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, 4 course lunch on the go
  • Dress

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


    In front of the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Thursday - Saturday @ 12pm
  • Meeting Location


    109 Mulberry St, NY10013
  • Final Destination


    Ferrara Bakery

Description

Italian Food Tour Of New York

Immerse yourself in the food and culture of one of New York's most colorful neighborhoods, Little Italy, and sample some of the best Italian food in NYC. Hear the stories behind the historic Italian landmarks that defined the immigrant experience at the turn of the 20th Century. Every delicatessen, bakery and pizza shop on The Italian Food Tour Of New York is over 100 years old!

Italian Food Tour Of New York Itinerary

  • Parisi Bakery Frank Sinatra considered himself addicted to their prosciutto infused bread, as have many others over the past 103 years since this bakery opened!
  • Alleva Dairy The oldest cheese shop in America, this still family-owned and operated shop whips up 4,000 pounds a week of the freshest mozzarella and ricotta you'll ever taste!
  • Lombardi's Pizza America's oldest pizzeria! Their 106 year old coal oven still impresses locals, tourists, and international foodies alike

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Interesting, fun and delicious! Review by Kev Dog
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Nothing like a walking tour on a beautiful day-- top it off with delicious food and this was a winner! My only disappoint,net was that when we went back to the bread shop they were closing for the day. I really wanted to bring a loaf home!

(Posted on 3/5/2016)
Cupcakes - and West Village Review by Ellen V
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I took my two sons on the Cupcake Tour. The best part of the tour was being in the West Village - it's about 1.5 mile walk over the course of 2 hours, so not a big deal. Great wandering the streets and seeing all the great boutiques. The second best part was our tour guide - her name starts with an "M" - sorry, forgot her exact name. The actual tasting was fun, but not great. We had a total of 3 stops - 3 were cupcakes, one gelato, one macarons and one cookie. You certainly don't get "full" but you do get the tastes. All in all, a fun way to spend a couple of hours wandering the city.(Posted on 2/24/2016)
Fun, Entertaining Tour Review by Sarah G
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We did the Italian Food Tour about a week ago and enjoyed it very much. All 4 of the food stops were delicious and the whole tour was enlightening about the area. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions asked of him. It was a small group of about 10, which was a good size for this tour. You do have to eat all the food outside, so keep that in mind if you're doing it in winter. We did it at the end of December and had perfect weather. Recommend you doing it!(Posted on 2/24/2016)
Fabulous food tour of Little Italy NYC Review by Kirby303
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We had an informative tour of Little Italy. Our food tastings turned out to be an absolutely delicious meal, and was much more than mere tastings. Walter, our guide, really made this a unique experience, and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Not to be missed!(Posted on 2/22/2016)
Little Italy Food Tour Review by Charlotte Leigh
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Our tour was simply amazing! Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice. He gave us great info on the neighborhood and history. The food was so tasty everywhere we went! We had a Groupon which made this an even better deal!(Posted on 2/22/2016)
It was ok - prefer more food talk, less history Review by LenaTravelstheWorld
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The best part of the tour are the stores and restaurants we sampled.
- appetizer of mozzarella balls and prosciutto roll at Alleva Dairy (since 1892; oldest Italian cheese store in the US supplying cheeses to Italian restaurants including Lombardi)
- bread loaf at Parisi Bakery (since 1903; Frank Sinatra's favorite bakery and had the loaves shipped to Palm Spring and Las Vegas)
- main course of Neapolitan pizza at Lombardi (since 1905; US' first pizzeria)
- dessert of cannoli and gelato at Ferrara (since 1892)

I like the order of stops from appetizer to bread to main entree, and lastly dessert.

