Guided tour

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

From $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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  • 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
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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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Traveler requirements
  • 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

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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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  • 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!
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 75 reviews

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Good local guide, very knowledgable about the local area and history. We went to cafes and deli’s that were not chains and sampled food or drink at each one. We had an Italian drink of choice at one cafe, then in others we had: fudge tasting, couple slices fresh pizza, Italian sandwich, arancini, and a cannoli. A good amount of food! Not alot of walking because Little Italy area of San Francisco is only a couple of streets. Would highly recommend!

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March 6, 2020

A great tour.

I have done several food tours and this one was also excellent. We got a great history information of the city and it’s surrounding from Robert. He was very knowledgeable, had connections with the shop and food owners and very helpful. We weren’t expecting that many food. Worth the price.

September 10, 2019

Exceeded expectations by a mile.

Our tour guide, Robert, led us on a lovely fact and fun filled walkabout at North Beach. The stops along the way were outstanding - none of us needed dinner that evening after our afternoon tour. In fact we returned for dinner the next day to one of the restaurants. Dinner was even better than the generous sampling from the previous day. This is absolutely one of the best walking tours I have ever taken. Very comfortably paced with an obliging and courteous host.

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July 10, 2019

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