New York City

New York City Mafia and Local Food Tour led by former NYPD Guides

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
New York Gangster Experience guided by a Retired NYPD Police Officer
  • 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Spaghetti and Meatball, Cheese Stop, Eggplant Parm, Sicilian cannoli.
    • Insider Story from Retired NYPD guides & NYC Mafia expert.
    • Vegetarian options are available on request.
    • Headsets
    • Dinner
    • Drinks are not included, but can be purchased on the day.
    • Gratuities are not included.
    • Transportation on the day (if required).

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

      We will meet INSIDE the restaurant called "John's of 12th Street" 2nd Ave and E 12 street Manhattan

    End point

    • 174 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, USA

      Your tour will end on the Corner of Mulberry and Canal Street.

    What To Expect

    New York City

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    East Village

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church (Pass By)

    Liz Christy Bowery Houston Community Garden

    3 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Nolita (Pass By)

    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Little Italy

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Operated by NYPD Police Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    162 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 162 reviews
    Yareri_M, Apr 2024
    Great tour. Very informative, be ready to walk and eat. It helps to get familiar with NYC mafia subjects beforehand if you don't know anything about it so that during the tour you know who they're talking about.
    Don't pass this up.
    Dev_C, Apr 2024
    This was a fascinating event that I highly recommend. The guide grew up in Little Italy and knew some of the mafia first hand. His knowledge and stories were amazing. All the stops were fabulous and yummy. You won't be disappointed.
    Amazing tour! If you want...
    Lori_G, Apr 2024
    Amazing tour! If you want to experience some real history of Nolita/Little Italy, this is the way to do it. Our guide was awesome. He really made you want to listen to his stories and made us feel comfortable the whole tour! Thank you so much, O'Leary!!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Lori thank you again for coming out with me. I apricate your kind review Dan
    Kim_B, Apr 2024
    What a GREAT night!!!! Dennis was incredible! The food was out of this world.. the stories & history he provided was a very unique look at Little Italy. We can’t recommend this tour enough!! It exceeded our expectations and we can’t stop talking about it today!! Thank you Dennis for a memorable evening. Next time we’re in town.. we will definitely take this tour again!!!!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for joining it! Hope to see you all again
    Highlight of trip. Must do!
    Sue_F, Apr 2024
    Our guide brought the tour to life with his first hand stories and descriptions of the places and times. This will be one of our most memorable tours on our visit to New York. We have already recommended this tour to another visitor. Thank you Dan
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Hey Sue. It was my pleasure! Thanks again for coming out and for taking time to review me. Dan
    Authentic enjoyable experience
    Charlene_M, Apr 2024
    Such an interesting authentic tour. Don't eat before you go theres plenty food on offer starting with some delicious meatball and spaghetti. Every corner has another fascinating history and how it was told made you feel like you were walking about back at the time the stories were told. Wear comfy shoes there's a bit of walking but you'll never be bored.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Great meeting you guys. I appreciate you guys taking time to join me and for the great review! Sean
    A Sh*tty Little Tour in Little Italy
    Debra_P, Apr 2024
    Dan was an amazing tour guide, his personal connection to Little Italy and the Mafia made for a great night. I was tempted to give you a one star review to help with your rebranding but alas, you were amazing. The food was great with the Eggplant Rollatini being a personal favorite. Plus I had my first ever cannoli. This was such a cool experience and I would highly recommend booking with Dan. I look forward to seeing you update the title of your tours… 😎
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Hey this is a great review lol. Thank you for coming out its was my pleasure Debra. I am considering the name change! Dan
    Great tour and Italian food!
    Rebecca_C, Apr 2024
    My 16 year old son and I had the best time! Superb Italian food gems and our tour guide Dan, a wealth of information.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Great meeting you both! Thanks again for joining me. Dan
    Great experience
    Gina_L, Apr 2024
    Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable on the subject. The food was excellent. Great NYC experience.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Hi Gina- thank you again for joining me! Sean
    Mafia newbies enjoyed tour
    Allegra_P, Apr 2024
