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14 BEST Venice Food Tours (selected by an Italian)

Are you a foodie visiting Venice, Italy? If you ask me, the best way to discover the city’s culinary scene is on a food tour. That’s why I bring you the ultimate list of Venice food tours you can enjoy while in town! 

Venice is known as the city of canals and is visited for its enchanting views, impressive architecture, and irresistible gondola rides down the canals. As an Italian, I might be a liiittle biased, but Venice is truly one of the most unique destinations in the world.

Few know, however, that Venice also buzzes with a very vibrant food scene that captivates the taste buds.

Besides boasting local eateries, high-end restaurants, bars, and cafés with the best Italian food, Venice has its own tasty traditions. I’m talking meals like fegato alla Veneziana, risi e bisi, and baccalà mantecato. Yum!

Eating out in Venice is a real treat, but you can take the gastronomic experience to the next level with a food tour.

I’ve selected the 14 best Venice food tours available, all of which offer a plethora of flavors as you taste your way through the city.

👉  Why trust my selection of food tours in Venice? As an Italian from Bologna with years of experience writing about my country’s culinary treasures, I’ve chosen the Venice food tours that truly showcase the flavors of this unique city. You can be sure that only the best make the cut, ensuring you explore Venice’s culinary scene with authenticity and quality at its heart.

From delectable cicchetti (small dishes like tapas) to heavenly gelato and hearty dishes (plus wine tastings – we’re in Italy after all!), you’ll indulge in the local cuisine while strolling along the mesmerizing canals. Check out the list of tours and choose your favorite!

I generally use Viator, Get Your Guide, and Walks to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The 4 Very BEST Venice Food Tours

▶️ Get a taste of the enchanting city of canals with this Magical Venice Tour, which enables you to experience its food scene like a local. Discover hidden backstreet bars called enotecas, where Venetians gather to drink and socialize, and indulge in the perfect combination of five regional wines and tantalizing cicchetti appetizers. 

You’ll also take in the vibrant atmosphere of Campo de la Maddalena, with its iconic chimneys and the historic Round Church. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll learn about the 1,000-year history of the city, and traverse the famous Canal Grande on a traditional traghetto, gaining a unique perspective of Venice’s bustling “highway” of life. 

Experience Magical Venice like a Local: Try 5 Cicchetti & 5 Wines

📝 This wine and cicchetti tour in Venice includes: A walking tour, all food and drink tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Sample the city’s famous tramezzini sandwiches and sip on a classic Italian espresso on this Tastes & Traditions of Venice Food Tour. You’ll dive into the vibrant world of Venetian cicchetti at a bustling bacaro, paired with a special drink, and soak up in the lively Rialto Fish Market accompanied by a friendly guide. 

Learn about the city’s unconventional food culture, and feast on a delectable fried fish dish with local prosecco, a panino made with regional ingredients paired with a spritz, and a delicious risotto with a glass of wine. You’ll also get to glide across the Grand Canal in a gondola and cap off the day with a yummy gelato. 

Tastes & Traditions of Venice: Food Tour with Rialto Market Visit

📝 This tour includes: 7 food stops, a guide, a gondola ride, and all food and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Eat Like a Local: 3-Hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour is a 3-hour tour that dives right into authentic Venetian cuisine. This culinary adventure involves eight delectable stops, from the bustling Mercato di Rialto to hidden backstreets, where you’ll savor the finest Venetian pastries, delicious coffee, and the famous cicchetti

You’ll discover Casanova’s favorite haunt in town, visit Venice’s oldest bar, and learn about the city’s foodie scene. The grand finale? Authentic gelato! 

Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

📝 This tour includes: A local guide, and all the food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Food Market Visit with a local guide and dive into the culinary wonders of Venice. You’ll explore the lively Rialto Market, the charming squares and impressive churches of the city, and indulge in Venetian delicacies like cicchetti, buranelli biscuits, and tramezzini

This 2-in-1 walking tour will enable to you admire the Basilica dei Frari and stroll through Campo San Bartolomeo, meandering along the enchanting Campo San Polo as you take in the impressive sights of the Grand Canal. With each bite, savor a visual feast that perfectly complements your gastronomic journey. 

Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Local Food Market Visit

📝 This tour includes: All food tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Aperitivo & More: Venice Food Tours by Night

▶️ Venice at Sunset: Cicchetti, Food & Wine Tour is the ultimate food and wine tour in the city. Venture beyond the tourist traps to find the hidden gems of the San Polo neighborhood during the beautiful golden hour. 

Admire the exterior of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari as you sample your way through Venice, a perfect combination of architectural marvels and culinary adventure. 

Savor Venetian tapas-style bites called cicchetti and pasta paired with a variety of drinks that include wine, prosecco, and spritz. End the evening with authentic gelato while the sun sets over the Giudecca Canal.

Venice at Sunset: Cicchetti, Food & Wine Tour

📝 This tour includes: All food and drink tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Ready for a tantalizing adventure through Venice’s Cannaregio district and Jewish Ghetto? Join this Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour! Sip on prosecco for breakfast and savor Venetian small bites as you uncover hidden wine bars, the popular Rialto Market, and gelaterias. Learn about the city’s food scene from your guide, and sit down for a scrumptious traditional lunch paired with wine. 

