Ever since Oscar Farinetti opened Eataly, his innovative Italian food and wine market in Turin, Italy, he has been teaming up with chefs worldwide to create new locations throughout Italy, Japan, and the United States.
Folks may have heard about the Eataly in the Flatiron District of New York City, a 50,000-square-foot, multi-level space with the finest Italian produce, meat, bread, cheese, etc., an Italy travel agency, home goods shop, and more. (The focaccia alone is worth the trip.)
This past June, another Eataly, opened in Rome, located in a former railway station at Ostiense. The 170,000-square-foot, four-story building contains 18 restaurants, a cooking school, and wine and food stores stocked with Italian artisanal produce. There is also a beer cellar with artisanal beers by Birra del Borgo and Teo Musso's Baladin.
In the United States, be on the lookout for Eataly’s Chicago location, scheduled to open autumn 2013.
Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.