    Fun night going back to the “old neighborhood” with Dan and hearing all his stories! My teenage son and I didn’t know much about NY mafia but found the stories and sites interesting. The food was perfectly fitting for the tour and very tasty. Highly recommend!!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    It was great meeting you both. The love of Frank Sinatra was awesome Dan
    So much fun!!
    Tara_M, Apr 2024
    Loved every part of this tour - the food, the scenery and the stories. Our guide, Dan, was so thoughtful and informative. He made it such a fun evening with so much great good.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you again for joining me! Enjoyed having you and look forward next time. Dan
    Like no other tour!!
    Chris_N, Mar 2024
    What a great tour - completely unique. A full evening’s entertainment and meal too! Great stories, interesting areas and nice to meet other people as your encouraged to mingle. Thanks
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Fantastic meeting you! Thanks again for joining me. Paul
    Do not miss this!
    Claire_M, Mar 2024
    An absolute all encompassing experience. Dan is an excellent guide and story teller. Intriguing insights to New York Italian mafia history. Lovely food provided by his friends in each location . The weather on the night of our tour was raining...I can honestly say I don't remember any of the rain as the tour was so enjoyable!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Claire thank you again for coming out! It was great meeting you guys. Exactly, rain? what rain?! Enjoy your time here and reach out if I can help in any way while in NYC. - Dan
    An authentic gem for food, mafia stories, nypd stories, little Italy experience from a true local. Perfect.
    Erik_B, Mar 2024
    Dan is a great, calm and legitimate guide from very detailed personal experience growing up in the area and around “the business”. He is former nypd. He does a great job of sharing information about the mafia, architecture, food, history, personal experience … all with a focus on just sharing fact and not opinion, slandering any group. A real gem of a tour for our family of 5, even in the rain. Youngest was 11. Food was phenomenal and truly authentic. All city people we ran into seemed to know and love Dan. He had all the time in the world for all questions and dialog. Highly recommend the tour. Best meatball I have ever had, perfect eggplant parm and my kids don’t even like that normally, cheese was amazing. Fantastic dessert. Do not miss. Wish the earbud microphone tech was slightly better.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you again. It was really nice meeting you and your family. Appreciate your generosity as well and for taking time to visit Little Italy with me. Best, Dan
    Fun and engaging
    Geetha_M, Mar 2024
    Wonderful. Authentic experience based in historical knowledge and community relationships. Great storytelling. Our family loved it.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    My pleasure meeting you all. I enjoyed sharing my family history and Little Italy with you. Thanks for taking time to review! Paul
    Great experience and the food delicious!
    Misty_R, Mar 2024
    The stories were great and food delicious! Our guide was from the area and made us all feel welcome. Every "food" location was friendly and happy to share with us. I would definitely recommend this excursion. Keep in mind on how you spend your day, we walked throughout the city all morning/afternoon and were a bit tired by the time this rolled around.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Hey thanks again for coming out! Paul
    Legit tour
    Caroline_M, Mar 2024
    Legit and totally fun …. So glad we did this ! The food tasting was really a meal and not just a snack. Amazing way to connect with NYC.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thanks for joining me. It was great meeting you all. Reach out if I can assist in any way. Paul
    Worth it!
    Carrie_B, Mar 2024
    We very much enjoyed the tour! Informative, entertaining and the food was delicious! Tour guide was fun and answered all questions that we threw at him!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you Carrie! Enjoyed meeting you both. Paul
    Insider View of Little Italy & Mafia Lore
    Bobbie_V, Mar 2024
    Dan is the man! His life in and outside of the NYPD and Little Italy could be a movie. So many stories from childhood to present day. Dan is a great story teller with connections to everyone 😁 start on Johnnys on 12th for meatballs and pasta and dine where the Mafia did. Stroll through little Italy (wear comfy shoes), learn about “The 5 Families”, the best fresh mozzarella, pastries around. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Would Highly recommend. There is a lot of walking but you won’t gain an ounce from all the food you will eat!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    You all really made it fun for me. I can't thank you enough for joining me! Dan
    One of a kind tour
    Kim, Mar 2024
    This was a one of a kind tour! I don’t think you will find anything else quite like it in New York City. The guide provides personal experience from growing up in little Italy, very detailed stories throughout history, and from his own lifetime involving crime and police work in this area.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you much for joining me. It was my pleasure meeting you guys - Paul

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