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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere

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  • Uncover the heart of Roman gastronomy on a 3 or 4-hour guided tasting tour through the enchanting Trastevere neighborhood.
  • Bite into a wide array of delectable foods, including pizza, pasta, parmigiana, tiramisu, as you explore different snack spots in the city center.
  • Follow your expert guide around the Trastevere area, known for its lively atmosphere, charming cobblestone streets and historic buildings.
  • Learn about the local food culture, traditional recipes, and the secrets behind Roman culinary delights .
  • Choose from ticket options to add on a wine tasting experience, include a visit to Campo de Fiori, or have a sunset food tour.

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  • 3 or 4-hour food tour at Trastevere
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Wine
  • 8 or 20+ tastings (as per option selected)
  • Food tour at Campo de Fiori (optional)
  • Sunset tour (optional)
  • Tip: At any local trattoria in Trastevere, you could try out a rich buttery piece of oxtail known as coda alla vaccinara, a gourmet dish invented by local taverns using leftover beef.
  • You can find the menus for your food tour at the next stage of booking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Prati

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  • Set off on a 4-hour tour with your expert local guide and fellow foodie in Prati, covering the best of Roman cuisine in this charming neighborhood.
  • Start with an aperitivo at La Nicchia Cafè before sampling delicacies carefully curated to capture the essence of Prati's culinary scene.
  • Try aged balsamic, truffle, pesto, pasta, and D.O.C.G. wines at hidden gems in Prati – traditional trattorias, artisanal food stores, and more!
  • With an evening tour upgrade, try over 20 tastings, and visit family-run restaurant , premium cheese shop La Tradizione, and more.
  • On the day-time food tour, get a free coffee and a visit to the vibrant Trionfale Market, home to fresh local produce and specialty ingredients!

Inclusions

  • 4-hour food tour in Prati
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Visit to La Nicchia Cafè and Bonci Pizzarium

Prati Street Food Tour

  • 16 food and wine tastings
  • Visit to Trionfale Market
  • Free coffee

Prati Gourmet Food Tour

  • 20+ food and wine tastings
  • Visit to La Tradizione Gourmet Shop
  • Tip: On your tour you also get to visit chef Anthony Bourdain’s favorite Bonci Pizzarium, where founder Gabriele Bonci recommends burrata and anchovy toppings.
  • The tasting menus can be found at the next stage of booking.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, Pram/Stroller accessibility, Pets/Service animals.
  • Note that the following is not allowed during this experience: Heavy camera equipment.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Food Tour in the Historical Center of Rome with Optional Wine

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  • Undertake a mouthwatering journey through Rome's historical centre on a flavorful 3-hour food tour with an expert guide.
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling markets, charming trattorias, and family-run eateries where you can sample traditional dishes and local delicacies.
  • Delight your palate with a diverse range of flavors, from savory Roman street food like supplí to indulgent desserts like gelato or biscotti.
  • Choose from tours that start in Campo de Fiori and Piazza Navona, or cover the quaint Monti district. Upgrade to include alcoholic beverages.
  • Learn about the historical significance of dishes and cultural traditions that shaped Rome's culinary scene as you stroll by the city's iconic landmarks.

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  • 8 to 10 food tastings
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2.5 or 3-hour tour (as per option selected)
  • Wine/beer/alcoholic beverages (optional)
  • Local Italian, French, Spanish, or German-speaking guide (optional)
  • Tip: Look out for Norcineria Viola, a premium cured meats and cheeses shop in Campo de Fiori, running since 1890!
  • If you have allergies, dietary restrictions, or any kind of intolerance to any product, you are strongly advised to check with the guide for the likelihood of its presence before consumption.
  • Please inform in advance of any special needs or impaired mobility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Introduction to Roman Cuisine: Guided Food & Wine Tour

