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Local Tastes of the City Tours

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Address: 2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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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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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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Great Tour - Great Food!

We were looking for something that would give us a taste of the area and this was it. Our guide was very knowledgeable as he was born and raised in the area. The selection of food... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for something that would give us a taste of the area and this was it. Our guide was very knowledgeable as he was born and raised in the area. The selection of food stops was great: coffee, sandwiches, pizza, cannoli, etc. All excellent! Highlights along the way included Washington Park, St Peter and Paul Church, a jewelry... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Tom was a very entertaining guide. The food was excellent especially the deli and Toms stories were even better.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the North Beach/Little Italy tour with Jim. We just moved to the city and learned a lot about the history of North Beach and had some great food. Would definitely recommend!

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience of touring Little Italy/North Beach. Blandina offered great insight into history, architecture, and food of area. Stops were varied and fun...all with excellent and authentic food. Highly recommend this tour.

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just went on the North Beach/Little Italy tour with Blondina. She was wonderful! We got so much information about the area and enjoyed our taste of Italy as well. It felt like we were walking around with a friend. We've done other tours in San Francisco but this was our favorite. Great job Blondina!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 took this tour after Christmas and it exceeded our expectations...on value AND experiences. Touted tour guide Blandina also delivered on the previously described reviews about her.. She met us on time, kept a great pace and offered fun stories. We expected just a food tour but got so much more. In addition to stopping at classic... More 

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port st lucie, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

met promptly by our guide with a brief overview of the Italian history in San Francisco. Then off to experience freshly made food as we went from one area to another. Cannoli, foccasia,coffee, fudge and more that were a delight.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends invited me to do the North Beach tour and I'm so glad I accepted! I'm a native San Franciscan who grew up in North Beach. Yet, I learned so much and was reminded of the amazing food and history of this wonderful neighborhood. Blondina was our guide and she was so much fun. She's a long time resident... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lois was a wonderful hostess! The tour and the history were more than I expected. We were treated to unexpected "local" stops with wonderful tastes too. One of the best parts of our anniversary trip.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docent was very entertaining and the historical info was priceless!!! The Italian Deli (Milano's) was an authentic Italian treat and all of the stops were generous and welcoming.

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