When in Rome… Walk, taste and discover the finest Roman food traditions. Explore the city in a way you have never done before:
There’s no better way to truly understand Rome than through your lips. Feel your way through the Eternal City, teasing your sweet tooth with the best food tour in Rome .
Looking for the best place to get a coffee in Rome? Need a sweet break after a visit to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, or Borghese Gallery?
Follow this guide for the best food tour in Rome where you’ll enjoy some of the city’s most atmospheric sites, stopping along the way to sample the best espresso, gelato, and tiramisù!
The best coffee in Rome: St Eustachio il Caffe’-Piazza Sant’ Eustachio
If you are looking for the best espresso in Rome the place to be is Bar Sant’ Eustachio, near the Pantheon.
This coffee shop is a real institution in Rome: is serving delicious coffee and has the added advantage of being in the very centre of the city, in historical piazza Sant’ Eustachio.
Its secret? Baristas beat the first drops of an espresso with several teaspoons of sugar to create a frothy paste to which they add the rest of the coffee. The result is superbly smooth. Ask for yours ‘senza zucchero’ if you don’t want sugar.
If you want more than just a quick caffeinated gulp, have a peek to the far end of the shop and take in the ancient coffee machines and grinders: they will give any modern sleek contraption a run for their money!
A curiosity: In Italian culture, a coffee break isn’t just a time to enjoy the most delicious espresso in the world, but an opportunity to socialize with colleagues and friends while recharging for the rest of the day.
The best tiramisu in Rome: Bar Pompi- Via Albalonga 7B/9/11
If you are in the city and want a soft scoop of this most delicious of Italian dessert, you will find great satisfaction in the tiramisu of Bar Pompi, legendary tiramisu place in the city.
Pompi is a cafe, gelateria, and pastry shop – but Romans flock here for its tiramisu. Enjoy the creamy, espresso-laden dessert, which means “pick-me-up” in Italian, in any of Pompi’s three flavours: banana, strawberry or classic. Pompi also boasts Italian pastries such as bigné, cassata siciliana, pannacotta, and cannoli. And, rare in Rome, it’s open until 1:30am, making it a great spot for a late-night snack.
The best gelato in Rome: Fior di Luna – Via della Lungaretta 96
You will find this exacting gelato shop on a particularly picturesque vine-strewn street in Trastevere. Fior di Luna is a neighbourhood family business that has adapted to today’s tastes and fashions and is truly artisanal. That means the pistachios are stone ground and the speciality machines that produce a dense rich gelato are all on-site.
From pistachios to cocoa suppliers, they personally know all the people making the raw materials they use and they only use fresh fruit for their sorbets.
There are no cones here, but you can add a freshly-baked cookie to your cup or have your gelato stuffed into a fluffy brioche roll! This is probably also the only place where you can try gelato made with donkey’s milk.