taste on this tour: delicious pasta, cured meat, cheeses, fried artichokes, roman-style pizza, sweets, coffee and of course, delicious gelato. On this tour you'll have a seated dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in Rome.
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Come hungry on this tour that takes you through Testaccio neighbourhood, the residential part of Rome. You'll start your morning with a true Italian breakfast - a coffee and fresh pastries, then you'll head to market where you'll taste delicious pizza, cheeses and cured meats as well as an amazing sandwich. Next, you'll go for seated lunch in family-run trattoria for eating pasta dishes. Artisan gelato comes in the end!
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Experience Rome with all your senses on this delicious sunset food tour of Prati neighbourhood (near Vatican). Stroll down the streets with your guide, popping into different gourmet places and tasting delicious food. You'll also meet some of the artisanal food makers as well as sample homemade pasta. The guides are fun and knowledgeable! Experience Rome like a real Roman in this residential part of the city!
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On this evening food tour you'll explore Trastevere neighbourhood, known for small trattorias, bars and artisan shops and it's local nightlife scene. Start the evening with a glass of wine or prosecco then continue sampling delicious food from cheese to pizza, pasta and dessert. The groups are small giving a more intimate experience. THIS FOOD TOUR IS WORTH A MONEY!
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Travellers really loves this night tour that combines sightseeing of Rome's historic points with delicious food tasting. You'll visit Jewish Ghetto, Campo de' Fiori, the Theater of Pompeo and Largo di Argentina. Along the way, you'll taste a range of dishes: fried artichokes, pizza, cured meats, Italian pasta and other dishes, sweets and gelato. Not to mention wines, you will drink during your seated dinner. Very filling and interesting! THIS TOUR HAS ONLY 5 STAR REVIEWS!
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This 2.5-hour food tour starts from famous Trastevere Square and takes you through Rome's streets to sample 10 regional dishes, including suppli, calzone and pizza, pasta (cacio e pepe, carbonara or amatriciana), parmigiana, arrosticini and bruschetta, filetto baccalà, salami with a glass of wine, ciambellina al vino, tiramisù, coffee and limoncello.
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You'll love this wonderful private 3-hour gastro experience in Rome's Campo de' Fiori and Trastevere neighbourhoods. The best foodie guide will teach you everything about food you're going to eat and how to recognise the real deal from the fake one. Be prepare for loads of Roman specialties such as suppli, pizza, gelato - in fact you'll have lunch the way locals do. WHAT A PERFECT WAY TO EAT IN ROME!
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This is not a regular walking tour but golf cart tour that takes you across Rome to taste delicious food. After picked-up from your hotel, you'll go to the famous Roman café to have typical Italian breakfast - coffee and freshly baked pastries. Next, you'll explore the historic centre while visiting food spots to taste delicious food, including local trattoria for a sit-down pasta lunch. You'll go to the places that locals go!
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This private walking food tour will take you through the neighbourhood of Prati near the Vatican. You'll stroll through the streets and stop at food places to sample 10 different food an drinks typical of local cuisine. This is a private tour and you'll get personal attention from your guide. Vegetarian options are also available.
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This great tour will take you through the streets of Rome on iconic Vespa scooter (with your driver guide). You'll stop at numerous food spots in Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere neighbourhood to taste delicacies such as fried artichokes, suppli, pizza, espresso, gelato and much more. This tour is private and customized to your interests. You'll find some hidden gems on this tour!
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Meet your guide in the heart of the city and explore historic part of Rome while tasting delicious Italian food. On this tour you'll try a panini with porchetta, suppli, Roman-style pizza and fried artichokes along the way. Your next stop will be the Jewish Ghetto, the Tempio Maggiore di Roma, the Turtle Fountain, and Largo di Torre Argentina. Finally, you'll make your way towards the Pantheon, before heading to the nearby Piazza di Sant' Eustachio and end your tour by eating creamy gelato.
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This evening foodie tour is ideal for pizza lovers as it offers tasting of 10 kinds of pizzas while exploring trendy Monti neighbourhood (visit Colosseum before the tour; it's a short walk from tour meeting point). Come hungry as you'll eat pizza rossa, pizza bianca, pizzette di s'foglia, pizza fritta, tiella al polpo, tiella con scarola, pizza con patate, margherita and focaccia. You'll also hear stories behind the recipes of these tasty snacks.
The Radical Hotel - Modern boutique hotel, situated only a few steps from Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini (Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain can be reached in 10 minutes from here as well as La Rinascente department store). This cosy hotel offers 11 modernly decorated rooms set on two floors. The staff is super attentive and will do everything to make your stay comfortable.
Nerva Boutique Hotel - Small 3-star hotel ideally located just a few steps from Colosseum and Roman Forum. This hotel has warm atmosphere and offers accommodation in 20 rooms and suites. Visitors especially love breakfast here!
Fragrance Hotel St. Peter - Only 10 minutes walk from Saint Peter's Square; hotel rooms are comfortable and staff is friendly and speak good English; quiet residential location.