Group Tour

Mafia Food Tour with Retired NYPD Detective

Visit notorious mafia haunts and explore some of the best local food joints with a retired NYPD detective.

Things to know


2 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Culture Vulture, Foodies, Looking for Local

Group Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

  • 3 Italian food tastings: fresh-baked pizza, hand made mozzarella, cured meats, meatballs and cannoli

Type of tour:

Walking tour with your retired NYPD guide

Other inclusions:

  • Gratuities optional

Meeting points: John's of 12th Street, 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, United States

What makes this tour special

Walk the beat with a retired NYPD Detective born and raised in Little Italy, visiting notorious Mafia and Crime locations in NYC and hearing his stories of life between New York's finest and his neighborhood. 

The Italian American Mafia is a huge network of highly organised criminal gangs. Particular to this tour, you have the Five Families existing in New York: Bonanno crime family; Colombo crime family; Gambino crime family; Genovese crime family; Lucchese crime family. These crime families originated out of New York City Sicilian Mafia gangs, but a great deal of networking occurred in New York's Little Italy. Here, they fatally clashed with the NYPD as Italian organised crime continued to expand. In particular the 5th precinct which polices Chinatown and Little Italy continually battled with the Italian American Mafia. 

On this tour, you will visit notorious mafia haunts as you walk from the Lowest Eastside to Little Italy, authentically experiencing what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. You will hear first hand accounts of the NYC Mafia and crimes in NYC.  Visit where John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family members hung out, ate, partied and ran their elusive "family businesses". See the Ravenite Social Club and more. Taste your way through iconic local spots, including fresh pizza from a famous mafia 'red sauce joint' (established in 1908), incredible handmade mozzarella, cured meats, as well as meatballs from the best joint in Little Italy, finished off with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's iconic local spots.

Get a behind the scenes look that no other tour can offer. Meet a real mob "associate" and former Detective while he guides you to the places no one else knows about. Get answers to the questions you've been dying to ask.

We built this tour because everyone is curious to talk to a cop about the mafia - and the seemingly blurred links that tie them together. 

What you'll see

Little Italy
A nostalgic area full of the legacies of Italian immigrant culture at the turn of the 20th century.


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AYes. This tour is capped at 14 people.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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