Rome, alongside its history, culture and architecture, is known for its incredible food. From pizza to pasta, gelato to grissini and everything in between, foodies love eating out in Rome. We offer some of the best food tours in Rome, too - so when you’ve had your fill of museums and archaeological sites, try one of these our for size…
Best of Rome Evening Walking Tour with Wine and Appetizers
Combining all of the best things: sightseeing, wine and food. That’s what makes this one of the best food tours in Rome, and so popular. You’ll be able to see iconic sites such as the Pantheon, the Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona alongside an expert guide who, as all of our guides are, is passionate about the city. Learn the secrets of Rome as dusk falls around you, and hear things from a local’s point of view!
The tour is limited to groups of 15, and lasts for 2.5 hours. It runs on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7.30 pm. Rome at night is breathtaking. The city glows with possibility and you feel like the magic was created just for you - the streets are calmer, the crowds dispersed to hotels, bars and restaurants. The daytime heat is replaced with cooler air and the buildings are softly lit - it’s bliss.
This is a particularly great tour for the first night of your trip, if it fits your schedule: your guide will give you so many recommendations for places to eat and drink for the rest of your trip that you’ll be spoilt for choice! Enjoy some wine and traditional Italian appetizers, see the best sites in the city and really get to know Rome - what more could you ask for?
Half Day Roman Countryside Vineyard Estate Tour and Wine Tasting
Although it’s technically all about the wine, this still counts as one of the best food tours in Rome - it’ll certainly whet your appetite for an incredible Italian meal, and it does include some gorgeous bruschetta and olive oil alongside various types of wine.
You’ll head to Pallavicini Wine Estate in the Frascati countryside - perfect if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the area, and the views are breathtaking. There are 200 acres of grapevines, and veers lined with barrel upon barrel of wine. This tour is truly one that touches all of the senses!
Running on Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons at 3.00 pm, this tour is held in groups of 25. Transport in an air-conditioned coach is included, so it’s a comfortable journey to and from the vineyard, and you’ll have an English-speaking guide with you at all times. They will co-ordinate the tour and ensure things run smoothly! This really is a ‘one of a kind’ tour and ideal for those who are looking to get something different out of a trip to Rome.
Guided Day Trip: Tuscany from Rome including Brunello Wine Tasting & Gourmet Lunch
If you’re looking to get out of the busy metropolitan city for a full day and explore somewhere new with the addition of eating delicious food, then this is one of the best food tours in Rome. You’ll leave the Eternal City and head to beautiful Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage area. With its pretty towns steeped in Renaissance history, stunning churches and colorful scenery, it’s no wonder that Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.
You’ll visit Tuscany in a group of no more than 25 - so you won’t feel too crowded as you leave Rome on an air-conditioned coach with a tour leader. Audio headsets are provided so you won’t miss a thing as you explore Tuscany on tour led by a local expert guide who will meet you in Montepulciano to show you the best of what the place has to offer. The tour runs daily from Monday to Friday, leaving at 7.30 am and lasting approximately 12 hours.
Not only will you get to see St. Biago’s Church and explore the beautiful hilltop town of Pienza, you will get to enjoy a stunning lunch an authentic Tuscan farm. Your tasty 3-course meal will be paired with some world-famous Brunelli wine. Fun fact: this was one of the first wines to ever receive DOCG designation. Surrounded by farmland and enveloped in fresh air, it’s an amazing opportunity to devour some local dishes and taste some of the best wine you’ll ever drink!
There is so much to see and do in Rome and the wonderful surrounding areas. And with the sheer amount of eateries across the city itself, any tour can become one of the best food tours in Rome if you try. Combine your visit to the Vatican with eating pizza in St. Peter’s Square, and be sure to head to one of the wonderful restaurants that overlooks the Colosseum when you’ve had your fill of pretending to be a gladiator.
Walking tours - whether you take the evening tour, or head out during the day time - are a great way of familiarizing yourself with the city and scouting some fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants to visit during your trip. From budget (but delicious) sandwiches to incredible gourmet steaks, Rome really does have a little bit of everything. Food is a big deal to locals, and visitors to the city are so lucky to be able to enjoy meals made by some of the best chefs in the world as well as the family-run businesses that thrive every day.