Taste of Testaccio Rome Italy

Get a taste of daily life in Rome's original foodie neighbourhood on this 4 hour adventure that introduces you to all the Italian classics - from brushetta to gelato.
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An introduction to Roman food favourites…

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 4 hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighbourhood where people still live, eat and shop.

Escape the crowds and get a real 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, taste the most delicious pasta in the neighbourhood, and sample everything from a traditional antipasto to a typical Roman street food snack.

Along the way your local guide will give you a fascinating insight into Rome’s culture and history. You’ll also discover some of the city’s most fascinating landmarks, like the ancient Pyramid of Cestius and John Keats’ mysterious tomb.

There is no better way to really experience Rome like a local than on our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour.

Please note: this tour is in the same neighbourhood as our Twilight Testaccio tour and has some similarities. If you’d also like to join one of our evening experiences as well, we recommend you choose the Twilight Trastevere tour.

Tour stops, tastings and number of tastings may change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.


Mon to Sat

Various Times


  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €65

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €48

    Child 4-12 years
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  • Free Cancellation. Full refund up to 48 hours before the tour.
  • Save on Winter Dates. Discounts up to 6% applied during booking.

Tour Highlights Include

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

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

Savour Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at a popular restaurant built into the side of Monte Testaccio

Sample authentic Italian cheeses, prosciutto, salami and even olive oil

Try authentic Roman craft beer

Become a gelato–tasting expert and discover how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing

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

Start the day the Italian way at a local bakery

Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €12 per person!

Enhance your taste of local life with three additional alcoholic drinks expertly paired with your food tastings. On the Taste of Testaccio Tour, the Premium Drink Package includes:

  • A glass of Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) to kick off the tour.
  • A glass of locally produced red wine.
  • An amaro/digestivo, typical Italian after dinner liquor with your dessert.

You can add the Premium Drink Package to your booking during checkout.

Note: this option is only available for ages 18+; Eating Europe reserves the right to substitute a non-alcoholic drink should the guest become inebriated. 



Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together



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



In addition to receiving our food lover's guide to Rome, your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town



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



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



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



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



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.

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)

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