I LOVE this place!! What a treat. I've heard there is one in Milan and one in Rome and I'll be sure to check out both. It's not just a gourmet grocery store. It's not just a wine bar or restaurant. It's all in one!
There's a bar downstairs with an enormous selection of hard to find (and never before heard of beers). There's an incredible wine section. There's a kitchen supply section and I could shop for kitchen gadgets and cookware all day long.
In the main level, there are pastas and spreads and sauces and jams and not the stuff you get at a traditional grocery store.
There's fresh produce and meats and cheeses. And then there are bar seats around food by type...vegetarian, cheese and cured meats, steaks and chicken and a section of fish. Pull up a stool, have a great glass of wine, fresh, good quality food and fresh bread. Amazing! I'll be back every time I'm in Torino!
As a food emporium that provides a one-stop for all food things Italian, Eataly in Torino is wonderful. I could and you could probably also spend days here peering at all the packaged/bottled/loose goods.
This review is about my dining experience at Eataly Torino.
I ate dinner here one night on my recent Italy vacation. I'd heard about this place and it's many locations globally. I was eager to try it.. The night I went, it was early (like 5:30pm ish) so there weren't many diners around. I sat downstairs in the pasta section.
For dinner I ordered a pasta del giorno (tube pasta with vegetables and maybe a little pork). The pasta dish was delivered by the server. I took a forkful of pasta and put it in my mouth to chew.
It was not properly cooked. Really????
Undercooked pasta in a gourmet food emporium? Unacceptable.
I could go to a Pasta Pomodoro or a Fuzio chain restaurant in San Francisco and eat properly prepared pasta. Never had a badly prepared plate of pasta at either before. But here at Eataly it was bad!
I had to hail the server down and tell her the pasta was undercooked.
The server actually took my fork and cut into a tube of pasta and saw the inside was still white - i.e. not cooked. She took it away without saying anything.
She brought me back another plate of the same style of pasta. This time it was decently cooked. I could tell that the server and the cook grudgingly re-did the dish. Or they could have microwaved the old one. Who knows.
Service: Negative Stars
Food (for this one meal of pasta): Negative Stars
Summary: Never eating at this Eataly again (a punto)
Love, love, love this place! Yes it it busy, and yes it is a bit stressful during lunch times. But it is well worth the bustle. The food is delicious and the varieties of dishes is diverse and yet authentic for the region. I would highly make the trip out. From central Turin, take the metro all the way to Lingotto. Walk through the mall and pop out the other end to access Eataly. Enjoy :-)
I loooooove this place!! Awesome awesome supermarket with little food booths/corners everywhere serving diff foods. So far, everything has been uber delish!
An absolute must when in Torino!
Like a Dean & Doluca, not impressive
I have no clue why they get rave reviews. It's pretty much like a Dean & Doluca. The restaurant seating is betwixt the grocery aisles. The grocery products tended to be dry goods i.e. bagged pasta, sauces in jars,, etc. The produce section is tiny. Likewise meat counter very small, limited options. You'd be better off in any Italian butcher shop.
Restaurant food was, while inexpensive, also unimpressive. They do have unbeatable prices for good wine by the glass (secret to their success?). Maybe worth stopping by to browse the wares but honestly, we thought it loud, crowded, average food.... not really a destination unless for a snack and a couple of glasses of wine.
For anyone to give less than 5 stars for this fantastico store, they must be out of their mind!
My local friends said that it puts Dean & Deluca to shame. And I think they're right. Inside you'll find 7 restaurants -- a few that are Michelin rated as well.
But if you're a foodie, or a grocerie foodie. You'll love it here.
Candies, cookies, wines, fresh produce, meats, and on and on and on...
I spent a grip of money on a bunchof candies and chocolates, as gifts. Had to get alot of the Nocciolo chocolate...
I'm surprised that I am the first person to review this amazing, amazing place!
