Food is the best way to fall in love with a city. In Rome, I had a couple items on my “To Eat List”: gelato, pizza, and of course pasta!
Beware of tourists traps!! To enjoy authentic dishes, it’s better to get off the tourist route and into the heart of the city. I am so thankful, that I got to taste my way through Italy with the Roman Food Tour.
This experience was the highlight of Rome for me. I want to bring back my boyfriend, my parents – everyone! We had a small group, around eight people. Jessenia Rojas was our tour guide and she was very informative and friendly. Not only did we learn how the food was made, but we got an in-depth overview of where it comes from.
We visited six locations to eat- so, skip lunch and come hungry!
Appetizers at Le Chiccherie
– Greco di Tufo wine
– 25 year aged balsamic vinegar (worth 100 Euro+ but we get to taste it)
– Various cheeses with truffles and pesto
Pizza at Bonci – Pizzarium
Are you ready for over 80 different types of pizza?
The owner Gabriele Bonci, is described as the ‘Michelangelo of pizza,’ recommended by Anthony Bordain.
If you’re a cheese and meat lover, look no further. We enjoyed bites of the best cheeses Italy has to offer, including Parmigano Reggiano, Pecorino Romana, sweet Gorganzola and Torta Montanara. My personal favorite was the proscuitto. All of the meats and cheeses were paired with DOP wine by Stefano Paciotti.
Fresh Pasta at Al Giardino del Gatto e la Volpe
– Ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach
– Crispy Calamari
– Melt in your mouth gnocchi with four cheeses
– Wine: D.O.C.G Vermentino
All this time I’ve been eating fake gelato?!? We all became experts by detecting the real gelato from powdered mix. I tasted some unique flavors: Basil with Honey and Ginger with Pineapple.
You can book your tour directly on The Roman Food Tour website. www.foodtourrome.com
The Roman Food Tour has almost 500 reviews and 5 out 5 stars on Trip Advisor – so don’t miss out.
Have you been to Rome? What did you eat? Please let me know on Twitter @ DWPassports.