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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

San Francisco, United States

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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. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and 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.
  • Explore North Beach/Little Italy's Foods & History
  • Culinary history of San Francisco
  • Taste samples of fresh food at local bakeries and delis
  • Enjoy coffee drinks, teas, Italian sodas and more, while experiencing San Francisco’s coffee culture
  • Explore the Beat Generation Hangouts
  • Close to Public Transportation & Affordable Parking
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 half-day tour, which has won accolades as one of the city’s best tours from outlets like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Lonely Planet.
Stop At:  
North Beach
North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little Italy
And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home. "Best Tour for 2011" - San Francisco Bay Guardian "Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies - 2013" - Lonely Planet
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Good food and good company in Little Italy
, May 2020
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.
, Mar 2020
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.
Just hanging out with Wes, but will go back today to eat at a few places he took us to yesterday.
, Mar 2020
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.
Fun & food!
, Mar 2020
Lots of food, lots of history, lots of laughter & fun! Brian was great and you won’t go away hungry.
North Beach Tour
Christine B
, Dec 2019
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.
I didn't know what to expect...
, Dec 2019
I love walking tours, but didn't know quite what to expect on this one. Our local guide provided lots of stops for samples of sandwiches from the smaller restaurants, and some coffee and pastry, too from a shop where the locals go. BLANDINA greeted people as we walked so it really felt like an insider's view of the neighborhood. I was just wishing for a little more history, but it was a delightful afternoon!
Super fun and tasty tour
, Dec 2019
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!
Great tour!
, Nov 2019
We had an excellent time with our tour guide Brian. All of the food was delicious and it was a lot of great history. I’m a local, but brought my in laws on this as they visited from out of town. It was a great activity for us all to do together. I think the pizza was some of the best I’ve ever had!
Brian hosts a great walking tour!
, Nov 2019
Great sense of humor and his personal twist on local history and choice of eating establishments made for a great afternoon.
Walking tour-north beach
, Nov 2019
Tour guide lives in the neighborhood and shared a lot of “local” background about the city and the area. Fun and relaxing walk with treats all along the way!

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