Rome Like A Local: Trastevere Food & Drink Tour

See another side of Trastevere over an authentic Roman aperitivo & dinner.

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Includes: 12+ tastes and drinks. Enough food for a full dinner.
Tour Size: Small Group
Times: 5:30pm
Duration: 3 hours

What's Included

  • Try two Roman pastas at one of the few remaining traditional trattorias in Trastevere.
  • Discover the dishes that are unique to Rome and try our favorite version of each one.
  • Stop for a classic meat and cheese spread at a 100-year-old delicatessen.
  • Go on a whirlwind tour of Roman cuisine's greatest hits, from supplì to spritz!
  • Uncover the spots where the locals really eat, drink and shop in Trastevere.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans or those that cannot eat gluten.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Trastevere’s not the hidden gem it once was—but local hangouts still exist, and that’s where we’re going tonight. Join us on this adventure through Roman cuisine’s star dishes at the bars & restaurants where locals really eat.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    We’ll start off on the right foot with a variety of regional cured meats and cheeses at a 100-year-old delicatessen that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Shepherds used to bring their cheese here to sell, and now it’s where Trastevere locals do their weekly shopping.

    Our next stop takes us to a hole-in-the-wall street food vendor where you’ll try supplì, Rome’s classic take on the rice ball. Freshly-fried and overflowing with melted mozzarella, you’ll also learn the story behind this emblematic dish.

    Pizza is a must in Rome, and we’re getting ours from a family-run pizza al taglio operation. Here, they’re known for their fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, creative toppings and dough that’s left to rise for over 100 hours before baking.

    At our next stop, you’ll take part in a quintessential Italian tradition: the aperitivo. And what better place to enjoy Rome’s favorite aperitivo cocktail than this bar where locals meet and socialize with friends, surrounded by decor that hasn’t changed in 50 years?

    After having tried some of Rome’s most classic street food, we’re now going to turn to the modern for a creative, savory version of a dish that’s most commonly known as a breakfast sweet. In case you’re not convinced yet, let’s just say there’s burrata involved, and we’ll pair it with an Italian craft beer!

    When in Rome, pasta is essential. That’s why next, we’re heading to one of Trastevere’s last remaining traditional trattorias. At this spot that’s been in the same family for over 90 years, you’ll sample two essential Roman pasta dishes while relaxing with a glass of red wine.

    To finish things off, we’ll head to an artisanal gelateria. From the classic to the creative, all of the seasonal flavors here are show stoppers—the hard part will be choosing yours!

    By the end of the tour, you will have seen a local side of Trastevere and tried the dishes you came to Rome for.

    And as with all Devour Rome tours, you’ll receive our Devouring Rome guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Rome like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

    Meet them here!

    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Via Cardinale Merry del Val
    Places we'll visit Trastevere

    Trastevere is one of Rome's most charming neighborhoods, and though increasingly popular with tourists, local gems still exist if you know where to look for them!

    Ending point Piazza San Cosimato
    The tour lasts approximately 3 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) and there is seating at 2 of the 7 stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens and children who would enjoy learning about Rome’s food culture and tasting local bites. We offer teen and child pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour. Please do keep in mind that this tour is a quick paced and authentic evening experience. If you're a family with younger kids who need a slower pace, check out our daytime Testaccio Neighborhood Food & Market Tour.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Pending availability, we can offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.