While in Seattle a restaurant that was on my must visit list is Salumi. This small restaurant and retail shop is located in the historic Pioneer square district and goes back to the year of 1903 when Angelo Merlino opened a Italian food import store, later a family member Armandino Batali continued the tradion by producing artisan cured meats. The list of meats is long and includes Coppa, Finocchiona Salami, Lamb Prosciutto, Cotto and Pancetta. The restaurant it self is very small and narrow with about 40 people patiently waiting outside to get in. Most people get sandwiches to go and some will get sample platters of cured meats and cheese. I got a sandwich called a Muffo which includes marinated vegetables, olives, Pimiento, Provolone, Cotto Salami and Hot Sopressata Salami on a crusty roll, it was very good and you can really taste the quality.
Salumi, 309 3rd Ave South, Seattle, WA 206-621-8772