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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco. Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach, San Francisco's own Little Italy.

Named one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News and World Report (March 2018)
  • Sip on coffee and Italian soda during this Little Italy walking tour
  • A guide tells you all about San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood
  • Taste a variety of fresh foods, including a traditional Italian cannoli
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot close to public transport and affordable parking
What to Expect
Meet for this Little Italy North Beach walking tour on Columbus Street in San Francisco. Get acquainted with your guide and group, and then set off on foot through this super-popular SF neighborhood. Your guide knows some of the best places to eat and grab drinks and snacks. Some of the places you’ll visit for samples include Mario’s, Z Cioccolato, Stella Pastry, and Molinari Delicatessen. Sample food such as a traditional Italian canolli and an Italian soda. As you walk and pop into shops, your guide tells you all about the North Beach neighborhood and how it got its nickname Little Italy. You’ll also stop in a bakery to see fresh bread being made. Your San Francisco Little Italy tour ends back where it began—on Columbus Street.
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Departure Point
480 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Focaccia sandwiches from Mario’s
  • Chocolate from Z Cioccolato
  • Cannoli from Stella Pastry
  • Deli delights at Molinari delicatessen
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Morning tour departs at 10am and afternoon tour departs at 2pm (select option during checkout)
  • Same day reservations available
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the tour on our first day in San Francisco, which was a great introduction to the city. Robert is incredibly knowledgeable and likable and did a great job combining food and history. We tasted a variety of foods while learning about the history...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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We went on the tour on Sunday and it was GREAT ! My wife and I took her son and his wife (from Georgia) on the North Beach Restaurant Tour to get a feel of San Francisco. We'd been on it previously and were sure...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fantastic time touring North Beach eateries with Local Tastes of the City. My wife and I took her parents on a Sunday morning/afternoon and the selections were outstanding! Our tour guide, Robert, was friendly, engaging and informative. In addition to taking us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blandina has lived in area for almost 40 years so was very insightful. Good tastings of Italian food items from savory to sweet and delicious. Returned soon to same places after to buy more! Interesting other stops characteristic to area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time tasting many different and delicious foods. Patsy was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the city. Really loved the meatball sandwich and the cannoli. We will definitely go again and highly recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco.

Date of experience: August 2019
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13 September 2019|
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Response from GrandTour589622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all food is included. Alcoholic beverages are at your own expense.
20 April 2019|
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Response from DaveStLouis | Reviewed this property |
Never been to Boston's North End, but my wife took this walking tour and was very pleased. The guide is wonderful.
24 December 2018|
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Response from stdimick | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are about 5-6 places you get generous samples of food. Everything was very delicious.
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