Here it is, everyone, the Italian-Californian deli the Mission-Potrero border has sorely lacked: Salumeria. The daytime off-shoot of Flour + Water, attached to their sibling restaurant Central Kitchen, debuted today at noon at the corner of 20th and Florida. Opening day offerings included a swell, well-dressed salad with anchovy vinaigrette and a perfect, oozy-in-the-center, sous-vide egg; a duck-confit sandwich with cherry mostarda; and a great roast beef sandwich on pretzel bread with spicy mustard, Estovo Gold fonduta, and dill pickles.
They were operating on a somewhat limited menu for opening day, and the full menu — which includes more sandwiches, like a lamb sandwich with padron pepper romesco, and several more salad options — should be available soon. Also, pastry chef Belinda Leong will be providing b. patisserie pastries to go with morning coffee service.
But you can also find a whole selection of charcuterie from chef de cuisine (and co-winner with Thomas McNaughton, of the Cochon 555 prize this year) Matt Sigler, cheeses, and Italian pantry items like olive oil, pastas, hard salamis, wine, fresh bread, as well as prepared antipastis — so it might be worth the extra few blocks to walk for your Dolores Park picnic.
Salumeria - 3000 20th Street - 415-417-2998 - Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though exact hours won’t be established for a couple of weeks.