Vatican Area Private Tour

Vatican Area Private Food Tour

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2.5 hours


Private Tour

Follow the backstreets from the Vatican to foodie paradise

If you’re in a large group or would like an exclusive experience, let us take you on the perfect food tour made just for you. There’s only so much you can fit into a short trip to Rome, so if your plans include both a visit to the Vatican and wanting to eat authentic, local food – we’ve got just the food tour for you!

Our tour of the Prati neighbourhood, next to the Vatican, takes you down small backstreets to uncover locally loved places serving up a mix of traditional Roman classics and some of the city’s newest food trends like Trapizzino and Italian craft beer. Your passionate, local foodie guide will introduce you to all the friendly food artisans along the way and bring this undiscovered neighbourhood to life.

To find out more or to book this private tour, fill out this form and we’ll work with you to make sure you have the tastiest exclusive experience!

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the best local food places in real neighbourhoods


insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own


the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers


stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

The food tour takes place in the neighbourhood of Prati, a 5-minute walk from the Ottaviano metro station.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Jessica C (Tripadvisor Review)

Toni was incredible throughout the whole tour. We got to try a variety of traditional Italian food and drink. We were so impressed with the food tour that we are booking the London food tour in the next couple of weeks. It’s a great way of seeing the city and trying some good local food!

Jessica C (Tripadvisor Review)

Food Heroes

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.

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If you are coming to Rome with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – this is the perfect tour for you! To book this tour or to book another one in Rome, just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect Rome experience for your needs.

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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.

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!
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! 😬