FOOD TOUR IN ROME: A GASTRONOMIC
ADVETURE TO EXPLORE AUTHENTIC ROMAN FOOD

Food tour in Rome: a perfect mix between history, customs and roman food

Our food tour offers a perfect mix of history, Roman culture, and food, all while being on foot and experiencing the true essence of Rome.

Welcome to the eternal city of Rome, where history, art, and culture blend seamlessly with the tantalizing flavors of Roman cuisine. On this tour, we invite you on a culinary journey to discover some of the iconic and mouth-watering dishes that make Rome a food lover’s paradise. From the crispy “supplì” and the creamy “carbonara” to the delightful “cacio e pepe”, prepare to indulge your taste buds in an unforgettable food tour of Rome. We’ll also explore other delectable treats such as the trapizzino, pizza bianca con mortadella, gelato, and rich Italian coffee. Of course- this is all in Italian, so maybe you are unsure as to what kind of food it is. Well then join us to experience new dishes to find out, and get ready to savor the essence of Roman gastronomy!

The cobblestone lanes of Rome, teeming with history, culture, and incredible culinary offerings, offer an immersive journey into the city’s soul. Let’s embark on an expedition through Trastevere, across Ponte Sisto, to the enchanting Piazza Farnese and the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori..

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Beginnings in Trastevere

Our food tour in Rome commences in Trastevere, a picturesque, bohemian neighborhood nestled on the western banks of the River Tiber. Rooted in ancient Roman history, Trastevere is a perfect blend of heritage and culinary richness. Its name, derived from the Latin ‘Trans Tiberim’ – ‘beyond the Tiber- speaks to its geographic and historical significance, being that it was essential and critically important to the trade of food as long ago as the fifth century BC. So let us travel back in time to discover the origins of Roman cuisine.

Pizza Bianca with Mortadella is our first stop of the food tour

Pizza bianca with mortadella

Wander through Trastevere’s narrow lanes, and you’ll stumble upon ivy-clad buildings, charming squares, and importantly, bakeries with the tempting scent of fresh bread. Start your food tour with a Roman classic – ‘Pizza Bianca con Mortadella’. This simple yet mouth-watering dish combines fluffy, salted pizza with slices of succulent mortadella cheese, shredded mozzarella, ricotta, and Pecorino Romano cheese. ‘Antico Forno Roscioli,’ will be your first stop on the food tour, a renowned bakery & deli founded in 1972, popular for its crispy, thin-crust Roman-style pizzas.

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Trapezzino: the second dish of your food tour

Next on our culinary agenda is ‘Trapizzino,’ a local iconic street food. Found at ‘Trapizzino Trilussa,’ it merges traditional Roman recipes and “food-on-the-go” culture. Encased in a triangle of pizza dough, the Trapizzino is stuffed with flavorsome fillings like ‘Pollo alla Cacciatora’ (Hunter-style Chicken) or ‘Polpette al Sugo’ (Meatballs in Sauce), a quintessential Roman breakfast

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Crossing Ponte Sisto and the Tiber Island

Not only a food tour … as we stroll towards Ponte Sisto, relishing the splendid views of the Tiber. The bridge is an anecdotal reminder to Pope Sixtus IV, who commissioned the construction in the 15th century. The Ponte’s architectural simplicity and panoramic views of Rome make it an iconic part of the city’s landscape. Midway across the Tiber, we can see Tiber Island, bearing witness to Rome’s multifaceted history. Once a place of ancient healing at the Temple of Aesculapius, it is now home to the St. Bartholomew Basilica and the Fatebenefratelli Hospital. The island’s harmonious blend of history, spirituality, and medical science embodies Rome’s enduring vitality.

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Piazza Farnese

Once we have crossed the bridge, our food and walking tour continues and we meander through Rome’s narrow streets until we reach Piazza Farnese. This elegant square is dominated by Palazzo Farnese, a Renaissance Palace masterpiece now housing the French Embassy. Its grandeur, designed by prominent architects like Michelangelo and Sangallo, echoes the power and prestige of the Farnese family.

