Indulge in the ultimate tour experience with us as we navigate the charming nooks where old-world charm seamlessly intertwines with a vibrant downtown ambiance. Traverse the quaint streets of Little Italy, where every corner whispers tales of a rich history and beckons with promises of culinary delights and cultural wonders. From bespoke boutique stores showcasing artisanal crafts to cozy cafes exuding warmth and hospitality, and remarkable restaurants serving up delectable dishes inspired by generations of tradition, Little Italy captivates the soul and ignites the imagination. Prepare to be enchanted by the lively energy pulsating through the neighborhood, as laughter spills from bustling trattorias and the aroma of freshly brewed espresso fills the air. With its irresistible allure, it's no wonder you'll find yourself longing to make Little Italy your permanent abode, immersed in its timeless charm and endless possibilities.



Approx. 3 hours.

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Step into the vibrant heart of Downtown San Diego and immerse yourself in the eclectic charm of Little Italy, a neighborhood that beckons with its fusion of modern cuisine, timeless eateries, and a hip ambiance brimming with landmarks, history, and culture. Embark on an unforgettable tour experience as we guide you through the cozy corners where old-world charm seamlessly blends with a contemporary downtown vibe. From bespoke boutique stores to quaint cafes and remarkable restaurants, Little Italy offers a tapestry of flavors and experiences that will tempt you to make it your permanent residence.

Downtown San Diego boasts a rich tapestry of history and culinary delights, yet none captivates quite like the renowned Little Italy. While other cities may see their Little Italys fade, ours thrives, making it the most coveted neighborhood in the city. Join us as we explore this dynamic enclave, where every street corner reveals a story and every bite tantalizes the taste buds.

Prepare for an immersive journey as we unveil the rich tapestry of history and culture woven into the fabric of Little Italy. From the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the savory delights of homemade pasta, this tour promises to tantalize all your senses. Be prepared to indulge in an array of culinary delights as we navigate the bustling streets of this vibrant neighborhood.

Please note that alcoholic beverages are not included on this walking food tour, but feel free to indulge in a refreshing drink at your own expense. Your booking details will be confirmed in a formal confirmation after booking. Availability is limited, so book early to secure your spot. We can't wait to exceed your expectations on tour!

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Tour Details


$199.00 per guest for groups of 5 or more.

$249.00 per guest for groups up to 4 guests.


Little Italy, Downtown San Diego.


Offered Daily & Hourly, Upon Request


This tour takes place in all weather conditions.


Lofty Coffee 444 W Cedar St, San Diego, CA 92101


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-239-2111.

Please note that food, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuities at 3 local establishments are included here. Alcohol is not included.


Approx. 3 hours.


Private Tour.


Any group size can be accommodated. There is a 2 guest minimum required to book this tour.


Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.


Please bring a photo ID and yourself ready for an awesome time!


No cancellations or refunds within 7 days of your tour date.

The Little Italy Food Tour Includes:

  • This tour takes in many different sites while tasting food a 3 different local spots.

  • Heritage Park: Explore the historic buildings and lush gardens of this charming park.

  • Piazza della Famiglia: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling square lined with shops and cafes.

  • Little Italy Sign: Snap a photo in front of the iconic Little Italy sign, a symbol of the neighborhood's identity.

  • Little Italy Food Hall: A local favorite with many different types of food and fun people watching.

  • Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Enjoy classic Italian-American comfort food at this longstanding eatery.

  • Mona Lisa Italian Foods: Visit this beloved deli and market.

  • Ballast Point Tasting Room: Famous for craft beers at this popular tasting room.

  • Amici Park: Take a stroll through this scenic park featuring a bocce court and outdoor amphitheater.

  • ArtWalk: Admire colorful murals and street art scattered throughout the neighborhood.

  • Waterfront Bar & Grill: Check out this spot known for being one of the oldest bars in San Diego.

  • Little Italy Mercato: Browse local produce, artisan goods, and gourmet foods at this weekly farmers' market.

  • The Crack Shack: Delight in creative fried chicken dishes and craft cocktails at this trendy eatery.

  • Piazza Basilone: Pay tribute to war heroes at this charming plaza named after John Basilone, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church: Admire the stunning architecture of this historic Catholic church.

  • Cafe Zucchero: Famous for Italian pastries, this charming cafe offers sidewalk seating.

  • Little Italy Dog Park: This is where locals bring their furry friend to take in the Little Italy vibes and do their business

  • We wish we could eat at all these spots, but you will definitely have to come back to dine at all of them.

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