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Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get a taste of Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, the center of the local food scene, on this half-day tour. With a foodie guide, you’ll enjoy nine tastings of regional cuisine as you walk through the neighborhood to meet vendors and learn about secret Roman recipes. From gelato to cheese to pastries to fresh pasta, you’ll enjoy the best of Italian food. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Discover the Testaccio neighborhood, considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine
  • Enjoy nine samples of regional food, as you tour popular Rome establishments
  • Meet market traders and restaurant owners, and hear of their passion, creativity and enthusiasm for food
  • Visit a gelateria, pastry shop, delicatessen, restaurant and trattoria to try samples galore

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Eat where the locals eat on this tour: Testaccio, a blue-collar neighborhood and foodie haven.
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15 samples at 5 different tasting locations
Wine, craft beer and water
Local english speaking guide
Rome - A food lover’s guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Extra drinks-Email to advice of get 3 additional drinks with our Premium Drink Package for only €12
Piazza Testaccio, 41 , Piazza Testaccio, 41, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

The group will meet at the wooden picnic tables in front of the gourmet food and wine shop L’Oasi della Birra.

10:30 AM
Via Amerigo Vespucci, 35 , Via Amerigo Vespucci, 35, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

The Taste of Testaccio tour lasts for approximately 4 hours and finishes at Giolitti on Via Amerigo Vespucci, 35. After the tour, your guide will be happy to arrange a taxi or give you directions.

Make your way off the tourist track for this walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood. After meeting your food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that introduces you to the local culinary scene.

Stop by shops and eateries like the Barberini pastry shop, where you can sample baked treats that have been enjoyed here for more than 50 years. Visit a food market for a look at high-quality produce, and chat with some of the local vendors. At Testaccio Market, you’ll have the chance to sample authentic buffalo mozzarella and make your own bruschetta.

Next, enjoy a fried rice ball, a local specialty known as suppli, at Trappizino, and then visit one of the neighborhood’s best restaurants for traditional Roman cuisine, where you’ll taste fresh pasta and wine. Other stops on your tour include Giolitti Caffe and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for more than 100 years, and the Volpetti cheese shop, where 150 cheeses can be found.

While you walk, your guide will share some of Rome’s lesser-known history and point out sights like the city’s only pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery, where John Keats is buried. Your tour ends just a couple of blocks from your starting point; you are free to continue exploring on your own from here, or hop on public transport, a short walk away.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Testaccio market
Visit Testaccio market wouldn’t be complete without tasty tomato bruschetta, Rome’s best buffalo mozzarella and Roman street food suppli and craft beer.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Mastro Giorgio
Start the day the Italian way at a local bakery. This family owned bakery has been run by the Passi family since 1975. They have two ovens – one for bread and one for cookies.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Galvani
At this trendy bar run by partners Emiliano and Rita you’ll sample some of Italy’s finest cheese, prosciutto and salami and enjoy a glass of wonderful local wine.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monte Testaccio
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Non-Catholic Cemetery Of Rome Cimitero Acattolico di Roma
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pyramid of Caius Cestius
This is the ‘old section’ of the cemetery, which was opened in the early 1700s for non-Catholic, non-Italians who were not allowed to be buried in the Catholic cemeteries.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Amerigo Vespucci
Become a gelato–tasting expert by learning how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing. Graduate from our gelato school at Giolitti, the bustling neighbourhood bar serving up some of the city’s best since 1914.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via di Monte Testaccio
Savour Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at award-winning restaurant Flavio al Velavevodett built into the side of Monte Testaccio.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Email to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rome Food Tours by Eating Europe
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend coming to this tour with an empty stomach, you will try lots of delicious foods and wines." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour as a change of pace from the typical touristy tours." See review
  • "Take the time to get out of hectic city and enjoy some local flavor, you will never forget it." See review

Reviews

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1,126 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great food tour
Marcia_C
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was great and so informative. Definitely recommend this tour. The food stops were great and our guide always talked about the food and history.
star-5
AMAZING, memorable, must do activity!
Arrica_G
, Oct 2021
What an amazing experience!! Our guide, Valentina was exceptional and so knowledgeable. The food was so tasty, authentic and most of all a very memorable experience all around!
star-5
Take this tour!!
ADAM_S
, Oct 2021
Take this tour! The guide (Luca) was amazing. Very engaging, very warm, very funny. He remembered everyone’s name, which is impressive. Group was a good size (10 I think?). Food was excellent. And the history and background were fascinating. Highly recommend!
star-5
Fun and filling experience
Daric_M
, Oct 2021
We booked several Rome tours through Viator this trip and this tour was by far the best one. Our guide Mimo was engaging, knowledgeable and energetic. The tour was a nice change of scenery from the “typical tourist” experience and a look into the daily lives of Rome’s citizens. Plus you don’t leave hungry.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable and very worthwhile experience
Maria_C
, Jul 2021
Erik was outstanding as a tour guide! Knowledgeable, patient and constantly providing insights of the surrounding olaces as we walk or at sites. Food tastings varied, exciting and memorable Grrreat experience! Thank you Erik
star-5
Best tour in Italy
Brian_B
, Jul 2021
Hands down the best tour we did in Italy (and we did a lot!). Arturo was incredibly engaging. Our small group of 5 was welcomed everywhere we went. Arturo knows the local food inside and out but also the stories behind the families running their shops and restaurants. We laughed, ate well, and walked off every calorie while learning about this hidden gem of a neighborhood in Rome. 10/10 recommend!
star-5
A "Must Do" Rome Food Experience
Landry_D
, Jan 2020
We did this toward the end of our time in Rome, and I have to say I think it was everyone's favorite culinary experience! We were in a group of 9 and walked around Testaccio (Which is definitely off the beaten path - which is great) eating a variety of foods and sampling wine. All in all the tour is about 4 hours.. which seems like a long time but it was perfect. We had the time to get to know the other people on our tour and really take in everything we were doing. Believe me you will not need to eat another meal after this tour... the portions are very filling. I highly recommend this experience!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for joining us on our Taste Of Testaccio Food Tour! We're so happy to hear that you liked walking around Testaccio, we love it too! And we are glad you enjoyed the company of the other guests of the group, we always try to make people connect to each other and have fun together! We hope you’ll come to eat with us again soon in another one of our other foodie cities. All the best!
star-5
we had a food tour with Luke, January 2019. He was very pleasent, knowledgable, comitted and we expericned a good variet
eyal_r
, Jan 2020
we had a food tour with Luke, January 2019. He was very pleasent, knowledgable, comitted and we expericned a good variety of Roman food. Warmly recommended! Eyal and Dorit, Israel
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Eyal! Thank you so much for joining us on our Taste Of Testaccio Food Tour! We really enjoyed hosting you guys! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and Luca as a guide. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in the Eternal City and that you’ll come to eat with us again soon in another one of our other foodie cities.
star-5
Brilliant tour!
Galit A
, Dec 2019
Lots of fun and good food. Our guide - ask for Luca! - was absolutely perfecto. smart, funny and really knows his way around. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
An insider's view of testaccio
TulliusTO
, Oct 2019
We met proprietors and tasted their wares across Testaccio and in the Testaccio market. Highlights were the visit to ristorante Masto, and the suplici vendor in the market. The visit to the Protestant cemetery was also memorable. Thanks to Val our tour guide, for the great tour as well as tips about where to eat (and not to eat)in Rome.

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