The 10 Tastings of Florence With Locals: Private Food Tour

Firenze, Italy

From $144.41

Price varies by group size

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


Get an insider’s perspective on Florence’s vibrant food scene during this scenic tasting tour through the Tuscan Renaissance city. Join your private foodie guide to go behind the scenes and discover the food favorites most beloved by locals. Sip on an authentic Italian espresso, haggle over fresh pasta at the bustling Sant’Ambrogio market, and sample regional delicacies like Tuscan street food and the best gelato in Florence.
  • An insider’s tasting tour of Florence’s best food specialties
  • Learn how the best Italian ingredients are chosen at the city’s outdoor market
  • Sample the best in Tuscan gastronomy, from sweet to savory, during multiple food stops
  • Explore the history-filled city on foot and get a peek at landmarks as you travel between locations

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 10 Food & Drinks Tastings
  • Vegetarian alternatives
  • Hotel pick-up / Drop-off
  • Extra food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio
    Via Giosuè Carducci, 1, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

    on the steps of Sant’ambrogio church Via Giosuè Carducci, 1, 50121 Firenze

End point

  • Gelateria Della Passera
    Via Toscanella, 15/red, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    Opened in 1939, it’s one of the oldest gelaterias around.

What To Expect

Pasticceria Nencioni

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saint Remigio Church

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

Note that you may want to start out hungry and not plan on eating a meal for at least several hours as we got plenty to eat on this pleasurable journey.
You do walk a lot but it was totally worth it.
We highly recommend this tour and especially Christy if you can get her.
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This was a great experience
Adam_E, Mar 2023
Giorgio was such a nice guy. He took us to the food market to start with, to see what the local farmers use for ingredients and then took us to try local coffee, amazing fried foods, charcuterie and gelato. He also pointed out some historic sights among the way which I really appreciated.
Our guide chose nice,...
Victor_K, Mar 2023
Our guide chose nice, diverse food selections with the added bonus of local history. We will be back for coffee at our first stop
Great food, great guide
Alice_S, Feb 2023
We had a fantastic tour with Tommaso! He has a great personality which is a must on a tour like this as we were a small group and it could’ve been awkward otherwise. He’s knowledgeable about the landmarks around Florence and has anecdotes about all the areas tourists should see. We also never would’ve found half the places on our itinerary without him, and wouldn’t have tried most of the foods without having gone on this tour. I highly recommend this tour if you have a day in Florence and want to try out some classic local quick bites
Awesome food tour!!
Louis_F, Feb 2023
This “food tour of Florence” went above and way beyond any expectation we could have imagined. Our guide Tommaso was absolutely incredible in his knowledge of food, preparation, taste and Italian cuisine. From the first introduction and his question of “how adventurous are you with food”, we were off and running! His food choices will follow your palate - for us it was starting with true unique Florentine sandwich shop. We then dined on focaccia paninis, tripe, lampredotto, puppa sandwich (cow udder), desserts and of course wine and negonis. Tomasso’s beautiful wife joined us on the tour tonight (he asked for permission first), to make this a perfect night in Italy we will never forget and felt like an evening out with old friends we have enjoyed all our life! Italy is full of food, music, art, history and Tommasso showed us a small piece of it tonight
Interesting tour with plenty of food
Jacqueline_R, Jan 2023
We loved the different food, coffee and wine we were able to taste. The charcuterie board was so much food at the Prosuitto place. Giorgio was very nice, very friendly; however, he was very difficult to hear as he did not address the group as a whole. He held a lot of little conversations with parts of our group and then the others missed what he said. There didn't seem to be a 'routine' of his information. He answered all our questions, but we had to ask a lot to get information...He was super sweet though!
Great guide!
emilyjhaden, Dec 2022
Our guide Tommaso was awesome!! He gave us a lot of info on the food but also on the city and its history. We really enjoyed hanging out with him for three hours, which has definitely not always been the case with other guides!
Oh ur guide was friendly,...
MAURA_M, Dec 2022
Oh ur guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We tried great food and had a lovely chat about the city.
Very good
Joseph_L, Dec 2022
Fantastic tour guide Giorgio took us through a procession of very good foods and provided excellent historical context to understanding Florence.
Very disappointing!
ARYANA_B, Nov 2022
