Share a taste of local life in Rome's non touristy Testaccio neighborhood.
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.
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
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
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 or simply select the option to upgrade during your booking – we’ll help you plan the perfect Rome tour for your needs.
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!
I thought the guide was great and that we learned a lot as opposed to just eating.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
Meet Your Local Rome Tour Guides
Our team of Rome Food Tour Guides includes local experts that speak several different languages.
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"
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!
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..
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!
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
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.
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
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! 😬
EATING EUROPE INC. CANCELLATION POLICY
Small Group Tours
A tour can be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours before tour departure.
A private tour can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure
Gift Cards, Travel Vouchers & Flexi-Pass™
Gift cards, travel vouchers and Flexi-Pass™ are non-refundable.
LATE ARRIVALS AND NO SHOWS
Due to extremely strict time slots for entry into attractions and for food preparation, both in-person & virtual/online, we recommend you show up 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the tour or experience. Our group tours begin & depart precisely at the scheduled tour or experience start time. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refund requests are not honored per policy. If you are having a hard time arriving on time we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so we can do everything in our power to assist you with arriving at the meeting point at the scheduled time or reschedule to the next available tour.
CANCELLATION DUE TO PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES OR ILLNESS
Inside of 24 hours, your spot on the tour has been reserved exclusively for you. Since we are unable to fill your spot if you’re unable to attend for any reason (including transportation or illness), we do not offer refunds after that time. Please plan ahead so that you are able to join us and don’t miss out!
Discount codes are valid for new bookings only. They are not eligible for pre-existing bookings and can not be applied retrospectively.
We would be happy to assist you with rescheduling your tour, free of charge, with any requests made more than 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of the tour. We reserve the right to charge an amendment fee should you request to reschedule within 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of your tour . Once again, this is subject to availability and price changes. In general, we only charge you for any additional costs that we incur such as tickets. We have no intention of profiting from disruptions to your vacation and will work with providers and suppliers to get this cost reduced to a minimum.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company’s discretion.