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If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. With an insider guide, you’ll experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church. 


  • Walking tour through San Francisco's Little Italy and North Beach
  • Culinary history of San Francisco
  • Taste samples of fresh food at local bakeries and delis

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your local guide regales you with stories about this famous San Francisco neighborhood as you sample a variety of treats. My favorite part is watching fresh bread being made in a bakery -- the aroma of it baking is fabulous!

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What You Can Expect

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Known as San Francisco’s ‘Little Italy,’ the neighborhood of North Beach is a feast for the senses, from the aroma of fresh bread to the taste of coffee to the sight of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Begin your walking tour by meeting your guide near Washington Square Park, a hub of activity where locals lounge on the grass or play Frisbee.

Stroll past cute shops, bustling Italian restaurants and family-run cafes, and stop to chat with business owners and enjoy samples of the neighborhood’s heavenly delights. Taste coffee, olive oil, specialty meats, bread and maybe even coveted truffles. Learn how some foods are made, watch bread being kneaded and see where coffee beans are roasted.

You’ll also hear about San Francisco’s rich culinary history during this 3-hour tour, which has won accolades as one of the city’s best tours from outlets like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Lonely Planet. 

Customer Reviews

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tom was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed it very much. The food portions were generous and delicious. All in all it was a great value.

Loretta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very interesting and plenty of good food, too!

Barbara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour is a lot of fun!! Blondina is an excellent guide, with a lot of interesting facts about the neighborhood.

Nicky Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I had a great time with Blandina tour guide and a nice couple from Dallas on a personal walking tour of little Italy and the North Beach. It was nice to be in a small group of 3 as we learned so much about the culture, history and local shops. Some highlights were a cappuccino at Caffè Roma the make their own coffee in a huge machine, family run business with training in Italy - I bought a bag of coffee beans to take home, Mario's Cigar the best Focaccia sandwiches, St. Peter and Paul's Church beautiful church across from Washington Square, Z Cioccolato Fudge OMG yummy, Stella Pastry amazing desserts, Molinaro Deli walking in there makes you feel like you just stepped into Italy had another tasty sandwich - out of this world good and shared a pizza at Viva Pizza. I highly recommend this tour!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The food was great. Very informative.

Samuel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Blondina was very knowledgeable and wonderfully helpful. Great way to see the area.

Kathi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide, Blandina, was a delightful and well informed lady. She made our tour wonderful. The margherita pizza at then end of the tour was the best food sample. We had a great time and highly recommend this tour.

Beverly E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour with Blandina, who was as fascinating as the tour itself. Good variety of foods and lots of history of the neighborhood.

Cathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. Lots to see and eat and drink.

elisa m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved our tour of North Beach! Blandina is a long time resident and excellent guide. The food was delicious...what a great way to get to know a neighborhood.

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