Foodies both local and international have been flocking to the Flatiron District’s mega Italian emporium Eataly since it opened its doors in 2010. Gourmand pilgrims now have another delicious destination: Eataly NYC Downtown, which opened its doors mid-August. You’ll find many familiar Eataly features — some unique to this location — as well as five restaurants, nine take-away counters, two cafes, and one wine bar. Click through for our family-friendly guide to this sure to be hoppin’ hotspot!

To Celebrate With Italy & Eataly

Another spot getting hip to the family-friendly "Why wait 'til midnight?" timeline is Eataly downtown. From 5 to 9 p.m. its Orto e Mare restaurant will have hands-on games and activities paired with kid-approved Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, as well as fun mocktails. (Parents can enjoy overflowing bubbly if so desired.) The festivities will also feature a countdown to midnight in Italy, which here is at the civilized hour of 6 p.m.! Head home after sweet treats of hot chocolate and panettone.  Click here to buy tickets. 

Dec. 31, 5 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $60/adults; $30/kids
Eataly NYC Downtown
Level 3 of World Trade Center Tower 4
Daily, 7a.m.-11 p.m.
212-897-2895
Online: eataly.com

photo: Pablo Enriquez

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Eataly NYC Downtown
Level 3 of World Trade Center Tower 4
Daily, 7a.m.-11 p.m.
Online eataly.com
212-897-2895

Have you been to the new Downtown Eataly? What did your kids eat there?

—Kim Sunshine