Eataly, Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich's utopia dedicated to all things Italian food, is opening its doors on Friday, November 3, in Century City's Westfield mall. With 67,000 square feet of carbs, meat and cheese, it might just be one of the few things we'd brave traffic on the 405 freeway for.
Aside from the three floors of provisions (think: hand-pulled mozzarella from Di Stefano, butchers hawking Flintstone-sized bistecche and hills of freshly rolled pasta), there will be plenty of spots to grab a meal: two cafés, nine takeaway food counters and four restaurants, including a rooftop patio to take advantage of the city's 364 days of sunshine. Meanwhile, Bastianich, the fairy godmother of Italian cooking, has curated an in-depth curriculum for the downstairs cooking school.
With Felix Trattoria in nearby Venice nabbing the number one spot on Esquire's Best Restaurants in America list, this West Coast outpost will only cement L.A.'s status as the country's newest hub for great Italian food.
-3 days to the opening! Starting Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m., we’ll make cannoli and bomboloni right before your eyes. Don’t worry: happiness included. #EatalyLA . . . EAT: Are you ready, L.A.? We're bringing you authentic Sicilian cannoli and freshly-made bomboloni! From the shaping of the shells to the freshly-whipped filling, our cannoli are made ready-to-eat right before your eyes. At the same sweet counter, you can choose from filled-to-order bomboloni, ready to enjoy with pastry cream, ricotta, or jam (spoiler: gelato may be available, too!). And amici, don't forget: the first 100 people in line for our Grand Opening (November 3 at 6 p.m.) will get a complimentary mozzarella!
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