The venue: Eataly, the most desirable Italian market in the world, needs no introduction. Located in the heart of the Marais district, it has become a must-visit since its opening in 2019. What many people don't know is that there is a lovely terrace tucked away behind the XXL store, sheltered from cars, overlooking a charming square accessible from Rue des Archives (turn onto Square Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie to find it). It's the perfect opportunity for a delightful lunch with a strong dolce vita potential before leaving with provisions for home.
On the menu: A beautiful stracciatella served with a choice of side dishes (€14.50), a mixed platter of Italian charcuterie and cheeses to share (€24), a lovely plate of melon, ham, burrata, and pesto (€20), a large porchetta and scamorza toast with truffle chips, salad, and balsamic cream that is simply delicious (€19), the famous fresh tagliatelle with Parmigiano Reggiano cream and black truffle (€27), or the "pizz' mozza" with marinated zucchini, Parma ham, burrata, Piccadilly tomatoes, and green salad (€18). For dessert, save room for cannoli filled with ricotta, crushed pistachios, chocolate chips, and candied cherries (€9) or the classic tiramisu al piatto (€11).
Eataly is open from Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 10:30pm, Thursday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm. Located at 37 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris 4th. © Vincent Nageotte