When I told one of my friends that I was going to Rome her first response was that I had to go to Eataly! When she described the food market full of all the delights Eataly has to offer, I knew I needed to add it to my list of places to visit. Working in food and drink marketing means you’re never truly off duty even when you’re on holiday.
After a short metro trip to Piramide – where there is an actual Pyramid opposite – you will find the largest Eataly in Italy (you see what they did there!).
Four floors of wonder await! Beautifully laid out with fresh fruit and vegetables in old fashioned wooden market stalls, there is also a whole area dedicated to chocolate, deli counters full of delicious cured meats and cheeses made right in front of you.
With 9 restaurants and 4 cafés we were spoilt for choice and made our way to the Birreria which serves craft beers direct from Eatalay’s very own brewery. The menu also reflects the made onsite ethos, offering a selection of meats, cheeses and pastas all being expertly created across the store.
Looking for something sweet we ended our visit with a hot chocolate from Venchi and what an experience it was. Similar to a beer tap, the Venchi stand has a tap flowing with melted chocolate! This gets added to the hot chocolate making it extra luxurious.
With 12 Eataly’s spread across Italy and a further 14 around the world from Japan to Las Vegas, there is also one set to land in London next year and I can’t wait to visit.
Opening in 2020, the new Eataly will be placed in the City of London and provide an enormous food hall full of authentic Italian treats that until then will remain a plane ride away.
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