Get ready, Chicago, because Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's 63,000-square-foot Eataly Chicago is opening its doors to the public on Monday, December 2. Eater Chicago gets a look inside and finds the much-anticipated Nutella bar stocked and staffed. As previously reported, the Nutella bar is a stand-up bar where customers can order various "little snacks" with hazelnut spread like crepes and toast. The Nutella bar is not the only major difference between the Chicago Eataly and Eataly in NYC. Eataly Chicago has an open layout and is 30% larger than its NYC counterpart. Eataly Chicago will also be home to Baffo, a separate 65-seat white tablecloth restaurant with a menu of fresh pastas, salumi, and more designed by Batali. Baffo is slated to open on December 10.
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