Avital Tours

1486 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
About the Experience

Join your guides as they delve underground to uncover the culinary scene in San Francisco’s North Beach through the story of the Barbary Coast – the most notorious neighborhood in America during the Gold Rush. The food tour begins with a delicious appetizer and then continues through Little Italy with San Francisco’s best artisan pizza or eggplant Parmesan made in a traditional Italian Restaurant. Finish with dessert with your own cannoli at a historic Italian bookstore turned dessert cafe! All the while, meet restaurant owners and chefs, and visit the hidden underground tunnel remnants where booze and politicians were smuggled in and out all through Prohibition. Be sure to bring your appetite!

What You're Getting
3 North Beach food stops
2 tastings per restaurant stop
Andouille-wrapped Scotch egg and Pisco Punch cocktail at Comstock Saloon
Clam Chowder and oyster shucking demo paired with glass of white wine at Ferry Plaza Seafood
Deviled Eggs and Brussels Sprout chips at Park Tavern
Pimm's Cup cocktail with almond gazpacho shooter at 15 Romolo
A glass of Syrah paired with authentic wood-fired pizza at Tommaso's
Agave caramel and locally made caramel popcorn at Mercato
Capacity: At least 5 & at most 90

Mon - Fri 11:00AM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM

Reservation & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation, rescheduling, or postponement is subject to a 50% non-refundable booking fee. Cancellations made in an unlikely event by Avital Tours may either receive a full refund of all payments or be rescheduled at no additional charge. There is a $150 rush fee added for tours booked and paid for 10 business days or less in advance. There is a 20% per person price increase for additional guests after final headcount is reported 3 days prior to tour.

What We Like

Explore both the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast
Hear historic neighborhood factoids and anecdotes
Ablilty to accomodate most dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options
Flat route that spans about a mile total - very walkable!
2 or 3-drink alcohol add ons are available

Things to Know

Tour price includes $14 per person gratuity fee
Upgrade to a 3 hour tour with 4 restaurant stops available
Additional deluxe tasting options available
Stops on the tour are subject to change
$10 charge per tasting for dietary restrictions not reported 3 days prior
About Avital Tours

Avital Tours prides themselves on being not just a tour company, but a culinary experience company that provides a behind-the-scenes snapshot of famous neighborhoods by telling their stories through their people and great food (and drink, of course!). The walking food tours are built by locals for locals, with the goal of having someone who lives in the Mission, for example, come on the Mission Food Tour and learn something about their own neighborhood. You will be taken back into kitchens, spend time chatting with chefs and restaurant owners, and create unique food and alcohol pairings – and above all, hear the stories that shape a neighborhood! You’re sure to have a one-of-a-kind VIP experience at each location that you couldn’t have achieved otherwise.

Price Per Person
Price Per Person
Group Size
Group Size
5 - 90
Event Duration
Event Duration
2.5 hours
1486 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94109