Roman cuisine (cucina romana) 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 the place where you’ll get away from the tourist crowds and get a glimpse of daily life. Meanwhile, you’ll discover a hidden gem of a restaurant that’s set right into Monte Testaccio itself and find out what coda and trapizzino are (and, more importantly, what they taste like)!
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. 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 adventuresome evening?
Plus: See Rome’s famous slaughterhouse, and the neighbourhood’s very own “mountain”…
Please note that this tour is in the same neighbourhood as the Taste of Testaccio food tour and has some similarities; therefore if you’re looking to also do a day tour we recommend participating in the Trastevere Stree Eats tour.
Also, our trapizzino stop is closed on Mondays so we visit an alternative stop.
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 lovers 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.
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A wonderful way to see a unique part of the city and sample terrific food. I’ve taken food tours with this company in Rome and Florence and now Amsterdam. Each tour has been unique and truly outstanding. Our guide Estephen shared interesting information about the Jordaan area and the foods we sampled. Highly recommend!
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.