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Eataly

Gourmet Shop, Food & Drink Shop, and Italian Restaurant
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 3, 2014
    It doesn't get much hotter than Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's land of magic and pasta. With eight restaurants and a world of retail, Chicago's food scene has been greatly expanded.
  • emiliano c.
    emiliano calosJanuary 13, 2015
    If you like Italian food, this will be heaven for you.This is like a mall just of pasta, gelato, bread, and all kinds of delicious stuff. If it's Italian and you can eat it, you will find it at eataly
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 14, 2016
    Satiate your truffle cravings at Il Tartufo—Eataly’s truffle-filled pop-up. Order your meal and then choose between add-ons of 4 grams of shaved truffle for $29 or a whole truffle sold for $7 a gram. Read more
  • Marta
    MartaApril 26, 2017
    Will satisfy anyone's pallet. There is everything you want here from fish to meats to pizza and specialty cheeses. Wine, coffee, sweets. Great for lunch and dinner! No need to go anywhere else!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2017
    Eataly's hot chocolate has long been a favorite of New Yorkers, and with its arrival in Chicago, it's poised to make an impression here. It's dark, rich and topped with a little whip. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneDecember 31, 2014
    This gourmet food shop has 23 "restaurants" inside, make sure to walk around before committing. Try out the Nutella crepes, affogato (gelato plus espresso, on the 1st floor), and prosciutto bar. Read more
  • Todor K.
    Todor KrecuDecember 8, 2013
    If you are a fan of Italian chocolate and hazelnut spread, you will love the Nutella bar at Eataly Chicago: https://plus.google.com/photos/104312364047482983516/albums/5952734479589922801 Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJune 21, 2016
    Standouts from the new menu include the Parmigiana, with thinly sliced eggplant and mozzarella, and the Eggs ‘n Bacon, which even our Italian host agreed was excellent, if very “American.” Read more
  • Alison D.
    Alison DurayJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit the wine upstairs! So many great options. Also love the Birreria for a bite to eat. Yummy food at Carne and the Pizza area, too. If you go early early or late for lunch is fairly clear of crowds!
  • Ifigeneia
    IfigeneiaDecember 23, 2014
    Such an amazing place!! If only the whole group of friends could actually agree when having to chose between: pasta, meat and vegetarian! Please start serving all areas!!
  • Martin O.
    Martin OvandoJuly 29, 2015
    Really good place, an Italian Market-Restaurant, the concept is really cool because you can stop by for a coffee and u can also buy anything you want.. Plus, you can go upstairs and eat a good dinner!
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultNovember 9, 2014
    The moment I walked in I was overwhelmed. It's like Italy was crammed into a multi-story building on a city block. The pizzas are DELISH and gelato is a must.
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasSeptember 2, 2014
    On the pricey side for some things, but the quality and atmosphere are well worth it. Their pastas are perfectly cooked, even the ever-so-simple and satisfying spaghetti chitarra al cacio e pepe.
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PowellDecember 25, 2013
    Eataly was awesome - The pizza bar as Good as Quartino, We had wine, very good. Great Fish plate with squid and white fish and clams Pastries to die for, Lavazzo wonderful. Winner!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarheeFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan to spend at least 3 hours here. If you want pizza and pasta put your name in, go find some antipasta and wine, and wait till your table is ready. After definitely hit up the coffee and gelato
  • Karyn C.
    Karyn ChinJuly 26, 2015
    Seemed to be smaller than the NYC location but the food is still delish! Got lucky with a fresh out of the oven prosciutto mozzarella focaccia bread. Yum!
  • Susan W.
    Susan WellfordAugust 8, 2014
    A little overwhelming at first, but you'll settle in soon enough. We hit meat & cheese, wine and dessert stations and the pasta restaurant. Great lasagna! Real Italian style food. We'll be back.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get in line for the gelato, but upstairs there is even more delicious food. The Nutella bar is a must, especially for the crepe!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LucFebruary 24, 2014
    Beer bar! Three Floyds beers like Zombie Dust!. Fried radishes from the Fritto bar is a must try! Fresh mozzarella with san Daniele's prosciutto. Porchetta sandwich better than SF's Roli Roti
  • Mark N.
    Mark NixonNovember 20, 2016
    Amazing meal at IL PESCE &LE VERDURE. Grilled octopus was cooked to perfection & the gnocchi was other worldly. Also had oysters, farroto & a bottle of wine. Everything was delicious.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMay 10, 2015
    Nutella bar, lavazza, gourmet groceries and more at this 2 floor place that includes Birreira restaurant like the NYC original but is even bigger!
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 21, 2014
    So much to get here. Close to michigan avenue. A $2 espresso, very well made albeit pricey desserts, and very good made to order food. If you don't order wine it's a bargain for that area.
  • Alberto Q.
    Alberto QuirozJanuary 14, 2015
    Incredible concept: you can buy while you have lunch or dinner; or eating while you buy its prime Italian items? I take the seafood bar, the Polpo (octopus) was amazing.
