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A Taste of North Beach

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Taste North Beach with Tastebud Tours

North Beach is San Francisco’s own Little Italy, and has historically been home to a large Italian-American population. This neighborhood used to be an actual beach but was filled in with a landfill in the late 19th century. Our walking tour brings you to our favorite classic Italian restaurants around the neighborhood. As we walk around sharing fun facts about the area, we take you to six different food tastings (enough for lunch!), which are included in the ticket price (restaurants are subject to change).

North Beach Food Tour Stops

The Italian Homemade Company

This specialty Italian gourmet grocery serves delicacies from the Marche and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy.

Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Slice House

Tony Gemignani is an 11-time World Pizza Champion, and you’ll learn why when he shares his award-winning pizzas with us.

XOX Chocolate

Chocolatier Magazine named XOX one of the top 10 chocolatiers in the country. Enjoy truffles by Jean-Marc Gorce, the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up in this cozy little shop.

Caffé Grecco

This is the most authentic Italian café in town, lauded by “The New York Times,” “Food Arts” and the “San Francisco Chronicle.” Sample Illy Caffe’s housemade tiramisu, which pairs perfectly with a cappuccino.

A Cavalli Café

Bite into the best cannoli in North Beach while you listen to lyrics from Andrea Bocelli, view weathered vintage photos of San Francisco’s Little Italy and watch a European football (soccer) game on the TV.

Mona Lisa

The extensive selection of house-made pasta, pizza, seafood and meat here is sure to delight you. Taste a tricolore bite of Italy with three different pastas and sauces in red, white, and green – the colors of the Italian flag.

  • Chevron down Tour Note
  • All Tastebud guests will receive food from each Tastebud food stop. Menu items vary, so come hungry! Vegetarian options are available – please let us know in advance. We apologize, but we cannot accommodate vegan or gluten-free dietary restrictions.

  • Chevron down Special Note:
  • If you have a group of 6 people or larger and would like to have a tour Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday please contact us to see if we can accommodate your group.