Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
from USD $75.90
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)
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In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
3 hours
Free snacks included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home.

"Best Tour for 2011" - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies - 2013" - Lonely Planet

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 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

Departure Point

480 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Blandina, our guide was great. She lived in the area and took us to places off the beaten path. Everyone in that neighborhood was so friendly. I wanted to move there. I would highly recommend this tour. The food was delicious, the guide entertaining and welll spoken. Great for singles, couples or families.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2019
We had a great time on the tour with Brian yesterday, he went above and beyond for our group! We had a little cannoli snafu, which ended up with us doing a taste comparison of several cannoli in North Beach, which only added to the fun. Everything we ate was wonderful and Brian was very knowlegable about the history of the neighborhood. I definitely recommend!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
Tour guide lives in the neighborhood and shared a lot of “local” background about the city and the area. Fun and relaxing walk with treats all along the way!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
The tour was given by the lovely Blondina, our guide, who radiated local knowledge and knew many locals as she talked about the neighborhood, she is a brilliant gem! We enjoyed every minute and the food was to die for! We’d highly recommend it to all, families, solo’s and kids So pleased we booked and had the opportunity to drink in the amazing culture of the area!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
Brian was a knowledgeable guide who provided us with a great sampling of traditional Italian food. He also took us to several neighborhood clothiers.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
This was a great Tour with an Excellent Tour Guide, her first name is Blandina, she was terrific, she is so knowledgeable of this area of San Francisco, we had one of the best tours you could ask for, I highly recommend couples and families with Teenagers or young adults that enjoy eating great Italian Food and if you enjoy hearing the history and stories about this area you are in for an amazing tour. We even returned later that evening for a late night dinner and for lunch the next day , this is worth the price and the great walking tour experience.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
Blondina was a great tour guide. Her knowledge of the North Shore area was amazing, both historical and personal. She lives in the area and knows many people there. She is a lot of fun to listen to! I would take the tour again. Oh and the food was amazing!! We certainly didn't leave hungry!!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
This tour was super with an interesting, informative guide. We loved the food tasting with delicious pizza at the end... well worth the money.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
Lots of good food and information. Enjoyed. Would recommend. Good value. Did not need dinner that night!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Each shop and restaurant was prepared in advance for our arrival, with reserved seats and ready-to-serve freshly prepared food. We went into a variety of specialty stores, churches, and restaurants, and learned a little bit of the area's history on the way. Walking was easy and leisurely. We ate so much that the tour served as lunch and dinner for the day!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2019
Absolutely loved this tour, highly recommend it and be sure to NOT EAT BEFORE. Went with my sis and a girlfriend, There was 5 of us, all females our fantastic guide Patsy. Our guide was brilliant, she lives locally in the Russian Hill neighborhood and had visited and eaten in all the local hangouts we visited and was very familiar with their histories and generations of family members still running the cafe's and restaurants. I'm a native Californian and I have been going to San Francisco on a frequent basis for over 50 years and I can't tell you how much I learned from Patsy. I learned about what it really means to be Shanghaied, the history of San Francisco and the related Gold Rush in Sacramento and the Barbary Coast - what a wild place! We had 7 stops and so much to eat I had to take doggie bags home. The tour was worth every dollar and would recommend it to not only the tourists but the locals as well. Thank you for putting together an excellent tour, not only for the yummy food but the amazing history.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
Blandina Farley was a wonderful guide for the North Beach tour. She lives in the area and knows the streets, business owners, and history. She was a delight and the food we had mostly excellent.. I would happily recommend this tour to others.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2018
Enjoyed the tour - our leader, the food, the stops and the commentary. Really helps to get a feel for the city. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
Three of us took the tour yesterday and it was one of the best tours we have taken . The Tour Guide was wonderful and could not have done a better job. She knew all the history of North Beach and has lived there for years. She took us on a wonderful food tour as well. We all had the best time.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
Our tour guide had so much information to share, we learned so much about the city and the food was pretty incredible too. And it was a lot of food! Definitely worth the money! There is a lot of walking so I would keep that in mind.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Great guide who was a resident of the area who had amazing insight to the area, history, restaurants and people!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Amazing tour with a lot of insight and food! Would highly recommend to anyone new to the area!
• Submitted 22 May 2018
great guide, great food samples. Highly recommend, excellent way to spend morning in San Francisco, explore the area and learn about history of the city through its food culture.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2018
great! the tour guide was very fun and the food we tried was excellent!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
great! the tour guide was very fun and the food we tried was excellent!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
Excellent tour with a excellent guide
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
This walking tour is actually an eating tour. Starting with coffee and ending with pizza the tour was great fun and very delicious. Our guide, Blondena, lives in the neighborhood and seemed to know everyone. We're locals and know a lot about the area but still learned a great deal. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 17 Jan 2018
Great Tour - excellent guide, delicious food
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 Dec 2017

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
3 hours
Free snacks included

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