New York has “Little Italy”, San Francisco has North Beach, a flavorful neighborhood that has been home to Italian immigrants since the 1850’s.

This historic neighborhood built around Washington Square, has been the home of many of San Francisco's legendary figures. From the beat poets Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti (who can still be found wandering the aisles of his famous bookstore) to Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio who grew up here and married his first wife at the local St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

North Beach has something for everyone, from the first cafe to serve espresso on the West Coast to the oldest bar in San Francisco, from the entertainment houses that used to be part of the Barbary Coast to family style restaurants that have been serving the locals for over 50 years. You can find fancy places for a romantic dinner and the best slice of pizza you have ever had.

North Beach Trail Map
Why North Beach Trail

Why North Beach?

North Beach has something for everyone, from the first cafe to serve espresso on the West Coast to the oldest bar in San Francisco.

Tastings included on the trail (subject to change) :

  • Freshly baked foccacia
  • World famous pizza, prepared by an award winning chef
  • Cioppino - an Italian/American fish stew that is a San Francisco original
  • Hand made pasta - tasting will depend on what was made that morning
  • Cannoli, hand made and baked fresh
  • Hand made Truffles - we know these are French but they are so good we had to include them

Price: $38.00


The Fine Print...

Some of the tastings may include gluten, nuts, sesame, milk, and other items that can affect individuals with food allergies. If you have dietary issues we recommend that you do not by the card. Please check out our specialty trails for people with restrictions.

You cannot return the card after picking it up.

Please note the opening hours of each establishment. This card was meant to be used during the day as many places close by 6:00PM.

The card expires three months from the day of purchase.

People are Saying...

"Perfect balance between walking and eating. I got to try food I had never even heard of." Jen, Sunnyvale
"Following the Foodie Trail card was like hunting for a geocache where the prize is great food. It was a treasure hunt for foodies." Tom, San Francisco

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