No one does flatbread quite like the Italians, and the piadinas at the newly opened Salati Italian Street Food in Northfield are no exception. Piadinas, which means “savory” in Italian, are softer, chewier cousins of pita and they work beautifully as bookends to a satisfying sandwich.

T.C. Clark, the owner of Salati (as well as Milos Sports Tavern in Denver) fell in love with the sandwiches in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Determined to bring the concept back to the States, he launched the fast-casual Salati.

Diners customize their sandwiches by choosing from seven proteins including grilled skirt steak, rosemary chicken, and pork porchetta; adding sides such as cheese and veggies; and finishing with up to two different sauces. My favorite combination (pictured) is grilled steak with roasted veggies, fresh tomato, spinach, arugula, and fresh mozzarella topped with Alfredo and basil pesto.

Build-your-own salads and pastas round out the menu, along with wines, craft beers, and cocktails. Salati brings something new to Northfield—and it might just be what you need fuel up for holiday shopping.

8270 Northfield Blvd. #1485, 303-307-1695