Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood

Devour Rome's local cuisine, including pizza, pasta and gelato

4.9 / 5 See All 71 Reviews · 3.0h 12 max · Rome, Italy

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.

Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • Piazza Farnese
  • Pizza Bianca
  • Rome Street Food
  • Trastevere
  • Full-Course Roman Dinner
  • Red and White Pasta
  • Limoncello
  • Gelato

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]

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.

 

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we recommend you look at our Private Rome Tourselection.

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9/10/2019
Edward Matier
Great Night Out.

Last evening I was part of a group of 8 people from North America who were led on a wonderful Food Tour by the Queen of all Food Tours-Fiona. She was absolutely delightful, and knowledgeable. It was as if we had flown in to visit an old friend who was taking us out to dinner in her neighbourhood.The group of us, who had never met before, got along great and enjoyed each others company. This is a wonderful way to spend an evening in Rome, Great food, wine and company . Highly recommend.

9/8/2019
Timothy H.
Walking/Food Tour in Trastevere

We booked a walking/food tour for our stay in Rome. We met at 5:30 PM and had Fiona as our tour guide. Fiona was the perfect guide for our group! There were 10 people in our group from all over the world and Fiona took us to a bakery, wine bar, authentic restaurant, and gelateria in Trastevere. The food and drink were spectacular and it was nice to sit down at dinner and ask questions about life in Italy and the differences between all the countries represented at the table.

8/28/2019
Chris
Well worth it!!

The best food tour in my life. Fiona was our guide for the night and was very knowledgeable and took us to many places to enjoy the food in the Trastavere area. It was the best night I had in Rome because Fiona made the night so special. It was like we were old friends catching up with a group of us. The night could have gone on for longer. Highly recommend the Roman Guy Food tour. Do not hesitate.

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