Eataly Brings Italian Cuisine To Chicago

The market is filled with Italian food, groceries and beverages that will wet anyone's taste buds.

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Eataly Chicago opened at 43 E. Ohio St. on Monday afternoon, bringing with it a wealth of delicious Italian food and drink.
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The market was founded in Italy by entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti and debuted in the U.S. in New York City. After seeing success there, he decided to open a second location in Chicago.
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Eataly incorporates the culinary influence of chefs like Lida Bastianich, Joe Bastianich (left) and Mario Batali (right).
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The market's downtown location covers two levels and 65,000 square feet.
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Visitors can find food ready to eat or take away and cook at home.
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The first floor hosts a variety of sweets, including Nutella and gelato bars.
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You can also find different kinds of produce.
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The food continues onto the second floor. Here, you can pick out different kinds of fish and shellfish.
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Eataly also sells handmade pasta.
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There isn't a shortage of options for meat-eaters.
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It wouldn't be Italian food without bread.
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And it wouldn't be Chicago without the Bulls.
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Eataly also has a wide selection of fine cheeses.
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A real olive tree stands in the middle of Eataly's olive oil section.
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In addition to market-style food, Eataly has several restaurants for its visitors' dining pleasure.
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Diners can choose from themed restaurants that feature pizza, fish and more.
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And of course, there is a ton of alcohol to accompany all of this delicious food.
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The market offers a massive selection of wine, plus wine bars scattered throughout.
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Eataly also has a brew-pub that pairs food with house-brewed, local and imported beers.
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To celebrate Eataly's debut on Monday, Farinetti and company cut a ribbon made of pasta.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel also made an appearance to welcome Eataly to the Windy City.
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