Guided tour

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour

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From US$ 73.60 per person

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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.

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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
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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson 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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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 98 reviews

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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

Being a native San Franciscan, I loved seeing all the famous sights in North Beach. Isabelle was wonderful with all her knowledge and stories. The only difficult part for me was walking up all the stairs to get the wonderful view., as I am 77. Loved the tour, and a caveat for your senior participants, might be helpful, concerning the steps

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February 16, 2022

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

Product ID: 9461