We would have preferred less talk about history and architecture. I am not suggesting eliminating history and pointing out interesting architecture because they give context to the food and culture. But we spent more time talking about those than food when the tour is supposed to be about food.(Posted on 2/22/2016)
Good Tour when purchased with significant discount Review by smrussell3
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My boyfriend and I went on the Italian Food Tour in Little Italy, NYC. It had good food, a very good tour guide who gave us more information about the area and food than we otherwise would have gotten. We purchased tickets through Groupon which had us paying about 30% of the prices on the website, which made the tour worthwhile, but it is not at all worth the $50 per ticket on the website. The food was good, and enough, but not really 4 courses as listed on the site- more 4 lite courses. If I were considering doing this, I would look for some information on Little Italy and read that while walking around and following the itinerary to pick up the same food- exception would be if on a day where lines are extremely long in that the line jumping did come in handy. If doing on my own, I suggest doing this as an early lunch to miss lines and ensure you get the Lard bread (top 1 or 2 of the highlights) on the tour.(Posted on 2/22/2016)
Chocolate Tour of Chelsea Review by Ginger J
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This was an awesome tour!! We were able to visit 6 different bakeries and try the different chocolates they offered, including, cookies, cupcakes, champagne chocolate made from japan, chocolate bark from India. It was a great tour and I highly recommend it again.(Posted on 2/20/2016)
NYC Italian Food Tour - Get a Groupon Review by Amil77
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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.(Posted on 2/20/2016)
Food tour of Little Italy so worth it! Review by Heather N
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My husband and I along with our 2 daughters (ages 12 and 13) thoroughly enjoyed this tour! I have been on many different tours in the U.S and Europe and this one was definitely one of the best! Our guide, Walter was very informative and engaging. There was just enough walking and the food was fabulous! We enjoyed fresh mozzarella at Alleva Dairy, fresh bread at Parisi Bakery, delicious pizza at Lombardi's and cannolis at Ferrara Bakery. We used a groupon and it was well worth the money spent...I would even be willing to pay a little more because the amount of food was more than I expected. We enjoyed this tour so much, we would probably do the same one again :)(Posted on 2/20/2016)
I just did the New York Italian Food tour which gave us a nice walking tour of little Italy. Review by Karen P.
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We sampled mozzarella & prosciutto, two different kinds of pizzas and cannoli. Which was all good, but seems like a poor food choice for such a vast and delicious food culture Italy has. However, the tour guide was knowledgable and gave us historic bits of different areas throughout the tour. I was given this as a groupon so for me it was good enough. ******I did the chocolate food tour of New York a year ago and that I give 4 1/2 stars because that took us to a lot more places and it was longer and we sampled a lot of different choices and went to a lot of cute little chocolate shops. That one I definitely would recommend!(Posted on 2/15/2016)
It was ok - prefer more food talk, less history Review by LenaTravelstheWorld
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The best part of the tour are the stores and restaurants we sampled.
- appetizer of mozzarella balls and prosciutto roll at Alleva Dairy (since 1892; oldest Italian cheese store in the US supplying cheeses to Italian restaurants including Lombardi)
- bread loaf at Parisi Bakery (since 1903; Frank Sinatra's favorite bakery and had the loaves shipped to Palm Spring and Las Vegas)
- main course of Neapolitan pizza at Lombardi (since 1905; US' first pizzeria)
- dessert of cannoli and gelato at Ferrara (since 1892)

I like the order of stops from appetizer to bread to main entree, and lastly dessert.

We would have preferred less talk about history and architecture. I am not suggesting eliminating history and pointing out interesting architecture because they give context to the food and culture. But we spent more time talking about those than food when the tour is supposed to be about food.

Still we enjoyed it.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
pizza stroll Review by mark r
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We took the little Italy tour on a Saturday when the streets were all blocked off so we ended up arriving late. It would have been nice if the website mentioned that the streets are all blocked off for bike races on Saturday. even though we arrived late we were able to find the group and our tour guide Ben was really nice about it. He was informative, we learned a lot about the area, the mafia and architecture. it was a fun tour, although there was a lot of walking. it would have been nice to sit down more at each place.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
Good Tour when purchased with significant discount Review by smrussell3
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My boyfriend and I went on the Italian Food Tour in Little Italy, NYC. It had good food, a very good tour guide who gave us more information about the area and food than we otherwise would have gotten. We purchased tickets through Groupon which had us paying about 30% of the prices on the website, which made the tour worthwhile, but it is not at all worth the $50 per ticket on the website. The food was good, and enough, but not really 4 courses as listed on the site- more 4 lite courses. If I were considering doing this, I would look for some information on Little Italy and read that while walking around and following the itinerary to pick up the same food- exception would be if on a day where lines are extremely long in that the line jumping did come in handy. If doing on my own, I suggest doing this as an early lunch to miss lines and ensure you get the Lard bread (top 1 or 2 of the highlights) on the tour.

