- 2-hour gangsters of New York walking tour
- Explore a unique part of New York City and get a taste of Little Italy’s dark past
- Learn the history of the Five Families, which originated from Sicilian Mafia gangs
- Visit film locations of iconic gangsters movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas and Mean Streets
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Little ItalyPhoto by: Andrew H
- Mulberry St barPhoto by: Claire G
- Our group at Petrosino SquarePhoto by: Anna R C
- tree in parkPhoto by: nirvair h
- Little ItalyPhoto by: Eddy M
- Old St Patricks CathedralPhoto by: Eddy M
- the CourthousePhoto by: Eddy M
- Tourguide AlexPhoto by: Eddy M
- Little ItalyPhoto by: Eddy M
- Petrosino SquarePhoto by: Eddy M
What You Can Expect
Visit St Patrick’s Old Cathedral, a historic landmark Catholic Church and cemetery that was featured in the film Mean Streets as well as Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy. See mobster John Gotti’s favorite Little Italy hangouts and stop at the corner of Kenmare and Mulberry streets, recognized as “the curb exchange,” a wholesale market that sold illegal liquor. Italian Mafia were known to set up shop at places like barber shops and restaurants on this street, including the one and only Lucky Luciano, an American mobster considered to be the father of modern organized crime in the United States.
Then it’s on to the legendary Umberto’s Clam House, the site of Little Italy’s most infamous mob shooting — New York gangster Joe Gallo was shot and killed here in 1972. And check out Mulberry Street Bar, a century old Little Italy favorite that was famously frequented by characters from The Sopranos.
Finally, visit some of the film locations from classic gangster movies like The Godfather and Goodfellas. The tour ends at Cha Cha’s In Bocca Al Lupo, a unique Italian cafe in the heart of Little Italy.
Excellent Tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable!
We really enjoyed this walking tour, learning about the really interesting history of Little Italy. Kyle, our guide was very friendly, and had great communication skills.
A great insight into the mob and how they operated fascinating and lots of sites from movies.
Really great tour! The tour guide was friendly and really knowledgeable and all the stops on the tour were fascinating. Perfect length of time too as you had enough time to find out load but not so long your walking for too long. Definitely would recommend!
My 18 year old son and myself greatly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide, Justin, was engaging and informative. Unfortunately renovation work is being carried out on old St Patrick's Cathedral so we couldn't go and visit the interior. We saw the house where Martin Scorsese grew up, the bar where Al Pacino and Johnny Depp had the ring scene in Donnie Brasco, walking down Mulberry St is evocative of many old films, and more recently my son's favorite The Sopranos. Highly recommended.
We had a great time! We learned so much! The guide was very accommodating! Thanks!
Great fun and Justin was hugely knowledgeable about the Mafia and had tons of good stories. Would recommend anyone to do this tour when next they are in NYC
We enjoyed our tour of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Tribeca alot. Our tour guide, Alex was phenomenal!!! He gave us a wealth of knowledge about the history of the NY Mafia. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know more about it. It is evident that Alex is very passionate about history and enjoys relaying his knowledge about it to others!!!
Great tour, very very interesting. We did this tour because our little son loves everything related to gangsters. But in the end we and the other children loved this tour. The tourguide Alex gave us so much information. Best tourguide ever.
LOVED Walter! He had great information about Little Italy and was great! The weather sucked, but he was out there with us!