Oh my goodness, the food was SO GOOD that no review could do it justice. Esther is so sweet, fun, and helpful. She took us to a really great restaurant for appetizers and a glass of wine, then we went to a local osteria in her neighborhood. We were the only 'tourists' in the osteria; everyone else was clearly locals, which is always a good sign. The food was the best we had our entire week in Rome. ONE WORD OF ADVICE: Starve yourself for a couple of days before this tour. Do your very best to be STARVING. There is SO. MUCH. FOOD. that no normal human being can eat even half that much. I am normally a HUGE eater, but I had to stop eating halfway through the supper because we'd already had snacks all afternoon on our Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour with Esther. To be honest I was already full after our "Appetizer" outing, and before the Progressive Dinner even started (which consisted of bread, wine, about 5 appetizers, 2 heaping bowls of homemade pasta, a 'main course meat' dish, and then 5 desserts). I would recommend pacing yourself, as you eat, because you will be astonished at the sheer amount of food they bring out for you to taste and try. I wish I had been hungrier, but that's the only 'negative' of this tour. Totally worth every penny and I highly recommend. Thank you Esther!
Esther was an amazing tour guide and worth every penny. It felt like we were hanging out with a long-time friend. We had no problem at all understanding her English, and appreciated everything we learned (and tasted) along our Jewish Ghetto tour. I wish we could have hired her every day, to walk around Rome with us. She even waited for our bus with us in the pouring, freezing rain, at the end of the day, just to make sure we got on the right bus. Thank you Esther! Highly recommend.