Authentic Italian Greenwich Village Food Tour & Tastings

Be transported from NYC to Nonna's kitchen on our authentic Greenwich Village food tour. With our expert foodie guides you'll explore Italian-American cuisine past and present, with tastings at the best local eateries. So come hungry!

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Key Details
  • City: New York City
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Start Time: 10:30 AM
Tour Highlights
  • Delve into the heart of foodie favorite Greenwich Village. With an expert guide, you’ll explore the historic Italian section of The Village by foot and by stomach, with plenty of delicious tastings.
  • Learn how Italian cuisine has shaped and evolved to the American way of life, how to spot American adaptations from more traditional recipes.
  • With a local foodie leading the way, you’ll weave through Greenwich Village, popping into the best stores, where pasta is still made by hand, or grabbing an arancino to go. Your exact route and menu change depending on the season and day to guarantee the best experience.
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Real Italian food tour by real local foodies

Over the last two years we’ve carefully crafted our Italian Greenwich Village Food Tour to be the most authentic and personal experience possible. Led by one of our obsessive foodies, you will explore the most beautiful neighborhood of NYC, sampling its most delicious food. What better way to spend a few hours?

This tour is all about surprises — whether that is pasta made with lemon juice rather than water; or fresh rice balls (you never know what’s inside...)

All of the food you taste will be authentically Italian, brought to New York by communities of immigrants who built their community around tables of delicious, homemade food. Property prices may have changed since then but the food hasn’t, as you’ll be happy to learn during your adventure.

Eat your way through Greenwich Village

There are some staples on our Greenwich Village Food Tour. For example, you will always visit Pagani restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a special homemade pasta and a tasting of regional olive oils. You’ll also enjoy a perfect slice from John’s of Bleecker Street and your guide will bring you a treat from our favorite family-run market, Faicco’s, which does the most amazing arancini; as good as anything we’ve ever tasted in Italy.

As for the rest of your menu, it will depend on the day. You may stop by a hole in the wall for eggplant parmegiana, or chow down on tiramisu on a park bench. Your tour will keep moving to be sure that you get the most from your time, only stopping at Pagani for a sit-down meal.

Small groups for maximum intimacy

Italians believe that good company is an important ingredient in any great meal and we wholeheartedly agree. We have kept our groups to just 15 people or fewer to ensure that the conversation flows freely throughout and that you have plenty of time to ask your guide any questions you can think of.

Although the focus is on food, our Greenwich Village Food Tour is also an exploration of history and culture. In particular, our walk focuses on the traditionally Italian section of the Greenwich neighborhood, known as the South Village. As you walk from Bleecker Street to the edge of SoHo, your guide will fill you in on the fantastic history of the area and the growing pains of a city onto which the world projected its dreams.

After a short three hours you’ll leave your guide with a full belly and a ton of recommendations for restaurants to try in your area, tips on where to find the best pizza and a new appreciation for authentic Italian food — just like mamma used to make it.

