Whilst i dislike giving poor reviews, this one made into "average" but only because Bruno was a great tour guide and the information and history he provided about Rome was second to none. It was an entertaining walk through Rome, he was funny and humorous and whilst advertised for 3 hours, it went on for 4.5 hours.
However, it is advertised as a "Food Tour" and to be honest the choice of food was poor. I had emailed Bruno twice before the tour and advised him that my wife didnt eat red meat and to bear this in mind so that we were not limited food wise. The first place we stopped, we had a vegetable fried dish which was a very small snack (about the size of a fish finger). It was nice but it was about an hour into the tour. Then we went for some pizza and literally had 2 slices of a small pizza (cheese and tomato) which was about another 45 minutes into the tour. Onto a ham and salami butcher where natually we didnt eat anything. To be fair i had some tukey slices which was good of him but my parter didnt eat anything. This wasnt really an issue, but it would have been nice to have added in something for her. But again, this wasnt really the main issue.
We finally made it onto the main restaurant, which was really nice place. Starters were 2 soup dishes (fine) and then 4 or 5 pasta dishes; 2 of which were vegetarian. The first one was Raveoli (8 people, 8 pieces) and at 85 Euros, you would expect a little more. The second dish was some plain pasta with tomato sauce.. it was okay. The other dishes were all red meat which limited my partner to one piece of Raveli and a couple of spoonfuls of pasta.
The tour finished with a coffee and very nice ice cream at a different location in Rome.
I think that the price of the tour is steep at 85 Euros especially when there were 2 of us and at 170 Euros, we could have had lots of food in so many different places in Rome! I understand you pay for Bruno's time of which he gives you plenty, but it is advertised as a food tour and needs to accomodate those people who are not avid meat eaters.
I would have loved to have given this tour 5 starts as once agan - Bruno really is a very nice bloke who is thoroughly entertaining, but we had been excited about a food tour with lots of different food etc and this did disappoint in that area. At 85 Euros (which is 20 Euros more expensive than the rivals who offer these tour) i would expect total satisfaction at the selection of foods provided especially when you've been notified about it earlier.
For meat eaters this tour would be great, but you are a vegetarian or do not eat red meat, i would give it a miss.