Arthur Avenue Food Tours
New York's Best Food Tour of Little Italy in the Bronx

Private tours

Book a private food tour of Arthur Avenue, Little Italy in the Bronx


Celebrate your next special event with a movable feast in Little Italy 

Bring your friends and family or colleagues together for a private tour of Little Italy! We've celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements and company holiday parties on Arthur Avenue. Private tours are great for families which include a range of ages and tastes. We also create corporate team building parties for small businesses or departments.

Would you like to book our special Holiday Shopping Tour as a private tour for your friends and family? Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll set a date!

Social clubs, school groups, membership groups

Would you like to book a food tour for your school, alumni group, senior citizens group, arts club or association? Send an email to to discuss customized tours and pricing for groups larger than 12 people.

Option 1: Private Shopping & Tasting Tour

$79 per person, minimum 4 guests (or $316)

Enjoy a 2.5 hour shopping tour (see description below) with an Italian food expert that includes tastings equal to a medium sized lunch. 

Option 2: Private Food Tour + Lunch at Mario's

$105 per person, minimum 5 (or $525)

Enjoy a 2 hour shopping tour (see description below) with tastings followed by a sit-down lunch at Mario's, the legendary restaurant which has been in business since 1919. Lunch includes a special antipasto platter plus Mario's famous pizza, soft drinks and coffee. 

Shopping & Tasting Tour Description

  • Sample imported Italian cheese at Calandra's also known for their exquisite fresh ricotta made daily.
  • Take a stroll through the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and sort through the high quality pastas, flours, cookies, and canned tomatoes imported from Italy at Mount Carmel Foods.
  • Look up at the "sausage chandelier" at Calabria Pork Store and sample their house cured pork products.
  • Taste authentic Sicilian cannoli at Caffé & Gelato.
  • Visit Addeo's bakery for a taste of the addictive chicola bread made with chunks of crispy cured pork.
  • Borgatti Ravioli for fresh pasta and ravioli made with love.
  • Egidio Pastry Shop where Carmela Lucciola uses Don Pasquale Egidio's original recipes from the 19th century.
  • Teitel Brothers, where chefs go to shop and where you can buy authentic Italian olive oils at a low price.
  • Joe's Italian Deli for the best fresh mozzarella in Little Italy.

Option 2: Holiday Shopping Tour

$79 per person, minimum 4 adults. Children under 14 are $40

Little Italy is full of delicious things that are only sold from Thanksgiving to the beginning of the year. On this tour you'll discover:

  • Holiday pastries including cuccidati (fig cookies), chocolate and hazelnut torrone and honey coated struffoli
  • A gift shop full of items from Italy to wrap and put under the Christmas Tree
  • Where to buy the very best pannetone from Italy because not all panettone are created equal
  • The fish shop where Italians have shopped for Feast of the Seven Fishes since 1918
  • The butcher shop that makes the best sausage for New Years Eve "cotechino and lentils", a dish that signifies prosperity for the New Year

Over 2.5 hours we'll explore nearly a dozen food shops on Arthur Avenue and 187th Street. The tour ($79) includes

  • Tastings of cheese, salumi and special holiday pastries
  • Finally we'll sit down together for sfincione, a type of pizza that Sicilians eat on Christmas Eve

Pair your visit with a trip to see the Holiday Train Show and we'll give you a discount code for 20% off admission to New York Botanical Garden

Ready to book a private Arthur Avenue Tour? Please fill out the form below.

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