I don't know, guess my palate hasn't evolved into the 21st century. When I think of a huge Italian food market, I'm thinking it's gonna be a tough call between veal parm (maybe picatta), some pizza slices, or perhaps a big bowl of spaghetti. Well Eataly has none of that. There is a pasta stand, yes, but the choices are limited and far from what I'd call comfort food. See for yourself: https://www.eataly.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CucinaMercato_Pasta-Fresca_12.30.18_For-Online.pdf There is no stand for anything like a meatball sub, or a plate of chicken parmigiana, or a slice of lasagna. There's also no traditional pizza or slices, instead, one of the stands serves a flatbread-like thing. Now there is a sit-down restaurant in the complex that does serve more basic pasta dishes and individual-size pizzas. But you don't get the fun of trying multiple foods from different counters, mixing and matching, etc. And this place still doesn't have veal parm, in fact, it is still a limited menu compared to any typical Italian restaurant. 40,000 square feet and I can't get a plate of meatballs? Pretty weak.