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  • North Beach Food Tour. Group Standing at Columbus and Broadway

    See this famous San Francisco neighborhood through its people and great food
  • Serving Pizza at Tommasos

    Try authentic Wood-fired Pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast
  • Guest fistbumping Carmen at Tommaso's

    Try Tommaso’s-Voted No. 3 Best Pizza in the US by People Magazine
  • North Beach Food Tour. Guest drinking wine at Barrique

    Eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood known as Little Italy
  • Avital Tours. North Beach Food Tour. Guests listening to Jonny talk about Pisco Punch

    Chat with chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts
  • North Beach Food Tour. Guests Entering Comstock Saloon

    Meet some of the city’s best bartenders and try their unique cocktails
  • Private tour in Tunnels in North Beach Close Up 094_7866_BC_0199 copy

    Visit the Hidden Tunnels where booze was smuggled in up through Prohibition
  • North Beach-cannoli

    Watch an expert fill your delicate cannoli at a historic bookshop turned cafe

North Beach Culinary Experience

Highlights:

  • Meet Chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts
  • Italian Restaurant Scene
  • Hidden Tunnels
  • Four Restaurants
  • Alcohol Pairing Upgrade (optional)
 

Retail price: $94*

Web price: $89*

Internet savings: $5

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*Advance Tickets are required

Jonny at Comstock Saloon with Pisco Punch 050_7866_BC_0116 copyJoin us on our San Francisco North Beach Culinary Experience as we explore the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast – known as the most notorious neighborhood in America during the Gold Rush! Visit the Hidden Tunnels where booze was smuggled in up through Prohibition, and get an exclusive peek at the traditional Italian culture. Let’s eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood! Our tours are tasting tours and visit four restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert. Our focus is on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but we want you to taste and experience food in a new way – and to us its about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…

North Beach Food Tour

Tours: Thursdays 3pm and Saturdays at 11am or 3pm
Departs: Rotating meeting locations. Call our office to confirm where your tour will meet.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Transport: Walking
Activities: Photography, Food Tastings, cocktails, wine, Sightseeing, History
Included: Tastings
Not Included: Guide Gratuity (optional)
Alcohol Pairing Upgrade for guests 21+: $16 per person for two tastings (optional)

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

Sample Itinerary

Appetizers: (15 Romolo) Taste Ham and Kale Fritters in an alleyway trendy cocktail den featuring in the New York Times
(Sotto Mare) Enjoy famous tomato based seafood stew cioppino invented in San Francisco by Italian Fisherman
Entree (Tommaso’s) Authentic Italian Wood-fired Pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast – Voted No. 3 Best Pizza in the US according to People Magazine’s Pizza Search.
(Original Joe’s)Hearty Eggplant Parmesan at old-time historical Italian red sauce restaurant
Dessert Watch an Italian expert cannoli maker fill your delicate cannoli at a historic Italian bookshop turned cafe
2 DRINK ALCOHOL PAIRING UPGRADE [$18 PER PERSON] (15 Romolo) Sip on a refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail made by some of San Francisco’s best bartenders
(Tommaso’s) Pizza is paired with a glass of wine, Tommaso’s private-label Syrah
(Original Joe’s) Glass of Italian Sangiovese wine paired with hearty Italian Fare

**Sample Itineraries: Each tour has 4 stops and rotate based on tour date and time. While we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can only accommodate vegetarians, pescatarians, or pregnant guests. We unfortunately cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions, allergies, gluten-free, dairy-free or other food preferences at this time, as there simply isn’t always a “next-best” option.**

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Comfortable footwear.
  • An extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing.
  • Government issued I.D. for those who upgrade with alcohol pairing (must be +21)


North Beach Food Tour

Great Way to Explore a Neighborhood


We did the North Beach Food tour with Leila. It was a great way to learn about the history of the area and try several places all at once. Leila was a great tour guide. She was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. I have a food allergy, and they were very thoughtful and worked around it. The restaurants they chose were all great - I only wish there were more stops!

traveled May 2015
North Beach Food Tour

5.0
2015-07-27T13:32:40+00:00
Great Way to Explore a Neighborhood We did the North Beach Food tour with Leila. It was a great way to learn about the history of the area and try several places all at once. Leila was a great tour guide. She was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. I have a food allergy, and they were very thoughtful and worked around it. The restaurants they chose were all great - I only wish there were more stops! traveled May 2015 North Beach Food Tour

North Beach Food Tour

North Beach Food Tour


My wife and I went on the North Beach tour and absolutely loved it. Tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable, food and drink was local, with "hole-in-the-wall" charm and excellent quality. Portions were good too.

- Adam B.
traveled July 2015

5.0
2015-07-27T13:35:28+00:00
North Beach Food Tour My wife and I went on the North Beach tour and absolutely loved it. Tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable, food and drink was local, with "hole-in-the-wall" charm and excellent quality. Portions were good too. - Adam B. traveled July 2015

North Beach Food Tour

North Beach Food Tour


I took my family (visiting from Texas) on a the tour of North Beach. Our tour guide Laila was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! It was a great experience learning about the rich history of North Beach from a local whose family has been in SF for 5 generations. All the food spots were great and I was stuffed by the end of the tour. I will definitely be going back to some of the spots on our tour and also a few places mentioned along the way.

- Robert C.
traveled August 2014

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2015-07-27T14:00:31+00:00
North Beach Food Tour I took my family (visiting from Texas) on a the tour of North Beach. Our tour guide Laila was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! It was a great experience learning about the rich history of North Beach from a local whose family has been in SF for 5 generations. All the food spots were great and I was stuffed by the end of the tour. I will definitely be going back to some of the spots on our tour and also a few places mentioned along the way. - Robert C. traveled August 2014
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