Piadabar is a new Italian takeaway on Bateman Street in Soho that serves authentic piada (Northern Italian flatbread), traditional cheeses and cured meats, amazing homemade desserts, excellent espresso and more. It’s a brilliant spot to drop by for a quick sandwich or snack – whether on your way to work in the morning, during lunch or even after a late night out playing weekend warrior (Piadabar is open until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights).
You can get a filling and tasty sandwich here, as I did during a recent visit, for under a fiver. Throw in a soup or salad and a drink and it will only cost £6.50. I recommend the “classic” piada (toasted piada sandwich with Parma ham, melted mozzarella and rocket), but there’s a range of options including salmon, beef, pork belly, three cheese and vegan, as well as ones with chocolate or fruit.
Coffee’s good here – if you like a more fully flavoured and no frills approach to espresso-based drinks. Desserts – such as gorgeous homemade zabajone and tiramisu and all sorts of pastries like cannoli and sfogliatelle – are definitely worth saving room for!
Yeah, I was impressed with what’s on offer at Piadabar … to such an extent actually, that I might be teaming up with the owners to help spread the word. So watch this space. Or better yet, head over to this affordable and friendly Soho eatery to have a look and taste for yourself!
Piadabar is located at 3-5 Bateman Street, W1D 4AG. Find out more at piada.bar.