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43 E. Ohio St.

Power partners Oscar Farinetti, Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich have opened a Chicago outpost of their gigantic collection of 23 Italian-inspired eateries and two-story gourmet market. It boasts 63,000 square feet of fresh pastas, pizzas, fish, bread, wine and gelato, along with the massively popular Nutella bar. Baffo, the white-tablecloth flagship and the only eatery that takes reservations, offers a multicourse sampling of Italy’s best and brightest.