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This tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

Food Tour of Rome Italy | Semi-Private Experience

Max 6 people
3 hrs
Piazza Mattei
Refundable booking

LivTours Semi-Private Food Tour of Rome Italy allows you to explore Rome through its food – from pasta to gelato, this tour hits all the food highlights. Food is an integral part of any culture and you are sure to enjoy yourself on this food, wine, and history tour. What better way to understand a city’s history than through its food?

Your expert guide will share with you the history of Italian cuisine and how it has evolved through the ages. You learn why the food is so different and unique in each region of Italy.  Rome is no exception in a country where every region boasts the best food and they take great pride in their culinary delights. You will get a chance to try the important cornerstones of Italian food, and of course, wine!  


  • Be guided through the streets of Roman on this semi-private food tour
  • Learn about the history of Italian cuisine while trying delicious Roman food & wine
  • Discover the many different types of pizza and pasta with your expert local guide
  • Savor the flavors of some of Italy’s most famous dishes like fried artichokes
  • Enjoy touring the Jewish Quarter of Rome while learning about Jewish-Roman dishes

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Your LivTours Food Tour of Rome Italy starts in the tucked away, but charming Jewish Quarter as many of Rome’s typical dishes have their origins in the Jewish community.  Located right in the city center, your guide will take you on a short walking tour of this beautiful area before sitting down to try some of the traditional dishes like fiori di zucca (fried tender zucchini flowers), fried artichokes and fried baccalà (fried cod) with a glass of prosecco in hand.  As you move to your next stop, it is time for what Romans call street food – pizza! 

Stroll through the streets of historic Rome as you make your way to your next stop where you will sample delicious pasta dishes. Just steps away from the amazing Pantheon, this locale has been operating since 1934 and continues to be an important Roman legend and has officially been declared a historical site by the city of Rome! This is where you will try a typical Roman pasta dish called “alla Romana” – meaning the Roman style.  As you enjoy your meal, your guide will share with you the humble origins of this signature dish.  Do not be shy and allow your guide to twist your arm into trying some more adventurous pasta dishes. We promise you will not be disappointed.

This tour ends on a sweet note with a stop for gelato. Your guide will teach you how to decide which gelato makers are top-notch as they explain the ingredients of a perfect gelato! Your guide will take you to a gelateria that uses only organic ingredients; this way you can see for yourself what gelato with no additives really tastes like!

This foodie tour is a great introduction into Rome and Italy by showing you how to choose the best restaurants, gelaterias and wines; getting you set up for the rest of your trip or as a refresher to take home with you!


  • Walking Tour of Historical Centre
  • Antipasti & Wine
  • Traditional Roman Jewish cuisine
  • Prosecco
  • Pizza by the slice & beer
  • Pasta & Wine
  • Gelato
  • Fully guided experience

  • We can accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten-free. Please specify your food needs under “Additional Notes” after booking.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




  • Roman food experience

    We had a great food tour and loved getting to know the people in our group. We enjoyed the selection of dishes to try and our lovely guide, Ece. We were just two couples and we had fun chatting together, Ece was friendly and we enjoyed her personable nature. Her English is amazing.

    - Janice
  • Food Tour was so much fun

    Francesco (Kiko) was an EXCELLENT guide on our food tour this evening. He was the perfect host and the tour was so engaging! Great choices of different dishes to try. We loved every moment!

    - Steve KH
  • Delicious and fun

    We had a wonderful food tour with Dario!! He was knowledgeable, attentive and very pleasant. We highly recommend taking this tour to have a different way of experiencing the customs and culture of Rome. If you can get Dario, that's even better! We will tell all of our friends about the great time we had.

    - D. Silver
  • A Fun and Delicious time in Rome

    Our food tour with Lorenzo was awesome! Lorenzo was so enjoyable! He made our tour so much fun! There was just 5 of us and we just hit it off so well! We just took our time strolling through Rome (which is amazing), enjoying each new restaurant with Lorenzo. If I should ever re-visit Rome, I would definitely sign up for another Food Tour again and hopefully with Lorenzo!

    - Maureen
  • Had a blast

    Whether you are a novice food-tour person or a veteran, as we are, you'll have a blast on this tour. Our guide's name was Giulia and we spent a wonderful evening chatting and eating (all very delicious!) with her. The tour is well organized and well paced and every dish we tried and learned about was very good. Finishing with a gelato at the best "gelateria" in Rome was the cherry on top of the cake. Thanks Giulia and LivItaly, for a great evening!

    - Gerry
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