Italian Food And Wine Destination Opens In Manhattan

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880/AP) — New York City is already famous for its Little Italy, so consider this Big Italy.

On Tuesday, a multilevel extravaganza of Italian food and wine opens in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. It’s the brainchild of culinary heavyweights Oscar Farinetti and Mario Batali.

The complex is called Eataly, and it occupies nearly 50,000 square feet of space at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. Italian food-lovers can enjoy seven different boutique eateries, a wine shop, bakery and patisserie, plus a supermarket-sizedItalian food and wine marketplace.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Reporter Rich Lamb checks out Eataly

There’s also a culinary school for those who are desperate to learn how to perfect their own pasta dough or make fresh mozzarella at home. Batali and others will teach classes throughout the year.

The concept is modeled after a similar outpost in Turin, Italy which Farinetti opened in 2007.

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  • Ima Idjit

    This is such wonderful news as there is a distinct lack of Italian eateries in NYC!

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