Eat with locals in Rome

Mamma mia! Rome is a true foodie paradise, where you can find Italian cuisine including the classic pizza bianca, the most authentic spaghetti, and delicious Italian gelato. We guarantee that you will experience culinary traditions just like the best restaurants in Rome with our hosts' incredible food activities!

See Rome like a local!

Welcome to Rome, where the dolce vita is addictive, the sights and decor are beautiful, and the tiramisu is to die for! Considered as the center of the world for centuries, Rome is like the world’s imagery door for you to explore the most special ruins, history, and delicious desserts! There are many things you can do in Rome, but the question is where to start.

One of the best things to do in Rome is to check out all the historic wonders like the Colosseum, Testaccio, the Trevi fountain, or the Vatican, with a vintage ambiance truly unique to Rome. The city is the center and origin for most classic food and culture. Then you can stop at a restaurant for lunch to enjoy the best food in Rome: a delicious bowl of pasta carbonara with seafood, a slice of Roman pizza al taglio at a pizzeria, the Roman-style tripe, or a local specialty like fried artichokes.

You can also be more adventurous and experience Rome like a local with Eatwith! Pick an experience and you can go on a historical tour of Rome along with intended iconic street foods endeavors, book a cooking class on how to cook like an Italian restaurant and get the authentic recipe right from the Roman kitchen of our hosts. Get yourself invited to come inside our friendly host’s Roman apartment to taste the home-cooked food by vegetarians or learn about Roman classics as the central to Italian culture in a fun and exciting way!

Why choose Eatwith

We are absolute food experts

Our mission is to connect the best local chefs and food connoisseurs in Rome with adventurous travelers.

Social dining

The best way to make new friends and learn the local culture firsthand when traveling.

Unique food experiences

Try one of our immersive dinings, tastings, food tours and cooking classes with local hosts.

The Eatwith highlight

Your extraordinary food experience in Rome must involve dinner parties like locals with our amazing hosts of chefs on their beautiful terraces. The choices are unlimited: From a modern Italian dinner near the Vatican to an Italian organic dinner in the retro atmosphere of Rome.

These adventures will be the highlight of your trip or a weekend in the capital of Italy! Make sure you have reservations to a “restaurant” at home, come hungry, and leave with a radiant smile on your face! Our hand-selected local hosts create unique dining experiences in their own homes or private venues. Check if wine is included in your experience!

  • Browse the menu and contact your host if you have any dietary requirements. They can create a custom menu just for you.
  • Dine at a communal table with local Romans and other people from around the world. Get insider tips and recommendations from those in the know.

The best cooking classes in Rome

Ever wonder how to make authentic Italian pasta with perfect carbonara, cacio, and amatriciana? Curious about the secret of the most Iconic and loved cocktail and wine by Italians? Or are you excited to get the authentic Tiramisu ingredients right from the Roman kitchen? Don’t worry, you get to experience them all with our friendly hosts on Eatwith!

Whether it’s virtual or actual class, our specialized hosts will teach you to make their Italian recipe from scratch, demonstrate the step-by-step cooking tips, and pull up a seat for your home-cooked dinner reservations on their lovely Roman house! Get creative with toppings at a pizzeria romana, learn to cook at a roman trattoria with a view of the pantheon, or prepare a buffet at a diner, our experiences are truly unique. So what are you waiting for? Book your cooking classes and listen to our knowledgeable Roman hosts' stories around a shared table! Browse all our Rome cooking classes.

Our top-rated cooking class in Rome

Fun food tours around Rome

Stroll around the sights and the taste of Rome like locals with your personal guide! Food tours are the best way to enjoy Roman vibes while tasting the most delicious dish and desserts the city can offer!

Take a historical tour of Rome with iconic street foods endeavours like the authentic ice cream and Italian gelato, the authentic Trapizzino, and the traditional Porchetta. Pull up a seat to taste the authentic Roman cuisine of Saltimbocca Alla Romana. Go on a bike ride to a Roman flower market on Tuesdays with a cup of espresso like Italians do. You can enjoy the ultimate late night stroll to the hidden gems trattoria like the infamous Roscioli, and feast on over 15 mouthwatering tastings (like aperitivo, street food, suppli, cheeses, and others). Enjoy a sit-down dinner where you'll taste traditional bruschetta and the two most iconic pasta dishes, Carbonara and Amatriciana, or even rice based ones, and finish with a traditional Italian dessert. Like a true Roman, eat in a place voted to have the best Tiramisu in Rome! Discover all the flavors on Roman streets according to your preferences. Find your ultimate Rome food tour now.

Must-do food tours in Rome

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How to eat like a local in Rome, according to actual Romans

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