Visited August 2015(Posted on 2/15/2016)
NYC Italian Food Tour - Get a Groupon Review by Amil77
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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.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
Food tour of Little Italy so worth it! Review by Heather N
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My husband and I along with our 2 daughters (ages 12 and 13) thoroughly enjoyed this tour! I have been on many different tours in the U.S and Europe and this one was definitely one of the best! Our guide, Walter was very informative and engaging. There was just enough walking and the food was fabulous! We enjoyed fresh mozzarella at Alleva Dairy, fresh bread at Parisi Bakery, delicious pizza at Lombardi's and cannolis at Ferrara Bakery. We used a groupon and it was well worth the money spent...I would even be willing to pay a little more because the amount of food was more than I expected. We enjoyed this tour so much, we would probably do the same one again :)(Posted on 2/15/2016)
NYC Italian Food Tour - Get a Groupon Review by Amil77
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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.(Posted on 2/15/2016)
Food tour of Little Italy so worth it! Review by Heather N
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My husband and I along with our 2 daughters (ages 12 and 13) thoroughly enjoyed this tour! I have been on many different tours in the U.S and Europe and this one was definitely one of the best! Our guide, Walter was very informative and engaging. There was just enough walking and the food was fabulous! We enjoyed fresh mozzarella at Alleva Dairy, fresh bread at Parisi Bakery, delicious pizza at Lombardi's and cannolis at Ferrara Bakery. We used a groupon and it was well worth the money spent...I would even be willing to pay a little more because the amount of food was more than I expected. We enjoyed this tour so much, we would probably do the same one again :)(Posted on 2/15/2016)
Definitely one of the highlights of my NYC trip Review by Kate
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My husband, daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour of Little Italy. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and a really nice guy. The food was excellent and the walking distance was just right. Highly recommend this tour if you want to capture the "real flavor" of NY food.(Posted on 10/27/2015)
Good Tour when purchased with significant discount Review by smrussell3
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My boyfriend and I went on the Italian Food Tour in Little Italy, NYC. It had good food, a very good tour guide who gave us more information about the area and food than we otherwise would have gotten. We purchased tickets through Groupon which had us paying about 30% of the prices on the website, which made the tour worthwhile, but it is not at all worth the $50 per ticket on the website. The food was good, and enough, but not really 4 courses as listed on the site- more 4 lite courses. If I were considering doing this, I would look for some information on Little Italy and read that while walking around and following the itinerary to pick up the same food- exception would be if on a day where lines are extremely long in that the line jumping did come in handy. If doing on my own, I suggest doing this as an early lunch to miss lines and ensure you get the Lard bread (top 1 or 2 of the highlights) on the tour.

Visited August 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Good Tour when purchased with significant discount Review by smrussell3
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My boyfriend and I went on the Italian Food Tour in Little Italy, NYC. It had good food, a very good tour guide who gave us more information about the area and food than we otherwise would have gotten. We purchased tickets through Groupon which had us paying about 30% of the prices on the website, which made the tour worthwhile, but it is not at all worth the $50 per ticket on the website. The food was good, and enough, but not really 4 courses as listed on the site- more 4 lite courses. If I were considering doing this, I would look for some information on Little Italy and read that while walking around and following the itinerary to pick up the same food- exception would be if on a day where lines are extremely long in that the line jumping did come in handy. If doing on my own, I suggest doing this as an early lunch to miss lines and ensure you get the Lard bread (top 1 or 2 of the highlights) on the tour.

Visited August 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
It was ok - prefer more food talk, less history Review by LenaTravelstheWorld
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The best part of the tour are the stores and restaurants we sampled.
- appetizer of mozzarella balls and prosciutto roll at Alleva Dairy (since 1892; oldest Italian cheese store in the US supplying cheeses to Italian restaurants including Lombardi)
- bread loaf at Parisi Bakery (since 1903; Frank Sinatra's favorite bakery and had the loaves shipped to Palm Spring and Las Vegas)
- main course of Neapolitan pizza at Lombardi (since 1905; US' first pizzeria)
- dessert of cannoli and gelato at Ferrara (since 1892)

I like the order of stops from appetizer to bread to main entree, and lastly dessert.

We would have preferred less talk about history and architecture. I am not suggesting eliminating history and pointing out interesting architecture because they give context to the food and culture. But we spent more time talking about those than food when the tour is supposed to be about food.

Still we enjoyed it.