You’ll also learn to make a spritz and discover the differences between the Campari and Aperol spritzes; ride a gondola across the Grand Canal; and indulge in gelato to end the day on a sweet note. 

Authentic Venice Food Tour in Cannaregio

📝 This Jewish Ghetto food tour in Venice includes: Spritz class, food tastings, a guide, dinner, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Venice: Guided Aperitivo Food Tour to delve into one of Italy’s most beloved traditions. You’ll visit five local restaurants, sampling delicious bites and dishes such as crostini, risotto, and codfish, paired with a refreshing Spritz. 

Fascinating tidbits about Venice’s rich culinary history will be revealed by your guide, who will take you through the city’s historic streets and share insider tips on its food scene and culture. Finally, end on a high note with heavenly espresso and artisanal chocolates. 

📝 This tour includes: All food and drink tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Food Tours in Venice

▶️ Experience the buzz of Venice’s nightlife on this Private Evening Tour, which takes you around the lively Cannaregio district for 2.5 hours. Indulge in three drinks and tasty local bites at the trendiest hotspots as your guide shares insider tips and showcases the district’s highlights. 

Unwind and soak up the atmosphere while sipping on wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages. This tour also has vegetarian options available.

📝 This tour includes: Food and drink tastings, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Savor 10 hand-picked food and drink tastings on this Private Venice Walking Food Tour. Carefully selected by passionate local hosts, you’ll delight in authentic flavors and iconic delicacies, including gelato and a refreshing spritz. 

But wait, there’s more! Explore Venice’s highlights, including the stunning Basilica S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frar, and gain insider knowledge about the city’s hidden gems. 

Venice Private Food Walking Tour With Locals: 10 Tastings

📝 This tour includes: A local guide, all tastings, and a personalized experience. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Wine Tours & Tasting in Venice

▶️ On this sparkling Semi-Private Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice, immerse yourself in the charming Veneto countryside. 

You’ll visit the enchanting towns of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, in each of which you’ll tour a winery to discover the secrets of prosecco production, and then enjoy tastings led by an expert.  

Savor a delightful lunch featuring regional delicacies before returning to Venice. The tour is semi-private, accommodating up to 8 people for a personalized experience. 

Semi-private Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a local guide, 2 wine tastings, winery visits, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Eat, Drink, Repeat: Wine Tasting Tour in Venice takes you bar-crawling to the best local spots so you can relish the city’s delicacies…time and time again. You will sip on six different labels of wine, and experience the tantalizing flavors of Veneto’s gastronomy with delectable food pairings. 

All dishes are crafted using fresh, regional ingredients and perfectly match each wine on the tour.  Delight in a symphony of flavors, from crisp and fragrant whites like Prosecco to robust and velvety reds as you discover the secrets of choosing the right wine for any occasion!

Eat, drink and repeat: Wine tasting tour in Venice

📝 This tour includes: A local guide, wine tasting, and all food pairings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Indulge in a grape escape through the enchanting Valpolicella Valley with this Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice. Roll past olive groves and posh villas as you sip your way through the “Valley of the Many Cellars.” 

Start the day visiting a typical cantina, where you’ll enjoy tastings of wine paired with cheese led by an expert sommelier and cheese taster. Dive into a delightful lunch at a cozy trattoria and then hit up another cantina for a winery and vineyard tour (and more tastings!)

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a guide, cantina visits, lunch, and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Venice Day Tour for Foodies

This Private Food Tour: Cheese dairy farm, winery, liqueurs and spirits, ham and sausage factory in Venice, Italy takes you on a journey through the charming villages of Rubano, Colli Euganei, and Este.

Discover the secrets of cheese making and have a liqueur tasting at an ancient spirits shop, which has a very special connection to Ernest Hemingway! You’ll also explore a saffron farm, indulge in wine tasting at a picturesque vineyard, and witness the art of ham and sausage making in an area renowned for its top-quality hams. 

This personalized experience unveils Italian culinary traditions in a serene landscape. 

Cheese dairy farm, winery, liqueurs and spirits, ham and sausage factory

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, and all visits + tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Coffee and Pastries Tour in Venice

The Venice: Traditional Cafés and Pastry Shops Walking Tour is one of the best food tours in Venice for sweet lovers. You’ll embark on a journey through Venice’s neighborhoods, exploring the city’s delicious baked treats at different pastry shops and cafés.  

Savor heavenly cream puffs, gelato, biscuits, and tiramisu as you sip authentic Italian espresso and glide across the Grand Canal, who’ll regale you with captivating tales of Venice’s past. Prepare to be spellbound by the enchanting flavors of this sweet side of Venice!

📝 This tour includes: A local guide, a gondola ride, and an espresso and pastries tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Venice Food Tours FAQs

What food is Venice known for?

Some of the traditional dishes of Venice include risotto, the sweet & sour Sarde in Saor, baccala mantecato, and fegato alla veneziana. Classics like pizza and pasta are also very popular!

Can you go on a private food tour in Venice?

Yes! There are fantastic food tours catered to groups so you can enjoy a private, personalized foodie experience. These are the best options in my opinion: 
 Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals
•  Private Evening Tour with Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio
•  Private Venice Walking Food Tour

What are the best Venice food and wine tours?

In my opinion, the ultimate food tours in Venice to indulge in bites and wine are these: 
Semi-Private Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice
Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice
Eat, Drink, Repeat: Wine Tasting Tour in Venice

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.