Guided tour

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

From US$ 73.60 per person

Take a behind the scenes food tour of North Beach and Little Italy. Enjoy tasting great local foods, see how these culinary delights are made and meet the local artisans who make them on your guided walking tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Learn about North Beach and Little Italy's food and history
  • Sip the best coffee made from fresh ground beans
  • Savor award winning chocolates and see how they are made
  • Smell the aroma of fresh baked bread before sampling it
  • Enjoy locally made pizza
  • Taste local olive oils
Full description
Take a behind the scenes food tour of North Beach and Little Italy. Enjoy tasting great local foods, see how these culinary delights are made and meet the local artisans who make them on your guided walking tour. North Beach and Little Italy will awaken your senses. From the cafés and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Just when you think you can't feel any more romantic you will discover quaint shops filled with incredible crafts and ceramics that will fill you with awe. Explore the life of North Beach, as we join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. And just when you think that you can't be any closer to food heaven, we visit real coffee shops that fresh roast the coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, we uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug. As you taste everything from cappuccinos, chocolates, breads, pastries, olive oils, specialty meats, and more, your senses and your taste buds will come alive. Every time we find another artisan crafting food handed down through generations or weaving life into handmade crafts, you'll know that you've experienced one of the places that makes San Francisco a series of ever expanding adventures. All food and drinks are included on this tour that was voted "Best City Tour" two years in a row on Citysearch. Tasting portions guarantee that you will not walk away hungry on this leisurely walking tour that strolls 7-8 flat blocks.
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

At the corner at of Columbus Avenue and Green Street at 480 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (the same corner as Bank of the West).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This walking tour is very easy and covers flat surfaces of approximately 7-8 blocks.
  • We recommend that you not eat too much before the tour as the tasting portions are ample. We wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fabulous foods!
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 116 reviews

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Very enjoyable and informative walking tour with some delicious food along the way. Our tour groups was only 4 plus our guide (Isabella), which was a perfect number. We all got along really well. Isabella was a great guide, keeping things interesting and entertaining, with lots of good anecdotes. I would highly recommend this tour if you enjoy good Italian food and an interesting but not too taxing walk.

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September 19, 2022

Cynthia was a great tour guide! We easily made friends with her and she facilitated a friendly rapport among the group! She knew a lot of history about the neighborhood and all its Italian restaurants. We never would have learned all their back stories had we just been walking around ourselves. Very enjoyable! We recommend whole heartedly!

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September 15, 2022

Highly, highly recommend! It was our first time experiencing a food tour. The food was delicious; well thought out and great variety. We loved the historical information. Our tour guide, Lauren, was spectacular! She was very entertaining, informative, and accommodating. We had loads of fun! We enjoyed walking off our food and getting to see sights we probably wouldn't have noticed it it weren't for the tour. Time went by fast. Very enjoyable and worth it!

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June 14, 2022

Product ID: 9461