What you'll do
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.
* 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)
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.
Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.
* 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
Eat & Drink Like a Rome Local | RomeReview by: Daniela R
Real tastes of Rome
I highly recommend this food tour. We totally loved the food. We also ate things and at places that we would never have done on our own. Ugo was very friendly and made us feel totally relaxed and in the swing of Roman life- a bit different from Shanghai! The food we ate was so totally delicious that it's going to be difficult to go back to non-freshly-made pasta not to mention the gelato............
Eat & Drink Like a Rome Local | RomeReview by: Nikita W
I had to look this word up- it doesnt look real but I like it! Says exactly what I think- amaaaazing! Loved it. Will tell everyone. Do it and you will not regret it. Love Rome and love the food and drink!!!
Eat & Drink Like a Rome Local | RomeReview by: Alejandra K
Angelo was such a delight and incredibly knowledgeable . The food was amazing and the tour was really enjoyable.
Eat & Drink Like a Rome Local | RomeReview by: Michelle T
First thing you must do when in Rome
We wish we had done this tour on the first day of our trip and not on the last day- it would have helped us a lot in picking the places where we ate and what food to order, especially some of the local specialities that we didn't know about before this tour. Our guide was extremely friendly and taught us some much about Roman food and the Italian culture. Totally recommended!