Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour
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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour
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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

Small Group
By walk
With local
Instant confirmation
About this activity
Venice is not only internationally famed for its exceptionally picturesque canals, and bridges, but also years of cultural heritage. Among that is their cuisine tradition, and it is a lot more than just pizzas, and pasta! Venice, among visitors sometimes can get a bad rap when it comes to food because it is a very touristic city! But there are very good places if you just follow what and where the locals eat. The popular diet of Venetian include polenta, risotto and fish, and you will try all of the mentioned on this tour. Each of the stops is well known among locals for some particular dishes, and along with your local foodie, you will not only learn about the legends behind of the food, the bar, the restaurant, but also some histories about the area as well.

There are 8 stops on this tour with plenty of food to make sure you do not need breakfast nor dinner. You will start your day with some coffee, like the Italians do. Venice has a tradition that goes a long way back in time in making tasty pastries, and you will get to try some of the heavenly delicious pastries that the Venetian has to offer. After your sweet tooth has been satisfied, stroll through some wine bars and savor typical Venetian drinks accompanied by the famous cicchetti. Try 5-6 different types of fish and learn how each dish is created. Even Venice is known for seafood dishes, there are some delicious local cured meat that you have to try too! Then go to the backstreet, visit the oldest bar, find out where the famous lover in history used to frequent and of course try their signature dish. After that, crawl your way to get some traditional Venetian cookies and learn why they are so good, and the tour will end with some authentic gelato! During this gelato stop, the guide will explain how to identify good quality gelato shops even in a middle of a touristy place. The wonderful food provided on the the tour are all in season to make sure all of our clients try the freshest recipes.

(On Tuesday morning, and Saturday afternoon tour, or on a special holiday there is a possibility that there would be no risotto, but we will replace it with another local favourite or dish of the day!)

• There are 8 food stops on this tour all are either award winning, or top rated by the locals
• At least 13 different tastings with at least 5 different seafood dishes
• Historical sties of Venice legends and tales along the way on our food tours
• Small group for an authentic and intimate experience
• An expert local foodie to guide you through different stories and recipes
• A perfect activities for those who wants to enjoy the great food while in Venice to make your experience complete
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  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Any foods and drinks not included in the tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour
  • In case the day of your tour falls on a holiday or a day where lots of some restaurants are closed, we will still make sure that you will have the same amount of food if not more food than usual,with wine and always with the minimum of 6 stops
  • All bookings are automatically confirmed unless received within 48 hours, then the booking will be subjected to availability. We will offer an alternative date or time if there is no availability at the time that the customers choose.
  • The customers should show up at least 6 minutes prior to the starting time on the voucher to make sure they are at the correct meeting point and report to the tour coordinator or guide that day before the starting time of the tour on the voucher. It is the responsibility of the customers to try to reach out to our phone number at + 39 3382975029 or the phone number of the guide written in the email or send us an email to in case the guide could not be located BEFORE the starting time of the tour. In case your phone does not work, there are many shops, and restaurants around the departure point that will let customers make a phone call for free or one Euro. Failure to contact us PRIOR TO the starting time of the tour in case you need help with direction or will be arriving late and joining the tour later, and late arrivals will be considered " no show". Our restaurants and stops are very famous so we have to start strictly on time, so it is very important that you are at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the departure time and call us if you could not located our guide or tour coordinator.
5 | 2019-10-01

We have done similar tours before and this has been the best! Viviana(we think) was such fun yet protective of her guests and their food allergies/dislikes She really made the tour lively and was knowledgable about the cuisine and the City The food and drink we sampled was interesting tasty varied and filling - a great introduction to Venetian food and way of life - Thanks for a fun packed evening and the most unforgettable gelato ever!

David S
5 | 2019-09-24

Anna was the best guide! So much history and background information along with amazing food and wine. A must do for foodies.

5 | 2019-09-23

Loved our tour guide Anna and the group we were with! Many laughs were had and the food and drink were all exceptional! Anna shared not only her knowledge of the food and wine but of the history of the area. Highly recommend this outing!!

5 | 2019-09-19

Great to sample local food and wine. All were very good. I would highly recommend this tour. The group was great as well. Good guide who explained the food and wine well.

Terri C
5 | 2019-09-16

This was a great tour. Enjoyed going to local places privately owned where the locals go. Learned a lot about Italian cuisine and Venice. A great way to spend the evening!

5 | 2019-09-09

What a fantastic tour with Anna! She selected amazing places for us to eat, which all included terrific wine and food pairings. And she helped foster a warm, welcoming, and collegial group, all the while giving us tips and insights into the Venetian food culture. Highly recommend! One of the highlights of my trip, for sure.

George B
5 | 2019-09-05

Boy did we have fun! Our tour guide, Anna, took us around Venice for about 4 hours stopping into great little out of the way places for coffees, snacks, meals, wine, and desserts. A very unique, tasty and enjoyable evening! Anna was incredibly personable, knowledgeable, and beloved by all of the restaurant owners we visited. Highly recommended.