Reviews

5-stars from 211 Customer Reviews

Great guide and tour even on a bitter cold day
Marc
2017-03-30 16:04:46
Simona is just the best ! we had a very good time with her, interesting explanations. Was just a perfect morning ! :-)
Diane
2017-03-30 14:12:53
Amanda was fabulous friendly and fun to be with!!!!
teresa
2017-01-18 18:46:42
Franscesco was fantastic! Even all 3 of our kids (24, 21, 14) really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend. :)
Mona
2016-12-31 14:06:07
Fransisco was great! He was friendly and full of information that made the trip even better!
Jane
2016-12-30 20:00:15
Wonderful tour. Our guide (Francesco) was lovely, knowledgeable and fun. Thanks for a great tour.
Arlene
2016-12-16 00:23:06
Kristin was lovely, wonderful ,knowledgable and a super guide. We would highly recommend her to all of our friends. We had a fabulous time with her. You have a great product. Looking forward to future adventures with your company.
Linda
2016-11-24 11:01:30
A fantastic tour; from the food to the history, we were made to feel like this had been laid on just for us! Fantastic organisation and some surprises - would thoroughly recommend!
Richard
2016-11-18 04:29:33
I would have liked to have sat at another place.
Judith
2016-11-17 22:40:13
We had a great time and learned a little about the area.
Geri
2016-11-17 22:23:53
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Simona was extremely knowledgeable and engaging, I would certainly recommend one of these tours to a friend!
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Great guide and tour even on a bitter cold day
Simona is just the best ! we had a very good time with her, interesting explanations. Was just a perfect morning ! :-)
Amanda was fabulous friendly and fun to be with!!!!
Our guide Francesco was amazing and I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide. He was informative and helpful and was interested in not only sharing information but also learning about us and where we were from. We did take the tour while the mist of snow falling but the guide was more then accommodating with getting us inside or under covered areas. I loved learning about this beautiful city and learning about the history and the culture was unforgettable.
Franscesco was fantastic! Even all 3 of our kids (24, 21, 14) really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend. :)
Fransisco was great! He was friendly and full of information that made the trip even better!
Wonderful tour. Our guide (Francesco) was lovely, knowledgeable and fun. Thanks for a great tour.
Wish there had been just a little more food. The guide was great, though. Very knowledgeable and personable.
Kristin was lovely, wonderful ,knowledgable and a super guide. We would highly recommend her to all of our friends. We had a fabulous time with her. You have a great product. Looking forward to future adventures with your company.
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A fantastic tour; from the food to the history, we were made to feel like this had been laid on just for us! Fantastic organisation and some surprises - would thoroughly recommend!
I would have liked to have sat at another place.
We had a great time and learned a little about the area.
We have been busy recommending this experience to others. Our guide, Francisco, was personable and knowledgeable about the area and food. Loved it!
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Francesco and the tour were a highlight of our trip!
Our guide Joseph was great, very knowledgeable. Loved the tour!
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Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on our food tour experience. The tour exceeded our expectations with our guide being so very friendly and knowledgeable. The historic significant of sites along the way enhanced the exposure to Greenwich Italian food tasting. The food sampling was pleasurable enhanced by the music we encountered along the way ... in Washington Square, Murray's sidewalk quartet performance to the Mariachi band leading the bridal party to the cathedral. Would certainly recommend this tour to others.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! The combination of delicious food, history about the area and a wonderful guide made our experience outstanding! The only suggestion we have would be to include something to drink periodically throughout the tour (samples of wine, a bottle of water for everyone at the onset of the tour...). Thank you for a tremendous morning! Kim Green
Great. It was the highlight of our trip. The history of the area and of the food was very informative and added to the experience. I am already recommending it to my friends
Joseph was a great guide and had lots of historical information. We really enjoyed the food! Just a couple of things that my sisters and I thought. Firstly, we had almost an hour of talking before we had food. As I said the info was great but we thought maybe food a little more quickly and then continue with the chat. We also would have loved some cappuccino since we saw that love little coffee shop. Otherwise everything was great! Even though the day was cold and rainy, I loved the gelato pop bar the best!!
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There were four of us in our group and we were all delighted with every aspect of the tour! It was a wonderful addition to our visit to NYC and we would use your company again. thank you.
We really enjoyed the walking tour and the guide, Joseph, was excellent and made the trip very interesting and also quite amusing! Thanks very much for a great experience in NY! Best, Ditte and Steven.
Joseph was GREAT! Very personable, attentive, knowlegeable and a great sense of humor. Fun time!! Thanks.
The only negative of this tour was the American gelato pop at the very end. We all loved the tour otherwise!
Great tour! I am touting the tour to my friends and acquaintances!!! Joanne (Nan) Lyon
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Wonderful, our guide was fantastic and we obtained a lot of information about the area. All of the food samples were lovely. Thanks so much again. :)
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Excellent tour guide, we have done food tours in several cities this was the best for both the actual tour and the guide, excellent, great value, totally recommend
Joseph was wonderful! Enjoyed this tour and love the variety of food we sampled. Highly recommend
I thoroughly enjoyed the food tour with Kristin & Amanda!. It was a small group tour and it was good to hear about the history of the area including the buildings as well as the tastings. I would recommend the tour to other travellers from Australia when they are visiting NYC.
Jason did a great job - very informative and engaging!
This is my third Walks of New York Tour and they all have been excellent. Saturday in NYC with a temperature in the 90's and high humidity would ordinarily not predict a good outcome for "walking the streets" of Greenwich Village on a tour. I could not have been proven more wrong. Simona, who led the tour, took special care to insure that we spent a balanced amount of time in air conditioning while she cheerfully took us to at least five different eateries where we enjoyed delicious samples. She provided amazing detail and background not only on the food and restaurants we were in but also how the food was prepared and the hundreds of years of tradition that each sample grew from. In one restaurant we had a delicious taste of homemade pasta in a special sauce and while we were eating Simona opened a canvas bag and took out six bottles of olive oil. How she was able to tell a terrifically captivating and historically rich story about the creation, use and manufacture of each virgin olive oil I do not know. It takes someone who has a passion for insuring that you enjoy your tour and the cleverness to casually provide very valuable concepts abut how to cook and what ingredients to buy. Of course no moments were lost in pointing out the richness and history of the Italian portion of Greenwich Village. While I'm certain you would be pleased with any of the tour guides, if you happen to get Simona assigned to your tour it will seem that she designed the tour herself simply because of the wealth of knowledge and care she brings to your experience.
The two Jason's were very personable and knowledgeable. We had a great time and I will use your company again!
My friend and I totally enjoyed this tour. Was a fantastic way to meet people and learn about New York City through the eyes of a local. The food was delicious and the guide was awesome!! Would definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting.
Great tour. Both James and James were really good - lots of knowledge. I'd recommend this tour.
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Simona was very well educated and knowledgable. She spoke to us at length about the neighborhood and about all the food stops. We really enjoyed this tour!
Simona is brilliant...an angel would do it again!
Simona was a fabulous guide and really enhanced our experience. Will definitely try another tour sometime.
Simona was amazing!! So great, tons of great info and very pleasant. Would love to see you offer a walk that includes food and wine! Loved it!