Taste of Testaccio

The Original Taste of Testaccio

Rome's First Food Tour. Enjoyed by thousands since 2011
Thousands of 5 star reviews
As Featured In Featured on National Geographic, DW, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Virgin

Share a taste of local life in Rome's non touristy Testaccio neighborhood.

Ages

4+

Duration

4 hours

Departs

Daily

Discover Testaccio, Rome’s hidden treasure, with the city’s first food tour, since 2011. Venture off the beaten path into the vibrant Testaccio Market, and stroll through its quaint streets. Experience a journey through all the flavors of Rome, capturing the genuine and authentic character of one of Rome’s most undiscovered neighborhoods.

Please note: itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays

Explore Testaccio and its famous market, a bustling hub of food, flavors, and culture.

Master the art of making bruschetta and create your own with local fresh tomatoes.

Eat the 3 Rome’s best pasta dishes, at local favorite ‘Flavio al Velavevodetto’

Step into history at a 105-year-old gelateria, and learn the difference between the real gelato and the fake one.

Vegetarian-Friendly Tours but vegan, gluten-free, or kosher options may be limited. Please share dietary restrictions upon booking for best accommodation. Note that tastings outside those catered for your needs are at your own risk. The company assumes no responsibility for any food allergies or intolerances.

  • Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Rome locals.
  • Rome’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
  • Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
  • Cultural Immersion: See Rome through the eyes of a local.
  • Established Expertise: Since 2011, simply the best food tours in Rome!

"Wonderful Rome food tour in a non-touristy area of the city. Our guide Gianluca was enthusiastic and informative who brought this neighborhood to life! authentic Rome food experience "
— Jeff | Tripadvisor
  • Adult (From 18) From €69

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) From €59

  • Child (4-12 years) From €44

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Luca (Luke) was a fabulous guide, friendly, superb English and very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic, we only had room for small portions of the enormous and utterly delicious main courses, as we had eaten so many ‘snacks’ along the way! 

- Mark Camp

I thought the guide was great and that we learned a lot as opposed to just eating.

- Neal Schopick

Absolutely loved the food tour with Valentina. The tour is well-designed, with amazing food, such interesting bits about the history and information about the food and set in a great, off-the-beaten-track part of Rome which is lovely to discover. This was actually my second time doing this tour and I would still highly recommend it to friends.

- Lientjie Jooste

Emma took us through her neighbourhood Testaccio, just like a good friend hosting and sharing the wonderful experience of her day to day life. We learned about the true Roman culture, and tasted wonderful food, along with beer and wine. The tour was fun and Emma was amazing!

- Liat Alush

Sarah was a lovely person, we felt very welcome, could learn a lot of things and had generally a great tour! The visited places are an experience worth

- Ruth Yosief-Tesfagaber

One of our favorite tours we’ve ever taken. Nasim was an amazing guide—so knowledgable about the neighbourhood, and Roman food in general. He made the tour really fun and enjoyable, and we feel like we walked away with real insight into daily Roman life.

- Abby Gartner

The tour was really good and our guide was very knowledgable – he gave us loads of tips and told us all about the history of the area too which was really helpful!

- Sarah West

Meet Your Local Rome Tour Guides

Our team of Rome Food Tour Guides includes local experts that speak several different languages.

Valentina
Valentina
I was born and raised in Rome
My favorite thing to eat is bucatini all'a matriciana
When visiting Rome remember this - "cibi condimentum esse famem" or "hunger is the seasoning of food"
Gianluca (Luca)
Gianluca (Luca)
Living in Rome for over 10 years, born and raised in Puglia (Southern Italy)
My favorite thing to eat is fresh mozzarella di bufala
Take long walks to better enjoy the eternal city - it's a museum in the open!
Katherine
Katherine
Born in Santa Clara California but Rome became my adopted home!
An excellent extra virgin olive oil makes most things better!
I enjoy strolls in the parks. There are lots of lush, green spaces to enjoy from Parco degli Acquedotti, to Caffarella, Doria Pamphili, Appia Antica & more..
Rish
Rish
Born in Mumbai, living in Rome since childhood!
Pasta with truffles, coda alla vaccinara (Roman style oxtail), puntarelle (Italian chicory), and vino!
I love to wander around my city and be overawed by its incredible beauty!
Chiara
Chiara
Born and raised in Rome!
Favorite food is trippa alla Romana! (Roman-style tripe)
Don't be afraid to talk to the locals. Romans love giving advice, if you give them a chance
Domenico
Domenico
From the US, has called Rome home since 2000.
Favorite dish is Fusilli with Fiore di Zucca sauce (from Acquavella) because that is my family's specialty!
Don't miss the night life in a non-touristy neighborhood like San Lorenzo.
Luca
Luca
Born in Tuscany, a Roman by passion!
I can't resist a good Florentine steak.
I love reading a book in the magical non-catholic cemetery in Testaccio
Toni
Toni
Born in Melbourne but I have lived in Italy for 25 years!
I LOVE IT ALL! ❤️ pasta, roman style pizza, all the desserts & pastries, gelato, wine, cheese.
Walk everywhere & admire the street scenes of everyday life. Don't miss the ''Aperitivo hour'' for a good Negroni! 😬