La Pizza & La Pasta at Eataly
Phill and I finally made it back to the westside to check out Eataly for the first time. We got over there just after 4, which seemed like the best time. Since the restaurants weren’t open yet (they open at 5 and 5:30) we got a glass of wine and a bellini and chilled at the wine bar.
Suppli, the rice balls with mozzarella and peas are more like mozzarella sticks and darn good ones at that.
Beef cheek ravioli – make sure to save some bread to dip up the sauce.
Capricciosa Pizza with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, mushrooms, artichokes, and olives. Very good pizza, though Cosa Buona is better.
Back down on the second floor we enjoyed dessert, a chocolate stuff cannoli and a creme filled bombolini.
Don’t skip on dessert.
Overall, Eataly’s food is solid, but is it worth waiting hours for? I don’t think so… I’d still take Felix for pasta and Cosa Buona for pizza over Eataly any day. It’s great that we were able to get in with no wait, but of course that meant getting there at 5, which, when working, isn’t gonna happen. So if you’ve got the time it’s not a bad option, at the very least to have a cannoli. I’m still curious to come back and try the seafood focuses restaurant Il Pesce Cucina by the Providence chefs and the still yet to open Terra.