If you can’t visit Italy, do the next best thing: take your kids to Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world.
Lucky for us, we happen to have the largest Eataly in the U.S. here in Chicago, measuring in at a whopping 63,000 square feet. Spanning two floors with five full-service restaurants and eateries, six private event spaces, a marketplace and a cooking school, Eataly Chicago no doubt has something for everyone, even little bambinis!
Pizza — their way
Their most popular restaurant, La Pizza and La Pasta, has a new kids menu called Eataly Loves Kids. Little ones will love customizing their own Napoli-style pizza by coloring an interactive menu. They can choose a pizza in the shape of a bunny, butterfly, heart or fish, and include toppings of their choice. Kids will love their little creations. And you know what? Parents will too! We totally scarfed down the kids leftovers. It was that good! (Menu available Sunday through Thursday.)
No shushing needed
Eataly is busy, busy, busy with chatter, conversations and laughter, which makes it the perfect environment for our little loud talkers. You’ll never have to quiet down your kids.
It’s an experience in itself
Seriously, blocks of cheese larger than your head? Take kids around the marketplace for their own tour of Italy.
Gelato, Nutella and a Cannoli Bar
Need I say more? Make a pit stop for amazingly rich gelato, refreshing sorbet and mouthwatering cannolis, plus other sweet treats.
Aisles and aisles of it. Obviously not for the kids. But go ahead and indulge because happy mom and dad = happy kids.
If you go
43 East Ohio Street