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As seen on the cover of The New yorker, On CNN Travel and Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times and USA TOday's 10 best

Arthur Avenue Food Tours

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Welcome to Arthur avenue

New York's authentic little italy

With two dozen family-run shops and restaurants which have been in business for between 50 and 100 years, there’s absolutely no place in the United States like Little Italy in the Bronx.


Artist Jenny Kroik did a series of paintings following our tour for the October 29, 2018 issue of The New Yorker


Our tour company is also a family business. We've been on Arthur Avenue since 1918 when Albino Oteri opened his shop here. We're not part of a big tour company selling food tours all around the city.  (We're not fans of memorized tour scripts, big groups or playing follow-the-umbrella.) With us, you experience Little Italy not as a tourist, but as a guest at our family table.

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You could explore Little Italy on your own, but with so many decades here, we show you exactly where to find the best of everything. We know who makes the best mozzarella, who crafts their cannoli from a 115-year old award winning recipe and who makes the very best Italian sausage. Throughout the tour we'll weave in stories from how Arthur Avenue got its name to Broadway's "A Bronx Tale."

Hosts Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani are also Italian food and wine experts. Danielle’s food and travel writing has been published in Conde Nast Traveler, Roads & Kingdoms and NPR. Danielle's family butcher shop was the set for the Academy Award winning movie "Marty." Christian is an award winning sommelier who was on the wine team at Michelin-starred Del Posto, lead sommelier at Tarry Lodge and Beverage Manager at Eataly Downtown. As a first generation Italian-American, he grew up shopping on Arthur Avenue with his immigrant parents. 

Want to see our tour in action? Watch Co-Founder Danielle OTeri on CNN Travel

I LOVED this experience—Danielle and Chris bring you straight to the heart of the Arthur Avenue family—so delicious and soulful
— Susan van Allen, California
 

Our Tour options:

1. Shopping & Tasting Tour

(Our signature tour)

WHEN: Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm.

WHERE: Meet in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue

HOW MANY GUESTS: Each tour hosts a maximum of 12 guests

COST: $79 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 years old

TOUR DESCRIPTION: Discover Little Italy in the Bronx as you weave in and out of a dozen historic food shops, meet the shopkeepers and taste the very best bites along the way. Our family has been on Arthur Avenue since 1918 so we know this neighborhood inside and out.

Tastings are equivalent to a medium sized lunch and include bread, pastry, cheese, salumi and pizza.

Advance tickets are required.

2. Pizza, pasta & Parm Tour of Arthur Avenue

WHEN: Fridays, Saturdays from 3pm-6pm

WHERE: Meet in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue

HOW MANY GUESTS: Each tour hosts a maximum of 10 guests

COST: $99 for adults, $55 for children 5-12 years old

TOUR DESCRIPTION: This food tour was designed to highlight our favorite iterations of these Italian and Italian-American classics.

Tastings include eggplant parm, two styles of pizza, spaghetti cacio e pepe & carbonara, a chicken parm hero and a few extra delicious surprises along the way. We don't skip dessert either! Tastings equivalent to a very large lunch.

Advance tickets are required.

 

Private Tours

Choose from our menu of private tours. Our tours were created to serve:

  • Multigenerational family parties

  • Corporate outings and team building events

  • Senior citizens groups and school groups

  • Private dining parties

 

Gift Certificates

Choose a dollar amount (minimum $25), or purchase a specific activity.

The lucky recipient will be able to use the code that comes with your purchase to make a reservation and redeem the certificate for an Arthur Avenue food tour anytime within 365 days of purchase.

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Highly recommend this tour to anyone new to the area and who wants to save time hunting on their own for the best places.
— Tasha Wilson, Colorado
 
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