Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

231 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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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)

From the cafés and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked pastries in the air. Just when you think you can't feel any more romantic, you discover quaint shops with incredible crafts and ceramics that fill you with a sense of awe. We explore the life of North Beach, as we join family artisans kneading love into every pastry or dish. And just when you think that you can't be in any more of food heaven, we visit real coffee shops. And if that was not enough, we uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug.


  • Free snacks included



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Average 4.65 out of 5 stars based on 231 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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preciadolaw, Oct 2020 Verified
We had such a great time with our guide, Brian! He knew so much about the city and the best places to go to get a good meal.
James Stephens, Oct 2020 Verified
Brian made the tour fun, interesting and most of all tasty! He is not only a “local” who clearly loves the neighborhood, but has many first hand personal stories relating to the stops and eateries to enhance the experience. His funny and easy going personality made the day and the tour. Highly recommend making sure he is your your guide so that you tour is as delicious and enjoyable as ours.
Evelyn B, May 2020 Verified
We had a wonderful afternoon with Cynthia - she was the consummate hostess as she took us on a well-paced walk around little Italy interrupted with interesting food stops along the way. There was one other person on the tour and we felt like we were spending the afternoon with friends. Our final stop was for pizza late in the afternoon. We didn't need dinner that night.
David R, Mar 2020 Verified
Your guide Brian, was great. Very knowledgeable about the area. He was also very entertaining, really enjoyed his work and great with all of us.
Terrel D, Mar 2020 Verified
Wes was amazing. We have been coming to SF and Little Italy our whole lives, over 50 years. He was able to tell us things we did not know and take us places we had never been. All food was amazing. We were sorry we had eaten breakfast before our 10am tour. We will comeback and take another one of his tours next time we are in town.
Claudia S, Mar 2020 Verified
Lots of food, lots of history, lots of laughter and fun! Brian was great and you won’t go away hungry.
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Mike Uyeda, Jan 2020 Verified
We thoroughly enjoyed the Little Italy & North Beach Walking Tour. Our tour guide, Cynthia, was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area’s history, people, and foods. She also guides a Chinatown food tour, which we intend to try the next time we’re up in the Bay Area. Also, it was a blessing to get to know the other folks on our tour and it just made for a really enjoyable time. This was definitely the highlight of our vacation in SF.
Our Response, Jan 2020
Mike, thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Cynthia is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'll always be happy to assist you with any of your future travel plans.

Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Destinations.
Christine B, Dec 2019 Verified
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.
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Rosalba Cambria, Dec 2019 Verified
Patsy was wonderful. The places she picked for us were awesome. Great food, great information, a lovely time!
Melanie D, Dec 2019 Verified
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!

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