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.