Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you Eataly, an Italian food concept store from grocery to restaurant.
I’ve been to two branches, one in Paris and the other one in Florence. Both of them offer similar atmosphere which the store proudly present; a friendly place to eat, shop and learn about high-quality Italian foods with reasonable price under the one roof. Considering the fact that those two stores are located in the center of the city, the three-floor stores offer you everything you’d like to eat in Italy.
I regularly go here to do Italian grocery shopping. It seems to be cheaper than other Italian grocery stores with more options. What I like the most is they sell cheese, prosciuttos and other fresh products. There’s a section where you can buy fresh mozzarella. It’s quite expensive, but very fresh. It can’t be everyday cheese, but it’s worth to try once at least. Just sprinkle(or pour) some olive oil on the sliced mozzarella and tomato and add some leaves of basil if you have. Simply, you can enjoy a restaurant-level caprese salad at home.
Eataly in Paris
Located near Centre Pompidou, Parisians love this place to hang out with friends or to eat out with their family. The store consists of three floors: Basement for wine and a wine bar; ground floor for grocery shopping and snacking; upper floor for restaurants, café, and learning place. The whole building is always full of people and the store is quite busy and full of conversation. The service was slow but the food was yummy. I liked its joyous atmosphere, but also at the same time it was somewhat loudy to have a conversation in calm.
Eataly in Florence
Located in the heart of the city, it’s only 2-3 mins away from the Dome of Florence. It was also a multi-floor store but smaller than Paris. I had a terrasse seat so that I could have dinner with the Dome view. The food was also yummy and the price seemed more cheaper than Eataly in Paris about 2~5 euros.
Like the slogan, I don’t doubt that Eataly is one of the places where you can enjoy italian food with good price. I admit that none of the two places in different cities are not the best restaurant to me, but the food were yummy. And you know there are plenty of restaurants don’t worth the price.
Enjoy your visit to Eataly with Marimonda! See you soon 🙂
Practical Info (Paris Branch).
Address : 37 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.