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lunch at Piadina take away on Gertrude St


In the space of a former convenience shop or fish and chip shop (I can’t remember), Piadina take away on Gertrude St has been open about two weeks. It serves a short menu of breakfast and lunch dishes designed to take away, though there are a few tables inside if you want to eat there. Last Saturday I ordered the lamb piadina. It’s a plump soft flatbread filled with tender lamb strips, grilled slices of eggplant and zucchini and garlicy tzatziki ($8.50).

Piadina take away has great potential. Based on my meal the food is delicious and modestly priced. It may not look as sophisticated as other Gertrude St cafes, but it should not be overlooked. The main issue may be where, within a short walk, to take your take away to eat. Carlton Gardens may be the best option.


  1. Excellent! If only you’d posted this yesterday morning, I wouldn’t have been forced into eating mediocre sushi at my desk. Next time!

  2. Looks great! Did you try their coffee?

  3. Agree – looks so fantastic!

  4. It used to be a fish and chip shop… I would sit on the grass, under the trees, at Atherton Gardens to eat it.

  5. Had the trout and the lamb, both were great.

    I hope this place is a success, there are some sweet kids running it. Just dont ask for anything other than a latte or a short black, they were clueless about what a long machiatto was when I went in there.

    Viva la piadina.

  6. I had lunch there yesterday. The trout was delicious. Keen to try their polenta chips. Hope they go well given there are other ‘flashier’ places around that lure people in.

  7. Thanks for reminding me of this place – I go past every day but so far I’m being tempted more by the hipster cafe and the organic bakery. This one is closer than both so I really should give it a go.

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