Bologna Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Bologna's Tastiest Treats

Bologna, Italy

From $182.15

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow your senses — and a gourmet guide — around Italy’s culinary capital on a private food tour in Bologna. Remove the guesswork from choosing eateries and let a local show you the best delis, cafes, markets, and bakeries scattered through the historic city center. Sample Bolognese specialties like tortellini and mortadella, discover new favorite dishes, and rest your feet over an aperitif at an open-air market.
  • Learn what makes Bologna the gastronomic capital of Italy
  • Shop confidently alongside locals at a historic market
  • Includes sweet and savory tastings of Bolognese specialties and drinks
  • Private tasting tour is designed for food and drink enthusiasts

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a Local Host
  • 7-8 tastings of various Bolognese specialities
  • A coffee and a craft beer, glass of regional wine or a soft drink
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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    Via IV Novembre, 6/A, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy

    Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Tips

I strongly recommend this to anyone who is going to Bologna.
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Marco, my guide, is very personable and provided a memorable introduction to Bologna cuisine and special vendors.
Tim_T, Feb 2023
entire experience was memorable, including a selection of shoppes and experiences only known to locals.
Fabulous fabulous fabulous
Amanda_E, Jan 2023
This was an absolutely wonderful choice. Mirko was simply fantastic - incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and hilarious. He went above and beyond to ensure that I had a special experience and he absolutely delivered. The city itself is stunning and packed with incredible history. The food is exquisite. I’m so happy I did this tour.
Mirko was an excellent guide
Michael_B, Jul 2022
Mirko was an excellent guide! It was apparent that he loved his city of Bologna. We had a very informed tour of the center of Bologna with key insight to some of the secrets of the community. Mirko was knowledgeable, accommodating and insightful. He was also very patient. Highly recommend the tour and ask for Mirko
Great experience!
Cheryl_W, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed the food tour of Bologna. Geet showed us the historical hight lights in between food stops. We really enjoyed the various dishes we tried. The highlights were the deli meat and cheese tasting and gelato! Ready to go back to the deli and buy one of everything.
Great tour
RachelH0llingsw0rth, Sep 2019
Wonderful and funny guide (Andrea) who was able to engage our group, show us the market and help to explain Bologna's food culture. The tour was customizable to the desires of our group!
Bolognese Feast
William_P, Apr 2019
I decided to take two business friends on this tour instead of having a traditional dinner and we had a wonderful time. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is going to Bologna. Our host Benedetta was very knowledgeable and did a great job education us on the culinary delights of the local area.