WIAW: Piada

Halfway through the week friends!!! First things first: I’m guest-posting today for Katie over at Healthy Heddleston! Katie is an RD (which automatically qualifies her for idol status in my eyes) and a mama to be, not to mention totally adorable. I absolutely love her blog and am so honored to be guest posting for her!

Since it’s the holiday season and many of us are soaking up extra time with friends and family, I put together a healthy little dinner party menu for you guys to enjoy with your loved ones! Click here to check it out.

…and now it’s time for another WIAW. As always, thanks to J$ for holdin’ down the fort!

Recently the hubby and I were invited to go to a private opening of one of the new Piada locations. Piada is essentially the Italian version of Chipotle. You can have a wrap (with or without noodles!), or a noodle bowl or a salad, and then you choose your toppings and sauces. It was our first time trying it and since it was free, we went all out and tried everything!

When we came in, they had lots of wine, beer & even peach bellinis…plus appetizers- bite sized pieces of their piada sticks (kinda like stuffed breadsticks). I tried the cheese and the artichoke.

You order your food up at the counter. There were tons of people working, I’m sure they were training for opening day but it was a little intimidating since I wasn’t sure what to order! We started with some soup- Lobster Bisque for me and Tomato for the hubby. We also each got a piada stick.

Then I got a veggie piada wrap with noodles!

The wraps are huge! I barely ate half of mine, along with a few bites of breadstick and I took the rest home. Hubby ate all of his of course :)

Just when we thought we were done, they came out with dessert for us to try. It was so fun! A bag of mini cannoli shells with a container of filling!

Aren’t they cute?! They were also delicious, along with everything else we ate there! It was a fun change up from Chipotle and we’ll definitely be back.

Do you guys have anything like this where you live??


PS. I thought I’d spare you the same repeated photos of breakfast since we all know I eat the same breakfast every.single.day. It just never gets old :) And as for lunch, I had an oatmeal bowl. Boring, but it’s part of my life…..(Anchorman, anyone???) Anyways, I forgot to take a picture and dinner was the best part of the day anyways :)

Today’s workout:

Treadmill Total: 3.12 miles, 30 minutes

I really liked this workout. Changing the speed every minute helped pass the time quickly and I pushed myself to use the 6.0 to recover instead of go down to 4.0. This was the longest amount of steady running I’d done in a long time. Truthfully, I was ready to be done after the first 20 min run and the abs….but I pushed myself to get back on and do another mile.


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Piada sounds awesome! I hope we get one here soon. Noodles in a wrap = genius.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal + WIAW

  2. Wow- I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of this! It sounds delicious.
    Hopefully something similar will open up around me in the near future!
    Emily recently posted..WIAW #10: Some Things Never Get Old

  3. whoa- noodles in a wrap? I’ve never heard of Piada….interesting concept though. I’ve never been to chipotle.
    and that bread is indeed huge- it makes the wrap seem big as well!
    Hannah@mindrunningwild recently posted..WIAW- Use it up edition #2

  4. Piada sounds like a carb palace! :) I’d so be there. lol. The idea of walking up and ordering kind of reminds me of Noodles + Co.
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..wiaw…the last college edition

  5. It sounds like so much fun to go to a restaurant before it opens! Food looks delicious too!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count recently posted..WIAW…The Anniversary Edition

  6. Noodles in a wrap?! I’ve never heard of doing that before! That sounds like carb heaven to me. 😉
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..WIAW #17: Grub and goals

  7. Piada…I will have to be on the look out. The dinner looks fantastic and bountiful.
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  8. I’ve never liked wraps that much, but they look so good to me lately!
    Living, Learning, Eating recently posted..WIAW #16

  9. Noodles IN a wrap? Holy carb heaven! I LOVE that idea!
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  10. There is not one thing on there that I’m not now craving – piada and noodle wraps!!
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  11. I love bisques! And that restaurant just sounds like the coolest place ever! I love those pics – are they taken on an iPhone with any special app (can you tell I JUST got an iPhone days ago and am very excited about the 8 mp camera?? :))

    This is my first time stopping by thanks to the WIAW party – I love your blog style!
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  12. Piada sounds so interesting! I am not even the biggest fan of wraps either, but these do look good :)
    Tessa @ Amazing Asset recently posted..WIAW- Evading The Temptation To Quit Edition

  13. No, but we NEED one. That food looks oh. so. very. amazing.
    Liz @ Southern Charm recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday

  14. I WISH we had one of these – dippable cannolis? I’m sold! Can I come visit?
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Rome, Part 1

  15. Wow, that meal looks amazing ~ jealous!!
    Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions recently posted..Words of Worth

  16. If there is anything like this near my home, I need to find it ASAP. Looks great!

  17. I’ve never of Piada, but I’ll try any culture’s equivalent to Chipotle :) Did you hear they serve brown rice now?

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  18. I’ve never heard of Piada but I’ll try any culture’s equivalent to Chipotle :) Did you hear they serve brown rice now?
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  19. Amy Hanley (@AhealthEeater) says:

    Wow, I was just at the Piada on Lane yesterday! I was lucky enough to head back to OSU my little sis in my sorority’s birthday and met a friend at Piada for lunch the next day! I got the wrap w/ noodles, chicken, sauce, and veggies. I love the noodles in the wrap combo (even though it is kind of a weird concept)!

  20. Those Canoli look so good! My grandma from Italy used to make them for me, they were my favorite! What a great post :)
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  21. Wow – I’ve never heard of Piada either but it looks absolutely delicious! Now I’ve got to find some place in Chicago that serves this stuff! Surely somebody must have it!

  22. Those cannolis look amazing!
    Jessica recently posted..WIAW: Santa’s Little Helper

  23. Wow Piada looks awesome! I would love some lobster bisque soup about now!

  24. Ok I need to find one of these around here. It looks great!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Five Tips For Balance During The Holidays

  25. I’ve never heard of them, but that wrap looks AWESOME! I love how crispy the wrap looks. Thanks for sharing!
    She Rocks Fitness recently posted..WIAW…WAHOO!

  26. I want a Piada! Can you make that happen?

    And oatmeal is good any time of the day. I think I’m going to eat it for every meal one day JUST so I can blog about it.
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..X-treme Oatz

  27. I’ve never heard of Piada before, but it sounds fantastic! I’m definitely ready to search out a restaurant close to me :)
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  28. your wiaw looks fun! glad to have found your blog!
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  29. That is the coolest restaurant. I would love one of those stuffed breadstick things right about now. I don’t know how I feel about noodles in a wrap, but it did look damn tasty.
    Enjoy your leftovers.
    KaraHadley recently posted..Schlepping My Way Home

  30. I am a big fan of Piada! I’ve realized that the salad bowl with like every topping is the best, and not as overwhelming as the wraps with pasta. Then you actually have room for half a piada stick. 😉 We are so excited they are opening 2 in Dublin so we have some closer to home. I am a wee bit jealous you got to go to a grand opening and try everything for free. :)
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  31. Piada sounds so amazing! I hope they expand their business to Chicago soon :-)
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