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The tour begins with a traditional Roman breakfast, during which you can enjoy your choice of coffee and watch as a chef prepares fresh cannoli. The first stop after breakfast is the Paciotti Gourmet Shop, where you can taste cheeses and meats along with aged balsamic vinegar, truffles, and local wine.

Next head to Pizzarium, where renowned Chef Gabriele Bonci, often called "the Michelangelo of pizza," makes more than 80 types of pizza per day.

Then, stroll through the largest food market in Rome and meet local families who have been running food stalls for generations. Taste buffalo mozzarella, bruschetta, and eggplant parmigiana along the way.

After the market you will visit a traditional trattoria, where you can sample local wine and choose between fresh carbonara (pasta with an egg-based white sauce), amatriciana (pasta with red sauce), or cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper pasta).

The tour wraps up with a scoop of Italian gelato at Fatamorgana Gelateria, where more than 60 different flavors are available.

Locations visited
Paciotti Salumeria
Mercato Trionfale
The Roman Food Tour
Overview

Rome is known for its rich food culture, but with so many options it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Get off the tourist path on this walking and eating tour, which allows you to visit some of the city's best culinary locations without the hassle of navigating or researching where to go. Meet some of Rome’s traditional food artisans, stroll through the city’s buzzing food markets, and sample Roman specialties such as pizza, cannoli, and fresh pasta. Between bites, your guide details the history, architecture, and untold stories that define Rome.

Highlights
  • Visit top Rome culinary spots and taste traditional dishes
  • Steer clear of tourist traps without spending time researching
  • Overcome language barriers with a guide who knows what and how to order
  • Meet artisans and sample local food and wine
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Best possible food tour

I took 3 different food tours in Rome. This was far and away the very best. Raluca was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of food and coffee and Roman culture was fascinating. The food was fantastic, generous portions but not too much. Just the right...More

Thank nashvilleamy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of Rome!

Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting rome--and do it one of your first days in town! Not only was it some of the best food I have ever had, I truly felt as if I was enjoying the best food Rome/Italy had to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Taste of rome

What a superb way of spending a day!!! Lovely food - nice group and excellent tour guide who made it all interesting and fun: she also made us all feel welcome. Lots of info and amazing range of food; from pastries, cheese, balsamic vinegar, truffle...More

1  Thank lcbuckley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Why aren’t you here *right now*?!

This tour was in short- awesome! Someone from my tour already posted so I hope everyone takes this as a good sign- Raluca was so entertaining, passionate and inclusive! I was traveling by myself but I didn’t feel like it, and the (small) group was...More

Thank Lyndsay C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing way to start the trip

We did this tour our first morning in Rome. it was fantastic food was lovely and very eclectic but the highlight of the tour was definitely our lovely tour guide Raluca. She was full of useful hints, tips and first hand stories that helped us...More

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23 July 2018|
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Response from Jmmy C | Reviewed this property |
I would say in car 15 min bus about 30 min. In bus take N1 (Battistini/soria) about 18 stops or by subway MEA (Battistini) 6 stops from Repubblica Hope this helps. Thank you
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18 May 2018|
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To be completely honest, there is not a ton of walking. The restaurants are mainly close together. The most walking you will do is probably through the market. In terms of how long it is, depending on your tour guide, it... More
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Response from Jilliward | Reviewed this property |
We walked for the whole tour except where we stopped, there were not always seats available. I am 60 and not super fit, with s back injury but coped Ok
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