Salumi

★★★★☆
  • 309 3rd Ave S

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Cross street: Pioneer Square & the International District

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  • 206-621-8772

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The oxtail sandwich I had here was delicious. I would go back every day if I lived in Seattle. Prices are good, service is quick, food is delicious.

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★★★★★

The oxtail sandwich I had here was delicious. I would go back every day if I lived in Seattle. Prices are good, service is quick, food is delicious.

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This is the tiniest, best place in Seattle to grab a sandwich or a cup of soup. The salamis are cured on the premises, and there are many choices. They also have delicious breads to choose from for your sandwich. The sandwiches are very big, too!

5
★★★★★

This is the tiniest, best place in Seattle to grab a sandwich or a cup of soup. The salamis are cured on the premises, and there are many choices. They also have delicious breads to choose from for your sandwich. The sandwiches are very big, too!

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I had heard this place was not to be missed when in Seattle, so gave it a try, and found that it was one-of-a-kind tiny sandwich shop that specializes in cheeses and salami. (It's so small that even squeezing in my suitcase was a problem!) The line was fairly long, but moved fast, as everyone seemed to know what they wanted. The server was helpful, offered samples, but wasted no time. No room to eat there, but I took my sandwich to the nearby "waterfall park" and had a delicious, relaxing lunch in a lovely setting.

5
★★★★★

I had heard this place was not to be missed when in Seattle, so gave it a try, and found that it was one-of-a-kind tiny sandwich shop that specializes in cheeses and salami. (It's so small that even squeezing in my suitcase was a problem!) The line was fairly long, but moved fast, as everyone seemed to know what they wanted. The server was helpful, offered samples, but wasted no time. No room to eat there, but I took my sandwich to the nearby "waterfall park" and had a delicious, relaxing lunch in a lovely setting.

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Thought the location was super cute and unique. Everything has always been yummy although I have never been to NY so have no comparison. the staff has always been friendly and helpful. Maybe if you don't arrive with an attitude you don't get one from the staff.

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★★★★☆

Thought the location was super cute and unique. Everything has always been yummy although I have never been to NY so have no comparison. the staff has always been friendly and helpful. Maybe if you don't arrive with an attitude you don't get one from the staff.

Pros: Amazing Food

Cons: Be there early or be prepared to wait

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This place has great salami. Their specials are dang good too0. especially the soups. ChumBotta? When i asked, they said it was kitchen sink soup, everything in it including salami! With a hunka bread, that was a meal itself.

2
★★★★★

This place has great salami. Their specials are dang good too0. especially the soups. ChumBotta? When i asked, they said it was kitchen sink soup, everything in it including salami! With a hunka bread, that was a meal itself.

Pros: Great Salami, love their soups

Cons: tiny

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Long lines ouside for garbage sandwhices. stale bread,Thin slices, poor food handling, dirty counters.Must be living off the Batati name.I would never go back here .

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★☆☆☆☆

Long lines ouside for garbage sandwhices. stale bread,Thin slices, poor food handling, dirty counters.Must be living off the Batati name.I would never go back here .

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Good reviews are a joke.

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This placed would be laughed off the block in Philadelphia, a place for true, delectable Italian sandwiches. I must agree that the counter people are disturbingly slow and preoccupied with their own issues. The line was out the door, (still not sure why) and she is talking to her coworker about what they did last night, slowly arranging salami, one by one, on the bread. Appalling!! The sandwich is ok, but I'll take a south Philly hoagie in a heartbeat. Overall very disappointing, and not worth the hype, or wait. Come ON!

1
★★☆☆☆

This placed would be laughed off the block in Philadelphia, a place for true, delectable Italian sandwiches. I must agree that the counter people are disturbingly slow and preoccupied with their own issues. The line was out the door, (still not sure why) and she is talking to her coworker about what they did last night, slowly arranging salami, one by one, on the bread. Appalling!! The sandwich is ok, but I'll take a south Philly hoagie in a heartbeat. Overall very disappointing, and not worth the hype, or wait. Come ON!

Pros: Nice meat slicer

Cons: Slow, inefficient

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I finally made it to Salume yesterday and I don't get it. First the good points: no doubt about it, their salume are excellent. I got the 'winter' salumi, with green, white, and pink peppercorns. The other half dozen choices sounded very good too. The bread for the sandwich was excellent, too; I got the olive oil bread. The other choice was a ciabatta. Now, when they put the salumi on the bread, it's less than fair. I have two complaints: There is an 8:1 ratio of bread to salumi, and they don't remove the rind. I was constantly pulling these plastic like shreds out of my mouth and I think I swallowed several before I realized what was going on. The salume are sliced so thin you hardly get any taste, but you do get the aroma so your brain it tricked into thinking you are eating a hearty sandwich. (very clever that madman) Next time, I'll simply buy some salume and good bread and make my own sandwiches. They do ship so that will save me the wait in line. One other complaint: I didn't like one of the counter girls; she was making a quartet of sandwiches for the person in line in front of me and you'd think she was preparing the bread for communion -- much too preoccupied with herself and taking too long; I mean it's only a sandwich.