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  • Perfect for those short on time, discover Roman culinary traditions in under 2 hours on an immersive adventure starting at La Nicchia Cafè.
  • Savor fresh pizza, aged balsamic vinegar, truffle patè, buffalo mozzarella, and more as an expert guide shares intriguing facts about the cuisine
  • Indulge in a variety of flavors with 10 unique tastings of local treats, from sun-dried tomatoes to pesto Genovese and truffle-infused honey.
  • Enhance your experience with free-flowing D.O.C.G wine and plunge into Italian viticulture as your guide provides tips on the best pairings.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour food tour in Prati
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 10 tastings
  • Tip: La Nicchia Cafè is walking distance to Trionfale Market, where you can find fresh local produce and specialty ingredients.
  • Please click here for the typical tasting menu.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

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  • Uncover the cultural uniqueness of Trastevere in its popular wines and Roman-Jewish cuisine on a guided tour.
  • Indulge in Rome’s delicacies, pizza 'by the slice' and supplì (rice balls) before heading on to one of the oldest churches in Rome, Santa Maria.
  • Sip on fine wine and relish Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, Amatriciana, or Gricia in an iconic tavern of the Trastevere district.
  • Follow your guide to the Jewish Ghetto and walk through the ruins of the Roman Empire, whilst enjoying Carciofo alla Giudia from one of the best kosher restaurants in Rome.

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  • Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto guided tour
  • Professional English or Italian-speaking tour guide (English or Italian)
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Entry to the Santa Maria Church in Trastevere
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dinner
  • Water and Snacks

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  • Hotel transfers
  • Personal expenses

Piazza Trilussa | Via del Moro | Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere | Taverns of the Trastevere district | Tiber Island | Jewish Ghetto and Portico d'Ottavia | Kosher restaurant | Gelato tasting

  • Tip: Don't miss out on the chance to try other local foods like Porchetta, Maritozzi, Trapizzino, and local wines.
  • Opt for comfortable attire and footwear for an easy experience during the walking tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Roma World Tickets with Meals

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  • Experience the thrill of living like a Roman Legionnaire with Roma World tickets - it's a journey of 2000 years in a day!
  • Your ticket unlocks an unforgettable meal at La Taberna, a culinary time machine serving ancient Roman delicacies.
  • Enjoy exciting inclusions like the much-awaited Gladiator Show and the spectacular Birds of Prey flight, all part of the package.
  • Don't miss this chance to step onto the authentic set of Ben Hur and learn the art of archery - it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Stroll through the enchanting path of lights at the Bosco Magico, truly a magical experience that you shouldn't pass up.

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  • Tickets to Roma World
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip: Capture the moment at the Magic Wood - Bosco Magico during sunset. The illuminated path offers a stunning backdrop.
  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed inside the venue.
  • Parking and lockers are available inside the venue.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the venue.
  • The venue extends into the meadows making it difficult to access with wheelchairs and prams.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Tiber River Aperitif Cruise

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  • Experience the authentic Italian aperitif lifestyle on a 1-hour 20-minTiber River cruise and admire Rome from a unique perspective.
  • Delight in one glass of wine while savoring a selection of Roman appetizers on board such as ham and cheese.
  • See famous attractions during your ride, such as the Bridge of Angels and the iconic dome of St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.
  • The ticket offers a unique advantage – valid for 24 hours after the cruise, allowing a return for a Tiber River hop-on-hop-off cruise the next day.

Inclusions

  • 1hr-20mins river Cruise
  • Appetizers
  • One drink
  • Hop-on hop-off cruise ticket

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  • Extra drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Transfers to and from boarding point
  • Tip: Cross Ponte Sant'Angelo, a scenic bridge adorned with angel statues, linking the city center to Vatican City, providing breathtaking river views.
  • Pets, baggage, and guide dogs are all allowed in this experience.
  • To buy any drink on board, please note that credit cards are not accepted.
  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Why a food tour in Rome is a must-do

