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North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing

From US$105.00
  • 3-hour food tour of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood
  • Visit five popular and off-the-grid restaurants for food and wine tastings
  • Meet the chefs, chat with the owners, and learn local restaurant tips
North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing
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Tour departs at 3pm
Experience this Italian-influenced North Beach neighborhood a four-course progressive dining experience. With an intimate group of 12 people or less, follow your food-loving guide to many of the neighborhood's iconic restaurants starting with appetizers followed by an entree and finishing with dessert - all while exploring the neighborhood through your belly and your eyes. Enjoy experience-enhancing alcohol pairings while tasting fare at some of the most popular spots as well as some hidden gems. Sample wood-oven pizza, cioppino, and handmade traditional cannoli or California gelato. Hear gourmet gossip from some of the establishments' owners and learn about North Beach's history, from the Gold Rush to modern day.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of food-loving new friends in Washington Square Park, a landmark in the heart of North Beach. Start out along the route of your walking tour, which follows an easy, flat route, and includes lots of food stories. Beginning in the morning or afternoon, this outing will last about 3 hours. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you walk, and learn about how this neighborhood was part of San Francisco's red-light district during the Gold Rush Days and the Italian Fisherman who made North Beach their home. Stop by some hidden tunnels that were used to smuggle liquor into the city during Prohibition. Your 4-course culinary experience may begin with San Francisco's famous seafood stew, cioppino, while your guide tells you interesting tidbits about the local food and drink scene.

After a second appetizer at a local hangout, you'll enjoy your entree of either some wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, dating from 1935 or delicious Eggplant Parmesan at a local historical favorite restaurant. Your progressive meal will conclude with California's version of Italy - a fresh filled cannoli or gelato. You'll finish your tour just a couple of blocks from where you started. You're free to explore the fascinating neighborhood on your own from here.

Please note: Samples and locations are subject to change without notice. This experience focuses on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but you should taste and experience food in a new way – and this is about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great tour with great food and guide

Philip entertained us with stories of the history of the North Beach area and the restaurants we visited. He is very knowledgeable and amusing. We went to three Italian restaurants and one Chinese, and had a good variety of dishes. We were plenty full by...More

Thank StacyWColorado
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun Evening of Food and Local History with Ben

Our group had a great time exploring the North Beach/Chinatown area and sampling some of its delicious offerings, from fresh seafood, to tasty Italian fare and savory Chinese dim sum, finished off with a light, fresh strawberry cake. Our entertaining tour guide Ben regaled us...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour, food, and guide!

This was my first food tour and will definitely do another one. Willda was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the restaurants we visited. It was a great way to learn a little history of the North Beach area while sampling great food. The seafood...More

Thank luv2travel76Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fabulous, fun tour with terrific guide Margerita Ventura!

This tour was so wonderful.The guide, Margherita Ventura, shared interesting and moving stories of the various immigrant cultures and cuisines. We even enjoyed a music and dance session at one of the restaurants. Margherita Ventura was a lively and engaged guide who made every one...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago
North Beach Food Tour with Philip

We selected Avital Tour in North Beach with wine pairing for our team offsite. We all live in the Bay Area but Philip showed us North Beach most of us never knew. The food, the wine, the humor, the great history lesson were all part...More

Thank Sabina P
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