San Diego

Taste of Little Italy in San Diego

San Diego, USA
Taste of Little Italy
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


With an abundance of restaurants in San Diego’s Little Italy, it can sometimes be hard to differentiate between the tourist traps and the authentic local gems. Avoid the guesswork and get great local advice with this guided food tour. As well as having delicious tastings along the way—the tour is also a great way to learn about the architecture and history of the local area.
  • Get the lowdown on Little Italy’s best eats in San Diego
  • Avoid tourist traps and try dishes at locally-owned restaurants
  • As well as foodie insights, learn about history and architecture
  • No need to stop and buy food: Tastings are included

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guide Gratuities
  • Drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1918 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    We meet in front of M Winehouse, located at 1918 India St. This is located right next to Influx Cafe. Guests should arrive 20-30 minutes before the tour to secure parking.

Start time

04:00 PM

End point

  • 1731 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    The tour ends near the Giant Little Italy Neon Sign.

What To Expect

Meet your guide on India street and get ready to delve into the delights of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Get an introduction to the history of the enclave, which is packed with trendy boutiques, music venues, and quaint squares.

You’ll stop at locally-owned restaurants to sample delights and receive recommendations about hidden gems in the area to enhance the rest of your vacation.

Little Italy

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Featured review
What an informative and fun walking tour in San Diego’s Little Italy! We enjoyed Guide Anthony’s historic tidbits and witticisms while tasting delicious samples of traditional Italian foods. There was less walking than expected and the 3.5 hours passed quickly. Our group was diverse in age and background and were all so pleasant with whom to share time and plates of food. Really have no negatives nor constructive criticism to note.


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History and Food - Great Combo
Rachael_R, Apr 2024
My partner and I really enjoyed this tour. Some of the best calamari I've had in my life. Even more than the food, the history was fascinating. A lot of stories you couldn't get straight from google. The personal touches and stories really enhanced this tour. I did wish we got a slice of pizza, but the food was wonderful. We just grabbed a slice after. You can't go to Little Italy without a slice of pizza.
We think this was a great...
Greg_J, Mar 2024
We think this was a great experience for the price! We learned so much about the history of Little Italy.
Taste of Little Italy
Mary_K, Mar 2024
Great tour guide and food. Loved the historical stories. Plenty of food to really fill up on. Was my favorite tour I have taken to date.
Amazing food, awesome...
Connor_C, Mar 2024
Amazing food, awesome history, the best tour guide (Adriana), and incredible vibes all around. Lived in San Diego for four years and never knew any of this history or had been to any of the spots she showed us. Must do!
Highly recommend
Joey_T, Mar 2024
I highly recommend this food tour. Anthony was fantastic, He has a passion for Italian food and Italian heritage and culture. His personality is electric!
This tour was so much fun, I did it twice with different people!
Dave_G, Mar 2024
This was my second Taste of Little Italy, and I enjoyed it even more than my first. Previously, I had a golf buddy in town who wanted to do it, and last night, I took my wife. It was a fabulous experience. The food was absolutely delicious, and by the time we were done, everyone was totally satisfied. Anthony is the most knowledgeable, attentive, fun, and accommodating host and a walking computer of fascinating information on the history of Little Italy, the people, and the food. We highly recommend this tour for adults of all ages who enjoy Italian food. It's lots of fun!
Book it and thank me later!
beverly_d, Mar 2024
Anhonywas the best food guide…very enthusiastic and made sure we all had what we needed! Very much enjoyed meeting other people and also trying delicious food we might not otherwise know to try! So fun and highly recommend!
Little Italy
Raquel_E, Mar 2024
I am a local and though familiar with the restuarants we visited, I enjoyed the experience our tour guide Anthony provided. A little bit of Little Italys history, menu choices that I typically wouldn't think of ordering before, I would go back for now. This tour is excellent for visitors and locals, you should come hingry!
Amazing experience!!
lkalhar, Mar 2024
Our tour guide was amazing!! She made the tour so much more than the food! The food was amazing as well. I would highly recommend this tour.
Little Italy Food Tour
Jim_W, Mar 2024
What a great tour! We learned so much about the history of Little Italy! The tour leader, Adriana, was really energetic and you could tell that she was having as much fun as the group! Did I mention the great food? Pace yourself on this tour, there were so many things to try and ALL of it was so good! Really one of the best tours we've been on! Highly recommended!
Worth it!
Andrea_Z, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Adriana was a wealth of history and fun facts. She was fun, funny, and took great care of us. The food was abundant and delicious. It included calamari, artichokes, gnocchi, minestrone soup, salad, risotto, Italian cookies, and gelato. You will be stuffed.
Hannah_W, Mar 2024
This tour was a highlight of our trip to San Diego. We ate authentic delicious food and our tour guide Adriana gave us a fabulous history of Little Italy.
Great experience
Angel_K, Mar 2024
Food was amazing, Anthony was fun and informative and really pulled the group together. It was a great experience.
Do Not Miss In San Diego!
Stephanie_S, Mar 2024
Anthony goes above and beyond to make this a truly authentic Italian experience. The food was amazing!
Bonnie_L, Mar 2024
Very informative and interesting tour with great tasting food. Good experience in Little Italy. Kind service personel.
Such an amazing tour! The...
Diana_B, Mar 2024
Such an amazing tour! The food was delicious, the history was intriguing and our guide Adriana was awesome. Definitely recommend this tour to gain insight of Little Italy.
Eating around little italy
Sandra_T, Mar 2024
Adrianna was the guide for our tour. She was very knowledgeable and was able to bring the history of little Italy to life with her stories. Food was good and got to try a variety of dishes in some of the local hangouts.
An experience you don’t want to miss
Sara_L, Feb 2024
Our guide, Anthony was fabulous and created a great experience that was entertaining and relaxing. The food was wonderful, the people were great, and night was just what we wanted :)
Run don’t walk
Anna_F, Feb 2024
Anthony was amazing! A twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face and such joy for the he shared with us. Incredible tour and food with a little history thrown in. Tons of amazing places and pride in this Little Italy. Highly recommend!
History of Little Italy the best part
Very crowded on Sunday evening. Service slow as was very busy. Some food selections mediocre. History portion of Little Italy was the best part.

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