Eataly - Chicago
Mario Batali’s and Joe Bastianich's 63,000-square-foot, two-level complex is an eight-restaurant "polpo," as well as a butcher, a produce market, and a grocery with imported olive oil, wine and pastas, as well as locally sourced products. There are also stations for Nutella, salumi, cheese, pizza, espresso and fresh breads and pastries. The Chicago location is only the second outpost in the United States.
The original location, opened in 2007, continues to thrive in Turin, Italy, but the Chicago outpost is the largest to date. Baffo, an Italian-focused, fine-dining destination, is set to open in mid-December.