I regret to have done this tour. I was very excited, but ended up very disappointed. We have been traveling through parents, Florence and Rome. We love doing the tastings. This was called the 10 tasting of Florence. Unfortunately we went to three different stops where we had a cup of coffee, some weird fried food in a hole in the wall, also we had some gelato at the two hour mark. When I booked the store I requested gluten-free options, which was not given to me. The tour guide actually made me feel uncomfortable and told me that’s not possible when we met. This was not mentioned before. After two hours or so of not really getting anywhere with the tour guys, and after three stops we decided to call it quits. Our true guide to goes on our first job to the market where he explained the names of vegetables and fruits which we didn’t understand why we did that. This was not a tasting. Unfortunately our tour guide had very bad breath as well, We could not stand being near him. We left after being disappointed and cut the tour short. When you reached out to the company viator about a partial refund for our time and money spent about $260 Euros. They informed us they would not be able to do anything for us. I am only Writing this review to share my honest opinion. I would hate for anyone else has spent this much money and be disappointed and not get what they want from the description. I am a very well traveled person, and I’ve done many food tours.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi there, at Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at info@withlocals.com and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Withlocals
A MUST for foodies in Florence
Stan_S, Nov 2022
This was easily our favorite experience in Florence. Giorgio, our guide, is amazing. He introduced us to some of the most amazing food and drink, but it was listening to him explain the culture and history behind the culture and cuisine that really made it an experience for us. We will forever treasure this experience. Giorgio is the best!
Great experience for adventurous eaters
Amelie_T, Nov 2022
Tommaso was fantastic! So was the food. He shares he is moving bit it was a great tour and a new friend!
Sharron_U, Nov 2022
Everything was great. All the tastings were unique and very enjoyable. The restaurant owners were very welcoming and excited to share a taste of their establishment. Our guide, Matteo, was interesting, and eager to please your taste buds. Highly recommend. There is a lot of walking. I clocked 6000 steps on this tour.
Alessandra is lovely! Makes you feel right at home.
Jeanne_D, Oct 2022
Meeting Alessandra was like running into my long time friend who I haven’t seen in awhile. She made my husband and I feel so right at home. Her lovely company and knowledge made for great conversation. The places she took us to were very unique and I don’t think we would have found them on our own. So needless to say Alessandra knew what she was doing because at every place we stopped it was like meeting family and friends over a great glass of wine. First stop at a little sandwich shop was a perfect introduction to the best bread ever paired with a glass of red wine. Walked and talked as if we were catching up on old times and stopped along the way for gelato more wine tastings and the best homemade pasta we had since we had been visiting. I think being around Alessandra made the food fabulous and the atmosphere electric. It was truly the best part of our trip in Florence. Alessandra made it so easy for us from where to meet her and making sure we knew our way back to our hotel. My husband and I never stopped talking about our evening out. Grazie Bella, Jeanne and Chris
Excellent walking tour, tasting our way thru Florence
RobertP_R, Oct 2022
Andrea was an excellent tour guide, providing lots of information on food and beverages in Florence. He is local and so knowledgeable about the city and where to get great food that isn't expensive, tea, beverages, gelato! We learned so much about the city in between places for sampling wonderful food.
Wonderful Tour!
Roz_M, Oct 2022
Andrea was a wonderful tour guide! We were introduced to many local food specialties that we would have not discovered on our own. Having a private tour made this an extra special experience. Highly recommend this tour!
Matteo was wonderful. We...
Jeff_P, Oct 2022
Matteo was wonderful. We explored the city and had lots of great food along the way. We felt like we got a good feel for the authentic feel and tastes of the city.
Amazing and Wonderful!
Gail_P, Oct 2022
Matteo was a superior guide, he was attentive to our needs as one in our party was having difficulty ambulating. We went to authentic Italian establishments and ate some of the best Italian food I have ever had. We asked Matteo to select for us and his selections were absolutely wonderful. We tried the soup made from day old bread, sausage, roast beef just a few of the tastings that we surprisingly loved! I would be remiss if I didn’t mentions the great wines we tasted. Along the way we learned some very interesting facts about Firenze. This was by far the best food tour I have been on and I have been on quite a few food tours in US and Italy.
Axel was our guide and is...
Greg_K, Oct 2022
Axel was our guide and is very informative. Took us to some wonderful eateries and wine tastings. Wonderful city with the best guide!! He gave us insight into history of local area.
Overpriced and underwhelming
Edward_F, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was very nice and gave us some interesting history if the city of Florence. The food tastings were underwhelming. Mostly fried “street” foods, which would be fine if the price for the tour were more in line with the food offerings. Only one glass of house wine during the tour. Definitely not worth $125 per person.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi there, at Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at info@withlocals.com and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Withlocals
Lots of food !
Barbara_L, Oct 2022
Lots of variety in both food and drink. Accommodated older folks. Nice breaks. Saw restaurants we would visit that night for dinner. History was interesting