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New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

From US$ 139 per person

Get an insider's perspective on Little Italy as you explore this lively neighborhood on a 2.5-hour food tour. With a retired detective, visit notorious mafia haunts as well as beloved local restaurants for an authentic experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Hear the stories and experiences from your guide's career
  • Taste some of the best food in the city
  • Learn about Little Italy's history and larger-than-life personalities
  • Visit iconic spots in Little Italy
Full description
Walk the beat with a retired NYPD detective born and raised in Little Italy, touring notorious mafia spots in NYC. Experience the flavors of this iconic neighborhood, while hearing first-hand stories of the infamous events and larger-than-life personalities that lived there. See highlights like the Ravenite Social Club and visit the sites where John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family members hung out and ran their elusive "family businesses." Taste your way through iconic local eateries with pizza from a famous mafia "red sauce joint," established in 1908. Enjoy fresh ingredients with handmade mozzarella, cured meats, as well as meatballs from the best joint in Little Italy. Get an insider's perspective as your former detective guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path spots very few know about. Finish your food tasting experience with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's most iconic local restaurants.
  • Retired NYPD guide
  • 3 Italian food tastings
  • Additional food and drink
  • Transportation costs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at John's of 12th Street, 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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