Learn how to eat like a local on this gastronomic walk through the heart of Rome and its traditional cuisine. This 3.5-hour small group tour offers you the unique opportunity to sample the finest food the Italian capital has to offer while learning more about its origin and significance ... More info ›
Learn how to eat like a local on this gastronomic walk through the heart of Rome and its traditional cuisine. This 3.5-hour small group tour offers you the unique opportunity to sample the finest food the Italian capital has to offer while learning more about its origin and significance. Arriving hungry is strongly recommended as you will get to try a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, wine, artichokes, scrumptious pizza and a full sit-down dinner with a variety of pastas and to finish a gelato (just to name a few!).
There is no better way to truly get to know a city than eating your way through it. This is especially true for Rome, where the extraordinary culinary tradition has made it a Mecca for foodies from all over the world. You'll be in good hands with a passionate and food-savvy guide to lead the way, as you discover Rome from a completely different perspective far from the city's crowded tourist attractions. This immersive food tour will take into the delights of traditional Roman cuisine, as well as Italian classics you already know and love. All of this will take place with the domes and side streets of Rome as your backdrop in an intimate group of no more than 8 other food-seekers.
Your exploration of Rome through food begins in the heart of the 'Ghetto', one of the oldest parts of the city with more than 2,000 years of culture, history and of course culinary traditions to taste. You'll stop at an authentic Italian wine bar to taste real Italian prosciutto with a cheese board of wonderful local cheeses, all accompanied by a welcoming glass of wine.
Then you'll head to Campo de' Fiori, Rome's oldest market square, for a sample of the city's famous fried 'supplì (filled with rice, tomato sauce and melted mozarella) and crispy Roman 'pizza margherita'. You'll even get a chance to sip some Italian craft beer, another specialty you might not have expected. Before crossing the Tiber into Trastevere, you'll also stop to relish in Sicily's favorite snack, a 'cannoli' filled with sweetened-ricotta cheese at a historic boutique pasticceria.
Now it's time to sit down a give some serious time to that food no Italian could survive without... pasta. We'll head into an elegant 'enoteca' where you'll be treated to an incredible flight of three different pasta dishes including what are probably the best ravioli you've ever tasted, 'pasta all'amatriciana' (with tomato and guanciale), and 'cacio e pepe' (with cheese and black pepper). All of this will of course be accompanied by delicious local wines to get your tastebuds singing.
We’ll conclude our fulfilling adventure on a high note by indulging in a most cherished Italian sweet treat – gelato! Whether you are fruit flavor fan or more of a decadent chocolate lover, we’re sure you’ll agree that our favorite artisanal ‘gelateria’ serves up the best scoops in town.While most food tours only include samples of food, we want our guests to enjoy their food the Italian way – in great company with free flowing wine and generous portions. Now there's nothing more to be said - buon appetito!