This 4-hour evening walking food tour is the best way to understand Rome like a local. Enjoy a unique experience to allow all your senses to come alive as we expose the real Rome. During this non-touristic experience, you will be taken off the beaten path to the foodie neighborhood of Rome, to embrace local cuisine and culture. There are over 20 delicious food and wine tastings in 5 locally loved venues. Hidden gems include a legendary gourmet good shop, an award winning restaurant, the number 1 pizzeria in Rome, a mozzarella specialty store and an artisanal gelateria. You will be presented to larger than life characters and the families behind these food traditions, to learn their secret recipes and tips. Group sizes are limited to 13 people, so book early to secure your spot.
Your evening begins in typical Italian style with a aperitivo at a water bufala specialty venue. Your appetite for the tour will be stimulated with fresh buffalo mozzarella from Campania to be eaten within 24 hours of being produced, ricotta, truffle cheese, pachino tomatoes, pesto, accompanied by a glass of fine wine (D.O.C.G falanghina) Following Aperitivo, you are taken to Pizzarium, the number one Pizzeria in Rome, recommended by Anthony Bourdain, CNN and international food bloggers. Sample a selection of the most creative and delicious pizza made by the ‘Michelangelo of pizza’ Gabriele Bonci. Gabriel is known throughout Italy as the king of pizza, as he creates his masterpieces with the highest quality in season ingredients. There are over 80 different topping daily, including prosciutto with fig, zucchini and ricotta, chicken with celery and scamorza with spinach. Next prepare yourself for an abundance of fun and laughter as the Paciotti family welcome you to their award winning gourmet food shop, where they offer hundreds of meats, cheeses, wines and delicious treats. Here you will taste a variety of the finest cheeses, hams, truffles, balsamic vinegar aged 30 years and D.O.C.G wine. Learn the importance of ‘what grows together, goes together’ and taste the real ‘retro gusto’. Continue your tour onto the family owned restaurant Al Giardino del Gatto e Volpe. Indulge in handmade fresh pasta accompanied with fine wine (D.O.C.G Vermentino), at this beautiful restaurant and mingle with the locals who frequent daily. We conclude our tour with an education in gelato, at the Fatamorgana artisanal gelateria. Become a gelato expert and learn how to spot real gelato from the touristy pretend version. Be sure to take our tour at the start of your trip to Rome, to take advantage of the knowledge you will learn, for the rest of your stay. Additional food and wine tastings at all venues are permitted for those who wish to have extra Please Note: substitutions offered for those with dietary restrictions including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and lactose-intolerant. Please advise in special requirements field at time of booking.