  • Savor authentic Roman cuisine: Immerse in the rich culinary culture of Rome, and savor classic dishes such as Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, and Supplìì, made using traditional recipes.
  • Discover local food markets: Visit bustling local markets, such as Campo de' Fiori or Testaccio, to see displays of locally-sourced fresh produce, meats, and cheeses - ingredients that are the core of the city's culinary heritage.
  • Explore offbeat neighborhoods: Escape the tourist crowds and explore the city like a local. Stroll through charming neighborhoods that are home to hidden trattorias, family-run osterias, and authentic gelato shops.
  • Understand Roman culture: Connect with locals, hear stories behind dishes, and learn how Jewish-Roman, Arab and Mediterranean flavors and cultures have shaped Roman cuisine over centuries.
  • Dine as Romans do: Soak up the culinary nuances - from aperitivo before meals to espresso after, while leisurely savoring actual meals!

Which Rome food tour is best for you?

Food Tour in Trastevere

First-timer in Rome

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 4 hours

  • Visit eateries across the neighborhood to sample a wide range of classic dishes while exploring the area.
  • Learn about the local food culture, traditional recipes, and the stories behind the dishes, from an expert guide. 

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ocal cheese, truffle, and aged balsamic with wine

Short on time?

Go for: Intro tours
Duration: 2 hours 

  • Enjoy an immersive introduction to Roman culinary traditions.
  • Savor some of the best Italian wines such as Prosecco Valdobbiadene and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo along with tastings of local cheese, truffle, and aged balsamic.

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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

Traveling with family

Go for: Historic center tours
Duration: 3 hours

  • These tours delve deep into the unique culinary culture of the areas where the tour takes.
  • Explore bustling markets, charming trattorias, historic sites, and family-run eateries and sample traditional dishes.

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Local wine on a Food Tour

Wine on your mind?

Go for: Food & wine tours
Duration: 3-4 hours

  • Enjoy a wide range of traditional dishes at multiple prominent eateries in specific neighborhoods. 
  • Add on a wine and food pairing experience to sample some of the best wine produced in Italy along with the food.

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Visiting Iconic Restaurants

Visiting iconic restaurants

Go for: Restaurant tours
Duration: 4 hours

  • Dive deep into Rome's culinary scene by visiting its most iconic restaurants such as the famous Bonci Pizzarium, which has graced the screens of Netflix's Chef's Table, and family-owned gems like Il Segreto.
  • Choose between a day tour, which will include a visit to the Trionfale Market, or an evening tour, which will allow you to savor premium cheeses and cured meats at La Tradizione.

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Market Visits 

Market visits 

Go for: Market tours
Duration: 3-4 hours

  • Market visits offer a unique culinary adventure where you'll explore lively local markets such as Campo de' Fiori or Testaccio. 
  • Chat with vendors, learn about seasonal ingredients, and discover how they contribute to Rome's rich gastronomic heritage. 

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Tips & hacks 

  • Review the itinerary: Before booking, ensure that the tour's itinerary aligns with your culinary interests. Choose the best experience for you based on whether you're looking to experience specific dishes or a broad sampling of Roman cuisine.
  • Size matters: If you're seeking a deep dive into Rome's culinary scene, consider a private tour or limited participant tour as they tend to offer a more intimate experience, allowing for personalized interactions with the guide.
  • Plan your day: Most tours span between 3-4 hours. Additionally, these tours tend to include a lot of walking. Make sure you don't have back-to-back commitments so you can enjoy the tour without feeling rushed, and give yourself enough time to rest afterward.
  • Allergies & restrictions: Inform your guide in advance about any allergies or dietary restrictions to ensure a customized and safe experience.
  • Pace yourself: Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Even if the portions seem small, the variety can add up. Relish each bite and avoid rushing through the dishes to prevent feeling too full by the end.
  • No tipping required: While tipping isn't obligatory in Rome due to service charges often being included, a small tip for exceptional service is a kind gesture and appreciated.
  • Get hold of a city pass: Given the amount of walking in most food tours, a city pass can be invaluable. It provides easy access to public transport, ensuring you explore Rome without tiring out.
  • Consider your fellow travelers: If you're traveling with children or elderly family members, opt for shorter tours to accommodate their stamina. For a relaxed experience, consider a golf cart tour.
  • Be open-minded:  Embrace culinary surprises and be open to trying new flavors and dishes. Rome offers a diverse gastronomic landscape, so allow yourself to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Seasonal specialties: Rome's culinary scene is deeply rooted in seasonality. To get a genuine taste of Roman cuisine, do your research ahead of the tour. Whether it's artichokes in spring or truffles in autumn, indulging in fresh produce promises an unparalleled gastronomic experience.
  • Ask questions: Your guide is a treasure trove of information. Ask about the history of dishes, the significance of places, or any other fascinating insights and stories.

