Built on a lagoon, Venezia – the “Floating City” – is an enchanting maze of marble palaces and soaring piazzas connected by twisting streets and marble bridges.
This month, you can experience the legendary city (without the long flight) at Eataly NYC Downtown! We’ve transformed our own maze of a marketplace through Venetian fare, sparkling drinks, and cultural festivities (Carnevale, anyone?). Eat (and drink!), shop, and learn about Venezia!
EAT (AND DRINK!)
Before you dine, stop by Il Vino for a typical Venetian ritual: pre-dinner cicchetti and spritz. Cicchetti are small plates enjoyed before a meal with a spritz, a sparkling cocktail made with Prosecco, a bitter liqueur like Select Aperitivo or Aperol, and a splash of soda water.
After your aperitivo, enjoy a taste of Venezia at our restaurants, where we are offering traditional dishes and drinks. Sip a refreshing Venetian wine with Carpaccio di Manzo (Toro Ranch Piemontese beef, arugula, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and lemon vinaigrette) at La Pizza & La Pasta; you'll feel like you're sitting canal-side with seafood salad at Il Pesce!
After tasting cicchetti, spritz, and other typical products, bring a taste of Venezia to your own table! Our shelves are stocked with regional ingredients, from savory and salted sardines to sweet and delicate cookies.
Then, stop by Eataly Vino to bring home Venetian wine and liqueurs, so you can make your own aperitivo! We've just received an order of the hard-to-find Select Aperitivo, creators of the original Venetian Spritz.
Venezia is famous for Carnevale, the last hurrah before the restrictions of Lent (think: Italian Mardi Gras). During the celebrations, which can last from a day to a month, revelers are free to eat, drink, and dance without reproof. Every year, revelers flock to the famous Piazza San Marco to witness the elaborate costumes and masks, lively street parades, and regional food and wine.
This year, experience the full festivities with a special Carnevale party at Eataly NYC Downtown on February 28! At $75 per person, tickets include full access to our Carnevale bar, featuring indulgent savory and sweet treats; sparkling, white, and red wines; Venetian Spritz, specialty cocktails; and craft beer. Learn more and get your tickets!
For more feasting fun, join us at our Carnevale Bar from February 15 to 26. Our pop-up is serving decadent Italian fritters traditionally made only at this time of year, when thousands of masqueraders flock to Venezia for great feasting and dancing before the restrictions of Lent begin. Learn more and indulge in your sweetest fantasies here! (Just be sure to go home with the right person.)
Benvenuti in Venezia!