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Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm

Shopping & Tasting Tour

Option 1: Shopping & Tasting Tour

$79 adults, $45 children Ages 5-12

(Choose a date on the calendar below) 

Book this as a private tour instead (Minimum 4 adults)

Buy as a gift certificate

This tour focuses on introducing you to the entire Italian enclave through shopping, history, meeting the shopkeepers and tasting food along the way.

Over 2.5 hours we'll'll visit a dozen Italian food shops across Arthur Avenue and 187th Street, the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx. The tour weaves together the history of the neighborhood, introductions to the shopkeepers, personal stories from our long family history on Arthur Avenue and food tastings equivalent to a medium-sized lunch.

Tastings equivalent to a medium sized lunch include:

  • Imported Italian cheeses

  • Specialty breads

  • House cured salumi

  • Pastries

  • Freshly made mozzarella

  • Pizza

No substitutions.

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Fridays & Saturdays from 3-6pm

Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour

Select dates in November, December & early January

Holiday shopping Tour

Option 3: Holiday Shopping Tour

$65 adults, $35 children Ages 5-12

(Choose a date on the calendar below) 

Book this as a private tour instead (Minimum 6 adults)

A tour crafted just for the holiday season

Forget the malls and even the internet. Shop at mom and pop stores! Discover all the unique gifts available in Little Italy in the Bronx as well as shop for the very best food to lay out on your holiday table.

Tour includes:

  • Our special holiday shopping list

  • The best cappuccino on Arthur Avenue (as seen in The New Yorker!)

  • Pastries and special holiday torrone

  • A cheese tasting

  • Specialty breads

No substitutions.

Option 2: Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour

$99 adults, $55 children Ages 5-12

(Choose a date on the calendar below) 

Book this as a private tour instead (Minimum 6 adults)

Buy as a gift certificate

This tour is all about the food. Sit down and four different spots along Arthur Avenue and 187th Street and feast.

This tour is a roving feast for Italian food lovers. You'll learn about the history of Little Italy in the Bronx while visiting four of our favorite sit-down spots as well as a stop at a pastry shop (to pick up a box of cookies for the end of the tour) and a stop at our favorite wine shop.

Tastings equivalent to a very large lunch include:

  • Eggplant parmigiana

  • Two different styles of pizza

  • A bowl of fresh pasta

  • Chicken parmigiana

  • Dessert

No substitutions.

See calendar for available dates. Want to book a private tour by appointment?

  • Tour runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Walking covers approximately 6 square city blocks. There are two opportunities for bathroom breaks.

  • Guests who use wheelchairs and scooters are easily accommodated.

  • No substitutions available for tastings

  • All tours start in front of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market at 2344 Arthur Avenue.

  • Parking is available at the Municipal Parking lot directly across the street from our meeting place for $1 per hour, up to 3 hours. Guests arriving for afternoon tours on weekends should leave extra time for parking as the lot fills up with lunch time shoppers.

  • For public transportation we highly recommend taking Metro North instead of the NYC Subway. From Grand Central Station, take the Harlem line to the Fordham Station, just 17 minutes.


What past guests have said about this tour

"My husband and I have experienced multiple food tours. This was by far the best. Danielle is a pro at her knowledge of history of this unique enclave and provided wonderful exposures to the local food including the most amazing mozzarella cheese ever! Wonderful!!!!"

Ilene W

"We had the best day on our Little Italy food tour in the Bronx! We weren’t quite sure what to expect and now we want all our family and friends to do this tour! Christian was so knowledgeable and you can tell he really enjoys providing such wonderful experiences to guests. We brought my grandmother and all of us had such an amazing time. This tour can be for all ages. Come hungry and ready to eat some of the best food you will have in New York and maybe elsewhere. It felt as close to Italy as we could possibly be without actually being in Italy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Thanks again Christian!"

Kourtney G

"Bravo. Danielle is a real insider. Led us to the best of the best. Life is too short not to go on this tour especially if you are Italian or an Italian wanna be. The breads, the cheese, the soppresatta, the torrone...I could go on and on. Throw the calorie counter in the nearest trash can and ENJOY! Oh, did I mention the pizza?"

Liz F