San Diego Little Italy Food Tour: Explore the History, Italian Cuisine and more!

San Diego Little Italy Food Tour: Explore the History, Italian Cuisine and more!

“Eat” with us on a Little Italy food tour!

Pizza, Pasta and Piazzas

No San Diego Little Italy tour would be complete without exploring this culinary hotspot’s best places to eat. Known for its variety of restaurants, America’s biggest Little Italy has become a food lover’s bucket list destination, and we’re here to show it off!

Join our Little Italy walking tour full of food, fun, and Italian culture.

About:

San Diego’s Italian quarter has grown in popularity for not just Italian fare, but also for the rich array of local restaurant hot-spots that have opened up in the last 10 years, or so. In addition to the traditional pasta and pizza dishes, Little Italy offers up top chef cuisine, vegan breakfasts, juicy burgers, and lounges for dancing and fine cocktails! The possibilities to whet your palate are endless. Our Little Italy tours will have you savoring iconic bites while you get an understanding of the history and current vibe of the neighborhood with one of our professional and personable guides.

  • A walking tour of the exciting history of Little Italy
  • Taste a combination of Italian flavors and unique bites from 4 restaurants that represent the area
  • Learn about the early fishing industry of San Diego
  • Meet some of the local Italians who’ve been a part of the revitalization of the area
  • Wine, sangria or local beer tasters

Rates:

Adults (Ages 13+): $75.00

Duration:

2.5 hours

Private Groups:

Do you have a group of 10 or more guests?  Contact us to book a private tour.

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UNIQUE FLAVORS

It wouldn’t be Little Italy without pizza, pasta, and paninis. On our Little Italy San Diego food tour, you’ll also get a taste of Little Italy’s thriving food scene, which is full of everything from delectable burgers to vegan breakfasts.

RICH HISTORY

Going all the way back to the 1900s, Little Italy is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city that’s still active today, and you’ll get to learn all about its tumultuous past, from its growth as a fishing hotspot to its decline and eventual comeback.

a group of people eating Italian food during their Little Italy walking tour

DRINKS GALORE

Groups of 10 or more can book a private tour at any day and time. Plus, you can select different add-ons for an even more immersive touring experience of Little Italy.

Explore + Experience

Our Restaurant Partners

1643 India St, San Diego, 92101

(619) 255-7826

This restaurant is the epiphany of everything we love of Italian cuisine.  From their handmade pasta, to their traditional pizza, house-baked breads and cookies, and house-made gelato.  Enjoy the best of Italian cuisine in a relaxed environment. 

Mr. Moto Pizza

1702 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 539-7370

A New York pizzeria offering a unique twist in ingredients and flavors.

1557 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 546-0444

Whimsical New Zealand-themed pub serving upscale bar fare & a large selection of draft beers.

1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-4590

One of the original Italian-style cafes in Little Italy offering house-made pastries and gelato.  All gelato is made using fresh ingredients and is sourced locally as well as from Italy. 

IF YOU LOVE TO EAT

Here at So Diego, we believe that food and drink are the best way to experience a new place, and that holds true for Little Italy tours especially. From house-made gelato to iconic pizzas and everything in between, you’ll get a taste of the dishes that make this town one of San Diego’s most beloved destinations.

IF YOU LOVE TO HAVE FUN

When we say Little Italy is San Diego’s top spot for food and fun, we mean it. In addition to satisfying your palette, you’re sure to have a great time with one of our tour guides, who don’t just know their Little Italy history, but also how to make the most out of the area’s energetic vibe.

IF YOU LOVE CONNECTIONS

We’re all about genuine connections and authentic experiences. So on this Little Italy food tour, you won’t just connect with the neighborhood through its food. For a totally immersive experience, you’ll also learn about the area’s rich history and meet some of the locals that make Little Italy the charming town that it is.

Ready to experience

the Italian flavors of San Diego?

Book Your Tour

Little Italy is the town of food and fun, and you can join in with just a few simple clicks!

Meet The People

As you taste your way through the town, you’ll get to meet some of the locals that bring this culinary hotspot to life.

Learn The History

Get a closer look at Little Italy’s extensive history and how the district has become the thriving neighborhood it is today.

Mangia!

From traditional pasta to modern culinary creations, Little Italy has enough food variety to satisfy just about anyone’s tastebuds.

Ready to experience

the Italian flavors of San Diego?

Book Your Tour

Little Italy is the town of food and fun, and you can join in with just a few simple clicks!

Meet The People

As you taste your way through the town, you’ll get to meet some of the locals that bring this culinary hotspot to life.

Learn The History

Get a closer look at Little Italy’s extensive history and how the district has become the thriving neighborhood it is today.

Mangia!

From traditional pasta to modern culinary creations, Little Italy has enough food variety to satisfy just about anyone’s tastebuds.

Groups of 10 or more can book a private tour at any day and time. Plus, you can select different add-ons for an even more immersive touring experience of Little Italy.

You’re traveling in a group! You can amp up the excitement on any of our tours by booking a private tour with 10 or more guests!