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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

Donna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a wonderful tour of about 3 hours. It's very personal, up close, and the guide has a great sense of humor and tons of knowledge about the area. He's also closely connected with the locals and has the best hook ups on coffee shops and restaurants. I happen to go early Jan when it was pouring rain and I still had a great time. Well worth it if you want to experience the North Beach like a true local!

Long Beach, CA

bj h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

GREAT tour. don't eat b/4 going tho. plenty of good food on the tour !

Yevgeniya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour! Very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot of history of the North Beach and had some amazing food! Would definitely recommend

Edgar B F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What a totally fun tour! We were not expecting to eat so much food but it was all terrific and well worth the bloated tummies afterward. warning - Go Hungry!! Every one of the stops was at a terrific establishment, most there for 75 years and with unforgettable food. Tour guide, Tom, was interesting and a lifelong resident of the neighborhood which made for good information. I just wish they offered similar tours on other cities.

Cynthia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Blandina was our guide and she was most enjoyable. She has lived in the area for many years and knows and loves it. We had many diverse bites of fabulous food, met great artisans and locals, and learned some of the history of the area. She made it come alive!

Tara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Such a wonderful day spent walking around Little Italy. The food was fantastic and our tour guide full of so much knowledge of the local area. If you have a chance to do this tour, I would recommend it!

Joel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This is an excellent, fun, informative, plus a delicious day tour. Our tour guide, the lovely Blondini is a wonderful, lady who knows the area and gave us a great number of hours touring a wonderful area in San Francisco. There was no moment that Blondini did not let us know what we are viewing or where we where going. This is a 1st class tour of a great area in a magnificent city in the USA. Please check it out!!

Carl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tourguide was SF and North Beach local who really knew his stuff. It was clear he keeps his contacts and knowledge of the area current which made us feel right at home throughout the tour. The stops were all delicious. A terrific combination of the wonky heritage of the artists and beats and the Italian heritage of San Francisco.

Highly recommended at the price.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My wife and I decided to do this food tour.
We were very glad we did.
Food and drinks were good and the tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was such a great tour. Small and we learned so much. Very interesting. The food was so delicious. Well worth the price. If your considering doing this--book it. It really was perfect.

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