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★★★☆☆

I finally made it to Salume yesterday and I don't get it. First the good points: no doubt about it, their salume are excellent. I got the 'winter' salumi, with green, white, and pink peppercorns. The other half dozen choices sounded very good too. The bread for the sandwich was excellent, too; I got the olive oil bread. The other choice was a ciabatta. Now, when they put the salumi on the bread, it's less than fair. I have two complaints: There is an 8:1 ratio of bread to salumi, and they don't remove the rind. I was constantly pulling these plastic like shreds out of my mouth and I think I swallowed several before I realized what was going on. The salume are sliced so thin you hardly get any taste, but you do get the aroma so your brain it tricked into thinking you are eating a hearty sandwich. (very clever that madman) Next time, I'll simply buy some salume and good bread and make my own sandwiches. They do ship so that will save me the wait in line. One other complaint: I didn't like one of the counter girls; she was making a quartet of sandwiches for the person in line in front of me and you'd think she was preparing the bread for communion -- much too preoccupied with herself and taking too long; I mean it's only a sandwich.

Pros: great ingredients to make your own sandwich

Cons: where's the salumi?

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Went with a few friends today at lunchtime. Got there at noon, and we weren't surprised at the long line. But when we finally got in the doors, we could see why the line took over one hour. Absolute and total disregard for the customers waiting on a work day! The staff very calmly and SLOWLY made sandwiches, pausing to talk to anyone for any length of time about just about anything. I have every sympathy when servers are overworked and busy, but these three women barely worked! I felt it was total disregard for their customers, and disregard for the owner! Good meat, but really! I won't return.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with a few friends today at lunchtime. Got there at noon, and we weren't surprised at the long line. But when we finally got in the doors, we could see why the line took over one hour. Absolute and total disregard for the customers waiting on a work day! The staff very calmly and SLOWLY made sandwiches, pausing to talk to anyone for any length of time about just about anything. I have every sympathy when servers are overworked and busy, but these three women barely worked! I felt it was total disregard for their customers, and disregard for the owner! Good meat, but really! I won't return.

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This was my first trip to seattle, to visit friends. I had heard all about this place and read the reviews. Many are good and a few are not so good. I myself, loved it. Yes the line was long (I am told the busiest days are fridays and all days in July/August) so I arrived at 11. I waited about 20 minutes. I had no clue what to order because it was a bit confusing. I asked for help and ended up with free tastes of everything (not to mention the frequent samples that were passed to the folks waiting in line.) I decided on the mole and mozzarella, with the mini baguette, which i understand is new in the last year, for folks who want a softer bread. My friend had the muffo. We shared, and we loved both. The people working there were extremely busy, but incredibly friendly. The customers all seemed happy. I am going to return next week and give it another whirl, maybe i will try the meatballs, i hear they are a bargain, and huge.

2
★★★★★

This was my first trip to seattle, to visit friends. I had heard all about this place and read the reviews. Many are good and a few are not so good. I myself, loved it. Yes the line was long (I am told the busiest days are fridays and all days in July/August) so I arrived at 11. I waited about 20 minutes. I had no clue what to order because it was a bit confusing. I asked for help and ended up with free tastes of everything (not to mention the frequent samples that were passed to the folks waiting in line.) I decided on the mole and mozzarella, with the mini baguette, which i understand is new in the last year, for folks who want a softer bread. My friend had the muffo. We shared, and we loved both. The people working there were extremely busy, but incredibly friendly. The customers all seemed happy. I am going to return next week and give it another whirl, maybe i will try the meatballs, i hear they are a bargain, and huge.

Pros: the best salami in the country

Cons: can be confusing to first timers, but ask for samples

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I gave it one star out of respect to Mario.........My family went there after seeing it on No Reservations and because we are big fans of Mario, Anthony Bourdain, and cured meats. It was a Thursday around 11:00 am, waited in line for 30 minutes only to find out that they were out of the first 2 items we ordered. Since it was our first visit two of us settled on the meat and cheese plate thinking how could we go wrong. Well the meat was paper thin, dry and as tough as jerky, the bread was like shoe leather possibly because the server picked up a plate that was already made and sitting to the side, apparently for awhile. Two of our group ordered the oxtail sandwiches which were so greasy it was running down there hands and arms, again the bread was so hard that when you tried to take a bite all of the meat fell out. We were a group of four and could only find 2 seats so we asked the server if any other seats were available ( they DO have a back room seating area) but were told that we would just have to wait until someone left. The service was BAD, the employees RUDE, the food TERRIBLE. Armandino remarked on No Reservations that he never really intended for the place to be such a success and apparently his son's reputation is the only reason it is. I would not recommend it to anyone!

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★☆☆☆☆

I gave it one star out of respect to Mario.........My family went there after seeing it on No Reservations and because we are big fans of Mario, Anthony Bourdain, and cured meats. It was a Thursday around 11:00 am, waited in line for 30 minutes only to find out that they were out of the first 2 items we ordered. Since it was our first visit two of us settled on the meat and cheese plate thinking how could we go wrong. Well the meat was paper thin, dry and as tough as jerky, the bread was like shoe leather possibly because the server picked up a plate that was already made and sitting to the side, apparently for awhile. Two of our group ordered the oxtail sandwiches which were so greasy it was running down there hands and arms, again the bread was so hard that when you tried to take a bite all of the meat fell out. We were a group of four and could only find 2 seats so we asked the server if any other seats were available ( they DO have a back room seating area) but were told that we would just have to wait until someone left. The service was BAD, the employees RUDE, the food TERRIBLE. Armandino remarked on No Reservations that he never really intended for the place to be such a success and apparently his son's reputation is the only reason it is. I would not recommend it to anyone!

