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

714 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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Total Customer Reviews: 714

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Excellent tour. Tour guide was charming and knowledgeable.
Verified · Peter · May 12, 2024 · United Kingdom · Male · 65 to 74 years
We really enjoyed our tour with Barbara. She was a wealth of information and answered so many of our questions about life in Venice (we had been walking around trying to figure out how things worked on such a tiny island with very old infrastructure, and she was gracious enough to answer all our random questions.) The food itself offered a nice mix of items - both food and drinks. There were a few items we were surprised to not see on the tour - typical cicchetti for one, gelato for another - but we felt the things we did try provided a nice overview of typical Venetian foods. We learned a lot, got some great recommendations, and were positively stuffed by the end of the tour. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to others visiting Venice.
Verified · Laura · May 09, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Francesca was amazing! So knowledgeable and a lovely lady! She made the tour so interesting and fun! It's been a highlight of our trip to Italy! We highly recommend this tour!
Verified · Samantha · May 09, 2024 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
We have taken many food tours and this was the best. Jennifer guided us through narrow passageways of Venice, taking us to quaint, local eateries to introduce us to traditional Venetian delights popular with the locals. The food was generous and delicious, basically several small meals. We were given a full glass of spritz.... in real glass. Jennifer was engaging, knowledgeable, and just delightful. She talked about history and traditions in a fun and relevant context to the food we were eating. She took us to street food places that have been there for 50 years and others that are new and focused on sustaining the environment. It was one of the best tours we have even taken. One suggestion: Do not eat breakfast before the tour, maybe even skip dinner the night before.
Verified · John · Apr 21, 2024 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
Barbara was an awesome guide for our food tour in Venice! We took our 4 & 7 year olds and they tried ALL o the food!
Verified · Jaclyn · Apr 03, 2024 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years


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.
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.
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.

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