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Explore the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast, the most notorious neighborhood in America during the Gold Rush. Visit Prohibition-Era Tunnels where booze was smuggled and get a peek at the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast.
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  • Sample delicious bites from 4 establishments
  • Learn about the history of this notorious neighborhood
  • Visit the restaurant that hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's wedding reception
  • See the tunnels that bootleggers used during Prohibition
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Your fully guided 3-hour tour takes you through the heart of North Beach and not only features great food but exposes you to the bawdy history of this neighborhood that was known as the Barbary Coast during the Gold Rush. On this 4-course progressive prix-fixe dining experience, you will visit 4 restaurants for two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. 

Enjoy authentic Italian wood-fired pizza from the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, voted the third best pizza in the USA by People Magazine’s Pizza Search. Following this, enjoy contemporary kale chips and vegan sampler in former Amelio’s, a historic North Beach restaurant and speakeasy, host of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s wedding dinner.

Then, taste sweet and savory local artisan agave caramel and caramel popcorn at a neighborhood gourmet food boutique. Finally, watch an Italian expert cannoli maker fill your delicate cannoli at a historic Italian bookshop turned cafe. 
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Experienced tour guide
  • 4 food samples
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Additional food
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

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• It is recommended to dress appropriately for the unpredictable weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking

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