Italian Food Tour Of New York

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Little Italy

  • Capacity

    - 20 persons per guide
  • All food is included
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Departs

    In front of La Bella Ferrara, 108 Mulberry St, Wednesday through Sunday @ 12pm
  • Meeting Location

    108 Mulberry St, NY10013
  • Final Destination

    Ferrara Bakery



Delicious 2-hour food tour of Little Italy with a professional licensed guide, all food and skip the line access included. Delicious pizzas, Italian pastries, cured meats and amazing cheeses served by the finest family run bakeries, delis and pizzerias, all over 100 years old! Eat up while you hear the colorful history of Little Italy, the mob, bootlegging, immigration and much more!


  • Start at La Bella Ferrara, the delighting denizens of Little Italy since the late 1800s, and get some of its Italian Rainbow cookies.
  • Then, visit the family-owned Alleva Dairy where more than 4,000 pounds of fresh mozzarella prosciutto and rice balls you'll ever taste.
  • Then, go to the oldest pizzeria in America and see a 106-year-old coal oven at Lombardi's Pizza. America’s oldest pizzeria! Their 117-year-old coal oven still impresses locals, tourists, and international foodies alike. For that smoky crust and San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil. We still love it, day-in and day-out.

Related Tour: NYC Pizza Tour

  • Ferrara Bakery Lucky for you, your tour guide has line jumping privileges. The line to this bakery has been one of the longest in New York since 1892!
  • Movie Locations Being Little Italy you'll recognize locations from films like The Godfather, Donnie Brasco, Mean Streets, Serpico, and even Sex and the City!
  • Curb Exchange The bootlegging depot of New York during the Prohibition era. See where all the deals went down, and find out what happened when they fell through...
  • Petrosino Square The public space named after New York's first Italian detective, who took on the five points gangs in a fight to the death!
  • Old St. Patrick's Cathedra The first Catholic Church in New York, this 200 year-old has hosted many high profile film productions, weddings, and memorial services. Take a look inside, you'll be wowed!
  • There are many more hidden stories and secrets in store on this cultural dive into Little Italy.
  • Includes - Professional licensed guide - Delicious Italian food tastings - Skip the line access

Health & Safety Requirements

  • • All guests (2 years and older) are required to wear masks. Masks should be worn over your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face and chin.
  • • All guests are required stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who aren't with their personal party.
  • • Be alert for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed, PLEASE contact us to reschedule your tour.
  • • To ensure a fun experience, we take our health and safety seriously and hope you do too. Please review our Health Safely Requirements.
  • • Due to safety precautions, all tours will take place exclusively outdoors. Entering shops and places of interest may not be available at this time.
  • • Due to current safety restrictions, bathrooms may not be accessible during the tours.

New York Landmarks and Attractions

  • Church of the Most Precious Blood
  • Historic Little Italy
  • Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Petrosino Square
  • Curb Exchange
  • Ravenite Social Club

Customer Reviews


5 star(s)  81.28% (369 vote(s))
4 star(s)  18.5% (84 vote(s))
3 star(s)  223.57% (1015 vote(s))
2 star(s)  233.26% (1059 vote(s))
1 star(s)  240.09% (1090 vote(s))
NYC Italian Food Tour - Get a Groupon
By Amil77 on February 15, 2016
Husband and I had a fun time on this tour. I'm picky but still enjoyed most of the food, and my husband loved all of it! Don't remember everywhere we stopped exactly but the food we got was prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, "lard bread" (my husband's favorite thing of the whole trip!), margarita pizza and a cannoli to finish things off! The amount of time the tour lasted and the space between the stops was good. We waited outside of several stops instead of going in and waiting in line, which was nice. Our tour guide was nice, not too pushy and overall knew so much about each stop.

Overall, we enjoyed the tour and will do another one through them once the weather warms up again. Also, they always have Groupon's running so check that out. We didn't think it was worth it for the $50 per person they charge straight from their website, but felt that it's was a great deal through groupon.
“Delicious and informative”
By SarahRose_817 (a TripAdvisor Member) on June 6, 2013
We did the Italian Food Tour. It was a small group of us, which is fine because it makes it more personal and personable. We visited some amazing little delis and restaurants and got to sample a plethora of cuisines, all delicious. I'm a vegetarian and when we visited the charcuterie, they made a special veggie sample for me to try so I wasn't left out. Our guide, Alex, was hilarious and talkative. In addition to being informative about the food (from his first hand experience), he also was an art history buff as well and informed us about the architectural diversities of the different areas we visited, as well as had some weird/fun facts about the history of New York in general. Would definitely do this again, and will try to take any friends that come to visit as well on this tour.

Visited May 2013

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“Italian Food Tour of New York - Great New York Tours”
By Crew-and-Company (a TripAdvisor Member) on February 5, 2014
We met a friend and found our guide, Alex, on Mulberry St., with our Groupon. As the group was gathering, Alex immediately began explaining where we were, the history of the area, and what we would do and see. The next 90 minutes or so was filled with interesting, informative and funny commentary punctuated with the most amazing cheeses, breads, pizza and desserts - as we walked all over Little Italy and discovered authentic Italian shops we never would have found on our own. We stopped in the Basilica of Old St. Patrick's (which was the Cathedral Church of New York before the current St. Patrick's was built in midtown) and learned about its role in Gangs of New York. All in all, a great way to spend an afternoon in NYC! Definitely recommended - and ask for Alex!

Visited February 2014

From TripAdvisor
“Two-Hour Italian Food Tour of New York”
By A P (a TripAdvisor Member) on October 6, 2013
This was a fun tour, even for native New Yorkers. Even though it was large group - 24, I believe, Alex, our tour guide, didn't lose anyone. He was quite knowledgeable when it came to facts and dates. The only tweaks I would make are - making the start time a bit later. As we made our tasting stops during lunchtime, many establishments were quite busy. After the tour, we returned to two of the stores which were then empty. Since restroom stops are not made, it was recommended that we go into one establishment which did not seem too happy with us. Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are a must. Samples were sufficient, and in some instances, there were even extras.

Visited September 2013

From TripAdvisor
“Little Italy Food Tour - by far the best!”
By Dana C (a TripAdvisor Member) on March 31, 2014
I have been on a few food tours, but the one through Little Italy is by far my fave (the Williamsburg Brooklyn one through this same company is a close second).

What I loved about it was the wonderful mix of history and food. It truly made me appreciate the area and the food I was eating so much more.

Our guide, Walter, was warm, friendly and told the most interesting stories about all the things we were seeing and eating. He helped to give the overall rating a "5".

The choices of establishments were we went to eat was spot on and I brought home some yummy goodies.

I would highly recommend this tour to native NYers and visitors alike.

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