Get acquainted with the traditional cuisine of Rome on this delicious Rome food tour of some of the city's best-loved eateries and food shops. On our Rome food tour You'll sample small plates at trattorias then visit local delis, butchers, and cheese shops to taste their products and meet the people behind the counter. Finally, you'll go behind the scenes at a restaurant to create your own pizza, and of course, eat it fresh out of the oven, before finishing the night with a gelato.
Take a walk through Italy by mouth & meet the real experts.
Rome's culinary traditions date back centuries with an emphasis on fresh, local produce prepared simply. This Rome food tour immerses you in the flavors of the Eternal City with a pizza making class in a local pizzeria, and stops at local food shops and trattorias to taste quintessential dishes.
The tour starts in one of Rome's quintessential foodie neighborhoods, the old Jewish Ghetto. As you explore its lovely streets you'll pop into some of its beloved trattorias to taste traditional Roman starters and learn how the Jewish community of Rome has influenced its culinary culture.
When you leave the Ghetto your Rome food tour will stop into one of our favorite cheese shops where, with a glass of local white wine, you'll taste a range of Italian cheeses including the famous pecorino romano. Italians love to find the perfect pairing of food and drink so your next stop is a classic Roman deli where you'll taste traditional fried rice balls called supplì along with a glass of Italian-brewed craft beer.
If you didn't know that Italians were big beer brewers you'll be even more surprised at the sheer range of cured meats in the butchers that we visit. You'll taste everything from proscuitto and coppa, to salamis spiked with truffles and Barolo wine along with a nice glass of local red to cleanse the palate.
After another quick stop to taste olive oils and balsamic vinegar, you'll duck into a local pizzeria to learn the history and lore of one of Italy's most cherished dishes while making your very own version. Roll out the dough (which has been rising all morning) and add whichever toppings you would like. Then pop your pie into the blazing pizza oven. The best part, of course, is getting to eat the fruits of your labor when they come fresh out of the oven.
Afterwards, you'll stroll through the city with your guide and enjoy a cup or cone of gelato as they give you a plethora of helpful tips and info about how to eat well when in Rome. You'll also get a lot of inside knowlwedge on the conventions and traditions surrounding Italian food, like why you’re not automatically offered parmesan with every pasta (especially in Rome) and whether mozzarella di bufala really comes from buffalo milk.
By bringing you in contact with the people and places taht form Rome's vibrant food culture, this Rome food tour will give you an in-depth understanding of both the ingredients and the humans that make Italian food world-renowned. You'll also leave with a very full belly.
Also, Izabel was a great tour guide. We have a few friends coming to Italy this year and we have been recommending this tour to everyone!
Tasting the food, visiting the Campo dei Fiori, tasting the olive oils and balsamic vinagers was amazing. The cheese and meat shops gave us a behind-the-scene experience with food making. Making our own pizza was so much fun and such a highlight! The guide, Francesca made the tour entertaining! She is so knowledgeable that we learned so much about culture and cuisine that otherwise we would not have experienced. Thank you so much for making our Rome culinary tour such a dream!
We take care to assign our guides to the perfect tour for their particular skill set; so you’ll always have the perfect companion for your experience. Here are a few of the guides that regularly lead this tour.
Silver tours have small groups & skip the line access, guaranteed.
A hands-on, social event where you'll talk food, drink wine, and learn to make two types of pasta (tagliatelle & ravioli). Then chow down with your new friends.