Lake Como

Lake Como Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

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From $98.11

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get beyond tourist fare and explore authentic local cuisine with this food tour that stops at favorite eateries hidden in Como’s old town. Sample a variety of northern Italian goodies and learn about traditional local wine and food from your guide as you stroll past the cathedral and through the historic center. Tuck into plates of charcuterie, “polenta uncia”, “sciatt”, and other specialties—all paired with excellent Italian wines.
  • Eat like a local with a guided food and wine tour through the center of Como
  • Sample traditional fare like polenta and nuvola cake, plus area wines
  • Discover favorite restaurants and cafés known only to locals
  • Enjoy the personal attention and relaxed pace of a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza del Duomo
      Piazza del Duomo, 22100 Como CO, Italy

      Piazza Duomo, near the Cathedral

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (Pass By)

    Palazzo Rusca (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Allergies: please let us know if you suffer of any food allergy or intolerance. Do Eat Better will not be responsible for any guest not informing us about special dietary restrictions at the time of the booking.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    58 reviews
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    Food and wine lovers
    Roy_W, Mar 2023
    Our tour guide Fabia was fantastic, very knowledgeable and informative. We had a great day and experienced all the local food and wine specialties. We highly recommend this tour, especially if you are lucky enough to have Fabia as your guide.
    Great tour for food & culture!
    Lauren_B, Oct 2022
    Great tour! learned a lot about the history of the region and got to try local foods from the best places!
    Felt didn’t really get a taste of Como
    doraphaikhong_o, Oct 2022
    Few stops for food tasting . Lunch was not to something we are used to even though we hv been in Italy for more than 3 wks. Lunch was some fried polenta balls and another polenta dish and fish that was served cold. Coffee was served at the little shop but didn’t even hv milk for cappuccino .
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Good evening, thank you very much for participating in our tour and for the feedback. Our food tour is a full lunch/dinner so the stops are not many (4/5). If you expect many more stops with small tastings actually our tour is different. The fish was served cold because that's how the recipe wants it (pesce in carpione). The coffee was served in a shop focused on coffee and not a cafe so they didn't have any milk. For your information (so next time you can claim to be real Italians:) ) NEVER drink cappuccino after lunch, but always an espresso or at most a caffè macchiato. Hope to see you soon and thank you again for joining our tour :)
    Great Food and Walking Tour to see the City
    Greg_H, Sep 2022
    Pierre Giorgio was a great guide, very knowledgeable and included some key local color on our walks between sites. Lunch was some great local dishes. The overall experience was very enjoyable-:)
    Come hungry and curious!
    Louis_D, Sep 2022
    A nice tour including some truly local cuisine (missoltino, a salted lake fish) and polenta concia (about 1/2 cheese, 1/2 polenta - delicious but leaden) along with a stop at the guide's own unique coffee shop, local pizza and a few other delicious stops. Come hungry! Our guide, Piergiorgio, is an expert gourmand. We were lucky enough to run into him after the tour and helped us get the best Negronis (secret ingredient Szechuan pepper) at a local bar. Besides the food, a lot of other culture and history. Highly recommended!
    Great tour and Great food and drink
    Robert_V, Sep 2022
    Our first day in Como. Pierre was an excellent guide both in regard to food and drink and the city. Food and drink in Como are excellent!
    Great guide ..but eat first .
    Sue_N, Sep 2022
    Unfortunately this was not one of our favorite food tours . Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable about the city and the culture ..but the food selections were not great. We only had 3 stops ..where one was pizza that we had to eat standing in the street . The main course was traditional Como food ..with both dishes consisting of buckwheat butter and cheese . Would have been nice to try something additional. We’ve been on numerous food tours all over the world and this definitely wasn’t our best but only because of the limited stops and food selection and minimal amount of food .
