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Brittany La Couture
I took my sister on this tour while she was in town visiting. It was supposed to be a beautiful weekend and we didnt really want to be in museums or fighting the crowds at the monuments. First of all, the food was fantastic. Im a really picky eater, so when I say that the food was great, its an incredibly high compliment that I even tried anything new. The first stop also had a wine pairing that really hit the spot after a frustrating commute (DC metro on the weekend, ugh). The second stop had lasagna that my sister absolutely devoured though I wasnt able to finish mine. My boyfriend reheated the leftovers the next day and still declared it some of the best lasagna hed ever had. The third stop at the pizzeria was probably the most fun. You could really tell the owner loved his job and his enthusiasm somehow made the delicious pizza slice that much better. By this point everyone was pretty full and we were all grateful for the chance to walk to our final stop at Dolcezza. That gelato was a game-changer. I will definitely be going back there frequently! The tour guides were great. They really went out of their way to make sure everyone was having a good time. By the time we had left the first restaurant everyone in the group was laughing and talking as if we had known each other for years. The tour didnt really feel like a typical tour because the guides were so social and really the tour just felt like walking down the street with an incredibly knowledgable friend. On occasion when we did stop at a major monument or something they particularly wanted to talk about, they were impressive in the depth of their knowledge, not just about the building. Or monument we were looking at, but DC and US history in general. Whenever someone asked a question they didnt immediately know the answer to, they were really great about looking it up and getting back to us with the answer by the end of the tour. Stuff like that really showed their passion for the history of the city, as well as their jobs and definitely added to the overall experience. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for something to do in the city that isnt the same old monument or open top bus tour for the 9 millionth time. You get a ton of fun, detailed DC history that you wouldnt get on one of those major tours, plus a fantastic meal and a few hours to spend with new friends.
OK so Ive been in DC for five years and have done my fair share of foodie sourcing across the city. I took the Italian Food Tour and must say after going to school for Italian Studies, I was a skeptic at first, but blown away by the time we finished. From the history of DCs Italian culture and learning Dupont Circles architecture to the tasty Italian cuisine that wasnt pasta. Ive been on food tours that have 7 stops and small bites...those are good but usually have average tastings. Its really evident this company did their homework. The guide was interesting and informative. Recommending this to my people and everyone coming in the city. Best of all I know my money is being well spent. They donate a portion of the ticket I paid for to So Others Might Eat S.O.M.E. a local charity that feeds the homeless. Come on this tour... its 110% worth it.
I went on the Italian Tour in Dupont Circle. Learned lots about the architecture, Italian culture and history while eating Italian cuisine at 4 restaurants. Never knew there was at one point an Italian population "Little Italy" in DC. We went to a family run Italian restaurants in the city and learned about various Italian cuisine and the regions they came from. The guide was knowledgeable and knew about the hidden gems in the city. The cuisine we tasted was great and would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone looking for something new and fun to do in the city.
The food was SO GOOD! Even as a DC local, the tour turned me onto several great Italian restaurants, that were hidden right in front of my face. I cant wait to go back and use some of the coupons. The historical and architectural facts were very interesting! There is so much history to be uncovered in this city! If you like learning and eating, give this tour a try!
Renee Forrester Allison
Had a great time on this tour! I usually dont frequent the Dupont Circle neighborhood much, so it was really nice to enjoy the sunshine and see what restaurants are out there! The gelato at the end was the perfect way to conclude a day full of fun, history, and above all else-- amazing food!
Dave is a terrific and knowledgeable tour guide. He also described the Italian food at each of the four sites in delicious detail. I recommend this food tour to any foodies and to anyone who would like to know the Dupont Circle area......It rocks!
Great food, great tour guide. I learned so much about my city! DC doesnt have a Little Italy, and it was fun trying out some of the Italian restaurants in Dupont/Logan Circle. Ive already been back to one since the tour!
Fantastic tour, delicious food, knowledgeable guide, fun group...great day! Would highly recommend. Such a neat and different thing to do in the city.
Great tour, great food, and great company. Mangia DC provided a fresh perspective on Dupont Circle.