Little Italy in the Bronx, or "Arthur Avenue," is New York's real Little Italy.

Arthur Avenue is home to dozens of Italian food shops and restaurants, most of which have been family-owned for between 50-100 years.

We've been on Arthur Avenue since 1918 when Albino Oteri opened his shop here. We're not part of a big tour company offering food tours all around the city. (We really don't like memorized tour scripts, big groups or playing follow-the-umbrella.) With us, you experience Little Italy not as a tourist, but as a guest at our family table.

You could explore Little Italy on your own, but with so many decades here, we show you exactly where to find the best of everything. We know who makes the best mozzarella, who crafts their cannoli from a 115-year old award winning recipe and who makes the very best Italian sausage. Throughout the tour we'll weave in stories from how Arthur Avenue got its name to Broadway's "A Bronx Tale."

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Option 1: Bronx Little Italy Shopping & Tasting Tour DETAILS

WHEN: Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm.

WHERE: Meet in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue

HOW MANY GUESTS: Each tour hosts a maximum of 12 guests

COST: $79 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 years old

TOUR DESCRIPTION: Discover Little Italy in the Bronx as you weave in and out of a dozen historic food shops, meet the shopkeepers and taste the very best bites along the way. Our family has been on Arthur Avenue since 1918 so we know this neighborhood inside and out.

Tastings are equivalent to a medium sized lunch and include bread, pastry, cheese, salumi and pizza.

Advance tickets are required.

For more information, visit our sister site, arthuravenuefoodtours.com

Option 2: PIZZA, PASTA & PARM TOUR OF ARTHUR AVENUE

WHEN: Fridays, Saturdays from 3pm-6pm

WHERE: Meet in front of 2344 Arthur Avenue

HOW MANY GUESTS: Each tour hosts a maximum of 10 guests

COST: $99 for adults, $55 for children 5-12 years old

TOUR DESCRIPTION: This food tour was designed to highlight our favorite iterations of these Italian and Italian-American classics.

Tastings include eggplant parm, two styles of pizza, spaghetti cacio e pepe & carbonara, a chicken parm hero and a few extra delicious surprises along the way. We don't skip dessert either! Tastings equivalent to a very large lunch.

Advance tickets are required.