Our professional, entertaining guide brings the Colosseum to life. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the Colosseum in just one hour!
The Rome Food Tour here at Show Me Italy takes guests on a two-and-a-half-hour journey through Rome’s vibrant food scene. Roman food and drink is best typified by its Monti neighbourhood — it’s the perfect place for guests to experience authentic Roman cuisine, including the creativity of its burgeoning street-food scene. This tour is a great complement to our Colosseum Tour and our early morning Vatican City Tour!
ESSENTIAL DETAILS OF OUR ROME FOOD TOUR
OUR ROME FOOD TOUR | HIGHLIGHTS
Experience Rome’s exceptional food scene on this Monti Street Food Tour. With more than 10 food tastings in just over 2 hours, we suggest you come hungry! You will meet your food guide above the Colosseum metro station and, after a brief introduction, you’ll be on your way to the trendy neighbourhood of Monti. With a long tradition of culinary excellence, this is the perfect place to experience the creativity and innovation of Rome’s street food culture.
As you walk the charming streets, your guide will explain the subtleties of choosing a quality restaurant as well as the tell-tale signs of what to avoid. You will get to sample several different types of Roman-style pizza “taglio” and suppli, as well as two types of freshly made pasta. Of course, you can’t skip dessert while you’re on a food tour! Your guide will then take you to a local bakery where you will sample different types of pastry and baked goods before topping everything off with a refreshing gelato. If you have any questions about this Rome Food Tour, our other Italian Food Tours, or the rest of our Rome Tours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
OUR ROME FOOD TOUR | THE EXPERIENCE
Street food has always been a part of Roman culture, and the stylish neighborhood of Monti is the ideal place to experience this culinary tradition. After meeting your guide, you begin the tour with a short introduction into Roman cuisine and the history of the Monti neighborhood. Known as the Suburra, this area was once crowded with craftsmen and prostitutes. Today, it is one of the trendiest, most bohemian regions in the city.
As you walk the streets, your guide points out what to look for and what to avoid when choosing a restaurant in Rome. You get to see the main square, Piazza della Madonna dei Monti, as well as the small, picturesque streets that make this area so unique. Our first stop is one of Rome’s oldest markets — Mercato Rione Monti — where you can sample various meats, cheeses, and olives with a glass of wine.
- Ancient Roman Street Food - Pizza and Suppli
Your guide then takes you down a side street to a small pasta shop where you get to sample classic Roman dishes that use the fresh, handmade pasta made daily in the kitchen. As you savour these traditional flavors, you get to chat about the local food and culture with your guide.
Pizza “al forno” (pizza baked in a wood fire oven) is the next stop. The classic Margherita pizza — with tomato and mozzarella — has become a national symbol of Italy. While you are at the pizzeria, you also get to try different types of suppli — magical combinations of rice, sauce, and cheese that are deep-fried to bite-sized perfection.
- Gelato, Coffee, and Dessert
Hidden in a small piazza is a gelateria famous among locals for its creative flavors. With so many mouth-watering flavours and endless combinations, the decision is far from easy. Just make sure to top it off with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. We then head to a nearby bakery where we end the tour with a classic Italian pastry and an espresso. If the weather is nice, you can sit at the foot of the fountain in the main square while you enjoy your dessert and soak up the local atmosphere.
ROMAN FOOD TOUR | DESCRIPTION
- Food and beverages
- Professional tour guide
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off (available upon requested)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Please Note
- Check-in is 15 mins prior to the starting time
- Tour runs rain or shine!
- No refunds provided for no-shows or late arrivals
- Vegetarian options must be requested in advance.
- Gluten-free options are not available.
- Market is only open Monday – Friday (On Saturday/Sunday, we have a different option)
- What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and clothing