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Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome provided by Mind the Guide

Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome

Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome
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Join a food tour in Testaccio, the vibrant Roman neighborhood that has preserved an authentic culinary tradition. Old families running businesses are next to modern gourmet shops that have evolved the traditional flavours and delicacies of the roman cuisine. 2,5 hours tour in a small group of max 10 people, in which you will taste the best italian food.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46162P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • The price of the food is not included: you will pay only what you eat.
  • We recommend to bring 25€ cash to have a large food experience.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Via Marmorata, 41, 00153 Roma RM, Italy Outside Cafè Barberini Via Marmorata 41, Testaccio. Your guide will have a MindtheGuide green sign.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Vegetarians are welcome.
  • Any allergies or special requirement must be noticed to the local operator and local guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • The price of the food is not included: you will pay only what you eat.
  • We recommend to bring 25€ cash to have a large food experience.
Departure details
  • Via Marmorata, 41, 00153 Roma RM, Italy Outside Cafè Barberini Via Marmorata 41, Testaccio. Your guide will have a MindtheGuide green sign.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Vegetarians are welcome.
  • Any allergies or special requirement must be noticed to the local operator and local guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Marmorata, 41
    Via Marmorata, 41, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
    Outside Cafè Barberini Via Marmorata 41, Testaccio. Your guide will have a MindtheGuide green sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Testaccio
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza Testaccio
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Via Marmorata
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Via Amerigo Vespucci
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Monte0512
1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Dec 2019 • Family
My family of four spent our first morning in Rome doing a food tour with Dario. What a fantastic way to start seeing Rome as we visited different shops, learned the difference between freshly baked breakfast pastries and the other factory baked ones. Absolutely amazing pizza, pasta and a visit to the markets. My personal highlights (besides breakfast) was talking to the owner at Casa Manco in the markets about how to make outstanding pizza in a city of pizza shops. The other was taste testing the most outstanding balsamic vinegars that had been aged like a good wine for five, ten, even 15 years. My biggest regret is most definitely not buying some straight away, thinking I shouldn’t be shopping in my first 12 hours of being in Rome. My advice is to buy now and think later as I never saw anything like it again! Thank you Dario. You were fantastic and were instrumental in ensuring we ate at fantastic places throughout our week due to your thoughtful recommendations.I might add that Dario was extremely easy to communicate with, responded to all my inquiries very promptly before the tour and his speciality is that he wants your whole time in Rome to be magical and recommends places to eat or go during your stay. The kids thought he was fantastic and we all had a morning to remember.
Written 27 December 2019
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Sarah B
1 contribution
Highly recommend!
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were recommended to Dario from my family who had previously visited and toured with Dario telling us we must book with him; and were they right. We started our Roman holiday with the Food Tour in Testaccio. This tour was such a great experience to learn the future and everyday life the Italians live. The food was incredible, and Dario had so much knowledge and passion for this town which made the experience perfect. You must experience this with Dario, he is the best!
Written 24 July 2019
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R2628GXpaulm
Starkville, MS, United States31 contributions
YES! Take Darios Food Tour
I was so fortunate! Ended up just Dario and myself as others did not show. This did not effect the tour at all. It was like an old friend showing me around his neighborhood and stopping in for snacks. While the food was great my favorite part was when we say down with gelato in the square and just talked about the neighborhood and saw the local residents enjoying the Saturday morning. Thanks Dario for making Rome personal to me both with food and experiance!
Written 18 June 2019
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Noiamsparticus
Leichhardt, Australia55 contributions
Lunching with Dario
A delicious part of Rome - and the first lesson was how to pronounce it - the second was where to eat in it !
Dario is a lot of fun and lots of stories -student days , the peculiarities of his lovely girlfriend and her fancy for all those little sparkley things that girls love - he is truely besotted . Back to the food , delicious deli stores , sample tasting of gorgeous products , tiny market stores that make delicious traditional meals and an award winning pizza - run by an absolutely lady of British descent with Italian mamma philosophy to family food - image that a Pom outdoing Italians with food . Ridiculous . Of course gelato - yummo .
