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

608 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.

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Latest reviews
Our food tour of Venice was wonderful and especially so due to our guide Jennifer. She not only knew her food, but also the history and culture of Venice and how it has changed and impacted the food culture. We were shown little spots that are off the beaten path and given enough food and drink to meet the needs of two meals! I highly recommend this tour.
Michael · Mar 27, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
The Venice tour was lovely! Our guide, Ludovica, is a native, so she had plenty of interesting stories to share about the places we've been to, and was kind to answer any questions we had about Venice in general. We appreciate the fact that she was advising us against tourist traps, and gave us a list of food places that would offer the most authentic experience. We feel like we've learned plenty about the town itself and its food and wine culture. I have to see that the next day after the tour we went again to most places we've been at during the tour because it was so delicious and there were many more things we wanted to try. Thank you Devour Tours and a big thank you to you Ludovica for a wonderful time!
Valentin · Mar 14, 2023 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
Francesca B was a fantastic guide. She brought the city and the food to life with her personal experiences. I have been on several Devour tours and have always had 10/10 experiences. Thank you Francesca!
Jonathan · Feb 26, 2023 · United Kingdom
Very enjoyable tour with charming and knowledgeable guide
Neil · Feb 16, 2023
Barbara gave us an excellent, delightful tour that greatly enhanced our experience of Venice. Her food selections were spot on, and she shared a native’s knowledge of the city she loves.
Vassili · Feb 16, 2023

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.