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Saw it on No Reservations and heard a lot of great things.I am a foodie and this place sucked, service was slow and rude, sandwich was made before they told us they had nothing to put on it, they had run out of condiments but didn't suggest another choice, even charged full price! bread was dry and everything was overpriced!!! The salami....well it was GREAT! but for the experience we had I would not reccomend or return! I think the who;e thing is a little overrated!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Saw it on No Reservations and heard a lot of great things.I am a foodie and this place sucked, service was slow and rude, sandwich was made before they told us they had nothing to put on it, they had run out of condiments but didn't suggest another choice, even charged full price! bread was dry and everything was overpriced!!! The salami....well it was GREAT! but for the experience we had I would not reccomend or return! I think the who;e thing is a little overrated!

Pros: salami was awesome

Cons: service and prices were not what I expected

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We went there the other day with some out of town guests. After waiting in line for 35 minutes, we were told that they were "way too busy" to slice what we ordered. Since the product we ordered must be sliced prior to sale, we had to make other selections. Not getting our first choice was a disappointment, especially after the wait. This wasn't our first time there, but each time the service seems to get worse.

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★★☆☆☆

We went there the other day with some out of town guests. After waiting in line for 35 minutes, we were told that they were "way too busy" to slice what we ordered. Since the product we ordered must be sliced prior to sale, we had to make other selections. Not getting our first choice was a disappointment, especially after the wait. This wasn't our first time there, but each time the service seems to get worse.

Pros: Quality, Ambience

Cons: Service

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Had a excellent time throughout my first visit at Salumi. Small and unpretentious, good food and fun ambiance. Go early to avoid long lines

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★★★★★

Had a excellent time throughout my first visit at Salumi. Small and unpretentious, good food and fun ambiance. Go early to avoid long lines

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What can I say about Salumi besides that its the first place I bank on going with out-of-town guests. I too first heard about it on Bourdain's show, then checked it out a few days later. These days, its part of my Friday tradition to visit Salumi for a sandwich, take it to the public waterfall park a couple of blocks away, and then cleanse the palette with a Zeitgeist Americano.

Salumi is one of those places where you will want to try something different each time and experience unusual confidence in that everything you try will be excellent. And so far for me, it all has been. Make sure to get there early before they run out of various items.

I am amazed that a couple of people have given Salumi poor reviews. I thought this would be one place that would receive 5 stars across the board. Anyone who could give Salumi a one-star rating either defines what its like to be a hater or is a complete culinary philistine.

Long live Armandino!

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★★★★★

What can I say about Salumi besides that its the first place I bank on going with out-of-town guests. I too first heard about it on Bourdain's show, then checked it out a few days later. These days, its part of my Friday tradition to visit Salumi for a sandwich, take it to the public waterfall park a couple of blocks away, and then cleanse the palette with a Zeitgeist Americano.

Salumi is one of those places where you will want to try something different each time and experience unusual confidence in that everything you try will be excellent. And so far for me, it all has been. Make sure to get there early before they run out of various items.

I am amazed that a couple of people have given Salumi poor reviews. I thought this would be one place that would receive 5 stars across the board. Anyone who could give Salumi a one-star rating either defines what its like to be a hater or is a complete culinary philistine.

Long live Armandino!

Pros: delicious meats, friendly staff

Cons: rightfully so popular you can count on a wait

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I love Salumi, the friendly employees, the wonderful sandwiches, great specials each week. I'm there every week and its fun to sit with other regular customers and shoot the breeze. With the new summer menu and great weather the line is a bit long, so get there early. Half the fun is the experience of waiting for the best food in town. The proscuitto, fig and goat cheese sandwich is excellent. I love it all and you will too.

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★★★★★

I love Salumi, the friendly employees, the wonderful sandwiches, great specials each week. I'm there every week and its fun to sit with other regular customers and shoot the breeze. With the new summer menu and great weather the line is a bit long, so get there early. Half the fun is the experience of waiting for the best food in town. The proscuitto, fig and goat cheese sandwich is excellent. I love it all and you will too.

Pros: large qaulity sandwiches, fun atmoshpere,

Cons: often a line to the door.

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So I took the afternoon off and went to Salumi. My friends told me it was crowded... how could that be? My favorite tiny hole in the wall must have space for me! Well, my friends were right, I had never seen the line so long. Oh well, I decided to wait. I couldn't just leave after making such an effort to be there. So chatting in line, I met a bunch of nice people- mostly tourists with lots of questions (maybe thats why the line is so long?!). I answered some patiently and hoped they would have what i wanted (today-any salami sandwich!! with gorgonzola). Finally, it was my turn.... the folks behind the counter gave me a taste of the new salami- Agrumi- yummy- citrus! But alas, they don't serve it on a sandwich, only by the pound and in the salad, so I had to have that too. I got my sandwich-Yeah! I easily found a seat (where did all the people from the line go? I wondered......) and sat down to enjoy. Oh it was good. Big. Delicious. The salad was a nice add, made me full less full. They still have the formula and I am going back, but maybe after the tourist season is over.....

