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. Somehow Piada: Italian Avenue Meals has flown underneath my radar due to the fact its opening in 2013 at 4469 Belden Village St. NW.

I understood of its existence for guaranteed and  knew Piada was a Columbus-based mostly chain. But I had only a vague plan of the menu and experienced by no means ventured inside of. 

Following my other restaurant-evaluate options abruptly fell by Sunday, I decided to give Piada a attempt. I went to, analyzed the menu at size, and struggled a little bit with placing an on the internet order for two pastas and a salad.

My food was all set for pickup at the designated time, about 20 minutes later, and effectively packaged for vacation. Curbside pickup is offered. Piada has an attractive interior layout, with subdued lighting (this was nighttime) earlier mentioned wood tables, and a counter that offers speedy-relaxed,  Chipotle-model services. (Next time I’ll purchase in particular person.)

I actually didn’t know what to count on of the food stuff, and — superior information! — my good friend and I have been pleasantly amazed by all of it. Portions were huge, elements had been clean and the whole value, $29.24, seemed fair for a big meal for two. This didn’t come to feel like assembly-line rapid foodstuff at all. 

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

I ordered the Farmers Industry salad in the massive dimensions for $8.59 (a frequent is $6.99) and it was a good deal for two to share. An array of crisp mixed greens and pink cabbage were generously topped with sliced strawberries and avocado, candied pecans, sweet corn and feta cheese, and the lemon-basil salad dressing was mild and pleasing. 

This was just one of the best salads I’ve had in memory, its brilliant shades and flavors in particular welcome in the midst of wintertime. A deluxe Caesar and common Caesar also are accessible, and there is the solution of maximizing salads with grilled chicken ($1.89), grilled steak ($1.99) or grilled salmon ($2.99).