Guided tour

San Diego: Little Italy Food Walking Tour with Tastings

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Activity provider: So Diego, Inc.

San Diego: Little Italy Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Activity provider: So Diego, Inc.

From US$ 80 per person

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through San Diego's Little Italy to some of the tastiest restaurants and shops in the area. Explore piazzas, learn about local history, and enjoy tasty bites throughout.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste favorite local dishes from restaurants in San Diego's Little Italy district
  • Learn more about the history of the area with your guide
  • Try some homemade Italian dishes
  • Sample some Italian style pizza with creative toppings
  • Admire the charm and vibrancy of the area as you explore
Full description

Explore the neighborhood of Little Italy in San Diego on a guided walking food tour. Visit 3 local restaurants and 1 gelateria for tastings of San Diego favorites, and learn about the area's history.

Discover the Little Italy area which in addition to the traditional pasta and pizza dishes, offers vegan breakfasts, juicy burgers, and lounges for dancing and fine cocktails.

Meet your guide and head to the first stop on the tour at Sorrento Ristorante and Pizzeria, a lively family-owned Italian restaurant. Taste one of their homemade traditional dishes, Parpadelle Bolognese and calamari, with a glass of red or white Italian wine. Continue to Queenstown Public House, a New Zealand-inspired restaurant with whimsical decor, known for its grass-fed burgers and selection of local beer. Taste one of their Little Bitties – a grass-fed slider with onion mayo, cheddar, and sweet relish paired with a taster of a local beer or sangria. Next, continue to a local staple at Landini’s Pizzeria, known for its quality New York-style slices. Pick the slice that most appeals to you, with options such as La Piccante with jalapeños, ricotta, pineapple, and pepperoni or the Rustica with Brussel sprouts, pancetta, and balsamic glaze. Finally, make your way to the final stop on the tour at Pappalecco, a traditional Italian bistro. Enjoy some house-made gelato as your dessert, with a wide array of flavors available to choose from.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Food and drink samples mentioned
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please meet the guide at the fountain at the Piazza della Famiglia.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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We had a fun experience. Raul, our guide was so nice. We had a great group of people. Everyone was so friendly which only enhanced the experience. The only weird thing was that one of our tastings was a slider and a drink at a New Zealand restaurant. The slider was delicious, but since it was a food tour in Little Italy we expected only Italian food.

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January 6, 2023

Our guide, Scott was knowledgeable and an enthusiastic host. We ate at 3 different restaurants for dinner, including wine or beer, and the lastly the 4th stop was for yummy gelato. The history of Little Italy was fascinating and we learned so much. We will definitely be recommending this gem of a tour to our friends and family.

October 12, 2022

Product ID: 412059