2
★★★★★

So I took the afternoon off and went to Salumi. My friends told me it was crowded... how could that be? My favorite tiny hole in the wall must have space for me! Well, my friends were right, I had never seen the line so long. Oh well, I decided to wait. I couldn't just leave after making such an effort to be there. So chatting in line, I met a bunch of nice people- mostly tourists with lots of questions (maybe thats why the line is so long?!). I answered some patiently and hoped they would have what i wanted (today-any salami sandwich!! with gorgonzola). Finally, it was my turn.... the folks behind the counter gave me a taste of the new salami- Agrumi- yummy- citrus! But alas, they don't serve it on a sandwich, only by the pound and in the salad, so I had to have that too. I got my sandwich-Yeah! I easily found a seat (where did all the people from the line go? I wondered......) and sat down to enjoy. Oh it was good. Big. Delicious. The salad was a nice add, made me full less full. They still have the formula and I am going back, but maybe after the tourist season is over.....

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So I went to Salumi after seeing it on the Food Network and hearing how Anthony Bourdain loves it so much. I waited in line for about 15 minutes, which I don't care about if I'm getting good food at the end. I gave one of the women at the counter my order and she started to make my sandwich, then abruptly stopped to go talk to a man at the end of the line for about five minutes. Two people behind me got their sandwiches before the woman even asked me if my sandwich was to-go. Hm. Whatever. I probably will not go back. Does not live up to the hype. Too bad. I was looking forward to having another great place to go to. The meat on my sandwich was great, but seriously? Almost 10 bucks for a sandwich with not-so-great customer service? I'd rather go somewhere were the people actually want you to be there.

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★★☆☆☆

So I went to Salumi after seeing it on the Food Network and hearing how Anthony Bourdain loves it so much. I waited in line for about 15 minutes, which I don't care about if I'm getting good food at the end. I gave one of the women at the counter my order and she started to make my sandwich, then abruptly stopped to go talk to a man at the end of the line for about five minutes. Two people behind me got their sandwiches before the woman even asked me if my sandwich was to-go. Hm. Whatever. I probably will not go back. Does not live up to the hype. Too bad. I was looking forward to having another great place to go to. The meat on my sandwich was great, but seriously? Almost 10 bucks for a sandwich with not-so-great customer service? I'd rather go somewhere were the people actually want you to be there.

Pros: Good salty meat

Cons: Bad customer service

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Well, after reading all the reviews and tips from those that have gone before, I showed up early which was a good thing because I was 3rd in line 25 mins before opening. By the time the door opened at 1:05pm, there were 40 people in line! I ordered a Finocchiona Salami sandwich with mozarella ($1.50 extra). The bread was delicious, spread with pesto sauce and I said yes to peppers but no to onions. One sandwich is a meal - you won't go away hungry. I also ordered a meatball sandwich which is prepared on a baguette. The baguette was nearly as good as what you'll find in France; however, the large meatballs were very disappointing. They were full of fat and gristle without much flavor at all. I've had "melt-in-your mouth" italian meatballs before and these were as far from that as you can imagine. DON'T GET THE MEATBALLS! Parking is difficult unless you luck out and pick one of 5 metered spots across the street that are limited to 30 mins. The staff were very nice and I loved the taste so much I ordered 4 small Finocchiona salamis ($14 each).

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★★★★★

Well, after reading all the reviews and tips from those that have gone before, I showed up early which was a good thing because I was 3rd in line 25 mins before opening. By the time the door opened at 1:05pm, there were 40 people in line! I ordered a Finocchiona Salami sandwich with mozarella ($1.50 extra). The bread was delicious, spread with pesto sauce and I said yes to peppers but no to onions. One sandwich is a meal - you won't go away hungry. I also ordered a meatball sandwich which is prepared on a baguette. The baguette was nearly as good as what you'll find in France; however, the large meatballs were very disappointing. They were full of fat and gristle without much flavor at all. I've had "melt-in-your mouth" italian meatballs before and these were as far from that as you can imagine. DON'T GET THE MEATBALLS! Parking is difficult unless you luck out and pick one of 5 metered spots across the street that are limited to 30 mins. The staff were very nice and I loved the taste so much I ordered 4 small Finocchiona salamis ($14 each).

Pros: Best Finocchiona Salami Sandwich every tested

Cons: Arrive early, very little parking, avoid the meatballs

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Everything is good - yes, it gets crowded around lunch time - but to have "Salumi", you time your lunch, you plan your day/work around "what time to get to Salumi" - do anything to get the best cured meats, and weekly special sandwich!

2
★★★★★

Everything is good - yes, it gets crowded around lunch time - but to have "Salumi", you time your lunch, you plan your day/work around "what time to get to Salumi" - do anything to get the best cured meats, and weekly special sandwich!

Pros: Everything about Food

Cons: Parking

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The prices of the sandwiches are pricier than the local subway at 8-9 dollars. Make sure you come early because they run out of ingredients towards the afternoon. I managed to snag some ox tail which was quite good... though I really wanted the ponchetta which was out. They were very friendly and let me try the different types of salamis and cheeses.

PROS: sandwiches
CONS: only street parking, limited hours

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★★★★☆

The prices of the sandwiches are pricier than the local subway at 8-9 dollars. Make sure you come early because they run out of ingredients towards the afternoon. I managed to snag some ox tail which was quite good... though I really wanted the ponchetta which was out. They were very friendly and let me try the different types of salamis and cheeses.

PROS: sandwiches
CONS: only street parking, limited hours

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I can't get enough of this place. The food is so great, I've been back several times and the new summer menu is excellant. Nice variety of sandwhiches, daily soup and specials make any lunch a treat. The people are nicer every time I'm there. Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

I can't get enough of this place. The food is so great, I've been back several times and the new summer menu is excellant. Nice variety of sandwhiches, daily soup and specials make any lunch a treat. The people are nicer every time I'm there. Can't wait to go back.

