Amazing food and great ambiance. The host estimated a 40 minute wait for our table to be ready but we ended up only waiting for 20 minutes! While we were waiting, we grabbed a quick snack (pistachio cannoli) and was blown away by the quality! I recommend the unique bruschetta because they use ricotta cheese and sweet tomato purée 10/10!
I literally wish I could live at this place. Three floors of wines, cheeses, meats, breads, desserts, pasta and other Italian goodies, along with places to create your own cannoli, order gelato and sit down for a meal. My friend and I loved splitting the fresh mozzarella, which is literally made right there each day. My tagliatelle pasta with bolognese was perfect — you can tell that it’s freshly made pasta. My friend’s spaghetti pomodoro also looked amazing. We didn’t have time for tiramisu for dessert and I still regret it. I’ll get it next time because I will be back.
Eataly Chicago comes out on top!!! It was fantastic to spoil oneself at such a wonderful restaurant. This location was at the top of our choice, especially when it came to recommending it to others. The warm atmosphere and delectable cuisine will make your family day, date, or get-together even more memorable. You may eat, drink, and shop for your favorite Italian treats here–whatever you want is available! The location: They have a parking lot and are easy to find. The space was large, with a well-designed layout and multiple floors of merchandise and food. Authentic and amazing. You’ll have a good time exploring the area. The food: The seafood squid ink pasta and eggplant penne were delicious. The Polpette as well (very juicy and meaty). We had already tried a lot of their spaghetti and were always pleased with how fresh it was prepared. Their pizza selection was also excellent! My favorites are Capricciosa and Norcina. Everything tastes nice, and deciding which is the best for you would take a long time. The bread they served was delicious! The great collection of Italian wines, from table wine to Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, and Amarone, will almost certainly make your heart happy if it is Italian. Also, for all you cheese lovers out there, Eataly Chicago is the place to go! THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF CHEESE! Note: Expensive, but well worth it.
Go there for a good experience and to see array of various Italian food to groceries. Well kept, and nice staff. We really like the freshly made bread, and some authentic olive oils. I just feel some of the items are little over priced. Otherwise nice place for a visit.
Was so happy to see eataly here in Chicago! Their pizza is incredible, there’s no place that has better fresh mozzarella and pasta- I brought some home to Seattle in an ice bag and continued to enjoy the magic of eataly at home. Seriously try their pizza, it’s so good!
Very tasty but pretty expensive food. The marketplace is so much fun and a great place to get inspired to cook extravagant dinners. I came to the restaurant with a group of 5 for lunch and our total bill came out to $130 without tip (and none of us ordered drinks or dessert). Most of us got our own pasta dish and we all loved ours. I think my favorite was the pasta of the day which was this squid ink pasta with spicy red sauce and seafood mixed in. However, the ravioli is also very very yummy. Prepare to spend $20-30 on an entree here. It also gets very packed very fast. The restaurant was completely full before noon on a weekday. Even though it was crowded, our waiter was very attentive and kind. Our food did not take long to come out and he delivered it carefully and promptly. We always had enough water. The service was nothing to complain about at all. The ambiance of not just the restaurant but the entire Eataly marketplace is beautiful and wonderful. It’s well decorated, they sell literally EVERYTHING from cookware, to pasta, to fresh produce, to charcuterie, to gifts, to gelato, to wine and so much more. It is well organized, clean, and just a great time inside. There are also some tables outside for outdoor seating if you want to get something to go and eat it outside. However, there is also lots of indoor seating that’s not part of the restaurant for those who just want carry out or a quick coffee/gelato. Overall, wonderful experience. I would love to frequent this place if there was one near me and I had lots of loney.
