Private Rome: Rome in a Bite

Per Person (All Ages)
€150
Minimum 2 People

Are you ready to become a real Roman? Take a stroll with us through the Eternal City, where we taste our way through the centuries on this very special private tour. Visiting markets, family-run grocery stores, historic cafes, and quirky bakeries, this private Rome tour takes you off the beaten track so you can explore where locals really go for a taste of the real Rome.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller or group smaller than two may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Private Rome Food Tour Highlights

  • Taste the mouthwatering street food and wine of Rome with a local who knows the best cafes and delis in the city
  • Wander through one of the oldest and most vibrant neighbourhood in Rome
  • Visit the captivating Jewish quarter and sample some of its specialities, including old-fashioned, traditional biscuits made by kosher bakeries
  • Learn how to live like a modern-day Roman: what to eat, where to shop, and how to relax
  • Learn from a real Roman about food traditions and history

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking licensed guide, all food samples as per itinerary, glass of wine (or a soft drink), and an espresso or cappuccino. Please note that the food and food spots may vary according to your food desires and the season!

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Via Florida, in front of the tower (it’s a little street on Largo Argentina, facing via delle botteghe oscure – look out for the medieval tower!)
  • Starting time: 9.30 AM, 3.00 PM
  • Ending point: Campo dei fiori (this can vary according to the season and your -food- desires)
  • Chevron down Full Itinerary
  • Among the first lesson in living life as a Roman is to sip your coffee the way the Romans do — standing up. So, a fundamental pit stop on this private food tour is in a real Roman café where you have the opportunity to test, on site, what you have learned from your guide about “drinking coffee as the Italians do!”

    High on caffeine, sugar, and the Roman spirit, we make our way to the historical center, where the oldest and most fascinating food shops are! Here, we admire the colourful displays of fruit and vegetables and meet bakers, local cheese and ham producers… get ready for an enchanting experience on this Rome food tour!

    Next up, it is essential that you try some mortadella (a light pink, smooth textured Italian sausage), prosciutto or porchetta, mean cold cuts from the local shepherd’s tradition! And what better way to try it than on a pizza, an Italian superstar dish that is loved the world over?! This is not any old pizza though, it’s a pizza bianca. Your immersion into the Italian way of life is progressing nicely!

    Rome has a great tradition of fried food, and we have a special kind that we want you to try that you can just find in the eternal city! Have you ever heard of fried zucchini flowers or supplì?! We enjoy some of these freshly fried delicious treats together as you get to grips with some of our most popular dishes.

    One stop you absolutely cannot miss is the Jewish neighbourhood, where the local Jewish community has played an essential part in the chequered history of Rome since 1555. More importantly for us, their contribution to the food scene in Rome has been equally as impressive; you will have a chance to salute some of their most loved small bites, such as fried artichokes and stock fish.

    By the end of your private tour, you know how to live and eat like a proper Roman! Before you go, your guide is very happy to recommend many more foodie adventures for you to enjoy in and around one of the world’s most beautiful cities. When in Rome, indeed!

    This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller or group smaller than two may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking licensed guide, all food samples as per itinerary, glass of wine (or a soft drink), and an espresso or cappuccino. Please note that the food and food spots may vary according to your food desires and the season!

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wearing comfortable walking shoes and come with an empty stomach!

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point ten minutes before the tour starting time. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: It is a walking tour so we suggest comfortable shoes. There will be a toilet stop during the tour. Guides are only Roman and they are all fully licensed.

    Closure of sites: Jewish quarter shops won’t be open on Saturdays but we will experience the comunity vibe of people wandering around their neighbourhood.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    This tour can be adjusted for vegetarians and any other food requests; however it is not suitable for vegans or those with food allergies and sensitivities such as celiac disease, favism, or similiar. We will serve some kosher food, but the rest of the tour may not be kosher.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 338 884 7405
    Email address: [email protected]