Piadina Genuina

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    ( 34 reviews )
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251 Wick Rd, East London, England, E9 5DG

An all-vegan cafe restaurant specializes in Italian flat bread made at the moment with fresh and seasonal veggies, kebab served with made-in-house seitan and others. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm. Check Facebook for any variations.

Categories: Vegan, International, Italian

34 Reviews

First Review by LibbyCoveney

so tasty - Edit

The food at Piadina Genuina is fresh and so tasty. The best home made tasting food I've had away from home. Tagliatelle is made fresh and the prices are more than reasonable. Highly recommended!

Pros: fresh , tasty, games to play (rubics cube and connect 4, guitar)

Cons: it's not closer to home

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great value, lots of choice and wonderful taste - Edit

Cozy warm restaurant with great staff. The piadina is very tasty and freshly made with a great selection of fillings, all made in house. Will definitely be back!

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best Italian I've ever had - fantastic place - Edit

excellent food. lovely informal atmosphere. brilliant service and friendly staff. my seitan kebab was great. our party had a range of different delicious fresh pasta dishes (not listed on paper menu so ask) that were absolutely exceptional - I've never had such high quality vegan Italian food. extremely low prices (£5 for excellent meals - don't be put off by the price the food is really good quality) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)

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super friendly, great food - Edit

Really affordable tasty Italian vegan food. Really friendly staff. Can't recommend enough

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A real gem! - Edit

Popped by for dinner after finding them on happy cow, great location just off victoria park and dog friendly so it was a perfect stop off after a dog walk. Cosy deco with board games and rubix cubes to keep you occupied whilst you wait. The menu showed the piadina and calzone, we had both and cheesecake then noticed other tables had freshly made ravioli! Wished we had known before we were too stuffed. Will be back to try it. Fantastic vegan addition and very cheap for a fantastic filling meal.

Pros: Price, Food, Environment

Cons: Non

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Yummy Piadina - Edit

Just had a delicious brunch of Salsiccia Piadina with very good coffee.

Will definitely be back and good to hear they are now on Deliveroo!

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Meaks 15 May 2017 - Hi NicP,

Thanks for your review. I have checked their Facebook page and it seems they were closed today. This appears to have been a one off. Hope this helps.

David
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Antoniopiadina 17 May 2017 - Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately I run my shop alone with no staff and work 15 hours a day, with some help from my girlfriend. After 3 months of working on the business everyday I took a day off to spend with my family, who was visiting from Italy, who I had not seen for 8 months. I publicised the unusual closure of the shop on our Facebook page and changed the opening
hours on Google. I am sorry if you travelled, only to find the shop closed. Any future closure will be advertise in the same way.

Antonio  


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Lovely & local - Edit

Wow! Great food, great service. Antonio is the loveliest person and makes you feel extra special. His passion for what he does is amazing and the food is unbelievable. The piadinas are glorious and all the fillings I have tried have been tasty.

Pros: All vegan!, Cheap!, Lovely service!

Cons: Only one person and everything is made to order so

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Go and be charmed. - Edit

The food is great. Fresh, easy going homemade flatbreads, folded pizzas, lasagnes, and now Burgers.
Good coffee, fresh fruit juice.
The location may not be the hanging gardens of Babylon, and you are unlikely to see herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically etc.
What you will get is a real warm welcome, and a host/ chef, who is passionate about what he does.
Really worth the trip.

Pros: carefully planned fresh food. , wonderful host

Cons: nice gaff, shite road!

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Amazing! - Edit

Incredible food and the staff were so friendly! Some of the best food I've had in a while!

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Buonissimi! - Edit

We had piadina, lasagna and ravioli and they were all amazing!!! The atmosphere is very chilled out and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely coming back :D

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love this place! - Edit

I have to add my praise to this long list of positive reviews. Visited with a friend yesterday and it was delicious, great value and run by passionate, driven Antonio, who shared his food and methods with us in a way that made us feel like we'd been invited into his home. One of my favourite vegan places in London now!

Pros: great food, decent prices, gluten free options

Cons: out of the way location

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Amazing! - Edit

Piadina Genuina is run by probably the hardest working, most passionate vegan caterer I have ever met! Oh and he likes talking too!

Read the reviews below for more info, but let me just say that although this place is stuck on an unforgiving corner of a main road out of Hackney it is well worth visiting. The food is fresh and tasty and the enthusiasm of the all in one owner, chef, cleaner, waiter infectious. Go soon before it gets too popular and he has a break down trying to keep up with the demand. I'll see you there especially if he makes the cheesecake sugar free!

Pros: Not expensive, Fresh tasty food, Super friendly service

Cons: Not organic., A little out of the way

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Best food in Hackney - Edit

Super friendly Antonio, food delicious and really fresh Grazie mille.

Pros: Fresh food, Very good value , Friendly

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excellent piadina!! - Edit

Loves this place! The chef was very nice and accommodating. Food delicious and really calm, peaceful energy. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tasty vegan treat that's excellent value for money.

Pros: food, atmosphere, friendly staff

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Simply Amazing - Edit

I can't express how happy I'am that this place opened up at my doorstep. I have been visiting it everyday since I discovered this little gem. The food is fresh and all home made except one two ingredients. The owner is lovely, perfect vegan option ❤️

Pros: Prices, Quality , Fresh

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Wonderful and affordable - Edit

We found out about this place just yesterday and the reviews were so good we just had to check it out!

