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

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Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Fall in love with Venice, through your 3-hour discovery of the gastronomic tradition of the city, through a uniquely designed small-group, walking food and wine tour of the lesser known places to tourists. With at least 13 tastings from well-known restaurants and bars to the locals, between sipping some glasses of wonderful local wines, and trying some of the best restaurants in Venice with the guidance of your expert foodie, you will also get to hear about its unique histories of what makes Venice a truly wonderful place.

What's Included

Food tasting

Local guide

Local taxes

Wine tasting

What's Not Included

Any foods and drinks not included in the tour


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour ( please read below for further information)
  • Children less than 3 years old are free of charge unless they would like to have food on the tour as well. Infants must sit on lap for this free option (no stroller could be bought on the tour for the free option else a regular rate applies).
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • 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
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • We are currently experiencing exceptionally high demand for our tours, so the tour could have up to 19 people. If the number of participants are more than 15 people, we will compensate it by giving you more food and wine. If you show up and see that the t

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Mercati di Rialto
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!) 

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Memorable experience
IKSBI, 23-12-2022
Had an amazing time!
Great people, great food. Our guide, Giorgio, was knowledgeable, personable and funny. You could experience how the community interacts with one another which is beauty I treasure regarding traveling to new places.

Would recommend to everyone. Get to learn some history, could meet new people, drink wine and taste delicious most memorable food!

Favorite foods were the restaurant pasta’s, balsamic, wine pairings and of course the desserts!

A huge thank you to all of those who made this experience possible!! :)
Amazing guide and tour
Mona_A, 22-12-2022
Anna our guide was wonderful. She’s knowledgeable and passionate about food as well as wine. She also knows Venice very well. Those things combined with her bubbly personality make this tour a must do for Venice. I’m going back to some of the places we visited for dinner. Absolutely worth it.
A Food Tour not to be missed but do it on your first day!!
Stephen_C, 20-12-2022
Our tour guide was fantastic and the local establishments we visited were the “real” deal of a taste of Venice.
Thank you
Lovely tour with great food and wine
Colleen_R, 19-12-2022
We had a wonderful time with our guide and tried some unique and delicious foods! We visited 5 different restaurants and ended with gelato. It was lovely and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
"Eat Like A Local" was what we did -- and loved it!
Margaret_C, 13-12-2022
We loved our small group tasting tour with Giorgio! He was super knowledgeable of the area, the food, the family businesses, Venician restaurants and markets, and more. He chose a great variety of food places -- each one locally owned and non-touristy -- which we loved. So we got a full array of various kinds of food -- street and restaurant foods. Also toured the market where locals buy. We loved wandering the streets and finding the tiny and fabulous eating establishments. Giorgio was a great guide and host.
Best intro to a new city
S_R, 29-12-2022
A really great day with a wonderful group - thanks especially to Anna, our guide. Would do it again (every day?!) :)
Fun Food Tour!
thebigpfamily, 11-01-2023
We now try and do a food tour on all family vacations. This tour was a total blast. The guide took us from one small place to another and you really felt like you were at places frequented by locals. We would definitely book this tour again.
387marlaj, 07-01-2023
This was a fantastic tour. We met some wonderful people. The small size makes it easy to get to know others in the group.
A must-do tour!
Robyn_M, 05-01-2023
We really enjoyed our guide Anna and her knowledge of Venice. She was very personable and her passion for her food tour was wonderful. Each place we visited was a culinary joy.
Fun with food and drink
Michael_M, 02-01-2023
A fun, filling and inviting way to get acquainted with Venice. Our group had plenty to eat and drink and enjoyed each others company. Our guide Tiziani (sorry, not sure of the spelling) got everyone talking, eating and trying new foods. We went the first night of our time in Venice, and were able to pick up some great ideas for our time there. Highly recommend.
Great experience with too many people
T7496IMkevinl, 03-01-2023
Overall it was a great experience. The guide was amazing and the food was incredible. However, 12 was too many people to have on the tour. Sitting in busy alleys and on busy streets with that many people made it challenging to keep everyone involved.

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