  • Dana P.
    Dana PanyaAugust 19, 2014
    I went in the evening around 9 and it was pretty crowded and full of tourist. There was a long line for gelato but the pistachio gelato was well worth the wait. So don't miss it!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossDecember 24, 2014
    If you've ever traveled to Italy, you'll appreciate everything Eataly has to offer!!! Also, the butcher shop looked amazing. Can't wait to try the rib roast we purchased for Christmas dinner!!!
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A bit overpriced for the casual dining though would argue that upstairs is generally worth it. Fresh pasta cannot be beat and subscribe to their mailing list for specials.
  • RMFY
    RMFYJune 2, 2017
    If you are going here there are many many many but many things you can buy it's enormous I loved the mint ice cream 🍦 delicious 😋
  • Jodi H.
    Jodi HamiltonAugust 18, 2017
    LOVE EATALY! Upstairs is where you find all the dinner/lunch food. Great spot for trying a bunch of appetisers to share and a glass of nice wine.Well priced also!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MartiniJuly 22, 2017
    My favorite place in Chicago. Multiple Italian restaurants, 2 espresso bars, gelato bar, wine bar, beer bar, butcher shop w whole Parma hams hanging in the rafters
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi B.March 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The charcuterie and cheese plate is a great deal: $22 for five meats, five cheeses and accompaniments. Also, be sure to try the brioche focaccia and the specialty beers.
  • Aris G.
    Aris GalatisOctober 2, 2017
    Everything you imagine from an Italian deli and even more than that. On the pricey side but the vastness of produce is unbelievable
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NelsonJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the tagliatelle w/ braised short rib. Pasta was perfect al dente, the short rib was tender, and the sauce complemented the dish without overpowering it. High marks.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchafferMarch 11, 2015
    Lived up to hype. Went at 11am, wasn't busy. Many meats & cheeses. Bought pastas & sauces. I'll continue going to my fav local spot L'Appetito a few blocks away. L'Appetito is small, cheap, friendly
  • Charmin
    CharminDecember 22, 2013
    Try IL Pesce! The trout is amazing! Love the fresh bread and olive oil. Great service, food came out fast, great wine, prices are fair- no complaints!
  • Galen H.
    Galen HamesAugust 20, 2014
    There's so much to try here! It's an Italian food lovers dream!:-) Great wine selection and an authentic Italian coffee bar: Lavazza! Molto bene, molto delicioso!
  • Karen W.
    Karen WilliamsMay 18, 2014
    Great venue- just overpriced - it is a feast for the senses and your palate will be happy - if you have been to Italy it is a close replicate with American prices
  • Leia N.
    Leia NicholeDecember 14, 2013
    Glorious! It is something of an expensive tourist trap but the chocolates and la pasta fresca alone are worth the trouble. Do it!
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiMarch 21, 2016
    What a great place to visit...just expensive but you can find a bottle of wine for a decent price!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SilvaDecember 25, 2015
    The nutella crepes and the pasta are delectable. Overall is the most italian place in Chicago and the variety of goods, restaurants and cafés are great.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinApril 19, 2015
    The Pasta is very good and the gelato is amazing. The food is rather expensive though and it's always very crowded. Fun place to visit though if you like food.
  • MasterCard
    MasterCardMarch 21, 2014
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  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is great! Slightly pricey. Get the Nutella crepe, calamari, prosciutto and mozzarella!
  • Doug K.
    Doug KarmazinJanuary 17, 2014
    Great Italian indoor market and eatery. Go upstairs immediately to get a spot and sample your favorite wine, cheese and meats!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MuzzallOctober 13, 2017
    Perfect place to go if you are aren't sure what you want. A giant Italian food hall and deli with desserts galore! Gelato, cannoli and patisserie
  • Althea C.
    Althea CampbellAugust 13, 2015
    I love the atmosphere. The selection of Italian food is astounding. So delicious. Friendly knowledgable staff.
  • Pam P.
    Pam P.April 21, 2017
    I walked in here, by myself, looking for lunch. I was absolutely overwhelmed on the 2nd floor. I ended up ordering a tasty baguette sandwich from I Panini.
  • Beth R.
    Beth RosenDecember 2, 2013
    Welcome to Chicago #eatalychicago - best selection of everything to make even the average cook feel special - cookbooks too
  • Anuta S.
    Anuta SJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the favorite spots (both Chicago and New York)! Fish is delicious. Don't forget to get yourself some focaccia. You are welcome!
  • Luiz E.
    Luiz EduardoSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Burrata with n'duja oil and a glass of wine. Or the n'duja appetizer at the birreria
    Upvoted May 3
  • Chris N.
    Chris NesladekOctober 14, 2014
    Chicago outpost offers a sugarific first floor of Nutella, Chocolates, and Gelato not to be missed even if you eat with your eyes.
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