Visited July 2015(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Little Italy Food Tour Review by Charlotte Leigh
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Our tour was simply amazing! Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice. He gave us great info on the neighborhood and history. The food was so tasty everywhere we went! We had a Groupon which made this an even better deal!(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Fabulous food tour of Little Italy NYC Review by Kirby303
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We had an informative tour of Little Italy. Our food tastings turned out to be an absolutely delicious meal, and was much more than mere tastings. Walter, our guide, really made this a unique experience, and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Not to be missed!(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Fun, Entertaining Tour Review by Sarah G
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We did the Italian Food Tour about a week ago and enjoyed it very much. All 4 of the food stops were delicious and the whole tour was enlightening about the area. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions asked of him. It was a small group of about 10, which was a good size for this tour. You do have to eat all the food outside, so keep that in mind if you're doing it in winter. We did it at the end of December and had perfect weather. Recommend you doing it!

Visited December 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Great New York Tours - Walter was Fantastic on Little Italy Tour! Review by old-man-orange
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We went on the Little Italy tour with Walter in early October and were impressed with his knowledge of the neighborhood and food stops. We've been on several other tours and really enjoy hearing about the buidlings and history of the neighborhood we have just walked by so many times. Walter was very interesting and professional and answered all our questions.

Visited October 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Yummy! Review by Tahlula219
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This food tour started the bar off high with brick oven pizza from forninos! Probably some of the best I ever had! This went for the first 3 stops which included a bagel from Bagelsmith and some of the best BBQ I've ever tastes at Mables. The sweets that we encountered after were good, although I think the candy shop wasn't necessary or unique. Our guide was interesting, informative and very nice

Visited October 2014(Posted on 9/25/2015)
Walking, talking, tasting, learning! Review by Terrifern
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The Great New York Chocolate Tour and the Great New York Italian Food Tour are sociable, easy-going and tasty ways to explore Little Italy, Chelsea,the Village, Soho, and other parts of Lower Manhattan. Small, congenial groups, wonderful, informative tour guides, like Alex and Walter, help to make this a perfect way to taste and experience NYC. Good for tourists, visitors and native New Yorkers.

Visited September 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
A Highlight of our trip Review by Susan S
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The Little Italy Food Tour with Walter exceeded our expectations! The tour was the perfect blend of history of the Little Italy area and AMAZING food. Walter took us to 4 best of the best food places. Beyond being extremely knowledgeable and organized. Walter made the tour a lot of fun and very relaxing. It was a group of about 20 people and he made sure everyone was well-taken care.

Visited August 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Italian Food Tour Review by Bianj1234
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Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed the tour led by Alex today. Alex is very informative and fun to be with. He shared little known facts about some of the landmarks around Little Italy, the origins of the foods and the restaurants/shops we sampled. We spent a wonderful 2+ hours. We highly recommend Alex and the tour!(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Best time in little Italy with Alex Review by Debby S
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Our tour guide really made this food tour so interesting. He is so knowledgeable about the history of New York and Europe. We learned so much. He also has a great sense of humor. He really made the tour. Remember his name is Alex.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Eating Tour Through Little italy with Walter Review by Valweidmann
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My husband and I received a gift from our son Max to tour through Little Italy and have a taste from four different100 year plus institutions. we thoroughly enjoyed the tour through about a six block square of what remains of Little Italy. Our tour guide Walter was excellent. He was a warm, friendly tour guide, low key and very knowledgeable about New York City history. We saw a varied selection of landmarks and got tastes of great cheeses, breads, pizzas and desserts.

Visited August 2014(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Italian Food Tour of New York Review by Mike_StEloi
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We took the Italian Food Tour of New York with Walter on July 9, 2014. Walter was a great guide, very relaxed and told interesting stories about the neighbourhoods and specific locations as we walked. We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Little Italy Food Tour Review by Viamontelane
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Our guide, Walter, was excellent. The top was fun, informative, interesting... And great fun. The food was all excellent and Little Italy all the way. Even saw a few of the actors from Godfather and Sopranos. All in all a great experience. Recommended.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Little Italy walking tour ( Food tasting ) Review by Chuck B
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Our guides name was Walter, he was very knowledgeable of the whole area. He told us a lot of interesting facts and historical information about old buildings, a church, restaurants, and bakeries. The food we tasted was delicious. After the tour was over, Walter gave us directions to get to our next stop.(Posted on 9/24/2015)
“Great New york Tours” Review by MaryAlice4 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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We went on the Italian Eating Tour and it was great fun. Walter was our guide of Little Italy and he was full of information and the food was delicious. I would recommend this to anyone.

