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Finding Best Food Tour in Rome (Our Top Picks)

Once in Rome, an important part of your trip will be tasting delicious Italian food. One of the best ways to reveal the high-quality food places is to join walking food tour.

Usually, Rome food tour will take you around one or two of the city's neighbourhoods stopping at local eateries and restaurants. You'll be tasting a loads of pasta, pizza (both Roman and Neapolitan), street snacks such as suppli, Sicilian sweets as well as authentic Italian gelato and much more.

On these tours, you'll sightsee Rome, make new friends and eat delicious food along the way. Be sure to take these tours at the beginning of your holiday, so you get to know the best eateries, restaurants and gelaterias you can visit later on during your stay. See also our pick of the best cooking classes in Rome!

Delicous pasta plateTaste delicious pasta while on food tour in Rome

How to choose the best food tour in Rome?

Not all food tours in Rome are good. Look for small-group tours led by local guides that know the city. In the article below, we share with you Rome food tours that should be added to your Rome itinerary. Each one of these tours are small-group with the fun guides full of knowledge of Rome and Italian gastro scene.

Choose the one that best suits you, regarding the date, time of the day and part of the Rome you are staying at. If you do the tour in the morning, you'll have free afternoon for doing some sightseeing.

Or visit Colosseum or Saint Peter's Basilica (it's free) in the morning and then join one of food tours that start in the late afternoon (this is a great way to spend the evening in Rome).

Don't miss also great food tours in other parts of Italy!

1. Rome walking food tour with Secret Food Tours

On this tour you'll learn about Roman history while stopping to sample hand-picked specialities including espresso, fresh pizza, suppli, pasta, salami, cheeses and creamy gelato. The guide will take you to Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere - all historic Roman neighbourhoods. This tour is one of the top-rated in Rome!

Gelato is the best finish to a great meal!


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 11:00am
  • TOUR DURATION: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Learn stories about Roman history & taste super delicious Italian food

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and secure your place here

2. Taste of Trionfale small-group food tour

On this tour you'll takes 20 different types of food during 4-hour eating and walking adventure. You'll visit Trionfale food market (where you'll sample fresh mozzarella, melanzane parmigiana and porchetta), taste one of the best pizzas in Rome. You'll sample cured meets and cheeses at gourmet shop and savour fresh pasta and wine at award-winning restaurant. And much more! Be prepare for a loads of delicious food!

One of the best pizzas in Rome


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 10:45am
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • Best for those who would like to taste food from all over Italy and who are staying near Vatican

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and book here

3. Private food tour of Rome (6 or 10 tastings)

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!


  • AVAILABILITY: every day (pick hours in the period from 12pm to 7pm)
  • TOUR DURATION: 2 or 3 hours (6 or 10 tastings)
  • Great private food tour that combines tasting with sightseeing

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and book online

4. Jewish Ghetto & Campo de' Fiori night food tour of Rome

This small-group night food tour of Rome takes you to Jewish Ghetto. If you want to combine sightseeing with food tasting, then this tour is just for you. You'll walk through Campo de' Fiori, 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.

We've done this tour and wrote a review - see here!

Fried artichokes


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 5:45pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • Best for those who like a little bit of history along food tasting

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5. The Roman food tour in Trastevere

Your foodie guide will take you through the Trastevere neighbourhood (authentic residential part of Rome) to visit 4 local venues for over 20 tastings. You'll enjoy the best food and wine Italy has to offer: homemade pasta, traditional pizza, 30 year aged balsamic vinegar, truffles, cheese, wine, prosciutto, gelato and more. You'll have fun time touring and sampling food and wine!

Tasty Italian pasta


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • Explore Trastevere neighbourhood - full of great food places

๐Ÿ‘Œ View available dates and times and book online

6. Gourmetaly small-group food tour

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 delicious pasta, pizza, cured salami, cheeses and artisan gelato from the best local venues. Finally, you'll explore bohemian Jewish Quarter and sample suppli, dried artichokes and codfish. One of Rome's favourite good tours!

Mortadella focaccia


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 10:00am, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Visit three food enclavesโ€”including Campo deโ€™ Fiori, Trastevere and Jewish Quarter with no more than 12 people.

๐Ÿ‘Œ See available dates and times and book online

7. Hidden Rome food tour in Trastevere (with dinner and wine)

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.

While on food tour you'll taste delicious pasta meals


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 3 hours
  • Get to know the Trastevere neighborhood - home to one of the city's best food scenes

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and times and book online

8. Rome food tour by night in the Jewish Ghetto & Campo Marzio (with wine tasting)

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!


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 6:00pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • This tour combines sightseeing with delicious tastings including seated dinner at the restaurant
  • This tour can be booked as private - only for you and your companions!

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and book online

9. Rome food & wine tour in Prati

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!

Selection of cured meat and cheeses


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • On this food tour you'll sample as many as 20 different foods - far more than the average

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and times and book online

10. Trastevere food tour with pasta making class

This gastronomic tour will take you through Trastevere neighbourhood to taste some of the most delicious Roman food. Along the way you'll discover important historical sites hidden from most of visitors (as this is residential part of Rome). You'll also visit a trattoria where you'll make your own pasta and enjoy it with delicious Amatriciana sauce.  Any good pasta making class needs good wine, and with this experience youโ€™ll drink all the wine you want. Come hungry because there is a lot to eat on this tour!


  • AVAILABILITY: every day at 10:00am
  • TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
  • You'll taste delicious Roman food + you'll make your own pasta at local trattoria and enjoy it later on

๐Ÿ‘Œ Check available dates and book online

Delicious gelato in waffle coneDelicious gelato in waffle cone

Our top picks for staying in Rome:

  • The Radical Hotel - You'll love staying at this 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). Offering two floors with 11 modernly decorated rooms, these hotel is cosy and beautiful. The staff is super attentive and will do the most for your comfortable stay.

  • Nerva Boutique Hotel - Small 3-star hotel ideally located just a few steps from Colosseum. This hotel has relaxed vibe and offers accommodation in 20 rooms and suites. The breakfast served is delicious!

  • Fragrance Hotel St. Peter Hotel - Only 10 minutes walk from Saint Peter's Square; hotel rooms are comfortable and staff is friendly and speak good English; quiet residential location.

  • Laurina 33 - This small hotel offers super modern and large rooms and has cosy atmosphere. The Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo can be reached in only 5 minute walk from here.

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