The Insider’s Tour of Little Italy in the Bronx
Shopping & Tasting Tour
Our signature food tour of Arthur Avenue and 187th Street
WHEN: Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm, rain or shine
PRIVATE TOURS: Booked by appointment for groups of minimum of 4 guests minimum to 12 guests maximum. For corporate groups or groups larger than 12 guests, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available as a gift certificate.
COST: $75 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 years old, children under 5 free
TOUR DESCRIPTION: Get to know our neighborhood. Our signature food tour will introduce you to a dozen historic food shops where you’ll meet the shopkeepers with tastings of Little Italy’s best bites along the way. Our family has been on Arthur Avenue since 1918 so we know this neighborhood inside and out. On-the-go tastings are equivalent to a medium sized lunch and include bread, pastry, cheese, salumi and pizza. No substitutions. The tour is fully wheelchair accessible.
WHAT PAST GUESTS SAY: “Everywhere we went, she was greeted by name and given a hug or a smile. She’d tell us about each place, their history, their specialties and then she’d take care of ordering samples for us to try. Don’t be fooled by the word “sample” though, we were stuffed by the time we finished.”
2. Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour
Our most popular tour
WHEN: Fridays, Saturdays from 3pm-6pm, Sundays at noon (6 people minimum needed for Sunday bookings), rain or shine
PRIVATE TOURS: Booked by appointment for groups of 6 guests minimum, 12 guests maximum. For larger groups or corporate groups, contact email@example.com. Also available as a gift certificate.
COST: $95 for adults, $55 for children 5-12 years old, children under 5 free
TOUR DESCRIPTION: This food tour was designed to highlight our favorite iterations of these Italian and Italian-American classics. We’ll visit shops and restaurants for three plated meals + additional tastings. This tour is ideal for winter bookings as their minimal time spent outside. The tour is fully wheelchair accessible. No substitutions.
WHAT PAST GUESTS SAY: “An Italian food lover’s dream come true!”
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Know what the locals know
You could explore Little Italy on your own, but as Italian food and wine experts, we’ll show you exactly where to find the best of everything. Along the way, we’ll introduce you to the shopkeepers, butchers, bakers and cheesemakers that make Arthur Avenue the best place for Italian food outside Italy. Founded by husband-and-wife team Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani, we know who makes the best mozzarella, who crafts their cannoli from a 105-year old award winning recipe, who bakes the crustiest bread, the flakiest sfogliatelle, and which chef uses three egg yolks (and never cream) in their carbonara.
We’re a family business
Danielle’s great-grandfather opened his first shop on Arthur Avenue in 1918. She worked as an art historian at the Met Cloisters for over a decade and has written extensively about Italian art, food and travel. Christian is a first generation New Yorker who grew up shopping with his Italian parents on Arthur Avenue. He is a sommelier who won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and an expert on wine from the Campania region of Southern Italy. In addition to leading tours, Christian is the Beverage Manager at Osteria della Pace at Eataly Downtown.