If you have a travel bucket list and a case of severe wanderlust, it is guaranteed that Rome tops the list.

While the romantic city has a lot to offer in terms of renowned landmarks, nature, and rich culture, don’t underestimate Roman cuisine.

When all roads lead to Rome, don’t hold back and delve right into a variety of dishes.

Whether you are a foodie or not, you will enjoy the following food tours in Rome.

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1. Taste of Testaccio

Taste of Testaccio offers four awesome hours of delicious food, an insight to Rome’s culture and history, and a chance to explore the city from a local’s perspective.

Stroll around the quaint neighbourhood, stop by the vendors to have gelato, fresh pastries, umami-rich cheese samples and some of the best pasta you will ever have in your life.

No exaggeration!

On this half-day tour, a local guide will accompany you who will not only share fascinating facts about Rome, but they will also take you to the most fabulous hole-in-the-wall eateries.

Book a tour with Taste of Testaccio and if you are lucky, you might even learn a secret Roman recipe or two!

  • Departure Point: Piazza Testaccio, 41, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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2. Trastevere, Campo de’ Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

When you have an urge to indulge in Italian classics and gourmet meals, Trastevere, Campo de’ Fiori, Jewish Ghetto will come to the rescue.

The walking food tour lasts for 3.5 hours and involves a small group of people and a local guide.

It is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience.

The tour will take you to the historic neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto that are bursting with undeniable charm and unique flavors.

You will also have a chance to visit famous hotspots including the open air market in Campo de’ Fiori where farmers and fishmongers sell fresh produce.

Have pasta, gelato, seasonal dishes and much more on this popular food tour.

  • Departure Point: Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10 AM to 6PM
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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3. Prati District Sunset Food Tour

Prati District Sunset Food Tour takes you on food-filled journey during the evening hours.

As the dusk settles in, Rome takes on a new dimension.

A walk through the twilight-struck streets is the best way to experience the city in the light of the setting sun.

And if you add some delicious food, then the walking tour becomes perfect.

Enjoy this four hour tour which includes about 20 types of food and wine tastings in five well-loved venues.

The tour has a very non-touristy vibe to it, and it allows visitors a chance to jostle with locals.

You’ll stop at a gourmet food shop, the best pizzeria in Rome, a mozzarella specialty store and a famous gelateria.

  • Departure Point: Via Cipro, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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4. Taste of Italy: Chianti and Umbria

Taste of Italy: Chianti and Umbria take you from the bustling streets of Rome to whimsical grass-blanketed hills of Tuscany.

Saunter through the cobblestoned streets of a medieval town, Cortona, soak up the sun in the countryside and discover an array of food and drinks.

Tuscany’s regions, Chianti and Umbria, are well-known for their grape-bearing vineyards and regional cuisine.

Stop by the restaurant within a farmhouse and devour fresh and tasty meal.

Wander through the vineyards and explore the rolling hills of Montepulciano.

The tour is conducted by experts who will take you to the best spots in the regions and give you an insight to their culture.

  • Departure Point: Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time: 7:30 AM
  • Duration: 13 hours

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5. Explore Rome Street Food

For a rustic food adventure with a good dose of history and culture, check out the street food in Rome.

The food tour will introduce you to Roman culinary scene wonderfully.

It is conducted by an expert local guide who will take you to some of the best spots where you can indulge in a variety of street food staples.

Have crispy zucchini flowers, crunchy suppli filled with gooey mozzarella goodness, pizzas and pastas, and fresh pastries.

With this tour, you’ll wander through the narrow streets lined with vendors, stop by Piazza di Campo de’ Fiori and Roman Ghetto,

On the way, check out some famous landmarks such as Largo di Torre Argentina and Pantheon.

  • Departure Point: Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM or 5:30 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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6. Trionfale Market Foodie Escape

Picture a cup of freshly brewed coffee, creamy cannoli straight out of the oven, and rectangular slices of pizza al taglio right in front of you.

What’s more… Second helpings are permitted if you crave for more!

Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Visiting Trionfale Market will make your foodie dreams come true as this four-hour long tour will surely satisfy your Roman indulgences.

The tour begins with a typical Italian breakfast, but don’t take it lightly.

