March 8, 2018

New York Italian Village Food Tour


Come hungry! Food is our excuse to showcase the lesser-known Italian immigrant history of the South Village. Before the boho-beatnik, boutique, and folk music scenes, Greenwich Village was an enclave for Italian-American immigrants. Many streets are still lined with the tenements and small businesses that catered to these newcomers.

We stop at several food establishments where you can try a variety of Italian food. By the end of the tour, you will have eaten the equivalent of one entire meal. You’ll also have an opportunity to buy fresh pasta where the owners will hand-cut your strands to order. We finish with an artisanal gelato.

This tour takes you into the heart of Greenwich Village, past historical monuments, inside beautiful restaurants and secret places off the beaten path.

$89/person includes food and guide.

A few menu items:

  • Brick-oven pizza with crisp thin crusts, at a circa-1929 pizzeria
  • Cappuccino from Greenwich Village’s oldest café
  • Pasta cut to order at an old-school institution since 1906
  • Arancini Amarone (Rice Balls with Amarone Wine)
  • Homemade pasta
  • Cheese plate
  • Sicilian Gelato
  • Wine

We try to provide food substitutions for vegetarians. During registration you should inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. We work with our tour partners to do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Due to the pre-planning for the tour, we are unable to accommodate last minute dietary restrictions. We also CANNOT make food substitutions for any other food allergies/preferences (such as dairy-free, nut-free, vegan). We are sorry for the inconvenience.