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Little Italy Walking Food Tour

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Vancouver’s Italian district, 'The Drive' is a vibrant area of the city with a long history. Regardless of its checkered past, it has always been a hub of homey restaurants and authentic regional cuisine from “the Old Country.” This tour is your chance to fill up on the culinary goodness that marks Little Italy as one of Vancouver’s top foodie destinations, guided by people with passion for the food and the neighborhood.
  • Uncover the Italian foodie heart of Vancouver at nine tasting stops
  • Learn the spotted history of the area from people who know it well
  • Eat the equivalent of a hearty meal in samples along the way
  • Discover why Little Italy is one of Vancouver’s top culinary hot spots
What to Expect
The meeting spot at Fratelli’s Bakery on Commercial Drive is your introduction to this tour that immerses you in the flavors of Vancouver's Little Italy. The tour takes you to nine tasting spots in a compact 5-block area, highlighting the concentration of eating establishments in the bustling neighborhood. Meet some of the characters responsible for the colorful history of the place, as you learn what makes this area special. You’ll feel like you have eaten a big Italian meal over the course of the afternoon, with bites of dishes, including meats and cheeses, pizza made in the authentic Neapolitan way, and pasta. Top it off with gelato and freshly baked cannoli. You won’t need supper after all that!
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Important Information
Departure Point
1795 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4, Canada
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • 8 Food tastings
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tour Gratuities (15% recommended)
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Additional Info
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough tour guests to meet min.requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Vegetarian options avaiable
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cousineaujennifer wrote a review Sep. 2019
2 contributions
My husband and I went on this tour and it was amazing!! Our tour guide Jewel was so wonderful and very knowledgeable. She had some funny stories and interesting facts about Little Italy.I would highly recommend this tour! The food is great and you get large portions that keep
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Date of experience: September 2019
Lisa wrote a review Aug. 2019
1 contribution
Brent made the food tour informative and enjoyable! Highly recommend for friends, couples and families.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Buttners wrote a review Aug. 2019
229 contributions50 helpful votes
It's always fun playing tourist in my own town. While I was familiar with some of the stops, I learned about some new restaurants too. Jewel was a great tour director and took good care of us.
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Little Italy Walking Food Tour
Responded Aug. 11, 2019
We love to hear when our tour guests get to experience places they do not know of! Jewel loves to introduce our tour guests to Commercial Drive's Italian flavour. Thanks for your review
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Cc W wrote a review Jul. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Just got home from the Little Italy walking food tour. Our guide, Brent, did a spectacular job. He kept the tour moving, was very clear about the information, and even did some food substitutions when needed. The four savoury food stops were all quite delicious but I was a
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Little Italy Walking Food Tour
Responded Jul. 19, 2019
Thank you for joining our Little Italy Tour! How happy are we not to hear that the tour was so organized. Brent will be very happy to hear. We also appreciate your feedback regarding Famoso.
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Travel_de_world77 wrote a review Jun. 2019
34 contributions
Brent is a wonderful guide and the locations were fabulous. Huge samples, a variety of food and treats, and local history of the Drive. Highly recommend this tour!
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Response from TiaGCooke, Manager at Little Italy Walking Food Tour
Responded Jun. 29, 2019
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed Little Italy! I'll be sure to let Brent know, and I hope we see you on another tour soon!
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About the operator
By: Taste Vancouver Food Tours
Mike S
Amazing time on this food tour!
We had an amazing time on our tour for a work recognition function. Most of us hadn't done a food/walking tour
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Good, but small food portions
Interesting tour of Gastown with a bit of history and folklore thrown in. We went to 9 different places but the
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Vancouver, Canada
Awesome Rainy Afternoon!
Had a super fun rainy afternoon in Gastown with hilarious and informative guide, Tia! She made the area come alive
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Carolyn S
We booked a private tour for our sister’s bachelorette party, and it was absolutely fantastic! Tia did a great job
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Vancouver, Canada
Little Italy walking tour
Commercial Drive! Our guide was Brent. He was good! He gave a little intro or story about ea business. Loved our
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Boston, Massachusetts
We went on the food tour with Sean, our guide, over the winter holidays. It was SOO much fun! There was a group
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Kath F
Gastown Food Tour
We enjoyed an entertaining and delicious tour of Gastown with Anna on December 29. Our guide Anna was amazing -
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Nile W
Seattle, Washington
Great taste and tour of the city!
We had just arrived to Vancouver and felt immediately more familiar with the city after this wonderful tour. Our
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Moe F
Lonsdale Quay
A few weeks ago enjoyed the taste testing from vendors at the Quay. Most unusual was the brie and pear pizza.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Had a great time.
Sean the guide was friendly, knowledgeable and amusing he kept us on track and interested in the rich history of
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