Salumi (Pioneer Square)
309 Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
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. The sandwiches are delicious models of balance, designed to showcase the meat without giving any of the other elements short shrift. The bread soup—made, simply, with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and stale bread, cooked until it approaches a texture not unlike baby food—is just great. 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.
Hours: Tues-Fri 11 am-4 pm
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