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Dear Sue, we thank you for participating in the tour and for the review. Please be assured that we use feedback to improve ourselves and always offer the best experience. We are happy that you had a good time with Francesca. As for the food, you should have had: 1. charcuterie board and glass of wine 2. pizza 3. polenta concia and sciatt (one is buckwheat polenta with butter and cheese, sciatt instead are cheese croquettes) 4. nuvolette (typical cake of como) 5. coffee or ice cream Our guide Francesca told us that she suggested the fifth stop with coffee and ice cream, and yet you said you were full. Even at the restaurant you ate 6 out of 8 sciatt and left almost all the polenta. You, therefore, ate little, but by your own choice. You probably did not like some of the dishes, and for that we are sorry, but tastes are tastes. If you had told the guide instead she would surely have tried to meet your needs. As for the fourth stop, you actually did not go personally to the restaurant because it closes early in the evening. However, Francesca arranged to pick up the cakes earlier so that you did not miss the chance to taste this delicious typical dessert. If you were expecting more variety we are sorry, but the description says exactly what we eat. For the quantity, I assure you that there is plenty and no one has ever finished unsatisfied. We hope to see you again someday and to change your mind :)
    Tasty Food and Fun Tour
    Luke_B, Aug 2022
    Very nice tour of Como with a very friendly tour guide Piers. We tried a number of nice bits of food and some nice wine before finishing with a lovely coffee. Highly enjoyable
    Wonderful food and history tour of Como
    Nikki_S, Aug 2022
    Piergiorgio was an absolute delight! His knowledge of food, history and the culture of Lake Como was unparralled. He even offered restaurant and bar recommendations for the rest of our trip. Would highly recommend this tour.
    Highly recommend Pierre and food tour!!
    Mary_W, Aug 2022
    Pierre was very knowledgeable and expert on Como and good taste in good. We enjoyed all aspects of food and wine selections. Highly recommend the entire experience!!
    Very good tour!
    Dora_n, Aug 2022
    The first stop wine shop experience was the most special. The staff was professional in preparations and explanations of their wines. (could have included a bit of cheese selections for non-meat eaters.) Piergiorgio was very nice and knowledgeable, however he talked and walked sometimes (facing away from us at the same time) and it was difficult to hear everything. It was a hot day, but we enjoyed tasting the flavors of Como! The food was delicious! Grazie, Piergiorgio!
    Terrific tour of Como
    DSpander, Jul 2022
    PierLuigi is awesome...has lived in Como his entire life and shares both history and current events. Have been to Como 3 times but learned so much! Loved the wine and cheese tasting...couldn't even finish all the food we went to
    Sights and tastes of Como
    Stanley_S, Jul 2022
    Nice way to see the town with some history and plenty of local tastes. Out guide was a wealth of knowledge. Come hungry!
    Fun, delicious & highly recommended
    Jenn_B, Jun 2022
    Really enjoyed this food tour. Piergiorgio shared a wealth of information and took us to some great spots!
    We had a lot of fun. Our...
    Lance_K, Jun 2022
    We had a lot of fun. Our guide was very sweet and provided us a lot of information. The only problem is that we had two groups (1 group of 3 and us a group of 2). Multiple times they only brought out 3 drinks. We ended up not getting some drinks because the other group took all of them.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Good evening, thank you for the nice review. The other customers drank more because they bought extra the drink card, which allows 3 more alcoholic drinks. Thank you
    Great for foodies.
    Tessa_H, Jun 2022
    Seeing Como whilst trying delicious food. Pier was a great guide and very knowledgeable. He managed to dodge the rain successfully.
    Eating in Como
    Mike_L, Jun 2022
    Our guide Fabia was really friendly and had a great knowledge of the food and area. All the foods were wonderful. Ciao!
    Slightly disappointing
    Suzanne_C, Jun 2022
    Our guide was lovely and had lots of great information to share, so the walking tour part of the day was great. We were, unfortunately, disappointed in the value-for-money aspect of the food and wine part of the tour. The first stop was truly special – with an exceptional glass of wine and an excellent plate of charcuterie. But it was downhill from there. The next stop was for a takeaway piece of pizza, which was good, but it perhaps served to fill people up, because the lunch that came afterwards was very, very minimal in quantity, and the wine was nothing special. For the price, we expected more. But overall, it was an enjoyable experience, as the guide and the group were lovely, and Como is a beautiful and charming town to walk through.
    Lovely time
    Breanne_B, Mar 2022
    Great time. My friend and I were the only ones on the tour and I was grateful it was still hosted. We had delicious food, wine, coffee, and enjoyed our tour guide’s spice shop. Overall a great experience in beautiful Como.
    Good food and great company
    David_C, Aug 2021
    The tour took us through a selection of antipasti, wine, pizza, local cuisine and coffee, visiting places in the heart of Como and some other spots which were off the beaten track. Our friendly guide Nicole let us go around at our own pace and was really knowledgeable about her stuff. The tour took around 2 hours and it was time very well spent. Would recommend to anyone visiting Como.