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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour provided by Savor Italy Tours

Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Discover the food and wine of Venice on a walking tour with a local foodie
Duration:
150–210 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Italian cuisine is so strongly regional that every city and town has its own unique specialties—and there’s no better way to discover Venice’s food and wine than under the eye of a local foodie. On this Venice food tour, sample several specialties, including wine, seafood, gelato, and “cicchetti” (Venetian tapas), as you learn about the city’s culinary culture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Taste regional specialties on several separate stops
  • Get personal attention from your guide in a small group
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
What to expect
Join your guide and small group near the Rialto Bridge and set off through the streets on foot. Start the tour with some coffee and typical Venetian pastries, before strolling through some wine bars and trying traditional Venetian drinks alongside “cicchetti” (Venetian tapas). Sample local specialties that may include polenta, cured meat, cookies, gelato, and multiple types of fish as you learn the stories behind the bars and restaurants you’re visiting. Learn about Venice’s foodie history as you sample signature dishes at historic establishments, and discover how to spot good-quality gelato from a distance. Your tour finishes close to where you began.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Taste regional specialties on several separate stops
  • Get personal attention from your guide in a small group
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
What to expect
Join your guide and small group near the Rialto Bridge and set off through the streets on foot. Start the tour with some coffee and typical Venetian pastries, before strolling through some wine bars and trying traditional Venetian drinks alongside “cicchetti” (Venetian tapas). Sample local specialties that may include polenta, cured meat, cookies, gelato, and multiple types of fish as you learn the stories behind the bars and restaurants you’re visiting. Learn about Venice’s foodie history as you sample signature dishes at historic establishments, and discover how to spot good-quality gelato from a distance. Your tour finishes close to where you began.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Any foods and drinks not included in the tour
Duration
150–210 minutes
Departure details
  • Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy Meet your guide by the fountain in front of the Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto (Rialto San Giacomo church), behind the famous Rialto bridge. The exact address is Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 1. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Savor Italy Tours".
  • Rialto Bridge, Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour
  • In case the day of your tour falls on a holiday or a day where lots of some restaurants are closed, we will still make sure that you will have the same amount of food if not more food than usual,with wine and always with the minimum of 6 stops
  • All bookings are automatically confirmed unless received within 48 hours, then the booking will be subjected to availability. We will offer an alternative date or time if there is no availability at the time that the customers choose.
  • The customers should show up at least 6 minutes prior to the starting time on the voucher to make sure they are at the correct meeting point and report to the tour coordinator or guide that day before the starting time of the tour on the voucher. It is the responsibility of the customers to try to reach us by phone or send us an email in case the guide could not be located BEFORE the starting time of the tour. In case your phone does not work, there are many shops, and restaurants around the departure point that will let customers make a phone call for free or one Euro. Failure to contact us PRIOR TO the starting time of the tour in case you need help with direction or will be arriving late and joining the tour later, and late arrivals will be considered " no show". Our restaurants and stops are very famous so we have to start strictly on time, so it is very important that you are at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the departure time and call us if you could not located our guide or tour coordinator.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Any foods and drinks not included in the tour
Departure details
  • Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy Meet your guide by the fountain in front of the Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto (Rialto San Giacomo church), behind the famous Rialto bridge. The exact address is Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 1. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Savor Italy Tours".
  • Rialto Bridge, Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge
Duration
150–210 minutes
Return details
  • Rialto Bridge, Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour
  • In case the day of your tour falls on a holiday or a day where lots of some restaurants are closed, we will still make sure that you will have the same amount of food if not more food than usual,with wine and always with the minimum of 6 stops
  • All bookings are automatically confirmed unless received within 48 hours, then the booking will be subjected to availability. We will offer an alternative date or time if there is no availability at the time that the customers choose.
  • The customers should show up at least 6 minutes prior to the starting time on the voucher to make sure they are at the correct meeting point and report to the tour coordinator or guide that day before the starting time of the tour on the voucher. It is the responsibility of the customers to try to reach us by phone or send us an email in case the guide could not be located BEFORE the starting time of the tour. In case your phone does not work, there are many shops, and restaurants around the departure point that will let customers make a phone call for free or one Euro. Failure to contact us PRIOR TO the starting time of the tour in case you need help with direction or will be arriving late and joining the tour later, and late arrivals will be considered " no show". Our restaurants and stops are very famous so we have to start strictly on time, so it is very important that you are at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the departure time and call us if you could not located our guide or tour coordinator.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meet your guide by the fountain in front of the Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto (Rialto San Giacomo church), behind the famous Rialto bridge. The exact address is Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 1. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Savor Italy Tours".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 3 hours
