Eataly is located on 5th avenue opposite Madison square park and the Flaitron building.
Entering what appears to be a small coffee shop, you are soon met not only by the most amazing smells but a cavernous space filled with the hustle and bustle of a market. I spent ages just wandering around gazing at all the sights, I was transfixed by the two ladies hand rolling the hundreds of pieces of pasta. Eataly really captures the essence and feel of the Italian food markets.
As well as offering food to go, and to eat in, Eataly also offers a cooking school. Alas there was no time for this on this visit but I will definitely seek this out the next time I go. I really liked Eataly, it captures two of my favourite areas in one New York & Italy... Yum