Market & Cicchetti Private Venice Food Tour

2 hrs 30 mins
Rialto Bridge Area
Refundable booking

LivTours Private Venice Food Tour is an amazing foodie experience! Start off by exploring the oldest fish market in Venice, admiring the fresh displays and bustling local life with your private expert guide at your side.  Learn about Venice and its food culture as you stroll past fishmongers whose families have worked here for generations.

You will visit two different local bars (called bacari by the locals) to savor some cicchetti, Venetian snacks, while enjoying a glass of local prosecco. After your aperitif, you will hop on a gondolino, a small gondola, and glide across the canal for a spectacular lunch of traditional local foods. This private tour is an unforgettable way to discover Venice through its food and local life!


  • Explore a centuries old fish market in Venice for a true taste of lively local life
  • Savor the famous Venetian cicchetti snacks as you sip on a glass of Prosecco
  • Enjoy a tour with a local guide who will bring Venice to life with cultural anecdotes
  • Glide across the canal in a gondolino to have lunch in truly local spot
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and taste the best of Venetian cuisine

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Your Private Venice Food Tour starts near the famously picturesque Rialto Bridge, just a stone’s throw from the Rialto Fish Market.  This bustling local market was declared a UNESCO patrimony site. Let the sights and sounds from this local market entice you into this truly local life that has existed for centuries.

After you have finished admiring the array of freshly caught fish and seafood, it is time to partake in the famous cicchetti culture of Venice. Cicchetti are traditional appetizers of fish, meat, or vegetables that are normally accompanied by a glass of wine or prosecco and eaten in bacari bars. Eaten throughout the day by locals from mid-morning onwards and usually consumed while standing up, this unique fast food can only be found in Venice. Your local foodie guide will accompany you to two authentic cicchetti bars, each with their own distinct feel to give you a real taste of the city.

Next, it is time to enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch, but you’ll be taking to the waters like the locals as you cross the canal in a gondolino, the perfect way to cross the canal in style. Your lunch will be local dishes centering around seafood or fish paired with polenta or rice. Some traditional dishes include squid ink pasta or squid ink and polenta, creamed codfish and polenta, fresh catch of the day and veggies or a fish risotto.

Your Venetian lunch will be the final stop on your Venice Food & Wine Tour and it is the perfect end to a foodie tour. You will have seen and tasted your way around Venice with your local expert guide and should feel a little more in touch with what it’s like to be a true Venetian. You are guaranteed to finish this tour with big smiles, lots of pictures, and most importantly, a full stomach!


  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • 2 Cicchetti stops with wine & prosecco
  • Gondolino Ride
  • Lunch
  • Fully guided experience

  • We can accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten-free. Please specify your food needs under “Additional Notes” after booking.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Guide Pickup from Central Hotel (Transport Excluded)
Have your guide pick you up directly from your centrally located hotel's lobby and walk with you to the tour's starting point. Guaranteed stress-free. Please note, this add-on does not include transportation costs if / when required.
65 €

  • Great food, great fun!

    While in Venice, we took the private food tour with Elisa. She took us through the most important parts of Venice and explained how Venice was built up from the past until now. We had her select our food and wine - they were fantastic suggestions. This tour with Elisa gave us a real Venice experience before we head out and go back to the States.

    - Frank V.

By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.