Could Vetri Bring Eataly to Philly?

Marc Vetri tweeted that he’s ready to bring an Eataly style market to Philadelphia.

Marc, please tell us you’re serious, it wouldn’t be right to tease us like this.

Eataly [Official Site]
@marcvetri [Twitter]

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  • barryg

    Broad & Chestnut, just like I have been saying.

  • http://onecurlyfryinaboxoftheregular.com jen @ one curly fry

    oh man, i wish!!

  • http://twitter.com/feliciafied Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Will it be horrifyingly overpriced like NY Eataly? And overrun at all hours with brainless, prosciutto-chomping tourists?

    Maybe Chef could model his version on the original Eataly in Torino, which he has no doubt visited.

  • JetJill

    It would work if it was BASED on tthe Torino version, but WITH PA/NJ products! That is the whole point of Eataly – local stuff. I still can’t figure out why the NYC store has the same name!

  • PJ

    If you build it, they will come. (And please do!)

  • young kim

    how about where pathmark was supposed to go in at 2nd and Girard? a lot of space and a lot of foodies around!!! bring it on!

  • Jim

    Eataly in NYC was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We already have something like it, it’s called Reading Terminal. I’d rather see the good half of that partnership (Dogfish Head) open a brewery here.

  • cleevus

    Philly can’t support that. And there is no way marc opens something that’s not ripping you off.

  • Willie

    I think the people who say Philly can’t support that are the reason Philly can’t support that.

  • Gianni

    Does anyone have any original concepts? why should Philly get the 2nd bastardized version of the original Torino Eataly. Anyway, how about Philly promotes 9th street a bit more, do most people know that they could get fresh pulled mozzarella at Claudios?? probably not….

  • Jay

    What does that even mean wrt “original” concepts? I have no idea what the heck Eataly is (sort of Dibruno Bros?) but it doesn’t matter.

    If some restauranteur comes up with a great idea in New York or a great idea in Chicago or a great idea in Omaha, why the hell shouldn’t we copy it. Beyond the idea that most everything is a copy of something anymore, I want to try a lot of things and yes, I understand it might not be as perfectly executed as the original, but 90% of revolutionary is still pretty great, nevermind that many of the concepts will add a little Philly fusion that might even raise the bar of what was being done.

  • brianbrews

    Maybe Eataly Philly could do something that Eataly NYC couldn’t: get Vinnie Cilurzo on board. I’m sure that would keep the place pretty busy.