One traditional Italian plate is sweeping Barcelona, especially at night-time: the piadinas. They are easy to eat, not expensive and can be as imaginative as the client is adventurous. The idea is simple: a basic, thin, bread that you can fill with both savory and sweet foods.
At Santa Piadina they make the artisan mixture in-situ to serve fresh and authentic meals. The fillings keep on changing every week. You can try the “Piadina del Día”, and also some seasonal or market variations, including for example, fresh seafood or other local ingredients. You can have them with a soda, a local or Italian beer, or a glass of refreshing Spritz or bubbly Italian Lambrusco. If your salty tooth is satisfied, don’t leave without some sweet discoveries: maybe try a piadina filled with Nutella and banana or other seasonal fruits, honey and sugar.
Another important thing: if you happen to have some special requirements for your diet (no gluten allowed, for example), they offer several choices to keep their clients happy.
Somewhere between a crêpe and a taco, it’s a quick and tasty way to eat for me, even on the go. Also, they are doing a lot of promotions to keep clients coming – both on Piadinas and even cocktails. If none of the “standard” combinations really attract you, it’s always possible to make your own combination. Ask! They are friendly and always willing to help.