New Dining Options at Mall of America

By March 26, 2016 Featured, Mall of America
From the @piadaitalianstreetfood Instagram

Restaurant openings have outpaced new stores lately at Mall of America. Here are the latest dining spots to try.


Piada Italian Street Food

326 North Garden
952-303-5458
mypiada.com

The gateway to Culinary on North, this fast casual chain won’t quite transport you to the streets of Rome, but it does offer fresh options on the fly—made-to-order salads, wraps, and pasta bowls. There’s a bit of a learning curve, so read the menu before you step in line. A “tasca” is an Italian sandwich on thin crust dough; a “piada” is a wrap baked on a stone grill. May we recommend balancing out an order of the garlic dough with the Tuscan Kale Detox salad. Entrees are priced under $10. Kids meals are $4.99. Thumbs up for the Italian sodas on tap.


Zio Modern Italian

AliShopsMOA-Zio

320 South Avenue
952-855-7700
zioitalian.com

From the owners of Crave, a new Italian restaurant serving pasta, pizza and paninis along with seafood and steaks with entree prices in the $16 to $30 range. The extensive kids menu includes everything from cheese pizza ($5) to grilled salmon with polenta ($8). The space itself, which includes a bar, is modern, inviting, and open…if only it opened onto something other than the dim and chaotic corridor across from the food court. Reservations accepted.

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