Meals and Restaurants

Italy offers some of the best food and wine in the world, and you have the opportunity to sample it all with Great Tours of Italy’s escorted tours! You will enjoy a vast selection of eateries that prepare multiple courses; they will certainly be unforgettable!

G.T.I. only chooses from the most highly rated restaurants based on service, cleanliness, their perfection of local dishes, venue, menu variety, quality, and wine options.  They vary in formalities from local restaurants, farmhouses, trattorias, and osterias but always offer a memorable dining experience.

  • Farmhouses offer homemade food and wine grown on their own land.  Staying true to the flavors of their local area.
  • Typical family owned Trattorias and Osterias offer local fresh ingredients and a great atmosphere.
  • Elegant restaurants offer artistic culinary masterpieces for a gourmet dining experience.

Each tour includes a daily breakfast buffet and at least one organized meal being a lunch or/and dinner with three main courses (pasta or soup, meat or fish, salad or vegetable) dessert, American coffee, espresso, mineral water, and fine local wines.  All of which are included.  Can’t eat seafood?  Can’t eat meat?  Don’t worry! Let us know at your time of booking and we will be more than happy to accommodate your dietary needs.  All of the restaurants that you will be taken to will be notified and will provide you with a substitution free of charge.  No surprises.  No disappointments. 

Most restaurants offer outside seating giving you the chance to enjoy fabulous food in a beautiful atmosphere such as overlooking the sea and watching the sunset (weather permitting), enjoying live music, and even singing and dancing!

Because we love to take our customers out, only one or two dinners will be served at the hotel for each tour, however, most of the time you will enjoy our selected choices of the above listed eateries.