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Address: 2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone Number: +1 415-665-0480
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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch.

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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Little Italy food tour

Our guide grew up and still lives in the neighborhood. She took us to wonderful shops and local restaurants and knew the owners since she was a teen. Tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide grew up and still lives in the neighborhood. She took us to wonderful shops and local restaurants and knew the owners since she was a teen. Tasty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I did this tour together and really enjoyed the history and tidbits that Jim added. The food was delicious! I would give 5/5 but was not the biggest fan of the pizza at the end, I would have loved to have Napoli style or something more authentic. Overall, we loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide wa right on time and we waited for the other group members. Only 4 in our group made the tour enjoyable. We stopped at a bakery, a newer restaraunt, fortune cookie factory/bakery, and a tea room. All had significance to the history of the area. The guide Loisa, was very good and knowledgeable about food and culture. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Italian walking tour . I guess coming from Sydney/Melbourne we are very spoiled by great coffee and( Italian) food so we didn't really learn anything more about the food. ( BTW I think we do it better!) What made this half day memorable was our guide's ( Blandina's) recollections of her personal experiences in San Francisco from... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific. Ignore the "we walked away hungry" review! Our tour was packed with great food and a bit of history. Tom did a great job and if you find yourself in the city with 3 hours to spare- I would recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I did the North Beach/Little Italy tour with Blandina just after arriving in San Francisco and what an awesome time we had!! Blandina is truly a local in this area and knows everyone! We immediately felt part of this neighbourhood!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to get out of Union Square/Fisherman's Wharf areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been Leary of walking into Chinatown without a guide. This tour was great! The food is very good and interesting. Our guide, Ester, grew up here and had so many stories to share. We now know we could get around and how to order food!!

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and lot of fun. It wasn't just the delicious and generous portions of food we sampled but the history too. I really enjoyed learning about roasting coffee and seeing the 1950's roaster. So enjoyed the metal working and jewelry shop. Of course the fudge making too. We had a nice group... More 

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Salinas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and enjoyable. We enjoyed our guide and she was very informative about the area and very pleasant. I would recommend this tour.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Blandina, was excellent and so informative! Food was delicious! Some of the treats we tried were pizza, sandwiches, coffee, fudge, and many other scrumptious foods! Thank you for a great experience!

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