Trastevere Local Food Tour in Rome

Join a Roman culinary guide and indulge in tasty Italian cheese, pasta, gelato, wine, and more

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 147 Reviews · 3.00h 12 max · Rome, Italy

Looking for a top-selling food and wine tour in the trendy Trastevere neighborhood in Rome? You found it! There's no better way to get to know the best of Rome's food than to explore Trastevere with the help of a passionate foodie who knows the area well. On this tour, you'll enjoy street food, an authentic dinner, and gelato that you won't soon forget. Learn about famous Italian cheeses, meats, and food from locals and your guide who will make sure it's an unforgettable evening.

Tour Details
  • Local food tour
  • Piazza Farnese
  • Italian meat and cheese
  • Taste street food baccalà
  • Full-course Roman dinner
  • Delicious Pasta
  • Trastevere
  • Saltimbocca alla Romana
  • Indulge with gelato
  • Italian wine or vino
  • Espresso
  • After-dinner limoncello

On this popular food tour, you'll meet your culinary guide at the fountain on the right side of Piazza Farnese, where you and your small group of 12 or fewer will learn about the rich food culture of Trastevere. Then head out to the first of four stops to discover the roots of Roman food at tasty trattorias. Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • An English-speaking foodie guide

  • Maximum of 12 people per group

  • Four stops with multiple food and wine tastings

  • Sit-down dinner at a local Roman restaurant

Roman Salumeria

Your first stop will be at a family-owned salumeria (deli) where you will sample prosciutto, cheese, and some local wine. This establishment has been serving locals for over 100 years, so they definitely know what they are doing. Learn the difference between parmigiana and pecorino, and prosciutto and salame. After you wash it all down with some local wine, you'll probably want to visit this little shop again to stock up for your trip home.

Roman Street Food

Many people wonder why baccalà (cod fish) is such a popular dish in Rome considering they aren't close to the Atlantic where cod is usually found. Well, your guide will share the fascinating history of this local favorite and why it's a popular dish in Trastevere. You'll enjoy another glass of local wine with this local seafood favorite.

An Authentic Roman Restaurant

Sit down and relax in a friendly restaurant and sample an antipasto starter, two popular Roman pastas, a traditional meat dish, and local wines. No Italian dinner is complete without a digestivo, so you'll finish your meal with a Limoncello. At this sit-down restaurant, you'll be able to rest your feet, enjoy your dinner, and learn more about what makes the Eternal City such a popular food destination. 

The Best Organic Gelato in Trastevere

You didn't think we'd finish a Roman food tour without gelato, did you? If you've been to Italy, regardless of the time of year, you'll know how important it is to end the evening with a gelato. Your guide will help you learn how to spot high quality gelato as you try some new flavors. From coffee to cheese or pistachio, there's a gelato flavor for everyone. 

When you book your tour with us, please include any allergen information in the space provided on the checkout page so we can ensure your guide is notified.

 

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Terrific Intro to Roman food & culture!
12 August 2022
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Reviewed by
Jill Holmes

Our guide Dimitri was extremely friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend Dimitri and this casual walking tour where we sampled traditional Roman pizza, cheese-filled rice balls, followed by a great dinner and gelato. And of course wine!

10 August 2022
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Reviewed by
Leanne Corcoran

Fantastic!
08 August 2022
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Reviewed by
Jacob Seifert

First off, our tour guide Elionora (sp?) was incredible, both entertaining and informative. The tour itself took us to some great locations with rich history, and the food was plentiful and delicious. Our group got along very well with each other, so that was a great help in making for the perfect evening. This was totally worth it, and I couldn't recommend it more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at 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, since you'll be walking between tasting stops.

Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?

Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Trastevere Rome food tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with little-to-no warning. In this situation, your guide will take you to another popular eatery nearby.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

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 eat food at any stop, please select the "youth" category before checkout and add them to your group in order to save them a seat at the dinner table.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you an alternative when possible.

How many glasses of wine will I get?

You'll enjoy [three] glasses, but in many places, it is served in a carafe which is the typical serving style in Rome. In this case, you might enjoy more than three glasses of wine, but we recommend not overdoing it so you can enjoy your evening (and the following morning).

What to bring?

Come hungry and wear comfortable shoes, since you'll be walking between tasting stops.

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at 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.

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