A glass of wine with lunch in a park - we solved the Middle East and more besides . This is the best way to experience the small details of now my favourite part of Rome - the way the people live it .
Thanks Dario - hope the bit about your girlfriend does not get you in trouble 😉
Written 8 August 2018
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Jeff M
5 contributions
The Roman Holiday!
Jun 2018 • Family
Our family of four had the delightful experience to tour the Colosseum and visit Testaccio. The experience did not disappoint and very much exceeded our expectations. Dario's charm, experience with history and culture, humor, and sense of hospitality made the experience like walking with a friend in the middle of Rome. Should you visit Rome we highly recommend you hire Dario for a variety of tours. You will be glad you did!
Written 4 July 2018
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Maybritt C
Italy6 contributions
Dario rocks...:)
Jun 2018 • Friends
It was a great pleasure to do this food tour with Dario around Testaccio. Dario is an incredible person. Very kind, passionate and an endless fountain of knowledge about food, history and obviously Rome. Tasting different local food and wine, discovering Testaccio and chatting about life made this "experience" very special. If you want to do something very "romano" and unique, choose this tour. It's much more then a touristic trip around Rome, it's about life, culture, it's about us...
Written 11 June 2018
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Allann75
Paris, France15 contributions
Eating Testaccio with a great genuine and passionate guide
My pregnant wife, a friend and I were in Rome for 3 days and decided to try this experience via Airbnb. We were with another kind family (the mom and her 3 lovely children).
Dario is from the very beginning very pleasant, interesting and passionated. He brought us in the central Rome from where to have a nice breakfast to digesting a great gelatto, through a great market full of generous and local food, and amazing wines. It was a really great experience and I'm very grateful to Dario for his kindness and his natural happiness. I won't forget it and I totally recommend you him if you are around Rome, for some very orginial visit ! Cheers Dario !
Written 30 May 2018
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spailey
Portland202 contributions
The best thing we did in Rome--come HUNGRY!
May 2018 • Friends
Our time with Dario was phenomenal and the Testaccio Market Tour was the best thing we did in Rome. Dario is knowledgeable, thoughtful, interested and interesting, and we spent our walk in robust conversation. We saw places we would not have found on our own and ate SO MUCH wonderful food. We chose this over other options because we liked the idea of choosing and paying for what we ate, and Dario graciously accommodated our food preferences. This is the perfect way to spend a morning in Rome. I will hire Dario the next time we visit Rome.
Written 14 May 2018
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Kaiklen
Vancouver, WA16 contributions
Fantastic Testaccio food tour! Must do in Rome.
May 2018 • Friends
The Testaccio food tour FAR exceeded my expectations, and I can't recommend it highly enough. As a vegetarian, I was a little wary about doing a food tour, but I am SO glad I did! My sister and I spent 3 hours with Dario exploring Testaccio. It was a great way to escape all of the tourists and crowds, while still having an authentic and interesting experience. We stopped at a number of charming stores and tried foods such as pastries, coffee, cheese, ravioli, pizza, gelato, wine, and more! Make sure to come hungry! As someone with dietary restrictions, I appreciated this tour because I was able to select exactly what I wanted to eat. The food and experience overall were truly exceptional. Dario was the best guide I have ever had! He was interesting, friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to customize the tour to exactly what we were looking for. I can't recommend this tour highly enough!
Written 12 May 2018
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AUSTourers
Victoria, Australia6 contributions
Testaccio food tour was excellent family experience!
Mar 2018 • Family
Dario was an excellent guide and our family, including teenage son, thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him visiting lovely local cafes, delis, shops and markets in the beautiful neighbourhood of Testaccio. The local food and wine was delicious and the tour was exactly what we wanted to experience in Rome.
Dario was very knowledgeable and happy to share many tips and insights for our first trip to Italy. We also went on the Colosseum tour with Dario and would happily book with him again and recommend him to friends back home in Australia.
Written 28 March 2018
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