Twilight Testaccio Rome Food Tour

Twilight Testaccio Rome Food Tour

Eat your way through Roman history on this authentic evening experience in Testaccio, the last truly residential neighbourhood in Rome’s city centre.
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Duration

3.5 hours

Departs

Mon to Sat

This food tour is not currently being offered – please review our other food tours in Rome

Dine like a local in Rome’s original foodie neighbourhood…

Cucina Romana (Roman cuisine) was born in Testaccio. So where better to eat your way through all that Rome has to offer than the city’s original foodie neighbourhood? Testaccio is not only home to the famous quinto quarto (offal) that Rome is renowned for, it’s also where you’ll escape the tourist crowds and get a glimpse of real daily life. 

Our movable feast through Testaccio is perfect for the adventurous foodie who’s looking to try something that pushes the boundaries beyond pizza and pasta. We take to you around this historic neighbourhood as the sun sets and introduce you to some of its best-kept secrets, including a stylish eatery with stunning views over Monte dei Cocci and a retractable roof that opens up on starry nights.

Our local guides will regale you with personal stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into local Roman life. Plus, as this is an evening food tour, you can expect plenty of wine and spirits along the way! Why sit down to dinner when you can eat, learn and meet the locals all in one night?

Note: this tour is in the same neighbourhood as the Taste of Testaccio food tour and has some similarities,  so we suggest joining the Trastevere Street Eats tour if you’re looking for a daytime experience as well. 

Our trapizzino stop is closed on Mondays so we visit an alternative stop.

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

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This food tour is not currently being offered - please review our other food tours in Rome!

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Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together

Valuable

Valuable

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

Accommodating

Accommodating

Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets

 

 

How to Arrive for Your Rome Food Tour

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)

Your Food Tour Schedule

Departure

Departure

The food tour starts a 10-minute walk from the Piramide Metro Station and ends close to the meeting point.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.

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.

If you’re visiting Rome and looking for a highly memorable and delicious experience, I recommend the Twilight Testaccio Tour. And maybe you’ll be extra lucky and score Rish as your culinary connoisseur. Buona fortuna e buon appetito!

- Sari Mondschain

We had a wonderful, private tour. The history accompanied the wonderful food. Highly recommend doing this while in Rome, plus it gets you off the beaten path!

- Whitney hanczewski

Sarah did an excellent job. We loved the conversation and all the places we stopped. Each was unique and tasted really good. I only wished we had done the tour at the beginning of our trip so we could have gone back to some of them!

- Rebecca Humphreys

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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! 😬