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

600 reviews

3 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Enjoy 8 food tastings and 4+ drinks at 7 incredible, locally owned spots in Rialto and San Polo. Enough food for breakfast and lunch.
  • Allow your guide to educate you on the history of Venice's food culture at the Rialto Market and sample fresh seasonal produce.
  • Savor the best risotto in the city at our favorite contemporary bacaro.
  • Make the most of recommendations and advice offered by your guide—an expert local foodie!
  • Sites Visited
  • Grand Canal (by boat)
  • 7 food stops
  • San Polo neighborhood
  • Rialto neighborhood
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Market
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • All food & beverage tastings
  • Short gondola ride to cross the Grand Canal

Taste authentic Venetian delights at the best family-run eateries in the city.


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.8 /5
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Latest reviews
Great tour to try some different local foods that you wouldn't usually. Make sure you go hungry to this tour as there is lots of food along the way. Gondala ride is gimmicky its just a 2 euro one to get you across the canal.
Jessica · Dec 11, 2022 · Australia · Female · 25 to 34 years
Brilliant tour. Really interesting with a tour guide with very wide ranging knowledge.
Matthew · Nov 25, 2022 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years
Great tour: 4 different places with cicchettis and drinks, and exellent guide, who has grown up in the neighbourhood and has great English from studies in London. We loved our guide Camilla, who in addition to the details about the local food, drinks and cicchetti places, gave a short overview of Venice itself, recommendation on what to do next and answered any questions one might have.
Mari-Liis · Nov 21, 2022 · Estonia · Female · 35 to 44 years
My wife and I enjoyed the tour however be aware that getting around Venice without smart phone capability to access some type of route directions is difficult. We weren’t staying in Venice proper and just happened to find the tour after it had begun.
John · Oct 22, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
So grateful for our food tour in Venice! Learned a lot about the local cuisine, and came away with a list of excellent restaurants to revisit :)
Willard · Oct 14, 2022 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto outside the entrance of the Church of San Giacometto. Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Venice sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Does this tour accommodate vegetarians & people with food allergies?
Yes, but please contact our customer service team after you book ([email protected]) so that your guide will be aware on the day of the tour. Also, not all of the tastings on the tour can be substituted for others, but we will do our very best to make sure that you always have something to eat.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
I don't like seafood, should still take this tour?
Venetian cuisine is primarily based around the sea so there is a lot of seafood on this tour. If you aren't a fan of fish and shellfish we recommend avoiding this experience.
Can I take a gondola ride if I use a wheelchair?
No. Unfortunately, gondolas are not wheelchair accessbile.