Much like a visit to Chicago, no two trips to Eataly are the same. While new food hall style dining is on the rise in the city, the Italian marketplace, located in River North, is constantly adding new items to keep an edge on the competition. This summer Eataly's all about bringing the flavors of Southern Italy to Chicago. Here's 3 new summer-inspired additions to Eataly's La Piazza and Gelato Bar that are perfetto:
1) Pizza alla Pala
In addition to the award-winning Neapolitan-style pizza, Eataly's La Piazza
is now serving up Pizza alla Pala. Eataly Chicago is the first of the international marketplace's US locations
to serve the Roman-originated dish. Italian for "pizza on a paddle", it's an easy
to share option with about 10 slices per order. The oval-shaped flatbread is baked in an electric oven at 580 degrees creating a crust that is crispy on the outside,
fluffy on the inside, and then topped with your choice of fresh ingredients.
The menu offers 9 varieties of toppings that range from $16 to $22. For the most traditional Italian flavor, try Tricolore. Named for the Italian flag, it's brightly colored with prosciutto di Parma, house made stracciatella cheese, cherry tomatoes and arugula. Or come in when the second floor opens at 11 a.m. and brunch on some American-style Eggs N' Bacon pizza alla pala.
Originally from Sicily, granita is truly authentic Italian ice and now available at the River North location. Eataly's granite are made at the Gelato Bar on the first floor of the marketplace. Try one of the four flavors on the menu: lemon, mint, coffee, or Amarena (cherry). Eataly only prepares its items with the highest quality ingredients. Your treat will be made from only the freshest lemons and mint leaves, wild cherries from Fabbri, and Lavazza coffee and espresso brewed less than 100 feet away. Get a small for $2.00, a large for $3.80, or learn how to make one yourself with this recipe!
Save room for dessert because Eataly has expanded its Gelato Bar offerings just in time for summer. Eataly's gelato and sorbetto has been made in house using the best and freshest ingredients since its Chicago doors opened in 2013. Now, its newest addition, coppe, puts the cherry on top. More commonly known as a sundae, a coppa is your favorite gelato and toppings brought together in one bowl. There are 6 different options on the Gelato Bar Menu, ranging from $8.80 to $9.80. Chocolate lovers, the Piemonte is for you: chocolate, gianduja, and hazelnut housemade gelato topped with cookies, hazelnut pieces from Piemonte, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
The Essentials: Eataly Chicago
43 East Ohio St.
- Caffè Lavazza: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Eataly Market: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.