North Beach Food Tour

Join us on our North Beach Food Tour as we explore the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast - known as the most notorious neighborhood in America during the Gold Rush! Visit the Hidden Prohibition-Era Tunnels where booze was smuggled in, and get an exclusive peek at the Oldest Pizza Oven on the West Coast built in 1935. Let’s eat and drink wine through this traditional and cultural neighborhood!

The Basics

3 hours 4 stops $86 each

The Tastings*

Wine and Cheese pairing at trendy wine bar pouring wine directly from barrels. Drink as if you’re in Napa!

Authentic Italian Wood-fired Pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast – Voted No. 3 Best Pizza in the US according to People Magazine’s Pizza Search. Pizza is paired with a glass of Tommaso’s private-label Syrah

Contemporary Kale Chips and vegan sampler in former Amelio’s, a historic North Beach restaurant and speakeasy which hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s wedding dinner

Bonus: Sweet and Savory local artisan agave caramel and caramel popcorn at neighborhood gourmet food boutique – this is your “palate cleanser” before dessert!

Watch an Italian expert cannoli maker fill your delicate cannoli at a historic Italian bookshop turned cafe

* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.

The Facts

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts and chat with them – hear their historical stories!
  • Available Thursdays 4pm-7pm and Saturdays and  Sundays noon-3pm and 4pm-7pm
  • Tour guests must be 21+ and bring valid ID
  • Flat route, approximately 3/4 of a mile
  • Begins at Hotaling and Jackson (10 minute walk from Downtown San Francisco)
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Advance Tickets are required

Why Avital Tours?

Wondering what makes the Avital North Beach Food Tour different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!