    There are 8 stops on this tour with plenty of food to make sure you do not need breakfast nor dinner. You will start your day with some coffee, like the Italians do. Venice has a tradition that goes a long way back in time in making tasty pastries, and you will get to try some of the heavenly delicious pastries that the Venetian has to offer. After your sweet tooth has been satisfied, stroll through some wine bars and savor typical Venetian drinks accompanied by the famous cicchetti. Try 5-6 different types of fish and learn how each dish is created. Even Venice is known for seafood dishes, there are some delicious local cured meat that you have to try too! Then go to the backstreet, visit the oldest bar, find out where the famous lover in history used to frequent and of course try their signature dish. After that, crawl your way to get some traditional Venetian cookies and learn why they are so good, and the tour will end with some authentic gelato! During this gelato stop, the guide will explain how to identify good quality gelato shops even in a middle of a touristy place. The wonderful food provided on the the tour are all in season to make sure all of our clients try the freshest recipes.  (On Tuesday morning, and Saturday afternoon tour, or on a special holiday there is a possibility that there would be no risotto, but we will replace it with another local favourite or dish of the day!) 
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  • You'll end at
    Rialto Bridge
    Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
    The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge
    See address & details
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Clarky44
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a great trip! We’d arrived in Venice a few hours earlier and this was a brilliant introduction to the city. Our guide was a friendly, amusing, informative guy and we met some really interesting people in our group of 16. The ciccetti (local tapas), food in an authentic Italian restaurant and variety of wines, Prosecco and spritz was enough to ensure we all had fun and chat over the 3 hours. I’d definitely recommend it!
Written June 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TrailBlazer579154
3 contributions
May 2022
As a family of 4 we have never done this kind of tour before, but I booked it thinking it would help us find out way around the city and be a fun activity and we were not disappointed. We did this tour on our first morning in Venice with 2 children (19 and 16) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guide kept things moving, managed the group of 16 really well and ensured we all got to try everything at each stop. The food was plentiful, the wine flowed and we got to learn some top tips that we tried to make use of for the rest of our stay in Venice. And we all definitely tried some new and interesting foods. All in all it was worth the money and a great way to spend 3 hours!
Written June 5, 2022
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Wendy C.
Kenilworth, UK1 contribution
We had a very enjoyable tour with Anna. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, food and wine.
We visited an array of lovely little bars / restaurants and enjoyed plenty of different cicchetti with lots of lovely wine.
There were 8 in our group which was perfect, and we would recommend this tour for anyone who is looking to experience a true taste of Venice.
Thank you Anna!
Written April 18, 2022
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kak_01
Alexandria, VA13 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
After rereading the other reviews I think the guide can make or break the experience. We have done food tours in other cities in Italy and been impressed. This one was disappointing. Our guide was a gentleman who seemed to be going through the motions as he ushered us in and out of places. The portions were small and the explanations pretty basic - along the lines of here’s some sweet salami and 24 mo cheese. No introduction to the shop owners, no explanation about what’s special about the single slice of salami or pebble size piece of cheese we were offered. At the restaurants it seemed no one was expecting our group. The pasta con vongole was ok but we could have done just as well finding similar food on our own and asking a waiter who cared about their food. I think this tour would be a different experience if you get one of the guides others rave about…,
Written January 8, 2022
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Rick S
1 contribution
We came hungry and we left hungry. Aside from a very expensive history lesson by a very knowledgeable guide there is not much good can be said about this lack of "foodie" tour. Also the time we booked it for was canceled and we had to schedule for the next day. Changing all our plans. The food and wine offered was minimal, underwhelming. And likely didn’t amount to over 20 Euro per person. This should be advertised as a historical guide to Venice with some food and wine tastings. And charge half the price. Overall a giant disappointment for the Money.
Written January 17, 2022
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savoritalytours
Dear Rick, I am so very sorry that you still feel hungry after the tour. We always ask you on the tour if you are full, and will offer extra food. This says on your voucher. With dinner or lunch included in the 7 or 8 stops , with wine alone , if you can find a company offer for less in Venice, we can fully refund you. Venice is an expensive city. The pasta alone in the tour is about 20 Euros per person with cover charge If you go on your own, plus over 10 other types of food and wine so your statement that it cost 20 Euros per person is not possible. And for you , and others reading the review, if you were still hungry after our last stop, we offer more food always if you can eat more and most of our reviews , as you see, customers are really full
Written April 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TAPP
Cobham, UK8 contributions
A generous helping of food at every stop, wine, prosecco and an excellent sit down lunch. Even our 7 year old loved it (last stop gelato) highly recommended, fabulous down to earth, knowledgeable guide Tiziano who went the extra mile. The perfect first day introduction to Venice, its food and its history
Written June 4, 2022
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Lorna M
Aberdeen, UK26 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We arrived at the church by the Rialto bridge and Anna was waiting for us. We started on time as we introduced each other.

