The best places to eat in Rome

I recently spent about 2 weeks in Italy, travelling from Milan to Rome.

I ate a lot on this trip (obviously, it’s Italy…) but by far, the best food I ate in all of Italy, was in Rome.

This was because we had a local show us where, what and when to eat.

Enter, Eating Italy Food Tours.

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Having worked with Madrid Food Tours when I lived in Spain, I’m a huge fan of the whole food tour concept.

I mean what’s not to like about the combination of seeing new places and eating delicious new foods?

We chose the Trastevere Daylight Tour, and it was incredible!

Trastevere is an old neighbourhood on the west side of the Fiume Tevere (river), about 30 mins from the centre of Rome. It has cute cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and it’s one of the most desirable and expensive places to live in Rome.

Getting there isn’t the easiest, but it’s definitely worth it.

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Our tour started in the heart of Trastevere with one of the most delicious pastries I’ve ever had. (top left pic)

Pastry for breakfast, yum.

We then ventured into a bunch of places that you’d just never think of going to on your own – places that looked completely ordinary and insignificant – but sheesh, did they have some delicious food!

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The tour took about 3 hours and included 10 different food tastings.

My favourite part of the tour was La Norcineria Lacozzilli, where 3 generations work together serving delicious meat and deli products.

Now, ham has been my jam for a while now.

I love it, and when I lived in Spain I could often be found eating ham and drinking beer in Madrid’s Museo del Jamón. (I promise that’s not as sad as it sounds..)

Anyway, I consider my ham and meat tasting taste palette to be quite refined.

So believe me when I say the porchetta on rosemary flatbread from this place is absolutely sensational and by far the BEST thing on this tour.

(It’s in that top picture, on the left & in the middle)

Other tastings included cheese, cookies, pasta, wine and gelato!

Oh and something that Italian´s call a ‘suppli‘ – which is like a deep-fried risotto ball with cheese in the middle… yum-bo.

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It was an amazing tour!

I really believe we experienced the best places to eat in Rome, and I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome. I actually wish I’d had more time so I could’ve done another of their food tours too…


Thanks for having me, Eating Italy – I hope I can experience some of your other great tours soon 🙂


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The best places to eat in Rome off the beaten track in the Trastevere with Eating Italy Food tours


  1. Hello. Can you tell what’s the name of the tour? It will be my first time in Rome and we are only going to be there for a week so I want to make sure I hit all the right spots. Thank you so much.

    • Sure, it was the Trastevere for Foodies tour by Eating Italy. Honestly one of the best things I did in Rome – you’ll love it!

  2. Ever since we first went to Italy (Rome, April 2016), I have said that Italy ruined Italian food for me. From little family run affairs in the Dolomites, to street cafes in Rome, the food in Italy is spectacular! All other Italian food outside of Italy simply can’t compare.

    • Isn’t it incredible! I had a similar experience – the food in Rome was a highlight on my trip for sure 🙂

  3. ?lI absolutely loved the food best in Love this. I absolutely loved the food best Rome and the Amalfi Coast. The foods in northern Italy just didn’t have the passion or the soul I felt, although I did have to try the squid ink pasta in Venice. I mean, don’t get me wrong all the food in Italy is great, but it was best in these cities. Naples also has the best pizza hands down, but them again that invention started there and some of the oldest pizza restaurants are still there like Brandi’s.

  4. We did the same tour but the evening one and wow agreed best food tour in Rome – fabulous and different food – I can almost taste that suppli now. Recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome

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