Private Tour

Venice Street Food Tour

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

Discover the best foodie hotspots as well as a few hidden gems on this private Venice street food tour. Explore the historic and colorful Rialto market, a few hidden gems, and traditional taverns where only locals go. Have fun and taste the foods that define Venice today while learning culinary traditions from your licensed Venetian guide.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Foodies
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

This Venice street food tour combines historical facts, delicious street food, and vibrant markets into one fun learning experience. Immerse yourself in the sights and delights of Venice like a true insider. On this private-guide led exploration of the city’s bustling markets and its famous taverns you will delve into the authentic side of Venetian culture sampling a delectable selection of cicchetti along the way.


Uncover the real Venice through its food culture. Your born and bred guide introduces you to local specialties sharing tons of information and entertaining stories. Not only will you see Venetian’s famous canals, squares, and landmarks, but you will also interact with the locals and discover the best foodie hotspots to savor the most authentic and traditional bites.


Experience the real soul of Venice at the historic Rialto market, where you can find delicious food specialties in a wonderful location on the Grand Canal. This centuries-old market is where Venetians have shopped for nearly 1,000 years and today this where restaurant chefs shop. The stalls here offer a fantastic taste of the city selling a wide variety of spices, fruit, vegetables, and fish of all types and stripes.


After exploring the market, you will stop at two selected taverns for sampling cicchetti, Venetian tapas, and an ombra, a small glass of regional wine. Here, you will will breathe an authentic experience and learn why cicchetti have become local specialties. You’ll leave with an understanding of Venice’s lively food scene, having tasted the dishes that form part of the city’s story today.



  • Visit Rialto Market
  • Explore 2 different taverns
  • Sample 4 cicchetti (typical Venetian finger food) and 2 glasses of local wine (ombra)


What Is Included

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

What Is Not Included

  • Cicchetti and drinks other than the tastings offered.
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or in the city center. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request Monday through Saturday mornings. Please note that on Mondays the Rialto fish market is closed.
  • From August 6th, 2021 until further notice, all public venues in Italy will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require to present valid ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • 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
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. 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 including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

What about the food?

All food tastings are included in the cost of the Venice street food tour. There are 2 yummy food tasting stops on tour to savor authentic Venetian cuisine and you will choose several mouthwatering cicchetti bites, the traditional snacks, paired together with local wine glasses.

Is this Venice street food tour appropriate for kids?

Yes! Our tour isn’t purely a history tour or tasting experience, but a mix of both. This means there’s plenty of information to keep our younger guests entertained. Not to mention this is one of our most popular kid-friendly activities in Venice.

I have food allergies can you help?

Yes. All of our experiences can accommodate eating restrictions. We encourage you to communicate your food allergies to our specialists in advance so we can tailor the tour to your needs.

I'll be going to Florence after my time in Venice. Do you have any food tours there?

In Florence, you may like our Florence Street Food Tour

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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