Pros: great take out, deliscious, unique to area

Cons: usually a line

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These people think they're in New York, I guess. Although real New Yorkers would make put them in their place. This is one of the rudest places in Seattle, imho. But they also respond to rudeness. It's sort of their "secret code." Don't say "please" or "thank you" and you can't go wrong.

The food? Nothing like the Big Apple, but probably better than anything Seattle has to offer--which isn't saying a whole lot. The place is tiny and hot, and the hours are inconvenient. They're only open four days a week and close at 4:00 PM. Why bother? I guess that Internet business of theirs is picking up.

Cheap eat? Are you kidding? The food is worth the money though.

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★★★★☆

These people think they're in New York, I guess. Although real New Yorkers would make put them in their place. This is one of the rudest places in Seattle, imho. But they also respond to rudeness. It's sort of their "secret code." Don't say "please" or "thank you" and you can't go wrong.

The food? Nothing like the Big Apple, but probably better than anything Seattle has to offer--which isn't saying a whole lot. The place is tiny and hot, and the hours are inconvenient. They're only open four days a week and close at 4:00 PM. Why bother? I guess that Internet business of theirs is picking up.

Cheap eat? Are you kidding? The food is worth the money though.

Pros: Good cured meats

Cons: Bad Service, Bad Attitude/Rude, Inconvenient Hours

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I first heard about Salumi on the Food Network. I was NOT disappointed when I had the chance to experience it for myself. The most difficult part about going is trying to wait until mid-afternoon to go down there, because once the idea is in my head, the anticipation starts to rise. After a moderate wait in line, which was great because I could not decide on a sandwich, I sat at the large table with my glass of wine and oregano salumi sandwich. I was greeted by Armandino and a few other guests, who were wonderful hosts. The ambience was wonderful, cozy and family oriented. The food was amazing! I'm going back today for the meatball sandwich, and the thought of having to wait another hour to make the trip is killing me!

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★★★★★

I first heard about Salumi on the Food Network. I was NOT disappointed when I had the chance to experience it for myself. The most difficult part about going is trying to wait until mid-afternoon to go down there, because once the idea is in my head, the anticipation starts to rise. After a moderate wait in line, which was great because I could not decide on a sandwich, I sat at the large table with my glass of wine and oregano salumi sandwich. I was greeted by Armandino and a few other guests, who were wonderful hosts. The ambience was wonderful, cozy and family oriented. The food was amazing! I'm going back today for the meatball sandwich, and the thought of having to wait another hour to make the trip is killing me!

Pros: Great Food, Great people, Originality

Cons: none, none, and none

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Yeah, it's busy. Yeah, it's out of the way. But it's worth it: the meats are unbelievably good. Some days it's super-busy, but the sandwich guys are entertaining and sometimes put out samples. Definitely a must-eat in Seattle.

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★★★★★

Yeah, it's busy. Yeah, it's out of the way. But it's worth it: the meats are unbelievably good. Some days it's super-busy, but the sandwich guys are entertaining and sometimes put out samples. Definitely a must-eat in Seattle.

Pros: awesome eats, fun people

Cons: not for veggies

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Sure, they have great artisan meats here, perhaps the best in Seattle. But is it worth it to have to endure the rude treatment from the line staff?? But then again, is the meat overhyped? A prosciutto sandwich was thin, and filled with mostly not chewable gristle and fat. The grilled lamb hot sandwich was also thin with the meat (2 slices only) and rather dry, not to mention lacking the cheese I specifically ordered.

Somebody needs to tell these folks this is not New York or Philadephia. Shock and awe does not work on Seattle customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sure, they have great artisan meats here, perhaps the best in Seattle. But is it worth it to have to endure the rude treatment from the line staff?? But then again, is the meat overhyped? A prosciutto sandwich was thin, and filled with mostly not chewable gristle and fat. The grilled lamb hot sandwich was also thin with the meat (2 slices only) and rather dry, not to mention lacking the cheese I specifically ordered.

Somebody needs to tell these folks this is not New York or Philadephia. Shock and awe does not work on Seattle customers.

Cons: Thin sandwiches, RUDE Service, Expensive

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Unbelievable salami sandwiches. Get there early because it gets packed.

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★★★★★

Unbelievable salami sandwiches. Get there early because it gets packed.

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This restaurant is wonderful! The service is fast and the employees and owners are warm and friendly. Just this week I've had both the meatball and porchetta sandwiches and both were delicious.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is wonderful! The service is fast and the employees and owners are warm and friendly. Just this week I've had both the meatball and porchetta sandwiches and both were delicious.

Pros: delicious food, very friendly staff

Cons: minimal seating

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I know several of the reviews mentioned how the sandwiches are not cheap, however, I feel that the price is definitely worth it. I got the porchetta sandwich with fresh mozzarella, and it was absolutely delicious and LOADED with meat. It was unlike anything that I have ever had! I usually get there at exactly 11am, and even then people are waiting outside. Worth the money, worth the wait.

