Eataly isn’t your typical eatery spot, first of all, it’s super huge, with a Nutella bar, a desserts section, a mozzarella section, followed by a mini-hyper market selling a variety of Italian goods for those interested in cooking up the authentic Italian taste at home. Only then one gets to the dining part at the far end of the restaurant, which had a very simplistic and laid-back feel to it.
Thankfully, the night was taking a better turn by now, and the waiters became more attentive and the service sped up a little. Our orders arrived looking so delicious I felt even hungrier than before. My friend went for the “ di Manzo” (steak) while I opted for my usual “ (grilled shrimps).
The shrimps were served with a red sauce and a side of roasted potatoes. The seasoning was delicious, however the side of potatoes did not meet my expectations as it was a bit too hard on the outside, and served a bit less warm than it should be. The steak, served with a side of mashed potatoes and topped with Parmesan slices, was pleasantly tender despite the fact that it was ordered to be medium-well.
After clearing up our plates (which is very rare as we usually either end up with a take away or leave at least some food), the time which my friend and I had been waiting for finally came, a taste of Nutella! When asked for the menu, we were disappointed to see that there were around five options tops (not the idea I had in mind when I heard Nutella bar?) so we stuck to a basic Nutella crepe served with bananas and strawberries, although the crepe was good, it’s not beating the crepe-competitors out of the water just yet.