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.
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 tour is in the same neighbourhood as Twilight Testaccio, meaning there are some similarities. If you’d also like to do an evening tour, we recommend participating in the Twilight Trastevere tour.
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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As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking
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
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)
Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not far from the meeting point.
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.
Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests
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!
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.
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.