Piada Italian Street Food | Richardson

It’s an event that promises to be good for your palate and your community! Piada Italian Street Food is celebrating the grand opening of its Richardson location from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17.

The fast-casual restaurant will not only be introducing guests to the unique flavors of seaside Italian fare, it will be donating all sales from the grand opening to a good cause—The Richardson Fraternal Order of Police #105, an organization that provides charitable contributions to those in the Richardson community who need it most.

The Piada Richardson location’s interior // photos by Jennifer Shertzer

Located in Richardson’s CityLine development, Piada Italian Street Food boasts authentic flavors inspired by roadside family-run food carts and markets of Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The chefs behind the Piada concept brought these tastes back to the U.S. in 2010 when they opened the restaurant’s first location in Ohio. The Richardson Piada is the third to open its doors in North Texas, already home to a Frisco and Fort Worth location.


The menu is quick to digest. Diners choose from three types of entrées: a piada (the restaurant’s namesake), pasta bowls or chopped salads. A piada is a thin crust, handmade dough baked on a stone grill, filled with specialty items and then rolled. Each entrée is comprised of your choice of a grilled protein, cheese and vegetables. Grill selections range from crispy chicken to spicy Italian sausage and salmon.

Piada’s Basil Pesto Pasta with fresh basil pesto, parmesan alfredo, sundried tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan and grilled chicken

Available sides include tomato basil and lobster bisque soups and seasonal offerings like this summer’s Roasted Corn Salad. One cannot leave without sampling the insanely delicious Piada sticks, two kinds of hand-rolled breadsticks served with Parmesan dipping sauce. The Cannoli Chips dessert incorporates crispy, rolled Italian cookies lightly tossed in powdered sugar and accompanied by chocolate chip cream icing. The family-friendly restaurant also offers a kid’s menu.

The Chef’s Favorite Piada with spicy diavolo sauce, romaine, sweet & spicy peppers, mozzarella, creamy parmesan and crispy chicken
Italian sodas and teas on tap at Piada

What you can expect from the 2,991-square-foot restaurant’s interior is bright, modern, European-inspired décor, including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting and handmade white oak furniture. Piada Italian Street Food is open from 10:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

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