Armandino Batali’s narrow storefront in Pioneer Square is world-famous (his son’s kind of a big deal, too) and duly mobbed (and rightfully so). At Salumi, you’ll find fantastic house-cured Italian meats (various salamis, coppa, pancetta, prosciutto, tongue, cured lamb), along with hot and cold sandwiches. You sit at the table (a single stretch of wood inaugurated long before “communal” was a thing), and various Batalis twist your arm to have a few inches of house wine. Even though you’ve got to go back to work and you’re in America, you relent. Life is sweet.
309 Third Ave S,
Hours: Mon 11 am-1:30 pm (takeout only); Tues-Fri 11 am-3:30 pm
Deli/Sandwiches, Italian, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus