Best Private Food and Drink Tours in Naples

  • Matt Brown
  • 08/11/21

Best Private Food and Drink Tours in Naples

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Interested in exploring everything Naples’ eateries have to offer? Get a taste of the city’s best food and drinks by enjoying these impeccable excursions from Naples Culinary Walks. As part of the walk, you and a small group of 2 to 10 people will take a guided, leisurely stroll through some of Naples’ most elegant and glamorous neighborhoods, stopping at a variety of restaurants for tastings. These walks typically last between 2.5 and 3 hours, allowing plenty of breaks to sit and rest as you enjoy the fabulous cuisine at each stop. Read on to learn more about some of Naples’ best food and drink tours!

 

1. Fifth Avenue South Food Walk

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

Fifth Avenue South is known as the Champs-Elysees of Naples, packed on each side with inviting restaurants, cozy cafes, quaint shops, pocket parks, and beautiful people. During the Fifth Avenue South Food Walk, you will sample small plates from singular restaurants with fantastic European flair, finishing up the excursion at a chic gelato parlor.

The glamorous and iconic Fifth Avenue South has no shortage of fun things to do and see. Fifth Avenue South is one of the country’s most exclusive addresses, boasting both historical and contemporary architecture as well as lush, tropical greenery. Whether you’re craving a traditional Italian pizza, a juicy American hamburger, a unique and refreshing cup of coffee, or some of Florida’s finest and freshest seafood, Fifth Avenue South has an eatery for you!

 

2. Bayfront Food Walk

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 4:30 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

Bayfront’s charming plaza is lined with great restaurants and exciting outdoor sports opportunities, perfect for a day of exploring. Just below downtown’s Fifth Avenue South, catch sight of the sparkling Gordon River, which flows into a lovely, pristine Bay visible from US41.

At Bayfront, a residential community surrounds a walkable plaza packed with popular restaurants for you to try on your tour. At Tin City, you’ll get a fun history lesson as you experience the Naples of the past, trying olive oil and other exciting specialties. At the glamorous Hyatt House, you’ll dine on some more contemporary fare in the form of small plates before moving on to the gorgeous In the Pink vessel to enjoy a spectacular sunset.

 

3. Waterside Shops Food Walk

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

One of Naples’ newer food walk offerings, the Waterside Shops Food Walk will take you past gorgeous waterscapes and quaint and elegant designer shopping opportunities. This premier shopping and dining destination is home to all your favorite labels, from Louis Vuitton to Gucci to Saks Fifth Avenue—you can also stock up on contemporary favorites like Lilly Pulitzer, lululemon, and Michael Kors.

You and your group will love sampling the delicious treats offered at the Waterside Shops. This fun and fashionable food walk makes for a perfect day out with friends and family. Anyone who loves to shop and dine will have an excellent time here!

 

4. Clam Pass Park/Naples Grande Resort Brunch

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 9:30 AM
  • Cost: $60/person

Get outside and soak up the sunshine on this 0.6-mile-long walk along the Clam Pass Boardwalk, leading straight to the sparkling waters of the Gulf. At Naples Grande Beach Resort’s esteemed Aura Restaurant, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal in an upscale, cosmopolitan dining room. Aura’s expert chef offers some decadent brunch options, like delicious pancakes, eggs, and omelets. 

There are lots of other amazing eateries located right at the resort. Some of these include the Catch of the Pelican, a vibrant and relaxed seafood spot, the oasis-like Rhode’s End, perfect for a casual outdoor lunch in the Florida sunshine, and the Sunset Veranda, the perfect way to end a long day by relaxing with a cocktail and taking in the sunset. The Sunset Veranda even offers a pop-up Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen, available on a seasonal basis.

If you have a craving for something sweet after your Clam Pass Park and Naples Grande Resort adventure, stop by the iconic Spressi Marketplace for some yummy gelato. With fourteen different flavors of this hot-weather treat, you can’t go wrong.

 

5. Village at Venetian Bay Food Walk

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 1:30 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

The stunning waterfront shopping and dining complex known as the Village at Venetian Bay is known for its high-end boutiques and a wide variety of restaurants featuring outdoor seating. You’ll have a fabulous time browsing the Venetian-inspired boutiques selling elegant jewelry, men’s and women’s apparel, and exquisite art pieces. Some of Naples’ best waterfront seafood restaurants, like M Waterfront Grille and T-Michaels Steak and Lobster, are located along Venetian Bay. You’ll truly be in heaven trying some of their delicious cuisine.

After trying some small plates at Venetian Bay’s fabulous eateries, take a break by the water and soak up the sunshine and breathtaking views. You can even grab a sweet treat for dessert at the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store—perfect for a hot day!

 

6. Third Street South Food Walk

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

Often referred to as the “birthplace of Naples,” the Third Street South area is located just two blocks from the iconic 19th century Naples Pier and the gorgeously sunny beaches along the Gulf. From the minute you arrive, you’ll feel as though you’ve wandered into paradise. Colorful beach cottages line the streets of Old Naples, and fine restaurants and bistros are scattered as far as the eye can see. Browse the world-class shopping opportunities, take in beautiful sights at some fine art galleries, and visit the historic buildings of Naples.

Restaurants along Third Street South are like no other. On this food walk, you’ll enjoy the fabulous cuisine from Sea Salt Restaurant, an upscale and trendy seafood eatery with a comfortable patio perfect for relaxing. The elegant, Venetian-inspired meals at Sea Salt will transport you to another place. You’ll love the fresh and delicious Pan Flashed Salmon served with butternut squash, clams, and chorizo, or the Grilled Shrimp & Scallop Spiedini, which comes with king oyster mushrooms and red miso. Top off the day with a scoop of sweet gelato from Norman Love, a delicious confectionary that also sells gourmet chocolates. After your fantastic culinary experience, head to the historic Naples Pier for beautiful views and photo ops!

 

7. Mercato Food Walk

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 5:30 PM
  • Cost: $95/person

One of Naples’ newest and trendiest additions, the Mercato Food Walk is the perfect excursion for date night or a fun experience shared with friends! Head down a brightly lit quarter-mile as you explore the Strada and take in the sights and sounds of Naples at night. Along the way, you’ll stop at five different restaurants, indulging in a variety of small plates featuring fresh fish and meat—ending with a sweet dessert treat, of course. 

You’ll have a blast at Mercato, a shopping, dining, and entertainment district with plenty of fun things going on. Some of Mercato’s best restaurants include gastro-craft cocktail bar Bar Tulia, British influenced The Pub Naples (awarded “Best Fish & Chips in the United States” by Old Speckled Hen in 2018!), and Cavo Lounge, an upscale gastrolounge that’s great for enjoying cocktails and small plates. Whether you’re unwinding with a Moscow Mule in hand, catching a movie at the state-of-the-art luxury cinema, or viewing a live musical performance, Mercato has something for everyone!

 

8. City Dock at Crayton Cove Food Walk

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start: 9:30 AM
  • Cost: $90/person

Beautiful waterfront dining is the main event at the Crayton Cove Food Walk! Start off your exciting day in Naples by experiencing the sun-dappled Crayton Cove. With your morning coffee in hand, soak up the saltwater breezes as you traverse the Naples City Dock on foot. The dock is located close to some excellent shopping and dining opportunities, and there’s also an art gallery that you won’t want to miss. You can also visit the waterside Cove Inn, an intimate hotel in historic Old Naples—located right on the Bay.

Offered from October through May, the tour itself is a great way to spend the breakfast and brunch hours in Naples. With fresh fruit, seafood dishes, and orange juice and coffee in ample supply, this walking tour is a stellar way to start off your day! The tour finishes with an elegant reception at a historic gallery, truly giving you a taste of Naples class.

Contact Matt Brown Real Estate for assistance navigating the Naples luxury real estate market and finding the home of your dreams. Matt Brown can be reached at (239) 580.8864 or matt.brown@raveis.com.

 

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