Italian cuisine is among the most recognized in the world and we aren’t surprised! There’s something so universally appealing about the pastas in their red and white sauces, the tiramisus in their brilliant coffee glory, and the healthy salads with their medley of fruits and vegetables. The sounds, sights and smells of Italian cooking even permeate the streets from the fresh herbs to the homemade cheeses, cured meats, and handcrafted pastas!
These sounds, sights and smells of street food in Italy are the inspiration behind the Piada Italian Street Food restaurants in the United States. But it isn’t just the complete experience that makes them popular – these are also establishments known for their higher-quality food, faster service, and cooler ambiance.
Below are the latest Piada Italian Street Food menu prices.
|Basil Pesto Pasta||$6.69|
|Crispy Chicken BLT Piada||$6.89|
|Cup of Lobster Bisque||$3.39|
|The Farmers Market Salad||$7.36|
|Chef's Favorite Piada||$7.62|
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Our online-only Lifestyle Bowls help you take the guess work out of your diet while bringing more accessibility and thoughtfully-crafted food to our menu
|Super Protein Bowl||$7.27|
|Keto BLT Salad||$7.99|
|Paleo Berry Balsamic Salad||$8.99|
Seasonal greens prepared fresh daily tossed with house-made dressings
The perfect complement to any order
|Sweet Corn Salad||$2.54|
|Pepperoni Piada Stick||$2.99|
|Parmesan Piada Stick||$2.99|
|Calamari Fritto Misto||$5.99|
|Blackberry Hibiscus Lemonade||$3.00|
|Italian Sodas and Teas||$2.29|
|Regular Soft Drink||$2.29|
|Large Soft Drink||$2.99|
|Acqua Panna Spring Water||$2.50|
|San Pellegrino Sparkling Water||$2.50|
|Gallon of Blackberry Hibiscus Lemonade||$15.99|
|Kids Low-Fat Milk||$1.29|
|Gallon of Peach Tea||$9.99|
|Pure Leaf Unsweetened Tea||$2.29|
|Kids Chocolate Milk||$1.29|
|Kids Apple Juice||$1.29|
|Gallon of Lemonade||$9.99|
|Gallon of Unsweetened Tea||$9.99|
Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of our delightful desserts
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1.99|
|Salted Caramel Cookie||$1.99|
Chris Doody founded Piada Italian Street Food in 2006. He envisioned it as a restaurant where diners in the United States can savor the joys of eating piada, a type of northern Italian street food served in a wrap and filled with pastas, sauces, and meats, among other ingredients.
The fast casual chain of Italian cuisine-inspired restaurants has more than 35 locations in Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio, to name a few states.
What They’re Famous For
Many people say that the Piada Italian Street Food is the Italian version of the Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has a grain of truth to it considering the assembly line style of food preparation. But the former continues to make its mark in other ways, too, such as in its friendly services, airy spaces, and delicious foods.
The chain offers custom-rolled wraps with the base being a thin-crusted dough made of organic flour and extra virgin olive oil. The wraps are filled with relatively innovative fillings from pastas to chopped vegetables. There are also a wide selection of pasta bowls, tascas, and cannoli chips, as well as a kid-friendly menu with smaller versions of the food on the main menu.
Why Eat Here
The piada, also known as the piadina, is the bestselling item on the menu and the biggest reason why you should eat here. The street food, a popular one in northern Italy, is usually stuffed with pastas and meats, as well as vegetables and cheeses, with a topping of your preferred sauce. This is a filling and satisfying meal on its own, not to mention that it contains the healthy carbs, proteins and fats you need for the day – or night, for that matter, if you come in here for your dinner.
While the piada is the diva, it isn’t the only star on the menu. The chicken tasca, fresh corn salad, and lobster bisque are a favorite combo because it’s a great summery meal for all seasons; the chicken has savory flavors without being too heavy. The pasta carbonara with crispy chicken is also a diners’ favorite, especially as it can be paired with your choice of sides in a nearly all-you-can-eat manner. The chicken, by the way, is made to order while the pasta is already pre-cooked so your order comes quite fast.
When ordering, you can choose from several pre-set dishes so there’s likely one that will fit your taste buds and budget. Your meal can be enhanced with your choice of sides, as previously mentioned, akin to the Chipotle style. But instead of Mexican food, you will get Italian-American food, a nice departure for most Americans who have had their share of Tex-Mex cuisine.
There are no alcoholic drinks on the menu, which parents with their kids may appreciate. But there are the usual suspects of sodas and juices that complement the food so everything’s good at a Piada Italian Street Food location.
The ambiance has a trendy yet casual feel to it, which partly explains the mix of families, young professionals, and students, perhaps a handful of people in their business suits. With its affordable prices, the restaurants are a definite magnet for people who want great-tasting Italian-American fare for inexpensive prices.
The Piada Italian Street Food restaurants are usually packed with people during the lunch hours. But since the crew members are fast on their feet, the wait for tables and orders doesn’t take too long. The staff members are also friendly and efficient from taking orders to cleaning tables so there’s the sense of shipshape operations.
The dining area and restrooms are also clean, a must for any restaurant since nobody wants to eat in unhygienic places and still pay for the experience. Many of the restaurants also have outdoor seating so al fresco dining can be enjoyed during fair weather days while many also offer free Wi-Fi access. These are convenient services for many people in the Instagram world we live in now – it’s nice to be able to upload your Piada Italian Street Food photos to your social media account, after all.
To learn more about Piada Italian Street Food or to find a location near you, visit their website at mypiada.com.