What’s included?

  • Guided walking tour
  • Street food samples
  • Lunch with pasta
  • Seasonal dessert
  • 3 Wines
  • 10% discount on more tours
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Flexible cancellation

Key information

  • Monday to Saturday at 10.30 am
  • Starting from San Giacomo di Rialto
  • Duration: approx. 3 hrs
  • max 10
  • English only
  • Free Cancellation up to 72 hrs before the tour starts

Dietary Accomodations

  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Suitable for pescatarians
  • Vegan, gluten / dairy free options not available

Tour description

History and good food in Venice are overwhelming. However many tourists have a hard time to find acceptable local food, too many tourist traps around! We have designed for you an unmissable culinary experience to give you the chance to discover the historical restaurants and wine bars where Venetians treat their palate. The Traditional food tour of Venice also includes a walk around the benches of Rialto food market. So, why visit the market with a local guide? as one of our guests commented: “visiting the city through a local’s eyes, and learning about then city through the lens of food, is an invaluable experience“. Welcome to the Venice Rialto market food tour exploration!

What you’ll do

We will meet you at the oldest Venetian church of San Giacomo in Rialto ready to start the morning food tour of Venice with the typical breakfast of Rialto vendors: pane e soppressa, the cornerstone of a nutritious local breakfast.
Let us walk you around the scented and colorful Rialto food market (CLOSED ON MONDAYS). You will learn about Venetians’ lifestyle and the regional produce. We will tell you about the history of the market and other interesting stories to make you understand what this place really means to the locals.
Food is always around the corner in Venice! The question is, which corner? Just rely on us. you will have the privilege to explore the city in a small group and step into hidden family-run enterprises serving traditional food for centuries! Have you ever sipped Italian wine in a five-hundred-year-old wine bar? This is going to happen on our Venice food tour.
Your Streaty guide will take you to our favorite places to eat and drink the best that Venice has to offer on that day.  You will delight your taste buds with a wide variety of local cicchetti (tr. tapas) flavored with cheese, charcuterie and sardines.
One stop is dedicated to the most famous food treat of Venice, baccalà (cod fish). Venetians cook it in so many ways, just pick your favorite! The food tour of Venice isn’t just about food and drinks, in fact, during this three hours you will also learn about the city and the life in the lagoon. You’ll start seeing Venice through Venetians’ eyes!
Most of tourists have very little knowledge about Venetian food. By joining our Venice food tour You will get a complete understanding of the local cuisine and traditions. Sit with us in a hundred-year-old hidden restaurant to try the two iconic dishes of the lagoon: pasta al nero di seppia and bigoli in salsa (anchovy sauce).
Wait till the end to enjoy the best tiramisù in Venice. This delicious regional dessert reaches the peak of taste in a three-hundred-year-old pastry shop! 

What to expect from the Venice food tour? expect to have a relaxing walk with your local guide, expect to learn about Venetian culture and to try the authentic regional cuisine. Expect to have a good time!

What you’ll eat and drink

On our Venice food tour and Rialto market exploration you will try several dishes that will replace a full meal. You will some cicchetti, which consist of sliced bread or polenta topped with various ingredients, mainly strong-flavored fish, but also vegetables, cheese and cured meat. You will also try two different kinds of pasta and a special Streaty treat! You will get three glasses of wine and end up with a delicious tiramisu cake or other regional dessert.

Why join this tour

EXPLORE the market of Rialto with a local food expert

LEARN about Venetian everyday life through the eyes of a local

TASTE a wide variety of fresh cicchetti at our favorite taverns (No tourist traps!)

DISCOVER the oldest Venetian taverns hung out by locals

INTERACT with your guide and make new friends

GET the best advises on what to do in Venice and surroundings

Is this the right tour for you?

✅ This tour is the perfect choice for travelers who want to try the real local cuisine, make new friends and learn about Venetian culture.
❌ This tour is not suitable/not recommended for:

  • Travelers who don’t like fish
  • Picky eaters
  • Vegan, vegetarians and travelers allergic to dairy or gluten
  • Travelers with limited standing or walking capacity. Seats are not guaranteed during the tastings
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