It will be the best breakfast you will ever have!

Afterwards, you explore the gourmet haunts, famous food locations and landmarks with fascinating history.

Close the chapter with a sumptuous gelato with unusual flavors.

  • Departure Point: Via Cipro, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:45 AM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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7. Private Roman Food Tour

On this private Roman food tour, you’ll be greeted with a list of 10 unique tastings handpicked by the host.

Dishes and treats such as Jewish Ricotta Pie bursting with flavors, classic Pizza Bianca, freshly fried suppli, sweet pastries and paninis await you.

They will surely leave you craving for more!

During the private tour, you will stop by a couple of charming and authentic cafes for a cup of piping hot coffee and snacks.

This private tour sets itself apart from other food tours by offering flexibility to its guests, customized services and most importantly, a personalized experience that you and your family will cherish forever.

  • Departure Point: Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10 AM to 5PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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8. Desserts Food Trip: Tiramisu, Gelato, Espresso-granita

While Rome tantalizes the travelers mostly with savory snacks and cheesy treats, the city is no less than a heaven for a sweet-tooth as well.

This dessert tour takes you around Novana, a public plaza in Rome from the ancient times.

It is a family-friendly tour and if you have little kids, they will love the awesome and sweet adventure.

Have topnotch gelato from the leading places in the city, gobble down homemade tiramisu and taste some of the finest espresso.

The tour offers hands-on experience.

You can witness the creation of wondrous Tiramisu, learn the technical but highly interesting coffee-roasting process at coffee shops Sant’Eustachio and Tazza d’Oro, and click some pictures for the family album.

  • Departure Point: Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 3:30 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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9. Private Michelin Star Food Escape in Rome

Do you want a bit of luxury and glamour on your Roman culinary adventure?

Don’t hesitate and book a private Michelin Star food tour in Rome.

Customize the tour according to your preferences and availability and have a chance to mingle with four different Michelin star chefs!

The tour is led by a local host who will guide you through every step.

Start with canapes at Enoteca Achill, and then head over to either Moma or Pipero for delicious meals.

At the end, have a flavorful dessert at Aroma Restaurant.

All the restaurants are led by Michelin star chefs who know how to play with ingredients.

Experience Roman cuisine with a dash of luxury.

  • Departure Point: Piazza Colonna, Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 11:30 AM
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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10. Wild and Organic Food

If you are a hardcore meat and cheese lover, here is a full package for you: XXL Wild & Organic!

The tour takes place in an air-conditioned shop with a variety of exclusive Italian meat and cheese.

Have organic salami and sausages, several forms of mozzarella cheese (including Bufala and Pecorino) with different seasonings like grapes, blueberry and truffle, and delicious Roman pastas complete with a well-guarded family recipe.

The tour is personalized and private with cozy vibes that will make you feel at home.

At the end of the tour, there’s a nice and sweet surprise!

  • Departure Point:Via Giulia, 195, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 12 PM, 4 PM or 7PM
  • Duration: 1 hour

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11. Wine and Dinner near Pantheon

There’s no better way to experience the beauty and culture of Italy than the amazing food and dining of Italy, especially when you have the majestic beauty of the Pantheon in sight.

There are plenty of dining options ranging from gourmet restaurants, café to wine bars.

On this tour, you’ll be taken through a tasteful journey of regional food and high quality wines.

Enjoy classic roman dishes in the elegant wood paneled dining rooms of Da Fortunato with a breathtaking terrace view of pantheon, or kick back with drinks and snacks at Miscellanea.

If you are in the mood for coffee, Gruppo Di Rienzo will prove the caffeine fix in a lovely piazza terrace overlooking the Pantheon.

  • Departure Point: Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 7:00 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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12. Artisan Cheese, Cured Meats and Italian Wines

Who doesn’t love a delicious Charcuterie board laid with the best meats and cheeses, and paired with some fine wine?

This tour is one of the best things you will experience in life!

The local tour takes you through taste testing of Rome’s premium wine and cheese, as well as a large variety delicious cured meats.

Most drinks and snacks are included within the tour.

You also get to explore the exotic culinary heritage of Rome with an hour long Italian wine and cheese tasting.