We walked through the market close to the Rialto bridge, although as we were on a later tour, the fish market was over.

First stop was a cichetti bar close by where I had a whipped salted cod open sandwich. Delicious. Anna explained about the history of cichetti, about the reason why certain dishes have been created, while we ate.

We wandered round the narrow streets of San Polo while Anna pointed out buildings, shops, told stories about food, in between each food stop. We visited a few cichetti bars which each had their own specialties. We sampled wines.

We tried prosciutto, ham, cheeses in a small deli and bought a bottle of a heavenly balsamic condiment to take home.

After the savouries came the sweet - cakes, pastries and amazing gelateria.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hour tour and we will do it again if we revisit Venice. A perfect way to experience the city and one definitely to be a DO NOT MISS THIS tour.

Thank you Anna. We had a great time and ate far too much!! 😃
Written October 14, 2020
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Ryan H
3 contributions
May 2022
Wonderful experience! Our tour guide Anna was absolutely the best. She was extremely friendly and full of information not only about the food but also about Italy in general.

We stopped at several places, the food was incredible at each and the portions were very generous, absolutely worth the price!
Written June 6, 2022
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Helen W
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour was supposed to be 3 hours, however it was over in 2 hours. The atmosphere was flat, even thought the group was trying to be lively. The places we visited were all lovely and we would try to find them again, but they were too small for the group, it made for an uncomfortable visit, maybe keep groups to 4 max. Each stop felt very rushed, and it would have been much more enjoyable to have a wine or beer paired to each food choice, as you were left a little stodged out with the food and nothing to refresh your taste buds with. We had 2 small glass if wine during the whole tour, which for £72 (UK) was quite expensive. I'm afraid I wouldn't recommend this tour. Which is disappointing.
Written February 11, 2020
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savoritalytours
Dear Helen, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the food provided during the tour and would like to revisit these restaurants. Your feedback s very important for us because we always try to look for ways to improve the tour to provide a better experience, however, what you described is exactly what we have on this tour description. Did you mean to book a different tour that we have ? On your tour, there are 8 stops for food and tasting with dinner with minimum of 2 wines ( depending on the group and the size of the group, sometimes there re more wine), so you got 2 wines and a bottle of water. If you wanted a tour with wine at every single stop, we have that as well, and the tour is called "Eat, drink and repeat " where there are 6 stops of Restaurants, bars with 6 nice variety of local wine to pair with the food. This wine focused tour has a more focus on wine while your tour has more food. Second thing is that , on the tour description, this tour is anywhere between 2.5 hours to 3 hours depending on the size of the group, you still had the same amount of food and information, and your tour started at 5:30 pm.and finished at 8:20 pm, so like the tour description. I'm sorry that you felt the tour was rushed. We strive to find a balance between keeping the tour running on time and the pace and dynamic of the group because someone on the tour might have another tour they must go to later on, and they count on the tour guide moving the tour along on time so they dont miss out on anything, so we try to be on time. The restaurants and bars in Venice are small, and the one we take you too are popular so it s crowded and it may feel smaller than it actually is. We take you to places where the locals go, and if you feel like only 4 people should be on the tour then we suggest a private tour option. Venice s locals bars and restaurants are very small, and if our group dont stand there, there would be other locals eating there that make the places very crowded anyway especially during the peak hours or