In a nutshell, Eataly is Italy. At least that's what their bags say. This place has EVERYTHING. There are aisles upon aisles of pasta. Aisles upon aisles of fruit jam. An entire shelf dedicated to honey. A basement full of artisan beers and bottles of wine. They stock regional Turin-specialties, so it's a great place to buy souvenirs as well. This is much more than a specialty store. I could spend all day here!
Eataly sells top-quality Italian groceries. The cheese section is humongous, and there is more cured meat that you could imagine. The bakery sells out every day. Additionally, they sell refillable glass bottles (.50- 1 euro) and you can get fresh milk from a dispenser, or liters of wine straight from the barrel in the basement for 2 to 3 euro a liter. There is also a decent selection of Italian cook books (none in English, unfortunately) and an entire section dedicated to all cooking and kitchen supplies.
The most distinctive thing about Eataly, in my opinion, are the eateries. There is a pasta and pizza restaurant near the pasta and bread section, a vegetable eatery near the produce section, a meat grill near the meat section, a fish restaurant near the fish aisle, a pasticceria, a gelateria, and a cafe. (Phew.) The menu for each place changes weekly (I think) so you can come back often and not get sick of the food. The prices, in my opinion, are reasonable. The pizzas range from 6 to 9 euro, the meat dishes range from 8 to 15 euro, and I got a waffle sandwich-type thing from the veggie section for 8 euro.
Eataly is an experience not to be missed if you are ever in Turin. It's easily accessible by Metro (a one minute walk from the Lingotto exit).
While traveling in Turin we enjoyed Eataly both for some meals and also shopping. They offered quick service, quality food and at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend giving this a try if traveling in the area.
The original was way better than the NYC one. It was relaxed and had great shopping areas and really great dining sections. You can order from multiple stations and also get to-go from the rotisserie area. We tried the pasta, salad, salumeria, and rotisserie sections and all of them were good and had wine pairings. A must see if you are in town.
The Eataly is one of the temples of the Slow Food movement in Italy. The place is amazing, located at the former production site of FIAT in Torino, in an old Vermouth factory At first, it looks a bit like a huge, normal supermarket with a market atmosphere until you notice what is actually going on.
I strolled around and found only high quality stuff, from pasta, fish, over meat, wine, spirits and many other things. There are climate chambers where Prosciutto di Parma is ripening, or another one with cheese. You may just enter and watch and smell. Incredible.
Then, you get things to eat at every second corner. It sounds exaggerated, but I had the best Pizza in my life there.
Of course, everything is crowded. Which actually fits to Turin, a place where you dont find a Starbucks in the center or other international food chains. Moreover, there is hardly a big block with a warehouse like in all the other big cities of Europe. Surprising, indeed. The people obviously dont like that and try to stick to their own character.
Back to Eataly: go there if you like to see, smell, and taste some of the best food you can get! The goods are not cheap, but worth the price. Only the wine looked sometimes a bit overpriced. But who cares on such a day ;-)
Eataly is part grocery, part restaurant, part cafe and part gelateria. What can I say...I've been here three times today! Once for lunch (asparagus pizza), then for gelato (crema and chocolate) and again later for dinner (the daily special- pesto fusilli)...it's just that kind of place...a place where you can get all your needs conveniently met. I may just stop in tomorrow to buy gifts for my friends and family back in the U.S.
I lived in Torino for one year and this was by far one of my favorite places. My husband and I went at least once a week for lunch. They have everything. As you make your way around you will find Pasta, cheese , meats, fish, housewares,fresh produce, sweets, teas, coffees for purchase. In addition to a fresh bakery, coffee bar, gelato bar and dessert bar, you will find different spots to eat. First, pasta place near the bakery and under the skylight a large room with vegetable bar, meat bar and fish restaurant. After lunch don't forget to visit the Museo di Vermouth and the beer and wine cellar.
On your way to checkout you can browse the bookstore and pick up the local favorite Gianduja chocolates! Buon Apitito.
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