Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco

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COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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Proof of vaccination is required on all tours. Masks may be required in some stops.

Overview

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.

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  • Free snacks included

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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 394 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Mark_N, Nov 2022 Verified
I am not a foodie. I do low carb/keto so I was not expecting to enjoy this tour. I was wrong. Brian was incredible. He imparted so much historical information that the food was not that important. I are the meats, avoided the bread, had my latte with almond milk and it was a great experience. My foodie DIL enjoyed it as well. For me it wasn't about the food but about the history of the area. My Italian American husband enjoyed it as well. Brian was very entertaining.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Emma_B, Nov 2022 Verified
The tour guy know a lot and they also take you to very interesting spots that are not food but you will really like
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Debora_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Brian was a fabulous tour guide. We so enjoyed his knowledge and humor. Great tour and well worth the $$. Thanks.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Geoff777, Nov 2022 Verified
Fantastic.... I'm been the North Beach probably a billion times, but found places I've never been before. Brian is definitely rocking the native vibe: about every block someone is greeting him. And the food is really generous come hungry. Here was our line up: Cafe Greco (coffee), Stella Pastry (cannoli), Molanari (sandwiches), Palermo (Arancini), Mario's cafe (sandwich), North Beach (Bruschetta), and Mona Lisa (pizza). Wow.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Kumar_S, Oct 2022 Verified
A wonderful 4 hours learning the history and culinary delights in Little Italy with Brian who is a colorful and funny guide. Conversation varied from first immigrants to first amendment rights to what makes this small part of SF unique. Tasted from 7 establishments including delicious salami sandwich, aparchini, Italian. fudge to pizza. Highly recommend if u have a free afternoon in SF. Don't eat lunch prior to tour.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Cheryl_d, Oct 2022 Verified
Brian was our fabulous tour guide! Excellent! Loved the food, the history, the walk, and Brian’s insights! We live in California, and it was fun making friends with visitors from Germany & Ireland that were on the tour with us!
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Emi_A, Oct 2022 Verified
This tour was great. Brian is the best tour guide ever, very entertaining and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it. He lives in the neighborhood and knows everyone.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
TKALBANS, Oct 2022 Verified
Isabella was a joy to be on tour with. Not only was she so well versed in SF but entertaining as well. Food choices were amazing and we really enjoyed the experience so much that we went back the next night to one of the restaurants on the tour.
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
Damario_L, Oct 2022 Verified
This is my second time taking a tour with Brian and I think I'm already ready for my third. Between history of the food and the hitlatory if the city I'm SHOCKED he was able to still make so many jokes. Hopefully he'll be here in 5 years when I come back
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
DouglasRussell_G, Oct 2022 Verified
My only issue was with Cool Destinations I requested and paid for a tour that was for China Town and this tour was the one the app gave us - Great tour just not the one we wanted

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