Food Tour Rome: Testaccio is known as the foodie heart of Rome. "Cucina Romana" (Roman cuisine) was born and raised in Testaccio, so it will come as no surprise to learn that dyed in the wool Romans consider Testaccio to be the real heart of their city, and there are many contenders.
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
Food Tour Rome 12 generous portions of Roman food in 4 hours!
Our four hour guided Rome food tour of the Testaccio district is an excursion through the lifeblood of Rome and of Romans. On this tour you’ll call in at nine authentic food stops and enjoy a dozen amazing tastings. You’ll find yourself far from the touristic hordes of Rome’s centro storico, but your expert guide will keep you fully informed and inspired about the history of Testaccio too. Ancient landmarks in Testaccio are well and truly off the beaten path, but they proffer as much historical and archaelogical information as the more classic, even grandiose monuments and ruins elsewhere in Rome. Break away from life as a tourist and engage real Rome for a few hours! Our guarantee is that you’ll leave us with a belly full of the best Roman food and a thorough appreciation of a wonderful part of Rome which very few tourists get to see.
Let your tastebuds tell you precisely why Volpetti has been Rome’s leading gourmet food store for nigh on 40 years; submit to Rome’s three most desirable pasta dishes with paired wine at Flavio al Velavevodetto; love authentic Rome street food, namely "supplì" (fried risotto balls), from NY Times’ acclaimed Trapizzino!; get up close and personal with the third best slice of pizza in Rome at Volpetti Piu (and we’ll tell you why third best is better than best on the tour!); construct your own bruschetta and gorge on real buffalo mozzarella in Testaccio market; become a gelato genius by learning how to take out the fakes!; bow down and admire the beautiful cannoli at Dess’Art, as created by famous Sicilian pastry chef Costanza Fortuna; indulge in the devil’s own dessert, Tiramisu! A chocolate cup from Barberini, the neighbourhood’s top pastry shop, will transform you into a Tiramisu addict for life!
"Taste of Testaccio" may not be available in August, please ask about availability if you wish to book for the middle of August.
This tour is operated by a partner of When In Rome Tours. We need 7 days advance notice so please do not book this event if your chosen date is less than one week from today.
Important Information • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays. • Tour does not run on public holidays. • ** 7 days advance notice required.
No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.
The tour includes:
Taste the heart of Rome
12 tastings in 9 places
Volpetti gourmet food store
Pasta at Flavio al Velavevodetto
Supplì at Trapizzino
Pizza at Volpetti Piu
Buffalo Mozzarella in Testaccio market
Classic Roman gelato
Cannoli at Dess’Art
Tiramisu at Barberini
Entertaining and personable English speaking guide