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 one of the neighborhood's most beloved Italian restaurants, 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 parmigiana, 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 for one 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 228 Customer Reviews

Joe is very knowledgeable of the Greenwich area and of Italian cuisine. Joe's knowledge partnered with his great personality make for a fantastic tour for my group.
Robert
2017-08-09 20:03:35
Joe was an excellent and personal tour guide. We found this to be the highlight of our trip.
Chris
2017-08-06 12:42:35
Great fun and our tour guy was great
Elizabeth
2017-07-29 20:25:58
We so enjoyed our tour with Joe. A great guy who knows his stuff. The tastes we had were wonderful. My only wish is that we had done our tour at the start of our trip instead of the end so we could go and have a proper meal at each of the stops. Great trip, great tour , great food, great guide
Elaine
2017-07-13 15:15:47
Guide has clearly done a lot of research to find particularly interesting place. Superb.
Chris
2017-07-05 13:39:09
We loved our tour guide, Joe! He was very knowledgeable and personable. All of the food was savory and delicious. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to others!
Rachel
2017-06-22 18:12:02
Joe was an excellent guide - he was very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. The food was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Would highly recommend.
Bronwen
2017-06-13 15:14:50
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and the food delicious. Our guide, Kristen, was knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. We learned about food from different regions of Italy as well as enjoyed tastings of several olive oils and balsamic vinegar.
Janis
2017-05-21 13:28:43
The best tour ever. Thanks for the great food, great stories, warm welcome. Very highly recommended!
Mirjam
2017-05-05 11:36:12
We had a wonderful tour with our guide and we will for sure recommend it to everyone who will travel to new york! It is not one of the typical tours, more to see it like a local. Perfect! :)
Carolin
2017-05-04 15:10:19
Joe is very knowledgeable of the Greenwich area and of Italian cuisine. Joe's knowledge partnered with his great personality make for a fantastic tour for my group.
Joe was an excellent and personal tour guide. We found this to be the highlight of our trip.
Great fun and our tour guy was great
We so enjoyed our tour with Joe. A great guy who knows his stuff. The tastes we had were wonderful. My only wish is that we had done our tour at the start of our trip instead of the end so we could go and have a proper meal at each of the stops. Great trip, great tour , great food, great guide
Guide has clearly done a lot of research to find particularly interesting place. Superb.
We loved our tour guide, Joe! He was very knowledgeable and personable. All of the food was savory and delicious. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to others!
Joe was an excellent guide - he was very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. The food was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Would highly recommend.
Great experience, thank you!!!
The pacing of the walk was just right; loved the stops for the food chosen for the tour. Enjoyed the olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings. The restaurants on this tour were are terrific: would come back to try them out more fully. Our guide Kristin was very personable and knowledgeable: she's a great cultural ambassador for New York City and represents the best of the American cultural mosaic. Would recommend this walk to friends.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and the food delicious. Our guide, Kristen, was knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. We learned about food from different regions of Italy as well as enjoyed tastings of several olive oils and balsamic vinegar.
Joe was a wonderful tour guide, he was so informative and personable. We really enjoyed the history of the area, the delicious food and most of all our time spent with Joe! We would highly recommend him and the tour to anyone! Thank you Joe for a very special and memorable day ! The Gorman and Rooney Families!
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The best tour ever. Thanks for the great food, great stories, warm welcome. Very highly recommended!
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We had a wonderful tour with our guide and we will for sure recommend it to everyone who will travel to new york! It is not one of the typical tours, more to see it like a local. Perfect! :)
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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!