Guided tour

North Beach: Curated 4-Course Food Tour

Activity provider: Avital Tours

North Beach: Curated 4-Course Food Tour

Activity provider: Avital Tours

From US$ 99 per person

Explore the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast, the most notorious neighborhood in America during the Gold Rush. Visit Prohibition-Era Tunnels where booze was smuggled and get a peek at the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Sample delicious bites from 4 establishments
  • Learn about the history of this notorious neighborhood
  • Visit the restaurant that hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's wedding reception
  • See the tunnels that bootleggers used during Prohibition
Full description
Your fully guided 3-hour tour takes you through the heart of North Beach and not only features great food but exposes you to the bawdy history of this neighborhood that was known as the Barbary Coast during the Gold Rush. On this 4-course progressive prix-fixe dining experience, you will visit 4 restaurants for two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between.  Enjoy authentic Italian wood-fired pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, voted the third best pizza in the USA by People Magazine’s Pizza Search. Following this, enjoy contemporary kale chips and vegan sampler in former Amelio’s, a historic North Beach restaurant and speakeasy, host of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s wedding dinner. Then, taste sweet and savory local artisan agave caramel and caramel popcorn at a neighborhood gourmet food boutique. Finally, watch an Italian expert cannoli maker fill your delicate cannoli at a historic Italian bookshop turned cafe. 
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Experienced tour guide
  • 4 food samples
  • Transportation
  • Additional food
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to dress appropriately for the unpredictable weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Apart from 4 food samples, any additional food and alcoholic drinks are to be paid for at the time of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Learned about San Francisco along with good food and social time!

Tolan was very enthusiastic and we could tell she loved introducing us to North Beach. It was fun to socialize with the other couples on the tour while eating some good food: (1) Cioppino at Sotto Mare ; (2) Charcuterie at Doc Rickett's ; (3) Tomasso's Pizza was the entree and was excellent; (4) delicious Gelato at Naia. Short walks between stops were pleasant. My wife, Anne, and I are from Ottawa, Canada and we were visiting our son who is now working in San Francisco. He lives in the the North Beach neighborhood and loves it. Verify meeting location with Avital as our GetYourGuide voucher did not have the right meeting location.

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June 18, 2017

Tour was very informative and the food was amazing!!

There was a mess up on the place we were supposed to meet but our tour guide, Maria, was kind enough to both contact us to see where we were and even waited for us. My husband and I greatly enjoyed ourselves.

March 15, 2017

Hannah did a great job. She was prepared. She was sociable. I felt very comfortable with her as if she was an old friend access and communication prior to the meeting was easy and helpful

June 30, 2019

Product ID: 33999