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Eat & Drink Like a Rome Local


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4 hours | from €100.00 pp
When in Rome, eat like the Romans do! Discover the heart of Rome’s food culture in the area where the "Cucina Romana" was born. Join a local who will share with you the Italian culinary traditions that are a cherished part of everyday life in Rome, and who'll take you to the best places to try gourmet delicacies and staple Roman dishes. See just how passionate Romans are about their food as you wander through markets and discover the seasonal produce and delicious ingredients that are staples of Rome’s cuisine, then taste the dishes that the city is renowned for! With a local by your side, you’ll discover the passion born into every dish, and get a taste of the culinary culture of this gourmet city.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Accompany a Local Host who knows where to locate the best gastro hangouts in Rome and devour the authentic cuisine together. Become familiar with the best neighbourhood bars, restaurants and eateries where locals gather to dine the Italian way.Read more +

Begin your journey by strolling through Rome’s historic Testaccio,neighbourhood birthplace of the “Cucina Romana” - Roman Cuisine. Here you’ll see the locals seeking out the finest seasonal produce bursting from the overpacked market stalls, which they will take home and prepare in the traditional fashion. Familiarise yourself with some of the most famous Roman ingredients, such as carciofi (artichokes), puntarella (a leafy green vegetable) and visciole (peculiar cherries) when in season. 

Your Local Host will introduce you to a number of eateries from the notorious to the notably local. You’ll be sure to taste an authentic Italian “pizza al trancio” and perhaps a “panino con porchetta” - an aromatic combo of crusty bread, fresh herbs and succulent juicy pork which has satisfied the appetite of Romans of all ages for centuries. For vegetarians, there are delicious portions of battered seasonal vegetables available. If the weather’s hot, your Local will recommend the best gelatos in the neighbourhood.

Stop for a cheeky beer from one of the many microbreweries, and if you need a boost call in to one of the local cafes. Here you can learn more about Italian coffee culture over a full-bodied espresso.

Just as the selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables and desserts in Rome is vast, such is the range of delicacies our Local Host can introduce to you. They will select between six and eight of their recommended choices, tailored solely to your unique preferences 


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, interests and the food you love so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest a few trattoria options and agree a meeting time and place. 

Although you will enjoy a meal at a great trattoria, your Local Host will also help you with suggestions to discover other great places to eat & drink and suggest local spots that you won’t find in a guidebook and that makes the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* 7-8 tastings of various Roman specialties
* A coffee and a craft beer or a soft drink
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.  

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to discover Rome’s incredible food culture and taste classic Roman dishes and produce
* Explore the Testaccio neighbourhood where the "Cucina Romana" originates and soak up the culinary culture and history 
* Enjoy a classic aperitivo just like the locals do
* Visit the Testaccio Market, one of Rome's favourite markets and taste some Roman classic foods
* Sample 6-8 Roman dishes such as supplí (risotto balls) pizza al taglio, focaccia, cheeses, salami, carciofo alla giudia (fried artichoke), seasonal foods and gelato 

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free