Besides its historical attractions, the Piazza Farnese area is also brimming with restaurants serving authentic Roman cuisine. Take advantage of the nearby restaurant, ‘Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina,’ known for its exquisite selection of cheeses and meats

fresh market in campo de fiori, rome food tour

Campo de' Fiori: A Culinary Cornucopia

The final stop of our food tour in Rome is Campo de Fiori, a lively market square teeming with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, local delicacies, and an array of intriguing trinkets. The name ‘Campo de’ Fiori,’ translating to ‘Field of Flowers,’ harks back to the Middle Ages when it was a meadow filled with petals

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The trio of wonders

Next to Campo de Fiori, our food tour goes on, and we will dive deep into Rome’s pasta traditions. We start with ‘Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana,’ a hearty dish featuring “guanciale” (Italian cured pork cheek), Pecorino cheese, and tomato. Head over to ‘Da Felice a Testaccio,’ a restaurant renowned for this delicacy.
We continue our pasta exploration with ‘Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe’ and ‘Spaghetti Carbonara.’ The former, a minimalist masterpiece from Roman cuisine, pairs pasta with a creamy, peppery cheese sauce. For the latter, we add to this base rich chunks of guanciale and a raw egg, creating a velvety, indulgent sauce

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A special Roman fired ball

Discover the delightful Roma Supplì, a culinary gem nestled in the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori. These fried rice balls are a heavenly risotto, mozzarella, and tomato sauce blend. With their crispy exterior and gooey center, they tantalize taste buds and satisfy cravings. A must-try on any food tour in Rome, the Supplì dish at Campo de’ Fiori offers a mouthwatering experience that embodies the city’s rich cuisine heritage. Indulge in this local specialty and let your senses revel in its scrumptiousness.

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Finally, we close our tour with a sweet Roman tradition: Gelato and Coffee

Immerse yourself in an Italian food tour in Rome, beginning with Fatamorgana- a type of gelato in Campo de Fiori. Savour authentic, artisanal gelato, prepared with organic, gluten-free ingredients. Each flavor, from unconventional gorgonzola to classic stracciatella, tells an enchanting tale of Italian culinary heritage. Just steps away, Piazza San Eustachio houses Rome’s renowned coffee sanctuary, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè. Here, sipping on their well-guarded secret recipe espresso is a transcendent experience. Its rich, creamy texture and deep flavors echo the whispers of history, unrivaled by contemporary coffee trends. This one-stop food journey perfectly encapsulates the harmony of tradition and innovation in Italian desserts. Don’t miss this culinary trail on your next Roman holiday.

Conclusion of your Walking food tour

This food tour is more than just a culinary experience; it’s an expedition through the flavors, history, and culture of Rome. You’ll walk away with not only a satisfied and more mature palate but also with a deeper appreciation of Rome’s enduring charm. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie, this tour is a treat for the senses, offering you a truly Roman experience. Taste the eternal city – buon appetito!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

On our Food Tour in Rome

What is a food tour in Rome?

A food tour in Rome is an experience that takes you around the city, trying a variety of local dishes and foods. It’s usually guided by a local anda professional food guide who explains the history and significance of each food and location.

How long does a food tour in Rome typically last?

A typical food tour in Rome is 3 hours long. However, the length can vary based on your needs

What kind of foods will I get to try on a Rome food tour?

Rome is known for a wide variety of foods, so expect to sample dishes like pasta (carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe), pizza, supplì (fried rice balls), gelato, espresso, local cheeses, prosciutto, and regional wines.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Our tour are accommodating to dietary restrictions and allergies, but it’s important to inform us in advance. Options for gluten-free, and dairy-free are usually available.

How much does a food tour in Rome cost?

The cost of our food tour in Rome is 250€ for the guide plus 28€ to pay the food plus, if you want, 100€ for round trip transfer from/to your hotel in Rome

How many people are usually in a food tour group?

Our foud tour are private so the size of the group depend on how many people you are.

Do you provide food tour for shared group?

Yes of course we can organize shared food tour for smal group, no more the 8/13 people.

Can children join the food tour?

Yes, children are usually welcome on food tours, We don’t have any age restrictions but please inform us if you have children. to allow us to organize your food tour.

What should I wear on a food tour in Rome?

Comfort is key. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking quite a bit. Also, check the weather and dress accordingly.

Do I need to tip the tour guide?

Tipping is not mandatory but is generally appreciated, especially if you enjoyed the tour. In Italy, a tip of around 10% is usually considered generous.

Will the tour continue if it rains?

Most tours will continue in light rain with the appropriate provisions. However, in cases of extreme weather, tours may be rescheduled. Check with our guide in case of rain.

Are drinks included in the food tour?

Usually, drinks are not included as part of the food tour. If you want to taste local wines or craft beers please inform us in advance.

How can I book a food tour in Rome?

You can book a food tour in Rome through our web site sending us an email using the contact form or writing to us on whatsapp.

Can I customize my food tour in Rome?

Our food tours are private but we have a standard itinerary. Anyway if you need special wish or requirement we are available to help and make you happy.

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