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Shopping at Eataly in Italy

Last updated on May 13th, 2024

If you’re traveling around Italy, you may be wondering if the Italian specialty store you know from home is also present in Italy. It is!

Eataly in Italy is a place to stop in for a quick snack, a restaurant meal, picnic supplies, or specialty food items to bring home as souvenirs.

We have an Eataly here in Florence, and you’ll see locals and visitors stopping in to do all of the above.

There are currently sixteen Eataly locations in Italy, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one while you’re here:  12 traditional Eataly stores, one Eataly x Autogrill on the A1 Autostrada, one Eataly Hamburger Restaurant, one Eataly at the Rome Fiumicino Airport, and Eataly Fico World theme park in Bologna.  The 16 Eataly locations in Italy are:

  • Eataly Bologna
  • Eataly Firenze / Florence
  • Eataly Genova / Genoa
  • Eataly Milano Smeraldo / Milan
  • Eataly Monticello d’Alba
  • Eataly Parma L’Hamburgheria
  • Eataly Piacenza
  • Eataly Pinerolo
  • Eataly Roma / Rome
  • Eataly Fiumicino (FCO Airport)
  • Eataly Torino Lagrange / Turin Lagrange
  • Eataly Torino Lingotto / Turin Lingotto
  • Eataly Trieste
  • Eataly Verona
  • Eataly x Autogrill (A1 Autostrada near Modena)
  • Eataly Fico World Bologna

Italy boasts the original Eataly (Torino Lingotto / Turin Lingotto ) and the largest Eataly (Roma / Rome).

The Italian Eataly locations in Bari and Forlì were permanently closed in 2021 due to the pandemic. 

Eataly Torino Lingotto

Cities In Italy With An Eataly

Thirteen cities in Italy have an Eataly grocery store:  Bologna, Fiumicino, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Monticello d’Alba, Parma, Piacenza, Pinerolo, Rome, Turin, Trieste, and Verona.

If you’re traveling by car, you can also visit the Eataly x Autogrill on the A1 Autostrada del Sole, just northwest of Modena.

Map Of Eataly Locations In Italy

Best Things To Buy At Eataly In Italy

Marble counter seen from above with radiator pasta, a wooden spoon, and a bunch of fresh basil.  Graphic words are on the photo - vino, riso, pane, aceto, and more.

You can buy typical Italian foods (like Gentilini fette biscottate, Mutti tomato puree, Rummo pasta) and kitchen products, as well as local foods. 

Purchase food for a gourmet picnic lunch or find packaged foods to bring home as souvenirs and gifts.

For example, in Florence, you can get the typical Tuscan biscotti made by Antonio Mattei (so good and the beautiful packaging makes them great gifts for friends and family back home).

Sections in a typical Eataly include:

  • Bakery (Bread & Pastries) – Pane e Pasticcini
  • Cheese (Fresh) – Formaggi Freschi
  • Cheese & Cured Meats – Formaggi e Salumi
  • DessertsDolci
  • Fish – Pesce
  • Fruits & Vegetables – Frutta e Verdura
  • Meat – Carne
  • Oils & Vinegars – Aceti ed Oli
  • Fresh Pasta – Pasta Fresca
  • Pasta, Rice, Grains – Pasta, Riso, Cereali
  • Sauces & Condiments – Salse e Condimenti
  • Italian Wine – Vino
  • Bulk Food Section (package-free) – Prodotti Sfusi

Where Is The Original Eataly?

The original Eataly is located in a dramatic setting – the old Carpano Vermouth factory in Torino (Turin), Italy.

Who Founded Eataly?

Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti, an Italian from Alba, Piedmont.  He originally called the store ‘Eat Italy,’ and it later became ‘Eataly.’

Eataly is now run by CEO Andrea Cipolloni, who stepped into the position in late 2022 after previously heading up Autogrill. Former CEO Nicola Farinetti (Oscar’s son and previous head of Eataly USA) remains as Chairman of the Board. Farinetti had taken over after the departure of Andrea Guerra in 2020 (to be CEO at LVMH Hotel & Hospitalities, and now CEO of Prada).

What Is Eataly’s Mission?

Woman browsing maps in a map stand in a store.  She has a cloth bag on her shoulder - it says 'Italy is Eataly.'  You can see the street outside with two other people and a bank and bicycles in the background.

Eataly’s goal is to “gather under one roof high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices for ALL, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal, natural, and simple place to eat, shop, and learn.

If you’ve been to an Eataly, you can probably agree that they’re doing a great job fulfilling their mission!

Eataly Stores Worldwide

There are Eataly stores around the globe, in countries including:

  • Brasil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA (Eataly Boston, Eataly Chicago, Eataly Dallas, Eataly Las Vegas, Eataly Los Angeles, Eataly New York City)

Eataly in Italy FAQ

Do Italians eat at Eataly? 

Yes, some Italians dine at Eataly’s restaurants. 

Do Italians shop at Eataly?

Yes, some Italians shop at Eataly, but usually for special occasions or for buying gifts.  Most Italians don’t use Eataly as an everyday grocery store.

Which is the biggest Eataly in NYC?

The Eataly NYC Flatiron is the largest Eataly in New York City, at 42,500 square feet.  It’s a large Eataly, but only ¼ of the size of Italy’s Rome Eataly, at 170,000 square feet.

How do I know if an Eataly location is still open?

The Eataly website isn’t always up-to-date, so it’s best to find the phone number or email of the location you’d like to visit and make contact with someone at the store to see if it’s still open.