Just in time for warmer weather (it’s coming; we promise), Eataly Chicago, 43 E Ohio St, has opened a new gelato bar. Located on the first floor of the Italian food-lover’s playground, the bar will offer their housemade gelato and sorbet alongside an all-new menu of sundaes, called coppa, and granita, or Italian ice.
“Since opening in Chicago, our Gelateria has consistently been one of the most popular places in the store,” said general manager Jason Goldsmith, “and because of that, and the outstanding feedback from guests about the quality and flavor of our gelato, we’re expanding our menu to include two Italian summertime favorites: coppe and granite.”
Although the preparation is all Italian, the milk used to create the gelato is all-American. It’s locally sourced from Lamers Dairy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Other ingredients include pistachios from Sicilia, hazelnuts from Piemonte, and the coffee is brewed across the room at Lavazza.
The Gelato Bar is on the first floor by Caffè Lavazza and the Nutella bar. Prices for the coppa range from $7.80 to $11.80 and a granita is $2 for a small or $3.80 for a large. The bar is open daily from 11am to 11pm.