Retired NYPD Guided Mafia & Food Walk

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Dennis

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

First let me say that most Gangster Tours in New York City are total BS- This experience comes right from the “horse’s mouth” no tour guide no filter. Get the real stories while visiting notorious gangland locations as we walk from the East Village to Little Italy experiencing what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. You'll hear first hand accounts of the NYC Mafia and crimes in NYC and taste the local cuisines. We will visit Crime Family member hang-outs where they ate, partied and ran their elusive "family businesses". Visit the locations tour companies don’t even know exist. See the former Gambino headquarters "The Ravenite Social Club" and more. We meet at a famous mafia “red sauce joint” est 1908.. We'll top it off with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's iconic local pastry spots. We finish up in Little Italy where I ensure you know your way home and always offer my personal contact information and offer my assistance with reservations or things to do while you’re in NYC. To date we have hosted over 8,000 guests This is not just another Mafia tour in New York.
Other things to note
Vegetarian options available - please arrive at least 13 minutes before start time. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be able to walk 1.5 miles at a brisk pace. Also, please dress weather appropriate as this experience operates in sometimes cold/ warm weather rain or shine. All food included
First let me say that most Gangster Tours in New York City are total BS- This experience comes right from the “horse’s mouth” no tour guide no filter. Get the real stories while visiting notorious gangland locations as we walk from the East Village to Little Italy experiencing what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. You'll hear first hand accounts of the NYC Mafia and crimes in NYC and taste the local cuisines. W…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Once we meet you’ll “know a guy” in NYC. I have access to people and places...

Accessibility

Audio or verbal information

Meet your Host, Dennis

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1,749 Reviews
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I’m a retired NYPD Detective born and raised in Little Italy. I’ve consulted for TV and major film productions on both crime and law enforcement and have appeared on Law & Order. Experiences are hosted by me or retired NYPD Police Officers and Detectives that grew up with New York’s infamous crime families.
Together we will visit notorious Mafia and Crime locations in NYC. I enjoy sharing true crime stories of my police career and life experiences while growing up and working these streets coupled with amazing food from my neighborhood. We will visit notorious gangland locations while tasting some of the best local joints in the city. I’ve hosted over 8,500 guests, have been featured on multiple news outlets and travel shows. I have over 5,000 five star reviews, and am consistently the highest booked experience.
I’m a retired NYPD Detective born and raised in Little Italy. I’ve consulted for TV and major film productions on both crime and law enforcement and have appeared on Law & Order. Experiences are hosted by me or retired NYPD Police Officers and Detectives that grew up with New York’s infamous crime families.
Together we will visit notorious Mafia and Crime locations in NYC. I enjoy sharing true crime stories of my police career and life experiences while growing up and working these street…
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Join 5 other guests
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Join 3 other guests
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$119 per person
Join 4 other guests
$119 per person

Where you'll be

We will experience Italian foods at some of New York’s best eats while you walk with me through the East Village, Lower Eastside and Little Italy while tasting some of the best foods the city has to offer. Food equivalent to a full meal. Dress weather appropriate and wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking experience that runs rain or shine. Your fee is donated to organisations that help others - Not your typical gangster tour in NYC

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 1,749 reviews.

Sara
October 2021
Dennis is a great person! His stories are great and you really get to see some historic places were important mafia events took place! I would dare to say he is the real deal about mafia in little Italy….
Elizabeth
October 2021
Great atmosphere with dinner, people, and the walk around town was enjoyable. We missed out on the cannoli at the end but will go back when we are in town again! The stories were interesting and love the history of the city, the culture and Dennis himself.
Laura
October 2021
Dennis is an amazing storyteller and really knows his subject matter. He made life on the street come to life! He very thoughtfully provides personal receivers so that everyone can hear his running dialogue as we walk around the streets of Little Italy. You'll also hear stories about China town, as they are related. Dennis very thoughtfully provided me gluten-free meals for no extra charge. Dennis made for a very fun evening and I highly recommend that you take this tour at the beginning of your visit, as you will have a friend in New York in Dennis. He is a good friend to have 🤠
Melinda
October 2021
This was the highlight of our weekend in NYC! The venues were delightful, each with its unique history, plus incredible Italian food. (The vegan spaghetti and meatballs tasted SO good!) The mafia stories make this trip exciting and unforgettable. When you hear about the stories, you'll be standing right where they took place—it is unlike any other tour I have ever taken. When you see the food this tour includes, the price makes sense—it was so much we ended up taking dessert to go. But when we ate it, it was the BEST cannoli I have ever had, and I can't wait until the next time I am in NYC to get more! Book this today!
Madison
October 2021
Dennis was a great host! He was really knowledgeable and had many interesting personal anecdotes that added to the tour. And he was accommodating of our gluten-free allergy. Whether you’re a native New Yorker or a first time visitor, this tour is a must-do!
Celeste
October 2021
This is a intimate tour with personal stories from someone who saw and experienced it all. It doesn’t get more authentic than this!

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  • Fri, Nov 19
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Sat, Nov 20
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Sun, Nov 21
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Nov 23
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $119 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.