Visited June 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 7/1/2014)
“Italian Food Walking Tour of New York” Review by Paul S (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Great walking tour with Walter as our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative on the history of the region and the cuisine, and the food was excellent.

Paul S

Visited June 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 7/1/2014)
“Food Tour of Little Italy” Review by PhyllisG200 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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everything was great: Walter, the tour participants and the food. I will go back to the food places and keep my eyes open for another Great New York Tour. One suggestion: a small bottle of water for everyone - or tell people to bring something to drink.

Visited June 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 7/1/2014)
“Food Tour of Little Italy - Walter is a great guide!” Review by Kendra A (a TripAdvisor Member)
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I recently on a food tour of Little Italy in NYC. The weather was gorgeous, the food was tasty and Walter was a great guide!

Visited May 2014

From TripAdvisor Member(Posted on 7/1/2014)
“YUM” Review by sammiken (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Sean was our host and he was delightful. Make sure you have your walking shoes on and it is well worth it. Yum.

Visited May 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 5/31/2014)
“Food Tour of Little Italy” Review by Anne Marie A (a TripAdvisor Member)
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The food tour of Little Italy was excellent. We visited four food establishments and it got better each time. Our tour guide, Walter, did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and I would recommend him highly. We enjoyed the tour so much that we are planning to do the food tour of the Village.

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/31/2014)
“Fun and informative” Review by Alexander L (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Had a great time on our little Italy Italian food tour. Our guide Walter was funny and very knowledgable. Have another walking tour planned and can't wait. This is a really fun way to spend a few hours if your visiting for a few days or have lived in New York your whole life.

Visited April 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
“Walking Italian food tour: so much fun!” Review by Dianna W (a TripAdvisor Member)
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We went on the walking food tour through Little Italy. We stopped at several places to eat. Our guide, Walter, was very knowledgeable and took the time to get to know all of us. He also knew all the places to give us a rest and always made sure everyone was following and kept track. We really had a good time.
Also, the church you meet at is very beautiful. Be sure to show up a few minutes early to have a look. Go through the garden on the left of the building and the sanctuary will be unlocked. They also sell rosaries, statues, and medals there and Father Fabian will bless them for you. It was really cool.

Visited April 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
“Fun and delicious” Review by Linda H (a TripAdvisor Member)
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I purchased 4 tickets for myself, my daughter, granddaughter (10) and a friend to go on the tour. I had gone by myself last year. Both times were great. This time Mallory was our guide and she was fun and full of tips and information about the food and the city.

Visited April 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
“Great time in Little Italy!!” Review by Allyzenk (a TripAdvisor Member)
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I went on the Great Italian Food Tour with 12 family members ages 9-66! Every single one of us had a blast. It was a cold, rainy day but our tour guide Walter made it a great day. He had so much information about the cultural side of Little Italy and of course had access to great food! We were all so impressed with him and the tour in general. I would highly recommend it for all ages! It was a great bargain.....you got a lot for your money. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Visited March 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 5/2/2014)
“Little Italy Food Tour - by far the best!” Review by Dana C (a TripAdvisor Member)
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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.

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/31/2014)
“excellent” Review by e k (a TripAdvisor Member)
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alex was an excellent guide on our italian food tour of ny on 2/8 at noon.. he was very knowledgable, courteous, friendly and considerate. we all had a great time..

Visited February 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 3/3/2014)
Family Fun Review by Raine
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Went on this tour with my family. Had a blast. Great food. Great information/sites. Great tour guide [Walter](Posted on 2/16/2014)
“Great New York Tours -some are great - some not so much.” Review by ash_nyc_107 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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It depends on who is leading the tour. I've taken two tours with Walter, and a third with Justen or Jason, I can't remember his name. I'm planning on taking a fourth tour, but I won't go with anyone except Walter. Walter has a great personality and makes it a real experience. He is full of New York City lore, and is happy to answer questions and engage with the tourists. The other guy just dragged us around from place to place, filling us up with food rather unceremoniously. If Walter had been the only tour guide with whom I'd taken a tour, my rating would have been at least a Very Good. I'm a native New Yorker, and I am taking these tours because I'm a food writer and people are always asking for recommendations. I wish I could be more enthusiastic.

