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Local Tastes of the City Tours
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Owner description: 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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Apex, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I did the tour of the Italian district and wasn't disappointed. We visited many restaurants in the neighborhood: bakeries, candy stores, restaurants, specialty food stores... All while getting a history lesson from our guide, Blondina, who really knew her stuff. If you ear visiting the are, give this tour a try.

Visited March 2013
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Rocklin, California
1 review
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“Cultural and "ever so good tasting"!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We recently took the Chinatown tour and were simply amazed with our tour guide, the culture and history as well as the superb food samples we tried. This is our second tour, having take the Little Italy tour last summer. Great tastes and a great tour!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank orangebuddy
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Santa Cruz, CA
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Birthday Gift”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We took our friend, who loves chocolate, baked goods, and coffee, on this tour of North Beach in San Francisco for her birthday. Our guide, Blondina, introduced us to many aspects of the neighborhood we'd never heard of before, though we are all long time Bay Area residents. The food was fabulous, and a good time was had by all. Blondina went out of her way to make the event special for our guest of honor, and spent extra time with us after the tour to chat. It made for an outstanding afternoon, well worth the price. But we did have to skip dinner....

Visited February 2013
2 Thank DaveAndKarenR
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Educational and Tasty”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We took the Little Italy tour on Valentines day weekend. The food was really great, and you get a little education along the way. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny, and it was neat to learn about the neighborhood and how breads and chocolates are made.

One highlight was when we stopped at the Italian restaurant for some pasta, and the owner sang for us and told some funny stories. They even had some flowers for us, for the valentine's day weekend.

My only regret (and this had nothing to do with the tour company) was that I wish the other tourists had been a bit more attentive. We had people yammering on cell phones, wandering off from the group, and complaining about the length of the walk. (it really wasn't much - 8 blocks perhaps?)

Recommended for a tasty tourist experience!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank PCBaker
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“Exciting, tasty, and historical!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I took the tour around Little Italy, and it was absolutely wonderful! Jim, our tour guide, was personable, funny and went out of his way to make sure we got the best experience (even though we were late!). The food was delicious, the sights were beautiful, and the tour itself was all-around amazing! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone I know, and am planning to come back for another tour as soon as I can!

Thank PhoenixHawkins
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