Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 6
Mobile ticket


Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighbourhood and where cucina romana (Roman cuisine) was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local and enjoy the best local eats at places that few tourists ever discover.

You’ll visit our local food market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had (no joke). You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way, your local guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks like the birthplace of the city's local mob gang and the final resting place of famed poet Keats. This 4-hour tour lets you taste first hand the best local foods, while experiencing this tourist destination as if you were a true local


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Testaccio market, Via Aldo Manuzio, 66b, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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

Stop At: Via Mastro Giorgio, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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

Stop At: Via Galvani, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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

Stop At: Monte Testaccio, 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Non-Catholic Cemetery, Via Caio Cestio, 6, 00153 Roma RM, Italy


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Via Raffaele Persichetti, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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

Stop At: Via Amerigo Vespucci, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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

Stop At: Via di Monte Testaccio, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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


  • 15 samples at 5 different tasting locations
  • Wine, craft beer and water
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Rome - A food lover’s guide


  • Gratuities / Tips for guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks-Email to advice of get 3 additional drinks with our Premium Drink Package for only €12

Additional information

  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We and our food partners will adhere to all local regulations. Please follow these local regulations as requirements (for example, mask wearing inside vs outside public spaces) may vary.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Daily, excluding Sundays


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

Highly recommend this tour. Manu was great, knowledgeable, and made us feel like a friend was taking us around town.

May 2022

I've done a lot of tours, and this one is a great one! Our host, Rish, was friendly and informative. Logistics and what to expect was explained in the beginning. There were times where we walked and stood. Then there were times when we sat and ate. So it felt accessible physically. Absolutely rec...

May 2022

The food tour with Dario was amazing! From the pizza with potato to the REAL gelato, I highly recommend

April 2022

Rish was an incredible guide - friendly, informative, and key everything exciting. We tried so many different local specialties that were well thought and delicious! Would highly recommend to all looking to eat your way thru Rome.

April 2022

Nassim was incredible! Such a great tour. One of the best things we’ve done in our two weeks in Italy. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Nassim guides you through the Testaccio neighborhood with history, personal stories and makes you feel like a friend from the beginning.

April 2022

This tour is the best way to introduce yourself to Roman food, culture and history! We were so relieved to get out of the heavily-touristed neighborhoods of Rome and spend time in a real neighborhood - exploring the bakeries, produce markets, street food and local restaurants of Testaccio. Ris...

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