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★★★★★

I know several of the reviews mentioned how the sandwiches are not cheap, however, I feel that the price is definitely worth it. I got the porchetta sandwich with fresh mozzarella, and it was absolutely delicious and LOADED with meat. It was unlike anything that I have ever had! I usually get there at exactly 11am, and even then people are waiting outside. Worth the money, worth the wait.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Seating

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I came to Salumi because of the ratings I found on Citysearch, and despite the slightly long line I found at 2:00 on a Thursday afternoon, it was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! Excellent salami (many choices!) and other meats, sandwiches, and cheese. I didn't try the pasta or stuffed zucchini, but those looked great too. I loved sitting at the communal table and pouring myself wine from the big jug on the table. The owner himself was on the floor (I found out later it was him--at the time he just seemed like a very friendly busser). Everyone who worked there was gracious and helpful--we got a few samples from a guy when he saw we were overwhelmed with the salami choices. I recommend the salami/cheese/olive plate as an appetizer to go with anything you order. Meat Lovers will be in heaven, though veg-heads can also find yummy food here.

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★★★★★

I came to Salumi because of the ratings I found on Citysearch, and despite the slightly long line I found at 2:00 on a Thursday afternoon, it was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! Excellent salami (many choices!) and other meats, sandwiches, and cheese. I didn't try the pasta or stuffed zucchini, but those looked great too. I loved sitting at the communal table and pouring myself wine from the big jug on the table. The owner himself was on the floor (I found out later it was him--at the time he just seemed like a very friendly busser). Everyone who worked there was gracious and helpful--we got a few samples from a guy when he saw we were overwhelmed with the salami choices. I recommend the salami/cheese/olive plate as an appetizer to go with anything you order. Meat Lovers will be in heaven, though veg-heads can also find yummy food here.

Pros: Great food, Great service, Unique

Cons: , Limited seating, So far from my home!

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Visited Seattle from October 4, 2004 through the 10th from San Diego. I stayed downtown and heard of this place. This should not be in the Cheap Eats category as it is about $8 or more for a sandwich. However, it is definitely worth it. I was flabbergasted to find so many Subway sandwich shops in Seattle when there are so many great places like Salumi in town. It's a really small place, but you can see all the meats and salami and it was wonderful. Take the Metro Bus Tunnel from downtown to get there. Downtown public transportation is free. Got the Muffo and Cotta sandwiches to take on our boat tour and everyone was salivating as we enjoyed our sandwiches. The staff is friendly and enjoy serving their customers. Salumi has left a favorable impression of Seattle for us.

2
★★★★☆

Visited Seattle from October 4, 2004 through the 10th from San Diego. I stayed downtown and heard of this place. This should not be in the Cheap Eats category as it is about $8 or more for a sandwich. However, it is definitely worth it. I was flabbergasted to find so many Subway sandwich shops in Seattle when there are so many great places like Salumi in town. It's a really small place, but you can see all the meats and salami and it was wonderful. Take the Metro Bus Tunnel from downtown to get there. Downtown public transportation is free. Got the Muffo and Cotta sandwiches to take on our boat tour and everyone was salivating as we enjoyed our sandwiches. The staff is friendly and enjoy serving their customers. Salumi has left a favorable impression of Seattle for us.

Pros: Great Sandwiches, Unique, Fun

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Forget all the places purporting to serve Itl. food like linguni w/porcini mushroom sauce or pesto. Try out this unique eatery and eat down-to-earth italian regular people food. Armandino Batali is doing something NO ONE else is doing here. Serving up absolutely delicious lunches/sandwiches in what has to be the tiniest eatery in SEA. I love the oxtail sandwich, also the meatballs. Be prepared for indigestion. The food is not for dieters or people on lipitor...
No one mentions his varieties of salami, all made inhouse. They slice it up and I eat it in the luxury of my own spacious kitchen. Admittedly, my digs are not nearly as lively.
Worth the trip, not cheap, and you will wait. But it is worth a try!

2
★★★★★

Forget all the places purporting to serve Itl. food like linguni w/porcini mushroom sauce or pesto. Try out this unique eatery and eat down-to-earth italian regular people food. Armandino Batali is doing something NO ONE else is doing here. Serving up absolutely delicious lunches/sandwiches in what has to be the tiniest eatery in SEA. I love the oxtail sandwich, also the meatballs. Be prepared for indigestion. The food is not for dieters or people on lipitor...
No one mentions his varieties of salami, all made inhouse. They slice it up and I eat it in the luxury of my own spacious kitchen. Admittedly, my digs are not nearly as lively.
Worth the trip, not cheap, and you will wait. But it is worth a try!

Pros: scrumptious food, nice people

Cons: , a little hard to find

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I tried Salumi based on the reviews in CitySearch. Very good food, reasonably fast service, and nice, authentic Italian menu and ambiance. However, not exactly discount dining.

I grabbed the meatball sub, which I have to admit was very, very good. The bread with the garlic butter dressing would have been great by itself, but the tennis ball-sized hand rolled meatballs in sweet marinara took it from great to divine.

However, categorizing this place as cheap is a matter of relativity: Yeah, for an authentic Italian, it's probably less than a standard sit-down house, however, compared to other sub shops, you're going to pay more. I paid over $8 for my sandwich by itself.

It was worth it, but the price and the distance from central downtown won't make it a daily dish.

2
★★★★☆

I tried Salumi based on the reviews in CitySearch. Very good food, reasonably fast service, and nice, authentic Italian menu and ambiance. However, not exactly discount dining.

I grabbed the meatball sub, which I have to admit was very, very good. The bread with the garlic butter dressing would have been great by itself, but the tennis ball-sized hand rolled meatballs in sweet marinara took it from great to divine.

