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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” – literally 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 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.
  • Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
  • LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

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.


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 - USA

Get to know Rome through its food

"I met Jill at the Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei for an evening of food, facts and fun. I was the sole attendee, my good luck, but I chose LivItaly because their max per group is 6. And that makes a difference! We visited 4 of the 5 establishments, I begged off the gelato, but I'm sure it would have been great. We started with prosecco and prosciuto: Jill talked while I scarfed it up, very addictive. Jill knows how to tell good stories and not recite dry facts. Next stop - fried artichoke, fried stuffed zucchini flower and fried salt cod. Each one expertly made. I love artichokes, but the salted cod was also a nice dish. Jill sat out this course (oh the pain of eating for a living!), and she kept up her end as we walked to the location relaying how the Jews got to Rome, the history behind their ghettoization, and pointing out the modern memorials to Holocost victims, embedded in the streets. On the way to our next stop, Jill showed me where Caesar met up with Brutus on the Ides of March. It's always a thrill when 2000 years of history is beneath your feet or in front of your eyes. We sampled three types of pizza before heading to the Pantheon area for pasta. The waiters at the pasta place know Jill and we got lots of hand-kissing and compliments, along with a really good Cacio e Pepe. I could not eat another bite, so we parted company after pasta. It was a delightful experience and a lasting memory of Rome. Small groups, max 6, great customer service, experienced savvy guide, well worth my money and my time. I'm already planning to bring my daughter and book another LivItaly tour, maybe several. This was by far the best experience."

Iris P. - UK

Small group tour - the only way!

"As we walked through Rome with our wonderful guide Giulia we passed many huge groups. We were a group of 4 and had the most wonderful time and full access to our guide for all our questions. We had a fun time trying the various dishes and listening to Giulia's explanations. After this experience, I would only do a tour in a small group."

Jorge - Belgium


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