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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 neighborhood? 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 restaurant that’s set right into Monte Testaccio itself, find out what coda and trapizzino are (and, more importantly, what they taste like!), and sample Italian craft beers!
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, spirits and beer along the way! Why sit down to dinner when you can eat, learn and meet the locals all in one adventuresome evening?
You must be 18 years or older to take this food tour.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
- Live like a true local by trying real Roman street food
- Enjoy a typical Italian aperitivo to kick off your evening
- Get adventurous with Rome’s famous quinto quarto – offal! We promise you’ll love the coda (oxtail) if you try it
- Dine in one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets: a restaurant set into Monte Testaccio itself!
- Discover Italy’s craft beer scene that’s been making waves in recent years
- Find out what all the fuss is about with the Romans’ favorite stuffed pizza-dough snack
- Push your palate with cheeses and cured meats you’ve probably never heard of
- Taste real-deal gelato (and learn how to tell it apart from the fake stuff!)
Plus: See Rome’s famous slaughterhouse, and the neighborhood’s very own “mountain”…
Please note that this walking food tour shares some of the same stops as the Taste of Testaccio food tour;therefore we do not recommend participating in both. Also, our craft beer and 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.
Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.
Good to Know
Entertaining and personable English speaking guide
Food Lovers’ Guide: full of insider’s tips and details
What to Bring
Bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes
If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour
Get to the tour
Transportation to and from the food tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you
Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking
At the end of the food tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction
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