Piada Italian Street Food will open on April 1 in North Fort Worth debuting its second location in North Texas. The 2,554-square-foot fast casual is inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and is located adjacent to the Starbucks facing Heritage Trace Parkway at 3300 Heritage Trace Parkway, Ste. 110. The five-year-old Piada concept has earned rave reviews for its chef-driven and seasonally influenced menu that focuses on simply prepared, made-to-order items utilizing dozens of fresh, premium ingredients, as well as house made sauces and dressings. This is Piada’s second in North Texas, after The Center at Preston Ridge in Frisco and soon to be followed by Richardson’s City Line.
According to Piada founder Chris Doody, “We look forward to continuing to fill the gap in the market for fresh, flavorful Italian food in North Texas. Our Frisco location has seen great success since opening, and we expect to see the same response in North Forth Worth.”
In addition, the namesake Piada—a thin crust, handmade dough, which is baked on a stone grill, filled with specialty items and then rolled as guests watch the entire process—core entrées also include Pasta Bowls and Chopped Salads. Each is comprised of a grill item, cheese, and vegetables. Diners can choose from three signatures per category, such as the Steak Diavolo with shaved and creamy Parmesan, Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta with sundried tomatoes, as well as Calamari Salad with Feta and sweet and spicy peppers. Grill selections range from all-natural rosemary, garlic, and lemon chicken to spicy Italian sausage with fennel and herbs and salmon prepared with lemon and olive oil, while toppings span artichokes to black olives.
The Alliance Town Center location features light filled interiors and modern, European-inspired décor with design elements including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting, and handmade white oak furniture, plus Carrara marble, brushed aluminum, painted brick, and subway tile accents.