Taste Rome Like a Local: Jewish Quarter & Historic Center Food Tour

1018 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Visit eight small local businesses in the Jewish Quarter and historic center. After nine food tastings and two drinks, you’ll leave full and happy.
  • Learn how Rome’s Jewish community has influenced the city's taste buds and sample the famous Jewish-style fried artichokes.
  • Taste the best supplì in the city at a shop bridging Roman and Neapolitan traditions.
  • Try the best pizza in Rome's historic center at a small business that's proudly survived gentrification in the area.
  • Discover the secrets and history of Roman food in the culinary heart of the city.
  • Sites Visited
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Centro Storico/Historic Center
  • 7 food establishments
  • Tour Includes
  • Nine food tastings
  • Two drinks
  • Local English-speaking food guide

Discover the family-run gems hidden in plain sight as you taste your way through the heart of Rome.

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Total Customer Reviews: 1018

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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.
Verified · Alli · Jan 01, 2024 · New Zealand · Other · 35 to 44 years
Fun and fantastic guide, great food. Lots of variety, well organized.( A little more walking than I expected, but very do-able.)
Verified · Tammy · Dec 11, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
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.
Verified · Rebecca · Nov 08, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
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.
Verified · Brad · Nov 07, 2023 · Canada · Male · 55 to 64 years
Chiara was familiar with parts and places in Rome that we would not have tried or seen if we didn’t do the Devour Tour. She was knowledgeable about customs and culture and shared the Italian culture and tastes with us. Everything we tasted was delicious. We were completely satisfied with the quality of the tour and Chiara, our guide, made it a lot of fun!
Verified · Diane · Nov 05, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet in front of the ruins of Portico D'Ottavia at Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 29. Your guide will be holding a red Devour tote bag and a Devour Tours sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Can I use a wheelchair on this tour?
Yes, but we require advance notice in order to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. After booking, please contact us so that we can organize a private tour for you. If we cannot find a guide to lead you that day we'll offer you the same tour on the next available date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.
Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Does this tour accommodate vegetarians & people with food allergies?
Yes, but please contact our customer service team after you book ([email protected]) so that your guide will be aware on the day of the tour. Also, not all of the tastings on the tour can be substituted for others, but we will do our very best to make sure that you always have something to eat.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Are there a lot of tastings included in this tour?
Our Rome Food Tour includes a entire meal's worth of tastings, so be sure to come hungry.

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