Rome Food Tour with Pizza-Making, Trattoria Tastings & Gelato
Add some local charm to your Roman holiday as you embark on a culinary exploration of Italy’s most pleasurable passion - food! With smaller tour groups, visits to trattorias, making your own pizzas, cheese tastings and more, you can truly experience the magic of Roman cuisine.
- Explore the trattorias of one of the best foodie neighborhoods in Rome, the old Jewish Ghetto.
- Taste classic Roman foods, like charcuterie, Pecorino Romano, Supplì, and local wines and beers.
- Make your own pizza in a real Roman pizzeria. We’ll have the dough and the pizza oven, all you need to bring is an appetite and the desire to learn from a real pizza maker.
- Get hints and tips for how to eat well in Rome, from where to eat, to how to make sure you are ordering the best foods during any given season.
Your tour begins in a the old Jewish Ghetto, in the company of your expert foodie guide and just 11 other travelers, you’ll pop into one of the neighborhood’s beloved trattorias and taste traditional, seasonal Roman starters as you learn how Jewish culture has influenced Roman food over the course of some 2,000 years. Leaving the Ghetto, you’ll head to an artisanal cheese shop to learn the long history of local cheesemaking as you taste Pecorino Romano and other Italian cheeses over a bottle of local white wine.
Pairing food and drink is very important to Romans so your next stop is one of the city’s most iconic delis to try the deep-fried mozzarella and rice balls called supplì with a glass of Italian craft beer. Another is the encyclopedic range of charcuterie that you will try at a nearby butcher. From salamis spiked with fennel, truffles or Barolo wine, to cured pork and a few surprises, you’ll enjoy a wide range of meats along with a nice glass of red wine.
After a quick tasting of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you’ll step into the kitchen of a real Roman pizzeria and make your own pizza. The dough is already risen and waiting, so you’ll learn all about kneading out a (near) perfect circle, how to spread just the right amount of tangy tomato sauce, and the very important differences between Roman-style and Neapolitan-style pizza. Finally, you’ll do as the Italians do and take a comfortable stroll through the city, stopping for a cup or cone of gelato.
- Pizza-making at a central Rome pizzeria
- Olive oil tastings, balsamic vinegar tastings
- Cheese tastings
- Cold cut tastings (including Barolo & Truffle salamis!)
- Wine Tastings
- Beer Tasting
- Tastings of typical Roman starters
- Expert local foodie to give you insider tips & tricks
- Small groups of 12 people or fewer
- Pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
01 April 2019 - 31 October 2019 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Known Blackout Dates: All Dates in August 2019.
Allergies and Preferences
This Rome Food Tour can be tailored to suit most dietary requirements so long as you mention your requirements at the time of booking. The pizza-making section of the tour is not suitable for coeliacs. However, in some cases, it will not always be possible to make a substitution – for example the bread, meat and cheese shop on the Rome Food Tour will always be visited and tastings cannot be substituted.
English, Italian, German
Meet your guide in the Piazza Mattei, by the "Fontana delle Tartarughe" (the Turtle fountain).
Meeting Point Directions:
Piazza Mattei is located in the historic city center, between Largo Torre Agentina and the Jewish Ghetto.
We recommend not having a heavy breakfast since this tour includes a meal’s worth of tastings.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made before 72 hours of the tour's commencement are fully refundable.
Your voucher will be emailed to you within 20 minutes of purchase. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
Piazza Mattei by the Fontana delle Tartarughe, Rome