I came across the piadina for the first time when I was working in Rimini, Italy. This typical fast food can be found in almost all parts of Italy and yet it is not so known by tourists. A piadina is an Italian flat bread, almost like a quesadilla, filled with yummy toppings.
I remember eating it for the first time and my choice of fillings were parma ham, tomatoes, red onion and arugula. Mandatory in all piadinas is a fresh Italian cream cheese called straquino and mozzarella. The bread is heated up in a frying pan with the filling, folded, and cut in half for easy eating. The cheese strings and the parma ham are so good with the arugula and onions. A feast and a great lunch or a snack.
Now Casa Piadina has opened up a new restaurant in Stockholm in one of the first high rises in the city. There is an option of 8 different piadinas and my new favourite is the Piadina Cabrese. The filling is a spicy salami and pickled red peppers and it is so good I always take that one. You can still get the classic with parma ham or you can choose a Bologna with mortadella (bologna sausage). They have wine and beer and of course Italian coffee should you want an espresso.