|The famous "Flatiron" building just outside Eataly|
And for that, I saw aisles of dried pasta, pasta sauces, fresh pasta, recipe books, chocolates, Italian sweets, salami, prosciutto, and a whole host of Italian small goods, both packaged and freshly served off the counter. Oh and there was cheese, desserts and heaps of Italian bottled drinks. Need I go on?
The gelato counter had a queue of people, even though it was winter time.
What an amazing food hall of all things Italian.
But this time I made an effort to have lunch here. I booked a table for SL and I and it was about a 50 minute wait for the table. Yes, you read right, this little pasta and pizza corner was the most popular outlet in all of Eataly. It is aptly called La Pizza & La Pasta.
Was it worth the wait and did it live up to expectations? You betcha! :)
SL had the Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. A beautifully al dente spaghetti topped with loads of freshly grated cheese from Lazio and black pepper. I had a mouthful and it was so good!
I had the Linguine con Vongole. A summary pasta of linguine, cockles, white wine, garlic and chilli flakes. Again it was perfectly al dente and had a nice hit of chilli. Loved it!
And we were also served some fresh Italian bread with olive oil (complimentary mind you).
The pasta was so fresh, beautifully cooked and reflects how simple can be so delicious. Bellissimo!
Eataly New York
200 Fifth Avenue
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