Authentic Venice: Neighborhood Cicchetti Food & Wine Tour

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Discover the incredible cuisine of Venice hiding just outside the main tourist routes as you visit the bars and restaurants in a local neighborhood.


  • Taste Venice with a visit to three local osterie.
  • Enjoy a variety of small plates and local drinks.
  • Stroll through vibrant, off-the-beaten-path San Polo.
  • Learn how to enjoy cicchetti like a local.
  • Finish with a delicious gelato-based treat.


Step off the tourist track and into the neighborhood of San Polo to meet your expert local guide and small group of fellow foodies. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the traditional foods and flavors of Venice, then take you to one of their favorite modern wine bars for an aperitivo. Enjoy two small plates of bread-based cicchetti and a spritz, Venice’s unofficial cocktail. After a brief stroll past the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, your next stop is at a beloved osteria in a beautifully restored building. Here you'll share a board of cold cuts and cheese with a glass of prosecco. Next, visit a local canal-front wine bar specializing in fried cicchetti, a favorite starter among Venice locals. You’ll taste a few along with a glass of local vino as your guide tells you about the culture of sharing food in the lagoon. Tucked away from the main streets in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, the fourth venue is a cozy restaurant where you'll enjoy a plate of traditional pasta paired with a glass of wine. From there, you'll head to one of the city's most iconic gelato shops to end your evening on a sweet note!


Local English-speaking guide Expertly guided walking tour Food Tastings - Cicchetti (small plates) Food Tasting - Cold Cuts and Cheese Food Tastings - Traditional Pasta Food Tasting - Gelato Beverage Tasting - Spritz Beverage Tasting - Prosecco Beverage Tasting - 2 Glasses of Wine Small group of maximum 12 pax

Important Information

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Venetian cuisine is closely connected to the sea. We enjoy a lot of seafood on this tour. We will do our best to provide alternatives for those who refrain from eating seafood.
  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Due to the large number of wine-related stops, we don’t recommend this tour for children or people who do not drink alcohol.
  • Due to the wide amount of wine stops it's not recommended for kids or people who do not drink alcohol.

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