The 40,000-square-foot Eataly plans to make its much-anticipated debut at the front of the Park MGM on Dec. 27, and now comes word that the part restaurant, part retail shopping experience plans to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Los Angeles Times chatted with Nicola Farinetti, head of U.S. operations and son of Eataly founder Osca...

Frothy and rich, cappuccino is one of the most popular coffee drinks to date. But how did this beloved coffee get its start? Read on coffee lovers! In Italian, cappuccino literally means "little hood." Legend has it that the popular drink gets its name from the Capuchin friars, who wore hooded robes. Their humble attire had a distinctive reddish-br...

Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, announced today it will open its Las Vegas location at Park MGM, the city's newest resort, in December 2018. Las Vegas marks the sixth U.S. location of the Italy-based company, which has more than 35 stores worldwide.  The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination, located directly on the famed Las Vegas Str...

Fontanafredda, one of Italy's most prominent and historic Barolo producers and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, is excited to announce the launch of the third annual Barolo Week[s] in October 2018, after two highly successful editions. Barolo Week[s] is a celebration of the iconic wine of Italy's Piedmont region, and aims to introduce...

Today there are franchised Eataly stores all over the world, from Istanbul to Stockholm, New York to Moscow. As impressive as they are, most pale in comparison to the Italian originals – especially the new mothership, FICO Eataly World, outside Bologna, Italy. The world’s largest agri-park, this is to Italian cuisine what Disney World is to amuseme...

After sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali emerged Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Eataly confirmed Monday that Batali has had no direct involvement with the Italian market and food hall since December 2017 and that the company is in the process of a full separation from the chef. “We have initiated a process to compel the divestiture o...

FICO Eataly World, the world's largest agri-food park (more on exactly what that is later), finally opened on November 15, 2017. By March 15, 2018, the park reached one million visitors. People have ventured from 30 countries, including more than 16,000 students and almost 100,000 visitors from the food industry. But what are all these people doing...

Bologna, nicknamed la grassa—“the fat one”—for its wealth and edible delicacies, is located in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, thebirthplace of tortellini, Parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar. Foodies have long hopped on the two-hour train from Rome to hunt down the flavors nestled in the picturesque city and nearby hillside villages. But now...

When it opened in December, Boston’s Eataly became the fourth U.S. location of Mario Batali’s brand of massive, multi-floor Italian dining emporiums. So when chef Dan Bazzinotti interviewed for a role at Terra, one of several full-service restaurants inside the 45,000-square-foot space, he wanted to make sure his hometown wasn’t being served stale...

The time has finally arrived: long-awaited Eataly will open its Century City emporium on November 3. Angelenos first heard word the New York-based market would come to L.A. back in 2014, and the wait is finally over. The market will take up three floors of space and feature four restaurants, butcher and cheese counters, as well as walk-up options f...