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

969 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: 969

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Our guide, Julia, was delightful, fun and knowledgeable. She provided an experience that was not just about filling our stomachs, though everything was delicious, but also educated us about the historical significance of October 16, 1943 and the celebrations happening in the Jewish Ghetto that day along with the stories behind what we were seeing as we walked along. This was one of the best tours we did during our stay in Rome.
Verified · Shauna · Nov 05, 2023 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
Manuela was our guide on this tour, and she was excellent. This was my favorite of the four food tours I did in Italy, including another in Rome, because she also covered a lot of history as we walked through the neighborhoods. I loved that we started in the Jewish quarter. And she is super personable and knew all the locals. The food choices were on point. My favorites were the suppli and baccala. Super yummy, salty Roman street food. But all of the choices were good. We got to visit a beer store and each choose a beer. Italy's craft beer scene has a long way to go, but as a beer lover, I really appreciated this addition to the tour. And of course, there is wine as well. If you can only do one food tour on your trip, this one gets my vote!
Verified · Jennifer · Nov 03, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
We enjoyed this tour and the next day. We did the devour Pasta making class with Manuela She told us we would be able to get the recipes, but we have not received them. Please send an email with the pasta recipes
Verified · John · Oct 26, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
This was a great tour with a mix of delicious food and fun stories about the history of the city and its food culture. We tried a lot of food and learned a lot, too. Our guide was excellent- will be recommending this tour to friends and family!
Verified · Ashley · Oct 19, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
Excellent tour…a great experience!
Verified · Brooke · Oct 13, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 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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