Anthea M
5 | 2019-08-23

My partner, Stephen, and I enjoyed a fascinating 3 hour tour of some of the best and most authentic places to eat and drink in Venice. I didn't even know what 'cicchetti' meant but am very glad I found out. What a fantastic way to eat and experience the true taste and flavours of Venice with recipes going back hundreds of years. We were introduced to some delicious wines too and given some great tips on where to eat. Anna was a great guide - genuinely passionate and enthusiastic about food and wines and we were very lucky as it was going to be a very small group but the other people didn't show up so we had Anna to ourselves for the duration! We would never have found these wonderful little hidden gem places we were taken to. Great tour. Had to go for a nap after all of the delicious food and drinks!

Deborah B
3 | 2019-08-16

Perfect way to learn about food and wine! Holly our guide was knowledgeable and took us to “real” Venetian pit stops for wine food and gelato. As a foodie I still learnt so much and had great fun too.

Kelly E
5 | 2019-08-15

We LOVED this tour. Our guide Anna was the greatest and every place we went had amazing food and drinks. We did this on our first night in Venice which was great because we were able to learn about local places we would have never come across otherwise. It is well worth the price as you get plenty of food and an alcoholic beverage every place you go (we went to 6 places)!

Carole L
5 | 2019-08-09

Incredible tour. Our guide Anna was truly a foodie with a fun personality and informative tour. In the 3 hour tour we tasted multiple appetizers, lunches, desserts and vino. We walked and walked to bars and restaurants offering, truly, a taste of Venice. So much good food...good company...and truly Venetian ambience.

Thomas T
5 | 2019-08-02

We enjoyed the local food and wine and Viviana was very knowledgeable. She was also very helpful to a number of folks regarding their next stop and helped me with a tour the next day by calling them for me. She was a pleasure.

Christopher R
5 | 2019-07-18

My wife and I had the opportunity to go on a few different tours during out time in Italy, including other food tours. Guido was an absolute professional! His knowledge of his city and his passion for the food and history was both interesting and delicious. He knows the history of all of the cuisines and will introduce you to some REAL flavors of Venice. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Venice through its food!

Carolyn F
5 | 2019-07-10

This was such a good tour to do on your first day of your visit to Venice. That way you know all the best places to eat while visiting and you know how to navigate away from the tourist areas. Our tour guide, Guido, was so thorough and had planned well. He included the history and architectural information with his knowledge of the streets and food and Venice. We began with small sample bites, and progressed through an area with very few tourists. We felt like we had a very authentic tour. We ate everything from pasta at a sit down restaurant, visited a deli, had more small bites, a coffee house, pastry desert place, and ended with Gelato.

Dennis M
5 | 2019-07-03

Holly was a great guide took us to places we would never find. Food was all delicious and more than sufficient. Would recommend this tour.

Gayla S
5 | 2019-07-03

We got to go to some out of the way places we probably wouldn’t have found on our own. The variety of food we tasted was really good. The food tour was actually the highlight of our time in Venice!

Olinka H
5 | 2019-07-03

We joined the small group tour (8 in total) of Eat Like a Local and it was simply superb. We were lucky enough to have Holly as our guide and she provided thorough explanations of the food/ drinks, the eatery itself as well as tips for eating out. The food sampled was diverse and plentiful (we arrived somewhat hungry and left full!). The local "Cicchetti" was sensational. Holly's knowledge extended well into Venice itself from shopping to local customs. I would highly recommend this tour.

Kimberly H
5 | 2019-05-01

Eating our way thru venice was great. Lots of great wines to try and the cicchetti was delicious. You must give it a try. Viviana an excellent guide

Deborah B
4 | 2019-04-22

The food tour was great. Holly’s Knowledge of the food industry in Venice was exceptional. She Made everyone feel Welcome.

Keith K
5 | 2019-03-12

The tour was great and our tour guide really knew the history and took us to some nice places. We were able to try foods and wines we would never have ordered, they were very good. We would give this tour 5 stars.

5 | 2018-12-03

Our guide Holly was fantastic. We were the only ones on the tour. OurPrivate tour with Holly was amazing. We enjoyed going to the various local bars/restaurants and sampling the local cuisine. The chichette samples were fantastic along with the wine pairing. If you love food and wine, you will love this tour. This is a highlight of our Venice trip!!

Kwaku A
5 | 2018-11-26

This was amazing..our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to spots I definitely would not have discovered on my own..we visited 8 places and I was stuffed..she knew the owners of all the places which made or even more special...if you have any fish allergies I would not recommend

Lee D
5 | 2018-10-23

We took this tour in the evening and our guide was Anna. She lead us through the streets to some amazing places and brought us a wide range of Chicetti that we otherwise just wouldn’t have tried, she also kept our Ombra topped up with lots of different wines. Anna the guide was very knowledgeable and great fun along the way. Please don’t turn up expecting to be fed pizza and pasta!!

Laura A Z
3 | 2018-10-15

This trip sounded good on paper but most places we stopped at were too crowded to enter so we ended up eating standing up outside in the rain. Our guide could have used a mike so we could here her. For the money, I was very disappointed.

Dorothy M
5 | 2018-10-07

Would really recommend this tour. One of the highlights and there were many of our 3 week holiday in Italy. Holly was very knowledgeable and interesting. We visited coffee shops, bakery, cafes and gelato shop. Tips of what to look out for to avoid the tourist traps were really useful. My husband and I went back to several of the places we visited with Holly as the food/coffee were superb and all were packed full of locals with the occasional tourist - a good sign.

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