New York City Mafia Tour with Food Tastings: the Insider’s Story

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Immerse yourself in the dramatic underworld of New York’s gangland on this fascinating insider’s tour of the Mafia, including stops at authentic, historic local joints for delicious Italian food.

We designed this tour with the help of a retired NYPD Detective born and raised in Little Italy. He helped us to create an experience from a true “insider’s perspective” of the East Village NYC mafia stories.
Growing up witnessing some of New York’s famous families and having consulted for TV and major film productions on both crime and law enforcement, has contributed to develop this unique tour.
Our expert tour guides lead this experience in the East Village & Little Italy, following the footsteps of notorious New York Mobsters!
You will visit notorious Mafia and Crime locations, share true crime stories, and eat amazing food from the neighbourhood

What's Included

Enjoy the attention of your local guide, a NYC Mafia expert.

Two sit down tastings and a Sicilian cannoli

Vegetarian options are available on request.

What's Not Included

Drinks are not included, but can be purchased on the day.

Gratuities are not included.

Transportation on the day (if required).

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

New York City
Get the insider's perspective on the infamous Mafia crime families of New York City on this walking tour with two sit-down tastings included, through the vibrant and fascinating gangland area of New York’s East Village and Little Italy.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

East Village
We begin the tour in the East Village, where you will learn the complex origins of the Mafia in New York City, and learn the hierarchies within each crime family from the foot soldiers, to the captains and the ‘Boss’.

Walk in the footsteps of famed mobsters like Lucky Luciano, Joe ‘the boss’ Masseria, John Gotti – the Teflon Don, “Vinny the Chin” and “Crazy Joe” Gallo, as you hear about their lives, and their crimes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church
Explore second avenue's prohibition history as we walk along this famous avenue exploring places most tours miss.

• Admission Ticket Free

Liz Christy Bowery Houston Community Garden
Hear about this amazing urban garden and its connection to the New York mafia.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Little Italy
Visit local, historic food joints --including the room where the Mafia was formed -- for Italian style dinner tastings, including a "primo" and a "second piatto". Any drinks you wish to have, you may purchase on the day of the tour.

End your tour with a delicious ‘dolce’, a cream-filled Sicilian Cannoli at the best pastry shop in town.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Mafia tour and food tastings of Little Italy
Discover29244364279, 18-12-2022
Jason was wonderful in telling the history of buildings and haunts of the old Mafia. The food tastings were also great! He was very knowledgeable of the Little Italy area
Best tour ever
Sarah_M, 30-10-2022
Best tour guide filled with great experience. Loved the mafia and food tour. It was cool to sit down at restaurants and walk around.
Excellent Evening
Andrew_G, 29-10-2022
Our guide Jason was excellent and really made a good job of relating the present day NYC to the mafia related history. Good food stops as well. The whole event was a huge success due to Jason's guidance and information.
Lots of information
MinnesotaAkins, 23-10-2022
We enjoyed the tour. It was different from some other walking tours we have taken in that there was a lot of information. Jason clearly knows his stuff and worked hard to share it with us. The headsets were helpful, but even with those there were times we were spread out and it was hard to hear him. The “sit down” at John’s was a highlight as the owner treated us by sharing stories with our group.
NY walk and story telling adventure
Jonquil_B, 22-10-2022
If you are unable to be on your feet for three hours I would not recommend. The tour was definitely an insiders story to the life of being a part of the mafia. This was an enjoyable experience and great way to meet people from all over.

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