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ocpitmaster Dec 10, 2013 01:13 PM

Planned Saturday visit to Eately................5 must do/must visit there?
Thanks

Also,
Got a recommenadtion for motorino pizza / pasticceria rocco ?

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    kathryn Dec 10, 2013 04:27 PM

    Eataly isn't THAT big that you need a top 5 list. Poke around, eat at one of the counters, buy some groceries.

    Motorino is very good. Rocco I'd do only the freshly filled cannoli.

    I don't understand your question.

    1. Ttrockwood Dec 10, 2013 09:22 PM

      Eataly on the weekend is crazy insane busy right now.... The gelato counter is amazing if you can handle it in this weather, the bread bakery has nice focaccia if it isn't already sold out. Their attached yet seperate wine store is worth going to

      1. coasts Dec 11, 2013 05:52 AM

        if your plan is to eat a proper meal at Eataly, i'd suggest getting your name on the list as soon as you arrive. there'll likely be a wait for a table, so spend the time shopping around. the pizza/pasta counter is good, but could be redundant if you're going to Motorino later. the vegetable counter is probably the most interesting, food-wise, of the ones i've tried.

        personally, i'd go for the standing tables in the piazza. it's the most lively and feels least like dining in a mall food court. it's bustling and loud and good for people watching over a glass of wine.

        the rooftop is disappointing in that it offers almost no view, even during the summer when the roof is more retracted. it'd be worth visiting if you're really into beers.

        don't gloss over the produce section. it's by far the best part of Eataly, even if you're just looking. they have some fruits and vegetables that are otherwise impossible to find.

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          mitchleeny Dec 11, 2013 07:52 AM

          In addition to the vegetables, I also find the salumi/cheeses at Eataly to be of fine quality and assortment. They also slice well (if you tell them how you want it) - in my mind, the slicing is almost as good as that at DiPalo's.

        2. Motosport Dec 11, 2013 07:21 AM

          We love Motorino and usually get the Margherita pizza. The side dish of meatballs gets a lot of recs but I did not think it was special.
          They can get very busy so get there early. The place is small.
          You might want to try Keste in the W Village. Also excellent pizza and a little bigger so the line moves fast. Keste also has a more varied non pizza menu. I love their truffle barata!!
          I usually get to either place around noon time when there is no line.
          As for Eataly, I find it overwhelming.

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            AubWah Dec 12, 2013 07:42 AM

            It's spelled Eataly. 5 must do there

            1 check out the seafood
            2 check out the butcher
            3 check out the cured meats and cheese
            4 chek out the pasta, fresh and dried
            5 check out the produce and the cookbooks

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              foodwhisperer Dec 12, 2013 01:19 PM

              I check out the olive oils, but usually only buy an espresso there.

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                Monica Dec 12, 2013 02:00 PM

                and do people watching while licking the gelato..saw a few celebrities..lol

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