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Italian Food By Nonna’s Side

24 September, 2017

Delicious food is a cornerstone of Italian culture. Let’s be honest, when it comes to food, Italians have a lot to be proud of.  Based on rustic recipes, authentic Italian cooking reflects seasonal and local produce. Nothing fancy, nothing elaborate, nothing extra. It’s simple food — full of flavor, soul.

Food in Italian culture is passed hand to hand — from one generation to the next, especially among women. Italian kids spend many an afternoon by nonna’s side in the kitchen — listening, learning, and tasting together. This time is more than the sharing of recipes.  It’s history. It’s anecdotes. It’s connection. As nonna brings dishes to life, the younger generation hears tales from yesteryear.  

When you go out to eat in an Italian restaurant in the U.S., it’s easy not to think about the hands that prepared your meal. At Little Italy Tours, we invite you to slow down and savor a feast of Italian flavors — just as nonna would’ve wanted.  

Imagine the stories behind each bite.

Imagine the past that shaped your pasta.  

Imagine the people who perfected your food.

Italian food is about family and shared traditions.  Our Little Italy Food Tours welcomes you inside Italy’s culinary bounty.  As we walk Little Italy together, we’ll taste the traditions that found a new home in San Diego.  You won’t just enjoy your food. You’ll feel like part of our famiglia.  

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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