Neighborhood: Pioneer Square & SoDo
Price Rating: $15-$30 per person
Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Number of reviews: 5
Average rating: 4.5
309 3rd Ave. S (Map it!)
Seattle 98104

Reviewed 2002-06-13 (Reviewer)
I grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Chicago, and for the past 25 years since I moved away, I've pined to find great ethnic Italian sandwiches like those I was weaned on. Nothing else I've tried outside Chicago comes as close as Salumi's. <p>I'm fortunate enough to work 2 blocks away, and I eat there twice a week. Most sandwiches on the menu are superior. I highly recommend getting whatever you order on what they call baguette (not what we Italians called it in Chicago :-) rather than the round flat bread. <p>Don't be intimidated by some of the exotic sounding sandwiches like oxtail (it's just delicious beef) or porchetta (it's delicious slow-cooked pork in a delicious juice). Hot soprosato is a delicious and slightly spicy salami. Ask the friendly workers to explain a menu item or recommend something.<p>Don't forget to add cheese. They charge $1.50 (at the time I write this) to add cheese, but it's worth it. The mozorella is homemade, and the others are imported.<p>I've referred dozens of people to Salumi's and not one has been close to disappointed.

Reviewed 2002-06-05 (Reviewer)
Don't be fooled by the hole-in-the-wall appearance of this first rate Salumeria. Its run by Mario Batali's mom and dad - so come<br>check out where Mario got his cooking genes. The first time visitor will come for selection of meats (cured in house), but you'll come back because of the welcoming staff - they'll make you feel like you're a long lost friend. If you are a fan of authentic Italian food (not the Americanized version) you must<br>give Salumi a try!

Reviewed 2002-05-31 (Reviewer)
I have only been there once, but their food is awesome and they cure their own meat. The place smells awesome, and it is really tiny, definately an order to-go place. The staff had just the right amount of charisma, made me feel at home.

Reviewed 2002-05-30 (Reviewer)
Went to Salumi for lunch one day as it is close to the office.. Boy was this place popular... It had a line out the door.. The wait was worth it and the food did not disappoint... A great, affordable place to grab a quick bite to eat....

Reviewed 2002-05-30 (Reviewer)
What a wonderful place to be able to eat at! Select any of the salami-type meats and fresh hand-crafted cheeses on a wonderful roll and you have a sandwich to earn the envy of all your co-workers. Better yet, take your sandwich to the park across the street and enjoy your fare while basking in the sun and gazing out at the city.

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