Visited January 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 2/5/2014)
“Italian Food Tour of New York - Great New York Tours” Review by Crew-and-Company (a TripAdvisor Member)
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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(Posted on 2/5/2014)
“"Great" NY Tour” Review by hunnewell (a TripAdvisor Member)
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This was our first ever walking tour; we found them to be very well organized; our tour guide, Walter, was very knowlegeable and friendly on the Food Walking Tour. We would consider future tours with them and highly recommend. Contrary to previous reviews, there were bathroom stops along the way, just as an fyi. The pace was reasonable, the food delicious and having lived in New York all our lives, travelled the world, it was nice to learn and see something new right in our own backyard. Enjoy, you won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2014

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 2/5/2014)
“Italian Food Tour of New York” Review by Ann F (a TripAdvisor Member)
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A great walking tour of Little Italy. Our guide, Walter, was very knowledgable. We were fortunate to have a small group (4). Even though we try to get to the area each time we are in NY, we were unfamiliar with some of the spots and definitely did not know the history behind the area. Highly recommend. Looking forward to joining some of the other tours that are offered on our future trips to the city.

Visited January 2014

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 2/5/2014)
“Entertaining and tasty!” Review by Dan W (a TripAdvisor Member)
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I tagged along with a friend who purchased the tour on Groupon and had a great time. Most of the places we went to I had visited before in my hometown of Chicago, but really loved hearing about the backstory and info about the city as well. We had a very small group which was really great as it felt more personal and our samples were a little bit bigger. Our guide, Jessie, was super nice and seemed like she really enjoyed giving the tours which made it that much better.
I guess my only complaint (which isn't one really, just something to note) was that the tour lasted from 3-5 but by around 4 it was definitely getting pretty dark (this was in late November). At this point it was hard to see some of the sights and it just started to feel really late -- most likely this is just me being a grandpa about things and not a reflection of the tour itself.

Visited November 2013

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“Italian Food Tour of NY was good” Review by SLF639 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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The walking/food tour of Little Italy & Nolita was good. Our tour guide Alex did a great job coordinating our tour route (our large group was broken into 2 smaller groups, and the 2 guides had to make sure we didn't all show up at the same small venues at once). Alex shared historic and cultural tidbits, stories and urban legends, and welcomed any questions or comments. Food stops included 4 places (mozzarella, bread, pizza, dessert) -- but we were not full at the end (as I have been on other tours). Would have been nice to have someplace with a bathroom along the way; would also have been nice to get a bottle of water as we walked around.

Visited December 2013

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
“New Yorker” Review by Gail S (a TripAdvisor Member)
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I thoroughly enjoyed our Italian Food Tour of New York.
Walter, our guide, was thoroughly invested in the enjoyment of all participants.
He provided little known facts about Little Italy and prefaced all our food tastings with the historical background of each venue, each having been in business for more than 100 years.
The food was excellent.
I would highly recommend Great New York Tours.

Visited December 2013

From TripAdvisor (Posted on 1/3/2014)
Little Italy Food tour” Review by nancyannmarotta (a TripAdvisor Member)
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It was a very good time. Our tour guide, Walter was terrific and full of interesting information about the area.

Visited December 2013

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
“Eat Your Way Through Little Italy” Review by annajoyr (a TripAdvisor Member)
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Totally charming walking tour of Little Italy area with four food stops. Got to munch on mozzarella and prosciutto in a deli, salami bread at a bakery, pizza and finally a mini-cannoli, all of which was delicious. Our guide Walter was knowledgable about the area and had a bunch of anecdotes handy. All in all a pleasant two hours or so and I even returned to Parisi's bakery for their great and reasonably priced salami bread. The weather also cooperated.

Visited November 2013

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 1/3/2014)
“Two-Hour Italian Food Tour of New York” Review by A P (a TripAdvisor Member)
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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(Posted on 10/6/2013)
Italian Food Tour Review by Noelle Michels
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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was very informative. Alex, our tour guide, was excellent. He was polite, knowledgeable and entertaining. I would take another tour with him anyway.(Posted on 8/17/2013)
“Delicious and informative” Review by SarahRose_817 (a TripAdvisor Member)
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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

From TripAdvisor(Posted on 6/6/2013)
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