At newly opened Salumeria in the Mission District, the antipasti are by far the best things going. They’re better, possumspice says, than antipasti from Bi-Rite, The Pasta Shop, and La Boulange. But be warned: You’ll need to order a few to offset the meager size of Salumeria’s sandwiches.

“The portion sizes are ridiculous. In a way, the antipastis kind of make up for it, because at $6 a piece, they can fill you up. … On the other hand, the duck sandwich costs $12 and was smaller, volume-wise, than a typical 6″ sub,” possumspice says.

Of the antipasti, possumspice’s party liked the sour mackerel balanced with vinegary onions, and a salad of greens tossed with breadcrumbs, a medium-boiled egg, and lemon-anchovy dressing. They also ordered barley mixed with peas, which was not interesting enough to recommend.

“Don’t get me wrong, the food was all great, but I can’t imagine having lunch here on a regular basis, and they seem to be aiming for that sort of ‘neighborhood lunch spot vibe’,” possumspice concludes.

Salumeria [Mission District]
3000 20th Street, San Francisco

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