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The meeting spot at Fratelli’s Bakery on Commercial Drive is your introduction to this tour that immerses you in the flavors of Vancouver's Little Italy. The tour takes you to nine tasting spots in a compact 5-block area, highlighting the concentration of eating establishments in the bustling neighborhood. Meet some of the characters responsible for the colorful history of the place, as you learn what makes this area special.

You’ll feel like you have eaten a big Italian meal over the course of the afternoon, with bites of dishes, including meats and cheeses, pizza made in the authentic Neapolitan way, and pasta. Top it off with gelato and freshly baked cannoli. You won’t need supper after all that!

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Overview

Vancouver’s Little Italy is a vibrant area of the city with a long history. Regardless of its checkered past, it has always been a hub of homey restaurants and authentic regional cuisine from “the Old Country.” This tour is your chance to fill up on the culinary goodness that marks Little Italy as one of Vancouver’s top foodie destinations, guided by people with passion for the food and the neighborhood.

Highlights
  • Uncover the Italian foodie heart of Vancouver at nine tasting stops
  • Learn the spotted history of the area from people who know it well
  • Eat the equivalent of a hearty meal in samples along the way
  • Discover why Little Italy is one of Vancouver’s top culinary hot spots
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun Tour, great tour guide, but needs some work

First and foremost, we loved our guide Tia. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and genuine. However, we expected a bit more. We started out at a great Italian food grocery store/deli that made panini, which was very good. One thing we noticed, and this seemed...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
May not look much like Italy, but offers a lot of tastes of Italy....

This Little Italy tour is located in an area of Vancouver that feels more like a League of Nations than it feels like being in Italy. Nonetheless, our tour guide, Brent, did a great job keeping our group focused on Italy's contributions as to why...More

Thank NEB44
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile
Good taste of itsly

I enjoy food tours the most. The guides name was Brent. He was very passionate about the tour and the food was great. Highly recommend if you are into food tours.

Thank Paul N
Maria B, General Manager at Taste Vancouver Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for taking The Little Italy Tour and for taking your time to share your experience.We appreciate it!

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Excellent Tour

Loved our tour first time doing a foodie tour. In our own backyard. Loved it. The food was great. Brent was full of knowledge about the drive and the food and the history about each of the places we visited. Very enjoyable. We are thinking...More

Thank Roxie24
Maria B, General Manager at Taste Vancouver Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Great to hear you had a good introduction to your first food tour! Looking forward to seeing you on The Gastown tour soon!

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great Tour!

Enjoyed this walking tour in Little Italy Vancouver. Our guide, Matteo was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Debbie M
Maria B, General Manager at Taste Vancouver Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thanks for recommending. Matteo will be thrilled to hear. Hope we will see you again on our other tours!

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