Learn about Rome’s culinary heritage via the one-hour tour and have artisan meals.

  • Departure Point: Via Cavour, 313, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 6:15 PM
  • Duration: 1 hour

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13. Ancient Roman Hills Wine Tasting

This wine tasting tour in Ancient Roman Hills is an experience that combines food with historic beauty and preserved landscapes of Rome.

The area of Roman hills – also known as Colli Albani, manufactures a wide range of white and red wines that are very popular.

Wineries at Roman hills are rather small, but you will be sipping on some of the best wine you have ever tasted in your life that’s for sure!

You can also enjoy a nice meal by a lovely landscape atop a cliff that offers stunning views to enjoy with your food and wine.

It is an educational experience as much as a food tour, as the place holds great historic value.

  • Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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14. Pasta and Tiramisu Lovers Workshop

Part of the whole Italian experience is not only tasting, but learning how to make the world famous exquisite Italian cuisines.

Pasta and tiramisu are the star dishes of any Italian restaurant you will visit.

This workshop will give you a chance to delve deep into the true Italian essence of cooking.

It also gives you a chance to mingle with likeminded people and learn something you can enjoy with all your family for years to come.

You are divided in small groups with hands-on practice and plenty of time for any questions you might have.

Take home the valuable skill of making pasta and tiramisu and cherish it for life!

  • Departure Point: Via di Propaganda, 22, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM or 4 PM
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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15. Ravioli and Meatballs Cooking Class

If you enjoy cooking, you should definitely enroll in a more complicated cooking course while in Rome.

Ravioli is a very delicate dish, but when prepared properly it is quite delicious and appetizing.

Meatballs are a great hit amongst kids and adults alike, and there’s a lot of room for creativity and personal touches.

This ravioli & meatballs class last up to 3 hours.

It will teach you the art of Italian cooking and preparing the best meatballs and ravioli in town with both English and Italian instructors.

Savor the rewards of all the efforts you put into this experience with your family and friends for years to come.

  • Departure Point: Via Garibaldi, 60, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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16. Learn to make Gelato

No matter where you are, you need your Gelato fix.

But as the saying goes, when in Rome do as the romans do.

Learn how to make delicious Gelato the authentic Italian way with Artisan Gelato-making classes.

These classes are held in the laboratory of authentic Roman gelateria, so it’s an educational experience as much as a cooking one.

You get all your basics in a nutshell, along with a step by step professional gelato making guide.

Gelato making classes are great for families with young kids as you’ll have plenty of time to taste all the gelato you want!

  • Departure Point: Via Nazionale, 239, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM
  • Duration: 45 minutes

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17. Make Your Own Classic Italian Pizza

Pizza is a staple when it comes to Italian food.

Everyone loves pizza, and if you had to pick one dish to learn, it should definitely be this.

Why not take advantage while being in the motherland of the classic Italian pizza, and grab the chance to learn how to make the most authentic version of it?

Local Italian chefs guide you through the art of pizza making, starting from scratch with flour and yeast proportions, dough rolling and the best part – topping it up.

This class has daily sessions for all the cooking enthusiasts and aspiring pizza chefs to meet up and take the cooking classes in small groups.

  • Departure Point: Piazza di Pasquino, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 11:30 AM or 4 PM
  • Duration: 1 hour

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18. Fettuccine Alfredo Cooking Class

Traditional Italian cooking involves a large number of pasta dishes, and Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the most popular.

During this class, you can learn the authentic, original recipe of this dish from the house chef himself.

The cooking lessons involve a step by step guide of making Fettuccine Alfredo from scratch.

Enjoy your handmade meal with some fine wine and Italian antipasti.

This is a great experience for couples as it is quite romantic once you pop open that wine bottle and put on some music.

Families with kids are going to enjoy it a lot too.

  • Departure Point: Alfredo alla Scrofa Restaurant, Via della Scrofa, 104/a, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Departure Time: 11:30 AM or 5:45 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours

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As you can see, there are plenty of exciting food tours and family friendly dining experiences in Rome.

If you’re still not sure what to eat in this food loving city, have a look at our other food adventures on offer.

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