Piada Italian Street Food , a new Doody family enterprise (they of the Lindey's/Brio/Bravo success story) opened recently on Lane Ave, and I checked it out last night.

Piada with Italian Meats (sopressata, mortadella, porchetta) and loaded up with angel hair pasta (optional); roasted red pepper strips; sauteed zucchini, onions and cherry tomatoes; diavolo sauce; shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano and pickly Peppadew peppers.

I was pretty impressed with everything about the cheap and easy, Italian-style Chipotle operation except for the piada flatbread itself. While better, "breadier" and less chewy than a huge old flour tortilla (which holds no interest for me), my piada had an unpleasant oil flavor -- I'll try another soon.

That said, the filling options were of good quality, the staff was super-friendly and you can get a Peroni Italian beer ($2.50) or cute little bottle of vino (serves 2) for $9.

Check out my Piada article in the next Alive