North Beach Culinary Experience With Alcohol Pairing - San Francisco

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Go behind the scenes of North Beach’s food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy evening walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine and a cocktail. Sample cheese, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets. You'll meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood’s interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today.This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Meet in the Jackson Square neighborhood a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco in the late afternoon to start your walking tour. Come hungry, as youll be getting lots of food on this 3-hour tour, which follows a flat, easy route.
Following your expert local guide, delve behind the scenes of Little Italys food and restaurant scene, hearing fascinating historical facts and stories along the way, like how this neighborhood was once part of the Barbary Coast San Franciscos red-light district in the 1800s during the California Gold Rush. You'll also visit hidden Prohibition-era tunnels where booze was smuggled into the city.
Though youll learn a lot of interesting history, this tour is about the food. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at a trendy wine bar your glass will be poured directly from the barrel. Then, indulge in an Italian wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast; built in 1935, this treasured tool was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Pair your slice with a glass of private-label Syrah.
Pop into a gourmet boutique shop for a sweet-and-savory treat such as artisan agave caramel drizzled over popcorn -- yum! Top your culinary journey off with a visit to a historic Italian bookshop-turned-caf, where you'll fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian cannoli maker.
Youll find that all the tastings add up to a satisfying meal. Your tour ends in the evening a few blocks from your original departure point, where youre free to continue exploring this fabulous San Francisco neighborhood bustling with vibrant nightlife.
Please note: Places visited and tastings are subject to change based on availability.

Inclusions for North Beach Culinary Experience With Alcohol Pairing

  • Guide
  • Live commentary
  • Glass of wine and a cocktail
  • Food tastings

Exclusions for North Beach Culinary Experience With Alcohol Pairing

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Must be 21 years or older to drink alcohol

Vegetarian options available

Locations visited are subject to change

Tours run rain or shine; please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • This was a top 5 experience for my wife and I on our week long San Francisco Vacation. The terrain of which we walked was relatively flat so steep inclines were not an issue. Tollen, our tour guide did a wonderful job, we love her. The only regret is that we didn't give Tollen a bigger tip.

  • We had a very pleasant experience! Food was great and the knowledge of the City was a bonus!
    Highly recommend!

  • This tour was interesting, the food was good, but the alcohol pairings were a bit scarce. I don't really think it was worth the cost, although I did enjoy the area we walked around in and the food that we did taste.

  • Tour guide was great. Food was greawt

  • Was absolutely great. The right sized group. very knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide. I will do the other culinary tours when I am in town next time. Klaus

    ps : However, the tour guide promised us to send us via E-mail some information on the tour which never happened.

  • This was so much fun! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic! What a great way to start our visit to SF!

  • This may be the best tour I have ever enjoyed! Our tour guide, Margherita, was very personable and knowlegeable about both the history and food in North Beach. I cannot recommend this tour enough for anyone who enjoys learning about a neighborhood through its dining experiences.

  • The tour was a blast and Margherita the tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would definitely take the tour again.

  • My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. Marguerite i may have butchered the spelling of her name and Kat were great tour guides and took us to places we would have never went if not for the tour. Every place we went told a different piece of history and the food at each was fantastic. Tomassos pizza was my favorite, if I had to pick one, but everything was great. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    Mark and Carrie.

  • Margherita was an amazing guide! She was friendly and took us to the best spots in North Beach. I would absolutely recommend this tour to my friends and family. I purchased this for a belated mother's day present. It was a very unique experience, and my whole family enjoyed it.

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