Eataly Boston, a 45,000-square-foot, multi-floor behemoth at 800 Boylston St. in the Back Bay, is home to four restaurants, 10 eateries, two cafes, three bars, five fresh production counters, 10,000 products, 500-plus employees, and a hands-on cooking school. You’ll find enough cheese, bread, pasta, produce, seafood, meat, and wine inside its walls to make your stomach grumble about, well, 45,000 times over.
“This is experiential,” said Mario Batali, celebrity chef and partner at Eataly USA, during a tour of the new location. “This is what you do for fun—not just when you have to get groceries for dinner. This is when you want to come and experience the Italian culture as taught to you by the masters of cheese or salami.”
Boston.com got a sneak peek of Eataly Boston a week-and-a-half before it opens its doors to the public. Watch a video of the tour below, then scroll down for more photos of the emporium.