holidays. They are so because they are known for their food, which you also mentioned in your review that you liked the food and would like to revisit them. I'm sorry that you find the tour expensive and we are very sad that you think so considering how expensive Venice is. We are very proud to provide best value for your money with the tours we offered, so if you find others provide you the same quality of guide and quality and quantity of food on the tour for a lower price , we could fully refund you. Thank you again for taking the time to write the review, and we hope to welcome you on the correct tour that fit you better the next time since you like wine at every stop, the " eat, drink and repeat " tour. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your vacation
Written February 11, 2020
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Dustin Staples
7 contributions
Feb 2020
Lisa, our tour guide, was great! She taught us all about the local customs and great food/drink. It was also neat to hear about the fish market and how that used to work. Some of the places we were planning to go to changed their closing times because the coronavirus but Lisa handled re-routing our experience like a champ. Thanks for a great time!
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A must do tour! Loved it
Loved this tour. Holly our guide was fabulous and full of information and tips. Sampled lots of different foods a
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A must if you like to sample local food culture.
An excellent way to see Venice. The lovely Holly looked after us so well and we got to see how the locals drink and
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Fun way to spend an afternoon with wine tour
Great wine walk with very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Be prepared for many walking steps. Wonderful “back doo
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A lot of food, great time and 3 hours long!
Stacey was wonderful! She was engaging, remembered our names, talked about history and was very knowledgeable about
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A lot of fun! Definitely worth it!
This was such a wonderful start to our break in Venice! Anna our guide was so friendly, personable and knowledgeabl
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Great tour
The tour was fantastic! We visited lots of different little bars, restaurants, shops and bakeries. The food was nic
JBOLON
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Awesome
What a fab tour and Anna was awesome! It was our first day in Venice and Anna and the gang we had were great fun. G
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Best part of our 11 day trip
We were towards the end of an 11 day trip through Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy when we did the Wine tastin
John G
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Meet, Eat and Drink
We met lovely people from different countries. We all enjoyed the food and wine. Our guide was a native Venetian. H
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Great food and wine tour!
Great tour Holly was very knowledgeable and fun! The tour was a perfect amount of time. The food and wine were gr
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Authentic Venetian Experience
Our tour guide was fun and engaging. She was down-to-earth and her English was excellent. She provided great advice
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A must do when beginning your visit
Fabulous experience. Holly is an awesome guide and shared so many great tips that enhanced the rest of my stay. Ven
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Wonderful evening
Wonderful evening, we booked this from the UK after reading the recommendations, we were not disappointed. Plenty
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Anna was a brilliant guide. She taught us so much and was funny and just really nice. We went to five different venues
Five venues We tried local food and local wines( small glasses ) gelato to finish Really enjoyed was very full by
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Eat, drink, repeat it is!
Holly was very knowledgeable, and well prepared which in hand gave us a great experience. She even gave us tips and
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