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New York City: Little Italy Italian Food Tasting Tour

New York City: Little Italy Italian Food Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Best Tours US
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Savor the flavors of Italy American style on a 2-hour food tour of Manhattan’s most colorful neighborhood. Sample pizzas, prosciutto, and cheeses in Little Italy, and learn the history and culture of the neighborhood at family run bakeries and dairies.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample delicious pizzas, pastries, and cheeses in New York's Little Italy
  • Learn the history of immigration to New York in the early 20th century
  • Visit family owned bakeries and pizzerias
  • Discover New York's bootlegging depot from the days of prohibition at Curb Exchange
  • See Little Italy movie site locations, such as from "The Godfather" and "Donnie Brasco"
Full description
Immerse yourself in the food culture of Little Italy on a 2-hour tasting tour, and visit 4 different venues in the famous New York neighborhood. Every venue you will visit is more than a century old, and the tastings will make up the equivalent of a 4-course lunch! Start at Parisi Bakery, loved by Frank Sinatra for its prosciutto-infused bread. Then, visit the family-owned Alleva Dairy, where more than 4,000 pounds of fresh mozzarella and ricotta are whipped up each week at America’s oldest cheese shop. Go to the oldest pizzeria in America at Lombardi's Pizza, and take a peek at their 106-year-old coal oven. Skip the lines (among New York’s longest since 1892) at Ferrara Bakery. Your guide will point out movie locations from blockbuster films, such as “The Godfather,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Mean Streets,” and “Sex and the City” along the way. See the bootlegging depot from the days of Prohibition, discover a square named after New York’s first Italian detective, and peek inside St. Patrick's Cathedral to see where high profile weddings and memorials take place. Hear stories behind the historic landmarks as you stroll, and learn more about the immigrant experience in turn of the 20th-century New York.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Delicious Italian food tastings
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of La Bella Ferrara.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and loose pants
  •  This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people per guide
  •  Tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 106 reviews

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The tour was good, the guide was knowledgeable and told good stories. Loved walking through little itlay and seeing the shops, restaurants and neighbors. The food portions on the tour could have been a bit bigger or they should have added in one more stop or so, maybe a sandwich shop stop or something like that. I've taken many food tours while on vacation and this was the first one I took and didnt leave feeling full. Other than that it was good

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May 7, 2022

We really enjoyed this tour. It was great to learn about the history of the area, and sample some of the food from some of the oldest establishments in Little Italy as well as some new ones. Lyonel really knew his stuff about the area including some interesting film/pop culture facts about the area. We were the only couple on this tour so also got to do an additional unscheduled stop for gelato! Would definitely recommend.

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April 21, 2022

It was a great activity, your going to love the history and the foods you will taste, its not like you are getting free meals, your also getting to know the beginnings of little Italy, which is something I loved so much,I'd recommend this activity into anyone's bucket list of things to to and don't forget to bring your friends as it is fun to do.

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June 4, 2021

Product ID: 47951