However, categorizing this place as cheap is a matter of relativity: Yeah, for an authentic Italian, it's probably less than a standard sit-down house, however, compared to other sub shops, you're going to pay more. I paid over $8 for my sandwich by itself.

It was worth it, but the price and the distance from central downtown won't make it a daily dish.

Pros: Superb food, Authentic Itallian, Good, fast service

Cons: , Cramped

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I have gone here a few times and each tie the sandwich is enough for two meals because of the amount of meat. Today though there was a very thin layer of meat. My sandwich sadly was mostly bread, it was a terrible let down since I had been looking forward to coming back here for awhile. Now I am not sure if I want to risk coming back here, am I going to get a nice meaty sandwich or a lot of bread with less meat than subway.

2
★★★★☆

I have gone here a few times and each tie the sandwich is enough for two meals because of the amount of meat. Today though there was a very thin layer of meat. My sandwich sadly was mostly bread, it was a terrible let down since I had been looking forward to coming back here for awhile. Now I am not sure if I want to risk coming back here, am I going to get a nice meaty sandwich or a lot of bread with less meat than subway.

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I've been a fan of Salumi since my brother first enlightened me a couple years ago. It's a little further away now that I work in Belltown, but I still make the jaunt to enjoy the most amazing Italian delights. My only concern is the recent increase in prices. I know they had to pay for the remodel but $9.29 for a sandwich - JUST a sandwich - is too much. Sure, it's incredible, but for that price it should feed two people. I guess it's no longer the "cheap eats" spot it used to be. Mind you, I'll keep returning over and over again. Just not as frequently.

2
★★★★★

I've been a fan of Salumi since my brother first enlightened me a couple years ago. It's a little further away now that I work in Belltown, but I still make the jaunt to enjoy the most amazing Italian delights. My only concern is the recent increase in prices. I know they had to pay for the remodel but $9.29 for a sandwich - JUST a sandwich - is too much. Sure, it's incredible, but for that price it should feed two people. I guess it's no longer the "cheap eats" spot it used to be. Mind you, I'll keep returning over and over again. Just not as frequently.

Pros: food, feel, ownership and staff

Cons: , lines out the door

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I immediately felt like I walked into a hole in the wall restaraunt in Napoli. Incredible. This is one place to splurge if your watching carbs..the rustic sandwich bread is to die for. Great food. You need to be in a good mood since you will be sharing a table with a stranger and may have to wait in line..but it is all part of the ambiance.. Can hardly wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

I immediately felt like I walked into a hole in the wall restaraunt in Napoli. Incredible. This is one place to splurge if your watching carbs..the rustic sandwich bread is to die for. Great food. You need to be in a good mood since you will be sharing a table with a stranger and may have to wait in line..but it is all part of the ambiance.. Can hardly wait to go back.

Pros: food, ambiance, value

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Just tried it for the first time after hearing about it from a friend. Quite possibly the best sandwich I've had in Seattle. Only negatives were finding the place (mapquest directions before going for first time), and finding out they're only open 4 days a week for limited hours. Had hard time choosing between sandwiches, but was provided with samples before choosing. Very friendly service! Will be back!

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★★★★☆

Just tried it for the first time after hearing about it from a friend. Quite possibly the best sandwich I've had in Seattle. Only negatives were finding the place (mapquest directions before going for first time), and finding out they're only open 4 days a week for limited hours. Had hard time choosing between sandwiches, but was provided with samples before choosing. Very friendly service! Will be back!

Pros: Food, Service, Quick

Cons: Hours, little pricey

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The food is awesome, rare in Seattle. The crowd is friendly, and eagerly awaits their feast. The place is small, the line is long, the prices are not the cheapest ... but that's what makes this place a total 10!

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★★★★★

The food is awesome, rare in Seattle. The crowd is friendly, and eagerly awaits their feast. The place is small, the line is long, the prices are not the cheapest ... but that's what makes this place a total 10!

Pros: the food, the service, the crowd

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Its small, its crowded, but it is sooo good. We got Carryout sandwhiches, Porchetta and Meatball, both were fantastic. We would have loved to stay and eat but there was just no room. The small storefront was insanely crowded. Its worth it though. Carryout Gnocchi on Fridays is the best

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★★★★★

Its small, its crowded, but it is sooo good. We got Carryout sandwhiches, Porchetta and Meatball, both were fantastic. We would have loved to stay and eat but there was just no room. The small storefront was insanely crowded. Its worth it though. Carryout Gnocchi on Fridays is the best

Pros: Food!, Service!

Cons: Crowded :-(, Small

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My entire family is hooked on Salumi's! We usually go in clusters of 2 or 3, however, since there isn't room for all of us at once. Slightly larger than a VW camper, there is more flavor, friendliness and authentic finger-licking, napkin at the neck, Italian groaning-table feasting packed into this little place than in all the rest of Seattle combined. I usually get to pick up the tab when I go with my sons...but I do it gladly. Any price is worth it. But PLEASE....let's keep this gem our little secret....

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★★★★★

My entire family is hooked on Salumi's! We usually go in clusters of 2 or 3, however, since there isn't room for all of us at once. Slightly larger than a VW camper, there is more flavor, friendliness and authentic finger-licking, napkin at the neck, Italian groaning-table feasting packed into this little place than in all the rest of Seattle combined. I usually get to pick up the tab when I go with my sons...but I do it gladly. Any price is worth it. But PLEASE....let's keep this gem our little secret....

