A food hall of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and & Lidia Matticchio, a food lovers marketplace of Italian delicatessens. I went on a Saturday and the place was crowded. We couldn’t find a table to sit at. It’s a foodie place to wander around or meet a friend to have a tasting and do a little shopping. The location is on 200 5th Avenue in NYC.
You can shop, taste and savour. They have boutique eateries of handmade pasta, cheeses, wines, meats, fish, cured meats, breads, fruits, vegetables and of course italian coffee. It also has a selection of Rizzoli books and kitchenware. You can have a glass of wine while you are shopping and have a taste of mortadella from Bologna or just sit down and eat fresh oysters.
They cook what they sell in the store, so you can decide from the rosticceria, il pecsce, pizza & pasta, gelateria or have a panini with mozarella di bufala and prosciutto di Parma.
They also have a culinary experience called, La Scuola di Eataly which is a cooking school with classes by Chef Lidia Bastianich.