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Dining al Fresco

20 August, 2017

To experience authentic al fresco dining is to experience community. Al fresco, or in the cool air, brings you outside and into conversations, laughter and relaxation.

You can’t help but pick up bits and pieces of personal stories, intimate talks and maybe even a joke or two when you stroll the streets of Little Italy. The myriad of charming dining spots in this San Diego community offer many opportunities to sit, talk and visit while enjoying the authentic food that has been prepared here since the late 19th century.

One of the great things about our tours is we invite and encourage you to hear, learn and feel the traditions that make Little Italy so unique. We may not have the rolling hills of Tuscany to view while seated on a restaurant patio, but we do have the casual and family-like atmosphere and we love to share that with you.

We are spoiled by almost perfect weather year round and whether you are casually strolling the paved streets while window shopping or crossing items off your to-do list, you can always find a spot to sit and relax for a few minutes, grab a cup of coffee and an Italian pastry and breathe it all in.

Do you dine al fresco? Do you give yourself that time to sit and really be present? If not, I encourage you to try it. The food will taste better and the conversation will last longer. Food should be a communal experience as often as possible. Make your memories rich with laughter, conversation and delicious cuisine!

Our guide was simply amazing!!! He was well animated, very accommodating, and extremely personable. He was quite a character, in a fun and exciting way. I have nothing but positive things to say about my tour experience. I highly recommend choosing Little Italy Tours to be your tour guide! — VM, Bonita, CA
This is a MUST See and Do attraction in SD. Even members of our group who were born here, were blown away by the City and Neighborhood's History and stories. It was like we were transported back in time. The company and our guide did an Amazing Job!!! Our Group of 20+ can't stop raving about it! —Lisa B. Chula Vista, CA
What a ball! My colleagues and I took the Little Italy tour for our office party and a bit of team-building. We had so much fun. Our guide was amazing. We learned so much about pizza and Italian cuisine and Little Italy's influence in San Diego. We ate, we learned, we drank, and we had a ball! I would highly recommend taking a tour with Little Italy. Grazie mille!!! — Robin D. San Diego, CA
What an amazing and engaging tour guide we had! The best of the best! I feel in love with Italy all over again. The pizza, pasta and gelato was as tasty as could be. Their cooking class is next on my list. Ciao! —Marlo V. Las Vegas, NV
My work department did this tour as part of our holiday celebrations and had a great time! Our tour guide was very informative and energetic. We learned all about where pizza came from and each stop taught us something new and allowed us to try pizza from a different region. You will leave full and educated! —Sheila S. Boston, MA
Best hour and a half out of a 9 day trip. Thanks to our guide for an entertaining and informative tour of Little Italy! —Duane L. Duluth, MN
We had a WONDERFUL tour this morning with our guide!! We all, ages from 14 to 53, had such a special and fun time learning about the history of Little Italy... We will DEFINITELY schedule something else with this group. It was truly the highlight of our vacation! —Suzy H. Irvine, CA
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