A taste of Italy on Fifth Avenue, NY | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022






NEW YORK—One of the famous landmarks found on Fifth Avenue is the legendary Flat Iron Building. Originally called the Fuller Building, the triangular structure was built back in 1902 by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.

MARITESS Tantoco Enriquez and Rina Go
MARITESS Tantoco Enriquez and Rina Go

Through the years it has become an icon for photographers and people from all over the world for its unique architecture and fascinating appeal.

Facing the tip of the triangle-shaped building, to your left is Madison Square Park—perfect for afternoon strolls when the weather is good, and  a bite of the famous burger at Shake Shack.

On 23rd Street, facing this famous skyscraper is an overwhelming selection of Italian cuisine in an establishment called Eataly.

The popular NYC Market is open daily at 10 a.m., with a Caffe Lavazza stall by the entrance which opens at 8 a.m. Here you will find an abundance of New Yorkers and people visiting Manhattan who are all eager to grab a taste of Italy.

Back in 2007, Oscar Farinetti opened Eataly in Turin, Italy. He wanted to provide high-quality Italian food to tourists  from all over the world.

The first branch in the US was on 200 5th Avenue, brought over by Adam Saper, with the help of Mario Batali and mother-son team Lidia and Joe Bastianich.

Go-to counters

Aside from its marketplace concept, at Eataly are different restaurants serving pizza, wine, pasta, meats, gourmet sandwiches, gelato and more.
Le Verdure, La Piazza, Il Pesce, La Pizza & La Pasta, Manzo and Pranzo are among the food places located next to and in theme with specific sections of the market area.

SPRINGTIME in Madison Square Park
SPRINGTIME in Madison Square Park

There are five to-go counters as well: Panini, Rosticceria, Focacceria, Pasticceria and Gelateria. Just this May, a Nutella NYC bar opened, giving guests the chance to discover a wide variety of innovative Nutella creations, from crepes to sandwiches and more.

In the corner of the beer section is an elevator that leads to one of the seven restaurants in Eataly—Birreria. With a retractable roof and heaters ready for any kind of weather, the dine-in serves a vast variety of quality-brewed ales along with a fusion of Italian, Austrian and German food. While enjoying scrumptious food on the rooftop, you can also take in the skyline of Manhattan.

If you wish to dine here (or in any of the restaurants inside Eataly) during peak hours, it’s best to make a reservation ahead of time since the entire joint is always packed with people hankering for their Italian fix.

Visit www.eataly.com or follow E@Eataly on Twitter and www.facebook.com/EatalyNYC on Facebook.

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