Food hubs in Rome

Trastevere street restaurant

Trastevere

The charming historic district, on the west bank of River Tiber, is known for its wide-open piazzas, cobbled streets, and traditional Roman trattorias. It serves as a portal to Rome of the 60s and 70s with a vibrant bohemian atmosphere. Exploring its culinary scene will mean treating yourself to quintessential Roman flavors, featuring dishes like the timeless Carbonara and Supplì.

Why choose this neighborhood?
Ideal for those planning to explore the heart of Rome's historic district, especially if you're visiting attractions like the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum.

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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere

Prati Rome Streets

Prati

On the other side of the river, right next to Vatican City, lies Prati, one of Rome's most underrated neighborhoods. While it may not have a Colosseum or Roman Forum, it offers visitors a glimpse into a more authentic Roman life, with its majestic Liberty-style buildings and wide boulevards. Here, the food scene beautifully blends Italian traditions with a modern twist, offering menus that put contemporary spins on beloved classics.

Why choose this neighborhood?
Best suited for those visiting the Vatican and its museums, or if you are closer to the River Tiber visiting Castel Sant'Angelo.

Recommended food tour in Prati

Guided Food & Wine Tour in Prati

Jewish Ghetto

Jewish Ghetto

Nestled between the River Tiber and Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome's Jewish Ghetto is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities outside of the Middle East, dating all the way back to 1555 during Pope Paul IV's reign. The area remains a vibrant microcosm of Jewish culture and life, where the two cultures come together to create gastronomic delights like the indulgent Cassola Cheesecake and the crispy Artichokes alla Giudia.

Why choose this neighborhood?
Perfect for exploring Rome's Jewish history. Visit nearby landmarks like the Rome Synagogue, Octavia’s Portico, and the Theater of Marcellus.

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Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

Rome on a plate: what you will try on a food tour

Carbonara

Carbonara

Silky pasta cloaked in a creamy sauce of eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and pancetta, elevated with a playful burst of black pepper.

Amatriciana

Amatriciana

Al dente pasta tossed in a sauce made of juicy tomatoes, salty guanciale (cured pork jowl), and Pecorino Romano, spiced with red pepper flakes.

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Pasta tossed in a sauce made with just two ingredients — Pecorino Romano and black pepper — creating a harmony of sharp and spicy notes.

Suppli

Supplì

Crispy, golden fried rice balls filled with tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella—a Roman street food surprise.

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Tender veal topped with prosciutto and sage, and cooked in a luscious white wine and butter sauce.

Artichokes alla Romana

Artichokes alla Romana

Artichokes, tenderized in white wine and garlic, and flavored with mint.

Gricia

Gricia

Guanciale takes center stage with Pecorino Romano and black pepper coming together to create a sauce similar to Carbonara, sans eggs.

Porchetta

Porchetta

Deboned pig, seasoned with herbs, wrapped in its rind, and slow-cooked to create the perfect filling for a sandwich.

Trippa alla Romana

Trippa alla Romana

Tripe, slow-cooked in tomatoes and Pecorino Romano. While its flavor might take a little getting used to, this dish has been a cherished part of Roman cuisine for generations, a testament to the city's culinary history.

