This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Piada Italian Street Food is in the final week of its amazing gift card drive to raise money for Dayton Children’s Hospital. (Read all about it HERE!) Just by donating a gift card in any amount from stores like Target or Walmart, Piada will reward you with a free meal! Definitely a win-win situation.
So to encourage you to stop by and enjoy their delicious food for a great cause, I recently visited their Kettering location with my husband and son to show you why we LOVE eating at this delicious, local eatery. I know even your pickiest little eaters will, too!
Some people have called Piada “like Chipotle, but with Italian food.” Well, sort of. The fast-casual, build-your-own food concept is similar, but the food is anything but plain “Italian.”
After choosing a Piada, Pasta or Salad meal, you can order one of several delicious choices, or create your own. Since I wasn’t really up for a salad this day (which has always been my go-to), I decided to follow my husband’s lead and create a Piada. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THIS WAS, but it sounded delicious, and I’m SO glad I tried it. It reminded me of an Italian-style burrito wrap, totally warm and flaky, yet salty and crispy on the outside. YUM.
This fabulous gentleman cooked it up fresh for me!
I filled mine with just about every vegetable they offered, including sun-dried tomatoes, and topped it with their Parmesan Alfredo sauce and basil pesto. YES, it was absolutely delicious! My crummy iPhone picture does not do it justice.
Knowing that my three-year-old probably wouldn’t go for the same level of veggie overload, I knew what he WOULD love: spaghetti and meatballs! But more specifically…
THE Piada Meatball! 100% grass-fed beef (so hard to find) with fresh ricotta, breadcrumbs and Italian herbs and spices. YUM. He was so excited to get a giant meatball!
Then we chopped it up and mixed it in with his spaghetti…
which he also loved…
Along with our meals, we shared some Piada Garlic Dough (that delicious bread you see get totally eaten in the pics above), which was like a garlic and olive oil flat bread. SO good.
Luckily, if your kid is a little more adventurous or wants to create his/her own meal, they can totally do that here at Piada, too. Kids’ meals are just $4.99 and include a small fountain drink, and your little one can create their own Piada, Pasta or Chopped Salad with any grill items (meats including chicken, steak or Italian sausage), sauce, dressings and toppings.
The next time we visit, I’d love to let Dylan play chef and create his own meal. The possibilities are endless, and I know he’d love to eat something he’s actually helped to make himself!
See that smiling guy in the pic above? That’s Chef Dan who heads up Piada’s Kettering location. He was gracious enough to talk with me about their menu and kids’ options, as well as the ongoing Pay It Forward gift card campaign. Thanks for meeting with us, Chef Dan! 🙂
Now… For the exciting part!
I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Piada Italian Street Food to ONE lucky reader! TEN runners-up will receive coupons for a FREE Kids Meal with purchase of any regular Piada, Pasta, or Chopped Salad. To be entered to win, simply comment below and tell me why YOU would love to win this giveaway! THAT’S IT. Easy, right?
Entries will be accepted until December 27, 11:59 PM eastern time, and the winner will be notified on Monday, December 28. Winners will be selected at random.
Hope I run into you at Piada some time soon! 🙂