April 12, 2024


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Palate-leasing pastas and salads at Canton’s Piada Italian Avenue Food

Carbonara pasta with grilled chicken from Piada Italian Street Food in Jackson Township.

JACKSON TWP. By some means Piada: Italian Avenue Foods has flown beneath my radar given that its opening in 2013 at 4469 Belden Village St. NW.

I understood of its existence for confident and  knew Piada was a Columbus-based chain. But I experienced only a imprecise thought of the menu and experienced in no way ventured inside. 

Following my other restaurant-assessment designs abruptly fell by way of Sunday, I decided to give Piada a consider. I went to MyPiada.com, examined the menu at length, and struggled a little bit with putting an on the web buy for two pastas and a salad.

My food was all set for pickup at the designated time, about 20 minutes afterwards, and properly packaged for travel. Curbside pickup is readily available. Piada has an pleasing inside design and style, with subdued lighting (this was nighttime) over wooden tables, and a counter that offers speedy-relaxed,  Chipotle-type service. (Following time I’ll order in human being.)

I truthfully failed to know what to anticipate of the meals, and — great information! — my mate and I were being pleasantly amazed by all of it. Parts ended up substantial, ingredients have been new and the full value, $29.24, appeared good for a huge meal for two. This failed to sense like assembly-line quick food stuff at all. 

A close-up view of the Farmers Market salad from Piada Italian Street Food.

I purchased the Farmers Market salad in the substantial dimensions for $8.59 (a normal is $6.99) and it was plenty for two to share. An array of crisp combined greens and pink cabbage ended up generously topped with sliced strawberries and avocado, candied pecans, sweet corn and feta cheese, and the lemon-basil salad dressing was light-weight and satisfying. 

This was a single of the very best salads I have experienced in memory, its vivid shades and flavors primarily welcome in the midst of winter. A deluxe Caesar and basic Caesar also are readily available, and there is the possibility of improving salads with grilled chicken ($1.89), grilled steak ($1.99) or grilled salmon ($2.99).