Pizza al taglio

Pizza al taglio

Translating to "pizza by the slice" pizza al taglio is a style of pizza that is typically rectangular or square in shape. Airy and crisp dough topped with local ingredients, this is one of the most loved street food items in the city.

Maritozz sweet buns filled with whipped cream

Maritozzi

Maritozzi — sweet, leaved buns filled with slightly sweetened whipped cream — is a must-try breakfast dish best enjoyed with coffee. “Maritozzo” means "almost-husband", alluding to the tradition of grooms-to-be offering these delectable buns to their fiancées.

Carciofi alla Giudia

Carciofi alla Giudia

The Jewish-style artichoke dish is prepared by flattening the vegetable and deep-frying it in olive oil twice. Seasoned with just salt and pepper, the crispy exterior and meltingly tender middle make this dish a timeless Roman specialty.

Roman culinary customs & culture

  • Food & siesta: Romans traditionally take their largest meal, il pranzo (lunch) around 1 PM, followed by a leisurely siesta. Dinner tends to be lighter and later, often starting at 8 PM or even later in the summer. Perfect to enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife.
  • Coffee etiquette: Do not order a cappuccino after 11 AM; it's considered a morning beverage. After your meal, opt for an espresso or un caffè to savor the true essence of Italian coffee.
  • Aperitivo hour: Join locals in their evening ritual of aperitivo—a pre-dinner drink accompanied by light snacks—to whet the appetite and socialize.
  • Leisurely dining: Don’t rush through your meals. You’re meant to savor them at an unhurried pace. Engage in meaningful conversations and forge connections over food, just as the Romans do.
  • Wine pairing: Romans take wine pairing seriously, so take the opportunity to learn from the experts. Discover which wines complement your chosen dishes, and savor the harmony of flavors as the Romans do.
  • Dining al fresco: Romans relish dining outdoors, and many restaurants offer al fresco seating. It's a great way to soak in the city's atmosphere while savoring a meal.

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Frequently asked questions about Rome food tours

What are the different types of food tours available in Rome?

Rome offers various food tours tailored to different preferences. Options include guided tours that will help you gain a deep insight into the city and its food culture; food and wine tours that allow you to experience the best of Italian wine with local delicacies; tours with market visits that will allow you to understand the various types of local produce used in Italian cuisines, and even introduction tours that will help you gain a deeper understanding of Roman cuisine in a shorter time.

Which Rome food tour is best for first-time visitors?

For first-timers, guided tours like Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere and Guided Food & Wine Tour in Prati are ideal as they provide a comprehensive insight into the city and its food culture. You'll visit various eateries, learn about local food traditions, and hear stories behind the dishes.

Is there a quick food tour option suitable for those with limited time in Rome

Absolutely! Introduction tours are designed for those who want a deeper understanding of Roman cuisine in a shorter time. These tours provide an immersive introduction to Roman culinary traditions.

I'm keen on local markets and fresh produce. Which tour would you recommend?

Tours with market visits like the Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto or Guided Food & Wine Tour in Trastevere are perfect for you. These tours offer a unique culinary adventure where you'll explore lively local markets, chat with vendors, and learn about seasonal ingredients.

Are there any family-friendly food tours available?

Yes, Rome food tours are designed to cater to participants of all ages. However, it's always a good idea to review specific tour details for any age-related guidelines. Most tours delve deep into the unique culinary cultures of specific areas along with tastings of diverse dishes, promising an engaging experience for both adults and children alike.

Are Rome food tours suitable for individuals with dietary restrictions or allergies?

Absolutely! Rome food tours can accommodate various dietary restrictions and allergies. However, It's essential to inform your guide in advance, so they can inform you of the presence of any ingredients that might prove to be harmful to you.

Do Rome food tours include alcoholic beverages?

Yes, many food tours in Rome incorporate alcoholic beverages, particularly wine tastings. It's common to enjoy local wines paired with traditional dishes, enhancing the overall culinary experience. Be sure to check the tour details for specifics on alcoholic beverages included.