Chef Mario Batali’s sprawling, modern Italian marketplace Eataly has opened its doors in Century City.
The inaugural West Coast outpost features a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, and retail aisles to stock up on hard-to-find Italian specialties. Set within the Westfield shopping center, the massive food-hall-meets-store offers three floors to explore, eat, shop, and learn.
“Good food brings all of us together and helps us find a common point of view,” the edible Italian empire announced.
So, what’s inside this impressive emporium of Italian cuisine? We’re glad you asked. There’s stations dedicated to wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta, as well as a seafood concept run by Providence chef Michael Cimarusti, a wine bar and wine store, a rooftop grill, salad bar, butcher counter, bakery, café, and gelateria.
Following in the footsteps of the Eatalys in New York, Tokyo, Dubai, and São Paulo, there’s also live demonstrations on site and year-round classes by way of its in-house cooking school. Each seeking to ensure guests are left feeling happy and enriched by every visit.
“We cook what we sell and sell what we cook. All the ingredients that we cook with are in the market, so you can recreate our dishes at home,” Eataly announced.
Whether you’re looking for a culinary vacation (sans long haul flight), to procure the highest quality products, or simply sample some sliced salumi, there’s really no better place.
Eataly LA is at Westfield, Century City. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067.