Pros: Fabulous food!, Friendly folks!, Feasting!

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I have been a big fan of Salumi for years. I love their food, the embiance and the feeling of family I experience when I visit. I have gone to Salumi to celebrate a birthday and have included their meat and cheese platters in many partys I have thrown. Go and enjoy!

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★★★★★

I have been a big fan of Salumi for years. I love their food, the embiance and the feeling of family I experience when I visit. I have gone to Salumi to celebrate a birthday and have included their meat and cheese platters in many partys I have thrown. Go and enjoy!

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It's very tiny here, and a little intimidating at first because you don't want to hold up the line trying to decide what to get. The people there are friendly and helpful. There's a seating area in the back, and you pretty much sit where you can. It's a must in Seattle!

2
★★★★☆

It's very tiny here, and a little intimidating at first because you don't want to hold up the line trying to decide what to get. The people there are friendly and helpful. There's a seating area in the back, and you pretty much sit where you can. It's a must in Seattle!

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The dining area is cramped, sometimes they run out of stuff and the line can be long, but I found it worth the wait! The staff is super friendly, and the sandwiches are unlike any other I've ever had. Dining in I had a sausage sandwich with carmelized sweet onions on a fresh roll. To take out I had the Salumi Salami sandwich with gorgonzola cheese and peppers... it was a little oily by the time I ate it, but still really good. I can't wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

The dining area is cramped, sometimes they run out of stuff and the line can be long, but I found it worth the wait! The staff is super friendly, and the sandwiches are unlike any other I've ever had. Dining in I had a sausage sandwich with carmelized sweet onions on a fresh roll. To take out I had the Salumi Salami sandwich with gorgonzola cheese and peppers... it was a little oily by the time I ate it, but still really good. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: great food, terrific staff, congenial atmosphere

Cons: shady area, cramped space

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Good food with a different twist. A little on the pricey side. Too small. People leaving have to sqeeze by those in line. Worth a try to decide for yourself.

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★★★☆☆

Good food with a different twist. A little on the pricey side. Too small. People leaving have to sqeeze by those in line. Worth a try to decide for yourself.

Cons: Too cramped!

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Everything this place has is wonderful! The salamis, the pork cheek, you can't get this stuff anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Everything this place has is wonderful! The salamis, the pork cheek, you can't get this stuff anywhere else.

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Great great eatery in the heart of Pioneer Square. Friendly and with great food.

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★★★★★

Great great eatery in the heart of Pioneer Square. Friendly and with great food.

Pros: great food, inexpensive, friendly staff

Cons: no parking, crowded

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Standing in line, feeling a little like I was in the soup nazie episode of Seinfield! It is Friday so a lot of people are picking up things for the weekend. Gramma is making gnochi in the front window, mr. Batelli is talking to friends at the big table. Very homey!
Although the pasta special I ordered was not what was in my bag when I got home it was great. The meatloaf sandwich was also great. I'll be back!

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★★★★☆

Standing in line, feeling a little like I was in the soup nazie episode of Seinfield! It is Friday so a lot of people are picking up things for the weekend. Gramma is making gnochi in the front window, mr. Batelli is talking to friends at the big table. Very homey!
Although the pasta special I ordered was not what was in my bag when I got home it was great. The meatloaf sandwich was also great. I'll be back!

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Meats so good it'll turn us all back into carnivores. I hesitate to speak such high praise for Salumi as it already is quite crowded at lunch -- and I haven't even been able to get on the waiting lists for dinner. If you eat meat (or are willing to try just once), this is the place to go -- the Metropolitan Grill is for wimps.

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★★★★★

Meats so good it'll turn us all back into carnivores. I hesitate to speak such high praise for Salumi as it already is quite crowded at lunch -- and I haven't even been able to get on the waiting lists for dinner. If you eat meat (or are willing to try just once), this is the place to go -- the Metropolitan Grill is for wimps.

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best Italian food in Seattle. bar none. After two years here (after coming from Italy) none of the restaurants could give the feeling of eating in Italy let alone the food quality. Most places are simply a ripoff. However, Salumi gives all three - genuine Italian food, a genuine Italian ambiance and it doesn't rip you off.

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★★★★★

best Italian food in Seattle. bar none. After two years here (after coming from Italy) none of the restaurants could give the feeling of eating in Italy let alone the food quality. Most places are simply a ripoff. However, Salumi gives all three - genuine Italian food, a genuine Italian ambiance and it doesn't rip you off.

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I was fully prepared to love the food based all the comments that I had read. I ordered the sandwich the list of daily specials. It was supposed to be stuffed veal but it was more like stuffed fat. I know that you'll think I'm being over-dramatic but I've never seen so much fat in one small place. I still believe there is good food to be had here, I just made a poor choice.

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★★★☆☆

I was fully prepared to love the food based all the comments that I had read. I ordered the sandwich the list of daily specials. It was supposed to be stuffed veal but it was more like stuffed fat. I know that you'll think I'm being over-dramatic but I've never seen so much fat in one small place. I still believe there is good food to be had here, I just made a poor choice.

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When butcher shop-meets-deli-meets cafe, it's Armandino Batali at his best. His mission is to preserve the past while promoting pork, which he does with gusto in a large display of house-cured meats, olives and fresh mozzarella. The retail…

 

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