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May 16, 2009 04:05 PM

Has anyone been to Eataly in Turin?

I have been going to Milan for work every few months and I am about to go over again. I only have a weekend to play and I can't decide if I want to go to Turin or Bologna. I have been trying to find a one day class of either Saturday or SUnday but have not had any luck. Does any one have any suggestions? Also, if I go to Turin, I was interested in going to Eataly. Has anyone been there? Is there enough to keep you busy there for a day? Thanks for the help!

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  1. Use "search this board" for Eataly. There have been some mentions of it recently. I am planning to go this fall when we will be staying in Alba. Check out the website, it looks interesting.

    1. There is also an Eataly in Bologna, though smaller. I really can recommend the food. But Bologna and Torino both have great food - outside of Eataly too!

      1. Friends took me to Eataly in March and it was great. I could have spent a day in the wine cellar alone. I'm not sure it's worth a whole day though. It's pretty far from the center city, so you'll have to calculate the time it takes to get there.

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        1. re: bropaul

          Went to Eataly last July. It's good for an hour or so, plus lunch. We found the lunch just so so but I'm thinking we hit an off day because so many people have loved it.

          You can take a cab from there to the center of town. Torino is the home of the original Grom gelato place, too.

        2. I have been there twice now and, while I really enjoy it, I don't think there's any way you can stay entertained for a whole day there. Unless you want to use the free internet they have between the bookstore and the bakery ;)

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          1. re: tupac17616

            I agree with tupac. . I thought the place was flabbergastingly interesting, but I would allot about 2 hours or so, maybe one more if you plan to eat.

          2. I've been there a couple of times. The first time, really yummy food, the second still good, but not as good as first. Eataly carries the same brand of pasta that Costco does - Garafalo - maybe my spelling isn't quite right. Also, right across the way is a mall - Lingotto - the old Fiat factory. If you like a mall I think you could spend all day between the mall and Eataly. Etaly reminds me of a cross between Williams-Sonoma and Trader Joe's. LOL. I love Torino, but my Son and family are there, so that's part of it! The people seem like they haven't had it up to here with tourists.