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Little Italy Neighborhood Food Tour of Cleveland

4.5 (32)
Cleveland, US

Little Italy Neighborhood Food Tour of Cleveland

4.5 (32)
Cleveland, US
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Take a culinary adventure through Cleveland's vibrant Little Italy neighborhood with our Little Italy Neighborhood Food Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich Italian culture that has shaped this community for generations, discovering its people, philosophies, and most importantly, its mouthwatering food. Join us as we explore a variety of restaurants, both well-established and new, and indulge in specialized dishes that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. From cured meats and housemade pasta to brick oven pizza and authentic Italian-American meatballs, this tour offers a true feast for the senses. And why not finish off with a slice of the Food Network personality's favorite cassata cake? So come join us on this 3.5-hour culinary journey and savor the flavors of Little Italy, where every bite tells a story.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Explore the Cleveland Italian culture
  • Enjoy specialized dishes from a variety of restaurants
  • Try the best Italian American cuisine
  • Taste authentic Italian-American meatballs
  • Indulge in Food Network personality's favorite cassata cake
  • Food tastings
  • Tour Guide Gratuities

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Experience the vibrant Italian culture of Cleveland through the savory exploration of Little Italy on our Little Italy Neighborhood Food Tour. This immersive 3.5-hour tour not only allows you to indulge in a variety of delectable dishes, but also teaches you about the profound influence of Italian immigrants on the city's culinary scene. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey that showcases the rich history, traditions, and flavors of Cleveland's Little Italy.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to savor specialized dishes from a range of beloved restaurants in the area, showcasing both time-honored classics and exciting new flavors. From cheese and cured meats sourced from a local Italian market to mouthwatering housemade pasta and brick oven pizza, each bite will transport you to the heart of Italy. You won't want to miss the opportunity to taste authentic Italian-American meatballs and even indulge in a Food Network personality's favorite cassata cake. With a total duration of 210 minutes, this food tour promises to satisfy not only your culinary cravings but also your curiosity about Little Italy's history.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for food lovers and culture enthusiasts alike. Whether you're a visitor looking to experience the authentic flavors of Cleveland or a local wanting to delve deeper into the city's Italian heritage, this tour offers something for everyone. It's an ideal experience for couples seeking a unique date idea, friends looking for a delicious outing, or families wanting to bond over a shared culinary adventure. No matter your age or background, this tour welcomes all who appreciate good food and are eager to explore a vibrant neighborhood.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance and authentic tastes of Cleveland's Little Italy. This tour provides an insider's perspective on the Italian culinary traditions deeply ingrained in the city's history. As you wander the charming streets, you'll learn fascinating stories about Italian immigrants and their contributions to Cleveland. By sampling a diverse array of dishes, you'll gain a profound appreciation for the flavors and cooking techniques that have been passed down through generations. With the expertise of knowledgeable guides and a carefully curated selection of eateries to explore, this food tour guarantees an unforgettable experience filled with mouthwatering delights.

Good to know

The meeting point for the tour is at Tony Brush Park, conveniently located at the corner of Random and Mayfield. When navigating with a GPS, you can use the Holy Rosary Church across the street as your address reference. The tour departs and ends just a few blocks away from the starting point, making it convenient to explore the neighborhood further after the tour concludes. Make sure to come hungry, as this culinary adventure will introduce you to an assortment of authentic Italian flavors and delights. Wear comfortable shoes for the leisurely stroll through Little Italy and be prepared to immerse yourself fully in the colors, aromas, and ambiance of this vibrant neighborhood.


Previous participants have raved about their experience on the Little Italy Neighborhood Food Tour. They commend the tour for its exceptional guides who provide fascinating insights into the history and culture of Cleveland's Italian community. Many reviewers highlight the high-quality and delicious dishes they had the pleasure of sampling, ensuring a memorable and satiating experience. Whether it's the perfectly crafted meatballs, the heavenly cassata cake, or the warm hospitality received at each restaurant, customers consistently express their satisfaction and delight. This tour has left guests with a newfound appreciation for the Italian-American culinary traditions and an eagerness to explore more of Cleveland's diverse food scene.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Historic Little Italy in Cleveland

The majority of Italian immigrants came to Ohio in the late 19th and early 20th century. As the years passed and the community immigrated into the rest of the community, one thing in the neighborhood has never changed is the food. The best Italian American cuisine can still be found in the area, in restaurants all within walking distance of each other. Our Little Italy Food Tour will explore the Cleveland Italian culture that has existed for generations; its people, its philosophies, and most importantly its food. We will enjoy specialized dishes from a variety of restaurants; some long standing, some new to the area, while we take time to appreciate the contributions of Cleveland's rich Italian culture. Your Food Tour may include the following: • Cheese fcured meats from a local italian market • Housemade pasta • Brick oven pizza • Authentic Italian-American meatballs • Food Network personality's favorite cassata cake



4.5 (32)


We had an incredible time on the food tour of Little Italy in Cleveland! The deconstructed antipasto salad at the Italian grocery market was a delightful start. Then we went to La Dolce Vita— a true taste of Italy. From the delicious Italian wine to the Cacio e Pepe, pesto pasta and the amazing meatball (more like a meatloaf!) topped with ricotta, every dish was a delight. Terry, the owner, added a personal touch that made the visit even more special. The strawberry cassata cake to-go from Corbo’s was the perfect sweet ending to a fantastic culinary adventure. Highly recommend this tour for an authentic taste of Little Italy! 5 stars!


All was memorable. Our guide, Carol, was very knowledgeable about the area and was easy-going and informative. The food was very good and as we are Italian, most authentic.


The Tour was Amazing; from the Tour Guide to the Tour Group; the places we ventured to and the Food was all Perfect! I enjoyed eating on the sidewalk in the nice weather the festive atmosphere and the Great Desert at the end it was fabulous!


Really great food with a good overview of this interesting neighborhood. Lasted about 2.5 hours. I left with a fuller head and a very full stomach!


Great Tour! Great Food! Great Tour Guide Barbara !!! Ended a bit sooner than expected would have loved to try pizza


While the history was interesting, it revealed more racism than positivity toward the Italian population and their history in Little Italy. The tour guide’s feeble attempt to “whitewash” (pun intended) the history made it even worded. The food was good. But we saw so many better options than what was included in the tour. Also would have like to walk a bit more on a “walking” tour.


Great guide. Some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. I would recommend the Little Italy four to everyone.


I booked our tour for Mothers Day and the company was gracious enough to honor that even though the restaurants were extra busy! Carol our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Food was delicious and the staff at the restaurants were extreme nice. My three teens enjoyed the afternoon! Highly recommend!


Tour was good. A nice history about Little Italy. For the price it would be nice to have a some wine tasters with the snacks.


The Little Italy food tour is worth your time! Our tour guide Steve shared the area's history in a knowledgeable and entertaining way, providing an understanding of how the area developed and maintains it's charm. At the various venues we visited, the owners took time to speak with us, sharing the history of their restaurants and the passion for the area that keeps them there. Of course the food was great! Anyone can order a meal. Taste of Cleveland allowed us to experience a culture.
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2024-04-15 23:02