I went to Eataly around 4pm on a Friday for date night thinking I would be enjoying $1 oysters for happy hour but the waiter quickly informed me that was no longer a thing because of good ol’ COVID. The restaurant was fairly crowded for COVID times. I appreciated that Eataly still enforced the mask mandate until you got to your table and the guests were still socially distanced while enjoying their meals considering Chicago had fully opened the day we went to the restaurant. I made it a mission to order the aurora cocktail. A friend of mines had been raving about how strong this drink was so I had to try it. Apparently him and his friends had two to three of them and left the restaurant spinning so I had to see if the hype was real. Although the drink was delicious, it was not as strong as they suggested. The waiter said it was because the bartender made mines fresh and my friends experienced the pre-bottled mix which is way more potent. We also tried to buy the premixed alcohol, but Eataly didn’t have any for sale at the time. For food, we ordered a margarita pizza and the vesuvio alla puttanesca. Both were really good. I am not a fan of tomato sauce pastas, but this pasta was the perfect amount of sauce and the sauce was not overly tangy. The pizza was also delicious. The crust was soft with a bit of crunchiness. The olive oil also was very fresh! Overall the food was fantastic and I plan on returning when I am in Chicago, LA, or NYC. Eataly is an experience! i would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The server was also good. He had amazing customer service. I also enjoyed that the staff was diverse. I appreciate seeing people work that represent all of the cultures of the city. I love that this place is a mixture of restaurant, bar, and groceries. I love being able to eat and then shop for food and alcohol after. There is something that happens when I eat in places like this that inspire me to cook!
While traveling and staying in Chicago for the week, and having many nifty food options near our Hotel, this business caught our eye with all the large windows and many things to look at inside. So in we went. Wow!! Pastry counter, gelato counter, rows of wine upon wine .. grocery items .. butcher “mozzarella lab”, pizza counter, pasta counter .. OH MY!!! We chose to eat in the restaurant, I had the Neapolitan Margarita pizza so fresh, yummy and just plain lovingly made in a wood fire oven. My friend had the bolognese pasta and they had GF options for her with pasta & pizza! AND pastries! She was in Heaven. I was very happy to see there is a location back home in Boston and can’t wait to go where I can buy some groceries and not worry about plane luggage weight lol Our waitress, Angelina, was so kind and attentive. As was every employee we came across which was many, even though there is an employee shortage right now, they totally know how to staff the store/restaurant. A++ all around
I was honestly pretty underwhelmed by Eataly. I’ve always heard great things about the food here, so I decided to stop by and try it out! The location was really nice — it was very close to the Magnificent Mile and many other shops/restaurants. The service was relatively quick, and after placing my order of the Bolognese and Tagliolini I was able to pick it up within 15 minutes. This felt quick since there was a lot to explore in Eataly — there was a variety of goods for sale in the grocery sections and lots of things to discover in the store. After getting my food, there were some outdoor tables in front of the store and I ate my meal there. (The tables are first come first serve, so keep that in mind if you prefer to dine in an outdoor setting) Overall, for the price of the two dishes (about $21 per dish) the portions were small and the sauces tasted quite bland. The noodles had a nice texture, especially since they are made fresh but that was the only characteristic I enjoyed about the pastas. Although Eataly was convenient to stop by for a quick lunch, it did not feel satisfying when I finished. The upside to my experience was the store inside. I did enjoy walking around the grocery sections and discovering the different products/goods that were on the shelves. All in all, Eataly was a relatively pleasant experience. The food was okay in my opinion, and it felt very overpriced for what was served. However, the store section of Eataly was really fun to walk around and explore. Given the convenient location, it’s not a bad place to get food but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. I’d suggest going to their store instead to see what you can find.
I’ve been recommended this place so many times but the pasta was just alright. The wait time was pretty long without reservation (around 30-45 minutes) but at least you can browse around the store while you wait. After getting our food, I was kind of bummed that we waited so long cuz everything was so bland. The bolognese I had was probably the most flavorful of them all but it was nothing special. The clams in the pasta on the bottom right had a lot of empty shells which is disappointing. The beef and veal pasta on the top right had barely any flavor except for a smidge of truffle. Not the mention the price of the pastas were not cheap either The gelato we got downstairs was really good tho! Hazelnut and pistachio but I think hazelnut was the winner here