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Food, Happenings

Eataly LA Opens This Friday

November 2, 2017 by Karin E. Baker

Rejoice, Angelenos! The long-awaited Los Angeles outlet of beloved Italian marketplace Eataly is finally opening its doors on Friday, November 3.

Located at Westfield Century City, this bastion of Italian cuisine will feature three gleaming floors of high-quality Italian pleasures.

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Eataly LA includes four restaurants, two cafes, nine takeaway counters, and a small cooking school run by Lidia Bastianich where you can view food demos and get hands-on practice in the art of preparing fine Italian cuisine.

One of the most notable eateries here is Il Pesce Cucina, a seafood restaurant focusing on sustainability from Michael Cimarusti of Providence.

The marketplace will sell an astounding 2,000 different artisanal food products imported from Italy, including nearly 200 types of olive oil, gelato, baked goods (including squid ink bread!), bronze-cut pasta, hand-made mozzarella and much more.

In addition, you can choose from a selection of top-quality edible local goods, including over 100 California wines and tasty produce and products specially selected from small farmers across the state.

While you’re there, you’ll want to check out the mozzarella station, the lasagna station, the meatball station, a station featuring fried items, a chocolate counter offering 50 varieties of single-wrapped Venchi chocolates, and take home a Neapolitan-style pizza flash-cooked (in 90 seconds) in gold ovens.

Our advice: get there early on opening day — complimentary mozzarella will be given to the first 100 people in line!

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