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Little Italy Walking Food Tour provided by Taste Vancouver Food Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking
    1795 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3, Canada
    Please meet your tour guide at 1:45 pm outside Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive
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    Commercial Drive
    Stop: 2 hours
    Experience Vancouver’s original Italian community.
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  • You'll end at
    Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking
    1795 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3, Canada
    Please meet your tour guide at 1:45 pm outside Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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
Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking, 1795 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3, Canada
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • 7 Food tastings
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Tour Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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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conrad s wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
Our Guide Tia, was animated, punctual, knowledgeable, interactive and funny. Kudos to Taste Vancouver for scoring such a great guide! We had delicious truffle Pasta at Soppra Sotto, and Delicious Margarita Pizza at Famosos Neapolitan Pizzeria and a wonderful Italian sandwich
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Little Italy Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for your amazing review! Tia will be absolutely thrilled to hear about how much fun you had on the tour! We hope we get to see you on our other tours soon!
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cousineaujennifer wrote a review Sep 2019
Surrey, Canada2 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
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Lisa wrote a review Aug 2019
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Brent made the food tour informative and enjoyable! Highly recommend for friends, couples and families.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MButtner wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada242 contributions46 helpful votes
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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 12 Aug 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
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Little Italy Walking Food Tour
Responded 20 Jul 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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mrserincarter
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Delicious Food and Very Entertaining Tour!
My hubby and I booked for Oct. 31st - on Halloween - and we joked that it was like going 'adult trick-or-treating'!
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laurafB1709NB
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Fabulous food and interesting history
We thoroughly enjoyed our food and drink walking tour! Sean was fabulous! Informative and friendly! They also accom
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92Springer
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A really fun afternoon
We spent two great hours touring Gastown with our host, Sean. We visited 6-8 restaurants and each one was excellent
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mlemont
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Great Experience
It was entertaining and informative - a great way to see an area of the city and sample some great food. Brent was
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I5985UFashleyd
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Amazing food and tour!
Had a great experience with this food tour! Brent put on a great tour sharing great history and food facts! All foo
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CocoaEllaHugs
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Excellent Walking Tour with Liam
This was a great walking tour! (June 2019 - I know, posting this rather late). The food was delicious. Our tour
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ssordo2018
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Great over view of the area.
Thank you to our tour guide Brent for sharing his knowledge of the area and making the experience such a good one f
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Tatylinda
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Excelente Tour!
What a awesome tour. We stopped in 8 places. The food was delicious. The history told by Sean our guide was fascina
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Dave42069
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5 ✨
Sean was a knowledgeable, charismatic, and fun guide. The food and drinks were great, and the price was reasonable.
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CalgarianVP
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Enjoyable tour and food
Annie gave us a great Gastown tour with lots of interesting history, information and plenty of tasty foods along th
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marting174
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Exotic taste !
The guide explained the history behind each restaurant. The food was home made inside their own kitchen. Very delic
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Lo_Lo_20120405
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Not Following COVID-19 Protocols
We went on this tour August 27th. I thought the tour guide Brent, was very good, the history in the area of Gastown
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Lynne726
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Gastown Food Tour
A fantastic tour! Our guide was excellent. We were given lots of information about the early days in Vancouver. Th
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Amandakaybecker
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Fun way to explore Gastown!
Gastown is known for their bars / restaurants and this was an awesome way to get to know the neighborhood. Deliciou
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MatthewO798
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Great way to spend an afternoon!
Great food. Perfect variety. Good portions. Historical perspective on Gastown. Friendly informative guide.
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