Eataly second Rome store opens in July

Eataly outlet takes place of McDonald’s in Piazza della Repubblica.

High-end Italian food mall chain Eataly will open its second food emporium in Rome, in Piazza della Repubblica, on 7 July.

The new 1,500-m store is located in the former site of American fast food outlet McDonald’s, to the right of the piazza, coming from Via Nazionale.

The opening comes three years after Eataly launched its first Rome mega-store at the old air terminal beside Ostiense station in 2012.

The Piazza della Repubblica outlet will comprise seven eateries, will have 2,000 high-quality food products available, and will be open daily from 07.00-02.00.

The capital’s commerce and tourism councillor Marta Leonori has said the store will help regenerate the area around Termini station and boost tourism in that part of Rome.