Private Tour

Venice Food Tasting Private Tour with Traditional Cicchetti & Wine

Food & Wine
Duration: 2 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

Get a true taste of Venetian food culture away from classic tourist routes on this Venice food tasting private tour. Explore the city’s truly hidden and authentic gems in the most delicious way possible—whilst eating like a local. Experience the real, living city of Venice visiting three handpicked taverns and learn about the city's unique culinary traditions on an unforgettable gastronomic tour of Venice's hidden corners.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Foodies
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What to Expect

This Venice food tasting private tour provides excellent insight into the real Venice, far from the crowds in Piazza San Marco. You will get a glimpse of the daily life of the city's 50,000 full-time inhabitants as you follow your friendly and knowledgeable guide, on an off-the-beaten-track tour of some local hideaways that, as a tourist, you might not find on your own. The objective is to munch on some delectable bar snacks - the Venetians call them cicchetti - with little glasses of wine known as ombre.


Our Venice food tasting private tour takes you to the city's best taverns in which to try Venice's traditional cuisine. During this foodie-led exploration of Venetian culture, you will savor an authentic local experience – assorted cicchetti dishes paired with picturesque moments. Like Spanish tapas, cicchetti involves getting together with friends to enjoy a number of small dishes and some regional wine.


Together with your food-loving local guide you’ll explore three of our favorite eateries sampling a tasty selection of cicchetti accompanied by a glass of regional Italian wine at each. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss local ingredients and cuisine with your knowledgeable guide. Venetians claim that their food is the best in Italy; you be the judge!


The charming taverns we’ve chosen are quintessentially Venice. You’ll see stone walls hung with shelves of gleaming wine bottles and locals chatting animatedly. Here, off the beaten path, is the real Venice. This is a typical slice of daily Venetian life, one you’ll be happy to be a part of.


Interested in learning where to eat best cicchetti in Venice? Read our post to drink and eat like Venetians do!



  • Visit 3 different historic bacaro (wine bar)
  • Discover a few hidden gems
  • Taste 6 cicchetti (typical Venetian finger food)
  • Enjoy 3 glasses of local wine (ombra)

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local foodie guide
  • Tastings in 3 different taverns with 2 cicchetti (venetian tapas) and a glass of wine (ombra) per person per tavern.

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Additional cichetti & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.

Good to Know

  • During the booking process, tell us if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Our team will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
  • Note to parents with young children: Venice is not a great city to get around with strollers as everything is cobblestone. Consider putting young children in a backpack carrier whenever possible.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

What should I expect?

On this Venice food tasting private tour, we’ll take you to visit three traditional taverns to sample some of their most delicious flavors, and learn about the people behind these food hotspots. The service includes the sample of three different glass of local wines and a selection of six different Venetian appetizers - cicchetti. You will taste bruschetta (small slices of toasted bread) topped with mouthwatering ingredients that change every day, depending on the season and often are the result of the chef’s imagination: baccala' mantecato (creamy cod fish), soft cheeses and sweet pumpkin, to name just a few. In between these tasting stops, we’ll discuss the rich architectural and cultural heritage that surrounds us and share some local lore.

Does the tour accommodate vegetarians?

Yes. This tour is also great for vegetarians. Please let us know in advance so we can tailor the tour to your needs.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I take this tour?

We can happily adapt the tour to account for dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance so we can tailor the tour to your needs.

Who takes the Venice food tasting private tour?

Food Lovers, Foodies, Food Explorers, and Regular People! This tour is designed for anyone that loves great food and loves to discover the hidden gems and interesting stories of our favorite Venice taverns. If you are in search of typical bacaro -ancient Venetian taverns - history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings, that is what you will find on this experience. Even if you have food allergies or food restrictions, we’ll make accommodations and make you feel comfortable all along the tasting journey. Whether you are a couple, a family with kids or getting together with friends this tasty walk in Venice offers a lot for everyone.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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