About the Route

Our Downtown / Little Italy Walking Tour is for ages 21+.

Our Downtown/Little Italy San Diego City tour, the most popular Bite San Diego walking food tour, starts in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, taking you on a leisurely stroll throughout the Gaslamp District and Downtown, heading into Little Italy as the final destination (Note: Little Italy restaurant stops & history ONLY included on Friday tours).

During your stroll, your guide will share juicy tidbits and interesting scoops about Downtown San Diego, like the original Red Light District and the gambling halls that used to reside in the present day area. As you enjoy a peaceful walk past the Horton Grand Hotel and William Heath Davis house courtyard, learn about celebrities & politicians who once graced the area and the Gaslamp’s most famous & official dog, Bum.

As you make your through Downtown San Diego into the final part of the tour within Little Italy, your guide will detail how this small fishing village eventually established San Diego as the “Tuna Capital” of the west coast. A tour stop in Little Italy wouldn’t be complete without bites from the best Italian food in San Diego either!

You’ll be sampling bites from some of the best restaurants in America’s Finest City including Chicago-style pizza pies, gourmet Indian cuisine, handmade desserts, rustic-Italian creations, bites with a Rooftop view and much, much more.

The Downtown/Little Italy San Diego City tour is one of the most fun things to do in San Diego and we can’t wait to chomp with you, one bite at a time.

Stops include…

  • Bracero Cocina NEW! – Celebrate authentic, made-from-scratch Baja Mediterranean dishes in a timeless yet modern dining atmosphere. Owned and operated by local, world class Chef Javier Plascencia.
  • The Rooftop Bar (Saturday tours only) – This rooftop eatery atop the Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel features beautiful views of Downtown and the Gaslamp paired with gourmet bites of San Diego-style fare.
  • Royal India Downtown – Get your curry on at Royal India; voted “Best Indian Food” by San Diego Magazine, City Search, & San Diego CityBeat.
  • Berkeley Pizza Downtown – Chicago-style deep dish pizza with a San Diego twist.