45,000-square-foot Italian marketplace coming to Manhattan
Mario Batali is behing a new 45,000-square-foot Italian marketplace that will open in the Flatiron district. Credit: Getty
Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, is coming to the Flatiron district.Two years after opening in Turin, Italy, founder Oscar Farinetti is teaming up with Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich to bring a 42,500 square foot culinary destination to the former Toy building at 200 Fifth Avenue.
Each retail area will be paired with its own dedicated restaurant. There will be a separate wine shop, bakery and patisserie. On the roof will be a 4,500 square foot open-air rooftop beer garden, where sausages and pizza will be served.
Demos and classes will also take place.
The marketplace is set to open in spring 2010.