Eat like a local in Rome
Eat like a local in Rome
Eat like a local in Rome
Eat like a local in Rome
Eat like a local in Rome
Eat like a local in Rome

Eat like a local in Rome

Old-school trattorias, carciofi alla giudia and of course, a slice of pizza romana.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $74.86  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

You’ll join one of our Rome hosts for a food crawl around historic Testaccio, an edgy neighborhood that reads like a grid of old-school trattorias and hip street food joints (hopefully whilst wearing your stretchiest trousers).

You’ll eat your way around the district where the Cucina Romana was born - since after all, the best way to discover a new culture is through its food.

You’ll feast on the hyper-local and seasonal dishes which Rome is famous for, from street eats like supplì, a fried rice-ball with a tomato sauce and a heart of gooey melting mozzarella to panino con porchetta - an aromatic combo of crusty bread, fresh herbs and succulent juicy pork at the Testaccio Market.

You’ll discover regional and seasonal produce while you’re here too, like globe artichokes and porcini mushrooms. It goes without saying you’ll also try some pizza romana (your host will make sure you don’t mix this staple up with its cousin, pizza napolitana) and the local speciality pizza bianca.

Add into the mix a visit to a trattoria for the Roman speciality, carciofi alla giudia (Jewish style fried artichokes), followed by a dish of cacio e pepe, literally “cheese and pepper” (a minimalist Roman pasta dish consisting of locally produced Pecorino Romano and black pepper) and you’re a) eating like a Roman and b) possibly so full you can’t move.

But there’s always room for dessert - did someone say gelato?

  • Eat like a local in Rome
  • Eat like a local in Rome
  • Join a food-loving host (pretty much everyone in Rome is food-loving) and discover Rome's vibrant food scene

  • Explore the Testaccio neighbourhood where the “Cucina Romana” originates and soak up the culinary culture and history - by eating it!

  • Visit the Testaccio Market, one of Rome's favourite markets and taste some Roman classic foods, then settle in at a local trattoria to sample antipasti and primi

  • Sample 7-8 Roman dishes such as supplí (risotto balls) pizza romana, focaccia, cheeses, salami, carciofo alla giudia (fried artichoke), and gelato

  • Get recommendations from your host regarding other places to eat and drink in the city - there are a lot, you may want to write this down!

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host (there is a lot of food to be eaten!)
  • 6-8 tastings of various Roman dishes
  • A coffee, craft beer, a glass of wine or soft drink
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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