Taste of Testaccio

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Known to locals as the “heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighbourhood and where cucina romana (Roman cuisine) was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighbourhood where people live, eat and shop.

You’ll get to escape the crowds and really get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what the city has to offer. You’ll visit our local market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had (no joke). You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way, your local guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks. There is no better way to really live like a local than on our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour.

Departs

Mon to Sat

Various Times
Duration

4

hours
  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €65

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €48

    Child 4-12 years
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DISCOVER

the best local food places in real neighbourhoods

LEARN

insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own

SHARE

the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers

CREATE

stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

Tour Highlights Include

Sample Italian cheeses, prosciutto, salami and even olive oil

Savour Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at Flavio al Velavevodetto

Experience real Roman street food – supplì (fried risotto ball)

Visit Rome’s Pyramid of Cestius and learn about ancient Rome’s oldest food neighbourhood

Make your own bruschetta and try real buffalo mozzarella at the famous Testaccio Market

Become a gelato–tasting expert by learning how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing

Try authentic Roman craft beer

Start the day the Italian way at a local bakery

Plus: See Rome’s only Pyramid, John Keats’ mysterious tomb, the birthplace of Rome’s mob gang and much much more…

Please note that this walking food tour shares some of the same stops as the Testaccio Supper Stroll; therefore we do not recommend participating in both.

Tour stops, tastings and numbers of tastings are likely to change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.

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Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Upon booking you get our food lover's guide to Rome, then your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

The food tour takes place in the neighbourhood of Testaccio, a 10-minute walk from the Piramide Metro Station.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not far from the meeting point.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

Our tours run Monday through Saturday. There are no tours on Sundays, Italian National Holidays and 2-3 weeks in August. Check our calendar for available dates.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Christina – Tripadvisor Review

Emma was our guide and she was so engaging, knowledgeable, and fun! This tour was one of our favorite and really gives an inside look into Rome’s authentic cuisine and neighborhood. We highly recommend this!

Christina – Tripadvisor Review

Food Heroes

Extraordinary food is made by extraordinary people. Whenever we find very special food in Rome, we know behind each culinary creation is someone who is very passionate about what they do.

On our tours, you’ll not only taste these delicious treats but you’ll also get a chance to meet the people who prepare them.

Food tastes even better when you know the story behind it.

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If you are coming to Rome with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect Rome tour for your needs.

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