Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood
Eat local cuisine, including pizza and gelato
Led by a local food expert, experience Rome's local foodie districts; Trastevere and Campo de’ Fiori. This tour includes wine, pizza, gelato, and pasta.
- Piazza Farnese
- Pizza Bianca
- Rome Street Food
- Full-Course Roman Dinner
- Red and White Pasta
Do you want to experience the best food tour in Rome? If you love food as much as you love the Vatican Museums, then this is one of the best Rome tours for you. Embark on a food tour in Trastevere that offers an excellent introduction to one of the best food districts in Rome. Exploring the many sites of the Eternal City is an excellent way to work up an appetite; why not end your day of sightseeing with an authentic food tour? Led by a local foodie guide, visit some of our favorite restaurants and trattorias in Rome. This 3-hour food tour features:
- An English-speaking food-loving guide
- Maximum of 12 people per group
- 4 carefully selected stops with multiple tastings including wine
- Sit-down dinner at a local Roman restaurant
Roman Bakery and Pizza
At this stop, you’ll learn about the history of bakeries, or forni, in Rome. Get acquainted with a major part of the Roman culinary tradition by ordering a hot square of pizza bianca at the start of the food tour. In Rome, people line up for these olive oil flatbreads stuffed with prosciutto and parmesan. As opposed to red pizza served by the slice (al taglio), pizza bianca is not what is commonly associated with pizza. After you've tasted pizza bianca, you'll understand that pizza does not need to have sauce or cheese to be delicious. Pizza bianca is a chewy piece of culinary heaven.
Roman Street Food
While a sit-down meal of creamy carbonara pasta accompanied by multiple glasses of Sangiovese wine is commonly associated with Italian fare, street food is also essential to the Roman palette. Quick and casual street food makes up some of the most delicious cuisine in Rome. From deconstructed sandwiches at Trapizzino to traditionally-fried filetto di baccala at Dar Filettaro’s near the Campo de' Fiori district, Roman street food is hard to beat. In the spirit of experiencing Roman street food, this tour will take you to one of our favorite local spots.
An Authentic Roman Restaurant
An evening food tour in Rome isn’t complete without a multi-course Roman dinner. Sit down and relax in a friendly local trattoria and sample an antipasto starter, plates of two popular types of Roman pasta, a traditional meat dish and wine. No Italian dinner is complete without a digestivo to wash down your Italian meal. Enjoy a serving of Limoncello at the end of your meal and feel like a true paesano. This dinner stop is your opportunity to rest your feet, enjoy your dinner and learn more about the Eternal City’s culinary heritage.
The Best Organic Gelato in Trastevere
No Rome food tour is complete without gelato. Regardless of the season, if you've been to Italy, you'll know how important it is to end the evening meal with gelato. It's a staple food for Italians (and most certainly a staple for The Roman Guy team). Learn how to differentiate good quality gelato from ones with additives while trying some new flavors. From caffè to fragola to pistacchio, there's a gelato flavor for everyone. Did we mention that it’s organic too?
There is enough food to satisfy even the largest appetites on this tour. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate them. Please email us immediately after you book and we will make notes for your food tour guide. If you'd like to be certain before booking your tour or have any questions, email us at [email protected]
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This was a great tour with a very knowledgeable guide (I forget her name). Everything we had was delicious, and the pacing and flow were excellent. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to experience true Roman food.
Trastevere food tour with Fransesca
We had a great time with Fransesca. She took us to all the places that we wouldn't have gone to on our own to give us a taste of what Rome is like through a local's point of view. The history behind every location runs deep and Fransesca was able to bring that to light with her candour and warm presence. It was worth every penny. I would recommend this to any tourist looking to learn about the history and taste of Rome through an experienced local.
We went on the tour with my son and husband. None of us knew much about the cuisine, but loved everything Monica introduced us to. Monica was a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable. I even tried recreating one of the pastas at our apartment! We hope you come to Utah someday Monica!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
Piazza Farnese - by the fountain on the right (when facing Palazzo Farnese). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
Come hungry and wear comfortable shoes, you'll be on your feet walking between tasting stops.
Q: First things first, how much wine do we actually get?
A: We promise at least 3 glasses, but in many places, it is served by the carafe which is the typical family style way in Rome. In this case, you can probably drink more, but don't overdo it!
Q: What if I have food allergies, intolerances or other requirements?
A: Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our collaborators to provide you an alternative when possible.
Q: Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?
A: If your child is under 6 years of age and will not be eating during the tour, you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating please select the 'youth' category before checkout and add them to your group in order to save them a seat at the dinner table.
Q: Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?
A: Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Rome Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery.
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