Dave the Traveling Music Man and I were treated to complimentary self-guided food tours in Rome, Italy from the Food Tour App, Bitemojo. We each wrote separate reviews and our reviews are entirely our own opinions – his review can be found here —–> Dave the Traveling Music Man: We Got Our Culinary Mojo Working with the Bitemojo Food Tour in Rome!
What is bitemojo? It is a great app food tour concept that gives you an opportunity to mix history and local cuisine sampling in one easily navigated application (on your iOS phone or Android). Bitemojo is currently available in 5 cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Berlin, Barcelona and Rome. As you follow the Google Map GPS course suggested for you on the app, you get to learn about the city that you are in as well as to taste different foods and visit restaurants in the area they are in. It is fun! In Rome, there are two different food tours: Trastavere and Campo de’ Fioro to the Jewish Quarter. We were treated to the latter tour.
I learned about the tour through a website that coordinates opportunities for Travel Bloggers, BloggerBridge. I had a few email conversations with the founder of Bitemojo in Israel, Michael. He put me in touch with Bitemojo’s leading Rome Bitemaster, Giancarlo. Dave and I met up with Giancarlo for some drinks two days before we actually took the Bitemojo tour to hear all about the business. It takes a lot of work to line up vendors, create the app, and get it all working smoothly. I believe Bitemojo has done this, and will be a success. I was surprised to learn that you cannot find Bitemojo on Tripadvisor – as Tripadvisor considers it an app, not a tour. That is ridiculous! It’s a great TOUR (and app).
And two days later, we went to Campo de Fiori, the starting point of our tour and began. Giancarlo was with us, but stayed two steps behind for the navigation process – he wanted to make sure everything worked just right. And it did! Here’s the map.
By clicking on the app where it said discover, we learned details about each place we passed along the way.
For example, Piazza Farnese:
and sure enough, before us was the French Embassy.
This was our first stop, or bite in the Bitemojo jargon. A cute wine bar. We began with a glass of wine and some appetizers.
More interesting info along our walk.
Another bite, coming up! The restaurant, Dispensa, was adorable – the food was good and we were treated like family. We never would have found this place if not for Bitemojo, but we will recommend it to others who visit Rome!
Onward we went to the Jewish Quarter of Rome. There was a lot of history and information on the app. We went to one restaurant where our bite was a most delicious Judean Artichoke.
Well, how about some Tiramisu for dessert? How about an individual one made fresh right in front of you at Tiramisu Zum? Oh, but what about that diet you’re on Kathy? What diet? It was too good to pass up (and the ingredients were all natural, so it must be good for you, right?).
We were full before finishing our allotted six bites. But, with Bitemojo, I can use my unused bites the next day or any time up to 6 months – in the same city or any other city where Bitemojo has tours!
Bitemojo is a whole evening of entertainment (and cuisine) for only 35 Euros. It is sort of like the Amazing Race of food tours, without the pressure or competition. It was fun, it was delicious and it was memorable.
If you would to take a Bitemojo tour, I can offer a code for 10% off. Just leave a comment, and I’ll provide it to you.
Thank you Bitemojo, Michael and GianCarlo!