LITTLE ITALY FOOD TOURS: select your tour!

Slice of Little Italy & Bocce
New Tour! Starting June 2nd, 2018 - be the first to get your tickets! Tours will be SATURDAYS @ 2:30-5:30pm Savor a true slice of Little Italy with the locals. Pizza is one of Italy’s most popular exports. On this fun and family-friendly tour, we’ll visit with some of San Diego’s best pizza masters. You’ll learn the difference between Neapolitan, Sicilian and New York pies. Along the way, our entertaining guide will regale you with stories about Little Italy and the evolution of Italian food. What are the origins of pizza? How did pizza change once in America? You’ll discover the answers and more – all while treating your taste buds to cheesy goodness. Our tour includes stops at iconic spots in the Little Italy neighborhood. Weather-permitting, we will also enjoy a game of bocce – or Italian lawn “bowling” – at sunny Amici Park. In San Diego, luckily, the weather is almost always permitting ☺ Your Slice of Little Italy...

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Cook with Italian Chef & Market Tour
Saturdays @ 10am-2pm Become a master chef all while discovering Little Italy’s charming mercato – a bustling, open-air farmers market. In the company of our guide, you’ll meet the local characters from the neighborhood at the market. Immerse yourself in Little Italy’s authentic flavors and aromas. By the end of your market stroll, you’ll know where to find the best sun-kissed tomatoes in town.  Your chef-guide is Italian-born Californian.  His inside connections with local vendors will give you access the freshest food in town.  First, we’ll select together authentic Italian ingredients at the mercato. Along the way, you’ll hear about the history of Little Italy and Italian cuisine.  You’ll then partake in a cooking lesson and meal in our Italian chef’s home! With your Italian chef, you’ll prep 3 dishes from scratch.  The menu will vary based on what’s seasonal.  You’ll learn to prep 1 appetizer and 2 main courses—uncovering the secrets to Italian home cooking. In addition, you’ll enjoy...

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Little Italy Pizza Tour
SATURDAYS @ 2:30-5:30pm { Important! This tour ends 5/26 and will be replaced with our new Slice of Little Italy & Bocce Tour beginning June 2nd!} Few things in life satisfy like fresh baked pizza, hot out of the oven! Years and years ago, the only places to get pizza were in the Little Italy enclaves.  Today, there are only a few Little Italy's left in the whole country. On this exciting culinary food tour, you are going to sample pizza at some of Little Italy, San Diego's best! Let our Italian guide take you on an adventure to 4 popular Little Italy locales to sample the goods. By day's end you will have tasted many gourmet pizza varieties brought to you by restaurant owners from Milan, Naples, Sicily and Liguria. Thin crust or thick. Neapolitan or Sicilian. With cheese or without. Brick oven, coal, gas or wood-fired. Traditional or cucina nuova. Our Italian guide will help you sort all the different styles/methods of preparing pizza in this entertaining program in the Italian...

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Old School Little Italy Food Tour
TUESDAYS &  WEDNESDAYS  •  4:00PM-7:00PM  •  All Ages Welcome The Old School Little Italy Food Tour is a tour that unveils the hidden cuisine of the Italians--the way they really eat at home. This is the food of nonna--the way she cooked and baked for her family back in the day in Little Italy. If you're just looking for nouvelle cuisine--this tour may not be for you. HIGHLIGHTS: Visit 4 Little Italy restaurants and taste many wonderful old style selections that are popular with Italians at home Glass of Italian wine and an Italian aperitivo cocktail are included. Meet local Italians along the way and hear compelling stories about the Little Italy neighborhood during a thrilling culinary/cultural experience that you will never forget. What makes this food so special? Can’t I get this food in Italian restaurants everywhere? Well--quite frankly a lot of things you might find on an Italian American restaurant menu are items that Italians in Italy would not even recognize. But Americans...

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