It's a lovely place, the owner/chef is super friendly and passionate. He was happy to make the piadina exactly how you would like it and makes it right infront of you. I was very impressed with the piadina, and it was refreshing to have this kind of kebab style food for the reasonable price of £4.50. For so long i have been frustrated that all vegan places charge such expensive prices. (Please don't increase your prices!)

The food was delicious and actually served within 5-10 minutes, even though it's all freshly prepared. For dessert the owner made us some chocolate and hazelnut crepes, which were the best i've ever had. He even made a new batter especially for me as i didn't want it with cinnamon.

Definitely worth a visit

Pros: Friendly owner, Delicious food, Affordable prices

Cons: Warm inside-but i think they plan to get fans, Limited seating for large groups, Bit tricky to reach on public transport

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What a treat! - Edit

The handmade bread wraps are really something different and fun to try.

The piadina with aubergine, sundried tomatoes, spicy olive tapenade and broccoli combined all my favourite things and I devoured it in minutes!

The cherry cheesecake was delicious and my son and I cleaerd the plate in seconds flat.

The juice was a perfect blend of pineapple, apple and ginger.

It was served with a big jug of mint infused water which was very much appreciated on hot day, as was the balloon they kindly presented my son with at the end of the meal.

A wonderful place, and a real bargain at £4.50 per piadnia and £2.50 for a slice of cheesecake. The place has the air of somewhere really run for love.

It was also incredibly close to the beautiful victoria park for a wonderful day with amazing playgounds, fountains and boating lakes .

Go and enjoy!

Pros: Scrumptious, Bargain, Great location for a day out

Cons: You'll be tempted to eat more than you need to!

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Delicious, Unusual, Great Value - Edit

Lovely place for light lunch. Never had a piadina before but was delicious- I had the 'Mediterranean' with extra seitan. Owner clearly has a lot of passion for what he does.

Pros: Fully vegan, Great value- less than a fiver for a filling lunch

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:) - Edit

Amazing kebab, loved it

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I love this place! - Edit

Wonderful veg bar, absolutly fresh ingredients. Chef Antonio is really brillant, it's a pleasure to spend some time chatting with him.

Pros: Fresh ingredients, Lpw prices, Chef fantasy

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Lovely little place - Edit

Definitely stop by Antonio's cafe if you're in town. He whips up some fantastic, colourful Italian cuisine, and it's all 100% vegan. Show your support and stop by to admire his fine food and colourful hats. :)

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Delightful! - Edit

Delicious food prepared in front of your very eyes. Chef has gone to great lengths to use authentic ingredients. The restaurant is clean and tidy and the décor is interesting, especially the quirky tables. The food was served promptly and was great value for money. The chef is warm and friendly and his passion for his food and for the community where he has set up his business is tangible. Would recommend to all.

Pros: Good value for money, Something for everyone on the menu, Authentic

Cons: N/A

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Antoniopiadina 17 May 2017 - Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it!
Antonio  


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5 stars! - Edit

The amazingly fresh (all vegan) ingredients make this the perfect place to grab a bite in Hackney
Also offers gluten free options which was really helpful
Friendly atmosphere with each piadina hand made right in front of you
A lot of options to choose from (I chose to mix and match) for a low price!
Thanks Antonio!

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-01

Pros: Fresh ingredients, Low price

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Pure Italian quality served by fantastically friendly folks - Edit

The happy cow app reliably informed us that this was the nearest vegan place to our coordinates... so off we went.

And glad we did! Fantastic little place with an Italian chef hand-making Piadina flatbreads in a choice of 3 doughs. He charismatically explained the origins and ingredients of the dough - one was whole meal goodness and another made from a special wheat/barley flour- was light and smooth tasting. He then proceeded to roll it out and throw it on the hotplate.

Super ingredients all round, with dashings of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil - the good stuff, fresh veg and a bit of homemade seitan. Had a Valentino Piadina which had spicy olive tapenade paste with sun dried toms, aubergine and broccoli - absolutely mouth watering, Then had lasagne for seconds!

The chef (with his eccentric multi coloured hat!) is proud of his raw materials and happily showed us the constituents, no bog-standard supermarket flour here - so the price is seriously good value for what you are getting! Fresh juice also on offer, pick any 3 fruits for 2.50.

To finish we were offered some cheeky chocolaty mouse which did the job nicely. Will certainly be back!

The place had only been open for a few weeks and has a rather quirky cafe feel to it. The tables have rubix cubes holding the menus up... good for a bit of mental agility whilst waiting. There is also a wc on site, always useful.

Go forth and eat Piadina!

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-01

Pros: good value, quality food, friendly staff

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Great little place - Edit

What a nice, friendly cafe. The food was delicious and while I was there the new coffee machine was delivered, so you can now have proper Italian coffee!

Pros: All vegan, Delicious food, Friendly owner

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Great new addition to East Londons vegan offering - Edit

Antonio has just moved his business here and his passion and enthusiasm for good quality, health promoting ingredients really shines through. He also makes the bread fresh to order, this Is slow food at its best. As a new business I am keen to see businesses like this thriving in the community.

Pros: Great friendly owner , Amazing taste and quality throughout , Good prices

Cons: Pottentially slightly over oily

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Deep flavor deeply filled and now deep I love x - Edit

Made a stop here to grab a kebab to go. It smelled delicious as I walked in and saw others tucking into lasagna dishes and snacks. I was so impressed with the set up and lovely Antonio serving behind the counter that I had to grab a portion of that freshly made lasagna to go too! The kebab was so satisfying, the mayo the seitan the potato and not mention the seeded bread! I loved every bite! Great place to go if you need healthy food in a hurry and he does a lot of gluten free too. Yum! Thanks!!

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