Tastes & Traditions of Rome: Testaccio Food and Market Tour

174 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.


  • Taste delicious local bites at eight family-run establishments (enough food for breakfast and lunch).
  • Explore the an authentic Roman neighborhood with an expert foodie guide and spend your morning shopping and eating among the locals.
  • Learn the difference between Roman food and Italian food. Hear why you should be seeking out the former, and why the latter doesn’t really exist!
  • Meet the passionate vendors who run some of our favorite stalls at the Testaccio Market and try their incredible products.
  • Enjoy a leisurely Roman lunch of homemade pasta with plenty of wine.
  • Sites Visited
  • Testaccio Market
  • Mattatoio
  • Monte Testaccio
  • Piazza Testaccio
  • Local Bakery
  • Local Pasticceria
  • Market Stalls
  • Cheese Seller
  • Famous Sandwich Seller
  • Family-run Roman Restaurant
  • Gelateria
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided food tour
  • Food Tasting: Half Pastry
  • Beverage Tasting: Coffee
  • Food Tasting: Pizette
  • Food Tasting: Fresh Tomatoes
  • Food Tasting: Cheese
  • Food Tasting: Half Panino
  • Food Tasting: Prosciutto
  • Food Tasting: Pasta Dish
  • Beverage Tasting: Glass of Wine

Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of a true Roman neighborhood.

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Total Customer Reviews: 174

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4.8 /5
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The walking tour of Testaccio with Andy was a great experience. Geographically, it is arranged so I felt like was able to orient myself in the neighborhood by the end. Historically, I came away with a great sense of the deep and recent history of the area. And food wise - wonderful - I left knowing places to go back to for delicious savory and sweet treats. Andy also got me headed in the right direction for the Garbatella area, which I also enjoyed strolling through. Thank you Andy and Devour tours!
Verified · Katherine · Apr 08, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our market food tour was amazing and Manuela, she is just the best! Hightly raccomanded
Verified · Jamila · Apr 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years
Manu was fantastic! A true Roman who knew her way around and gave us just the right amount of history. Food was excellent and we were very full afterwards
Verified · Stefanie · Mar 01, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Fernanda was amazing and if we could have her for every tour we would love it. She clearly knows what she is speaking about and sharing. 100/10
Verified · Christine · Feb 24, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Manu was a fantastic guide, the tour was adapted to be vegetarian friendly and we got some great recommendations for other restaurants. The market stall holders were great to meet.
Verified · Christina · Nov 08, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet in Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, by the statue closest to the Santa Maria Liberatrice Church (which is located on the other side of the road). Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Rome sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
This tour is adaptable for: - Vegetarians - Pescatarians - Pregnant women We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans, dairy free, or gluten free.
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.

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