When Eataly, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's massive gift to the Chicago food scene opens before winter, diners will reportedly have eight restaurants to choose from. Expect to see a 150-seat pizza and pasta eatery, an enoteca and mozzarella bar, a fish-focused Pesce restaurant, and a meat-focused Carne restaurant among the eight; in addition to a friggatoria focusing on fried foods and a piadineria for flatbreads.
The 63,000 square-foot behemoth will also house a grocery, produce market, and butcher, which will include products from West Loop Salumi, and a birreria brewpub. Although many of these concepts are similar to the New York Eataly, expect the Chicago Eataly to have Midwestern touches like more beer and sausage, and local producers inside to source the ingredients. The target opening date is mid-November.
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