Welcome to Eataly!
There’s still one very big piece remaining before the Park MGM resort renovation is complete and it will finally hit the Strip this week.
Eataly Las Vegas, a 40,000-square-foot culinary destination and Italian marketplace fronting Las Vegas Boulevard, marks the sixth U.S. location of the Italy-based food and restaurant company Eataly, which has more than 35 stores worldwide.
If you’ve been to another Eataly, you know that authenticity and sharing the best possible products are the core values of the experience. But the Vegas version has much more to share. “We are integrating our retail store and restaurants further than ever before to create a more immersive and interactive experience,” said Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly USA.
Eataly will have several restaurants, including an all-day bar concept serving coffee and pastries, cocktails and paninis and a specialty menu after hours, and an artisanal pasta and pizza nook, too.
But you can skip those if you choose and make the rounds of many market-style vendor stations for fresh fish and meat cooked to order, pasta made fresh right in front of your eyes, Roman-style pizza, and much more. It’s big, bright and comfortable, and you could easily spend an entire day snacking your way through it all, taking a class or shopping for that perfect bottle of wine. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in Las Vegas.
There will be more than 100 types of salumi and more than 300 types of cheese offered, and the ingredients and items go beyond just getting the best—some of these foods will be available for the first time in the U.S. at Eataly Las Vegas.
And the strip of sweets shops, the Lavazza coffee spot and the bakery serving specialty breads and pizzas all have service windows lining Las Vegas Boulevard, so Strip pedestrians will be teased to come in and taste more. Wait until you try the pistachio gelato.
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