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- 69%Local Culture
- 67%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
- 54%Business Travelers
- 52%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (88)
- EatalyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7Apr 01, 2013
Oh how I love Eataly! This spot is perfect for a quick panini for lunch, appetizers and wine before dinner, or artisan products from Italy. There's a popular rooftop beer garden too.
- EatalyMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Mar 31, 2013
Until I read Harold's review I thought hubby and I were the only two people in the city who didn't like Eataly. It really does feel like a mall food court, with the requisite high price retail in between, that is popular because Mario Batali's name is on the door. While the food may be great, I just cannot deal with crowds like that. Murray's Cheese is my foodie haven.
- EatalyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Mar 31, 2013
I think I am the only person in Manhattan that doesn't love this place. Maybe it is because I was spoiled by the more intimate version in Tokyo. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best places anywhere in the US to buy Italian grocery items. The restaurants here also serve consistently good food.
My beef with this place is that it is an absolute zoo. Few Manhattanites would voluntarily eat at a mall food court but somehow you put Mario Batali's name on one and people flock to it. The dining spaces here are crowded and there is virtually no natural lighting. The quality may be better than Sbarro but why eat here when there are so many great Italian restaurants in the city?
Check it out. It is worth seeing the spectacle and is a great place to pick up hard to find groceries. If you are desperate to eat in a food court, this is certainly better than what you will get across the river in New Jersey.
- EatalyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Mar 30, 2013
Eataly offers an amazing assortment of predominantly Italian groceries, fresh produce, flowers, kitchen supplies and more. While I feel that the extra-bright lighting inside Eataly is not at all conducive to in-store dining, the various restaurants are always bustling and Eataly is insane if you go around the time of happy hour. The upstairs beer garden is always crowded, but fun. Eataly is a great resource for Italian everything and is the place to go if you are craving a particularly hard-to find variety of pasta or olive oil and this is the perfect place to go if you just need enough groceries to make dinner. There are not that many good grocery stores in the Flatiron/Gramercy area, making Eataly a particularly welcome addition to the neighborhood. Eataly also carries excellent hard-to-find cooking tools and cute modern Italian kitchen items, like alessi egg-timers and napkin holders and the cookbook section is also quite good. I did not always like Eataly as much as I do now, but I have really come to love it.
- EatalyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Mar 16, 2013
Eataly is a really big space converted into a mix of take a way food store and restaurant. Full of Italian food(bread, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, meat, crackers, pizza, etc) this place is amazing, last time I wanted to take with me everything's and taste it all!
- EatalyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesStudents+ 1Mar 11, 2013
Step into Eataly, and you are transported to Italy. This is New York's foodie heaven, where each item is a delicatess, from the truffles, authentic italian pastas, aged cheeses, smoked hams and every type of olive oil you can imagine! The store in itself is gorgeous, and there is a food court where you can sample some of their gourmet dishes with a glass of wine, or alternatively go to the rooftop for brunch or a drink. Don't miss this during your visit to NYC.
- EatalyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Feb 18, 2013
A food experience. So many things to eat here - I loved my affogato, and the husband loved the coffee (he is very picky about his coffee!) I wanted to eat at one of the many eateries here, but it's super crowded with long lines, but all of it looked GREAT. Just another reason for me to visit again!
- EatalyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1Feb 15, 2013
A must-see for foodies. They have sections/stations for just about everything Italian, from coffee to meats and cheeses, and quite easily the largest selection of pastas (dried and fresh) that I've ever seen. It's not all high-end stuff, so it's a good place to go to pick up souvenirs or little gifts. Super easy to find - right by Madison Square Park and the famous Tiffany clock.
- EatalyDec 19, 2012
I love this place! The market downstairs is really robust and I love the fresh mozarella that you can try there. The restaurant upstairs has great natural lighting and is perfect for big groups. We came with about 7 people and were able to try a variety of dishes, all of which were very satisfying.