Slideshow: Take a Look Around Eataly Chicago

Inside Eataly
Inside Eataly

It's huge! Eataly takes up two floors in River North and is 30 percent bigger than the outlet in New York. The first floor features a few stations and dry goods, but the larger second floor is where most of the heavy hitters are.

The Eataly Crew
The Eataly Crew

Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich joined Adam and Alex Saper to officially kick off the tour.

Batali in the Pescheria
Batali in the Pescheria

Batali started the tour in the Pescheria, Eataly's fishmonger. While full of options, he admitted that he still is trying to get some local Walleye and Whitefish.

Monkfish!
Monkfish!

Looks like the crayfish are trying to keep that monkfish down.

Shucking Oysters
Shucking Oysters

There is also a whole station with fresh oysters and clams.

Shucked and Ready to Go
Shucked and Ready to Go
Fresh Pasta
Fresh Pasta

All of these pastas were made in the store.

Handmade Pasta
Handmade Pasta

In fact, the pastas were made right here!

Meat in the Macelleria
Meat in the Macelleria

Red meat as far as the eye can see.

Salumi and Formaggi
Salumi and Formaggi

Here you'll find cured meats and big hunks of cheese.

Cheese
Cheese

Figured you'd appreciate a closeup of the cheese.

Fritto di Pappa al Pomodoro
Fritto di Pappa al Pomodoro

You can find these fried delicacies Il Fritto, the store's fried food station. Somehow the cooks managed to fry Tuscan bread and tomato soup.

Prosciutto di Parma
Prosciutto di Parma

You better believe there is prosciutto.

La Carne
La Carne

This raw beef snack, which came topped with truffles, can be found at La Carne.

Neapolitan Pizza
Neapolitan Pizza

Instead of wading into the Chicago vs. New York pizza debate, Eataly is going for straight Neapolitan pizza. All the pies are cooked in one of the two wood-burning ovens, which can reach temperatures of up to 900°F.

Graham Elliot Joins the Tour
Graham Elliot Joins the Tour

Graham Elliot stopped by at one point.

La Pasta
La Pasta

If you don't feel like cooking your own pasta, there is a station that will do all the work for you.

Bakery & Focacceria
Bakery & Focacceria

Look at all those loaves!

The Brick Oven
The Brick Oven

All the bread is cooked in this brick oven, which was made in Spain.

Crudo at Il Pesce
Crudo at Il Pesce

At this station you'll find all kinds of seafood dishes, including these slices of raw tuna.

Fresh Vegetables at Le Verdure
Fresh Vegetables at Le Verdure

Lidia Bastianich was especially excited about La Verdure, where you can pick up fresh and cooked vegetables.

Oh, and the Wine
Oh, and the Wine

Joe Bastianich made sure that everyone on the tour had a glass of wine at all times. Okay, hand me a glass of Barolo.

Vino Libero
Vino Libero

This section has a collection of wine in barrels.

Birreria
Birreria

But Eataly didn't forget about the beer. This section features a collection of local beer and some Italian favorites on tap.

Nutella Bar!
Nutella Bar!

It's exactly what it sounds like. You can get Nutella slathered on bread. I have a feeling that this is going to be very popular.

Lavazza
Lavazza

There is also another coffee bar on the first floor.

Eataly is Huge
Eataly is Huge

It's hard to capture just how big Eataly is. I took this shot from the center of the second floor looking east. So this is just one portion of the massive space.