Private & Custom Events


Little Italy Tours wants to help you take your #RelationshipGoals to the next level with a private or custom experience in Little Italy, San Diego. Your family and friends will feel all the love and charm that San Diego’s historic Little Italy has to offer. Enjoy any of our tours and cooking classes in a private group setting, or create a custom event to match your budget, group size, wants and particular needs.

Whether it’s a reunion, anniversary, birthday party or a friend’s night out on the town, Little Italy Tours knows how to create an event where lasting memories and fun abound. Wine tastings, receptions, as well as plated or buffet lunches and dinners, we can make it happen. You can even add a little friendly competition to your event with bocce ball (Italian bowling), a scavenger hunt, or a culinary chef challenge. No matter what you choose, or what flavors you select, our goal is for your group to come to our neighborhood and leave feeling like you’re part of the family!


  • The experience is enjoyed only by your group members
  • Customize the elements of your event
  • Choose your own start date and time
  • Mix and match our various programs and menus to create the perfect event for your group


  • All logistical and tour details will be agreed upon ahead of time by the private group tour organizer and Little Italy Tours
  • Customized tours and cooking classes are available for larger groups.
  • Weekday private tours are generally easier to accommodate and book than weekend tours
  • Little Italy Tours can accommodate any food allergies and/or dietary preference
  • A deposit will be required to secure your date/custom experience with us

POPULAR TOURS (Available to book for private groups) :

  • Little Italy Pizza Tour:  5 to 15 guests
  • Old School Little Italy Food Tour:  5 to 15 guests
  • Or create your own Little Italy Experience! Get in touch to create your own »

To custom-craft an event with our team, contact us at or by phone at (619) 255-6165.  You can also click here to request a proposal for your delicious event in San Diego’s charming Italian quarter.


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. Anthony 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 Anthony. Anthony, grazie mille!!! — Robin D. San Diego, 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 Mr. Anthony did an Amazing Job!!! Our Group of 20+ can't stop raving about it! — Lisa B. Chula Vista, CA
Anthony is simply amazing!!! He's well animated, very accommodating, and extremely personable. He's quite a character, in a fun and exciting way. I have nothing but positive things to say about my tour experience, with Anthony as my guide. I highly recommend choosing Anthony to be your tour guide of Italy! — V M. Bonita, CA
We had a WONDERFUL tour this morning with Anthony!! 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
Best hour and a half out of a 9 day trip. Thanks Anthony for an entertaining and informative tour of Little Italy! —Duane L. Duluth, MN
My work department did this tour as part of our holiday celebrations and had a great time! Our tour guide Anthony 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
What an amazing and engaging tour guide we had! Anthony is 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. His cooking class is next on my list. Ciao! —Marlo V. Las Vegas, NV
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