Mafia Food Tour with Retired NYPD Detective (Private Tour)


  • Visit notorious mafia scenes after dark 

  • Listen to crime stories from your guide's police career

  • Taste some of the best local joints in the city

  • See the Ravenite Social Club

  • Taste your way through iconic local spots


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

Tour info

2 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point

John's of 12th Street, 302 E 12th St, New York, New York, 10003

123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

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. 

* Visit notorious mafia scenes after dark  
* Listen to crime stories from your guide's police career and life experiences  
* Taste some of the best local joints in the city, including fresh pizza, homemade mozzarella, and cured meats

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’s included?

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

  • Private tour with retired NYPD Detective born and raised in Little Italy

  • Plenty of time to take memorable photos

  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes

  • Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally

  • Kids under 4 are free

Before you go

  • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time

  • Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains

  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Travel Curious, based in Shoreditch/London, researches, creates and owns immersive, cultural tours and experiences in cities throughout the world. We provide our tours and experiences as a service to the travel industry and are privileged to name some of the biggest global brands as our partners