Salumeria Rosi

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I’m staying with friends on the Upper West Side and I’m exhausted from drinking red wine a full day of travel, so I’m going to make this post lightening fast! Doesn’t my bed look soooo comfy? Ok, now I’m sure you understand. 😉


My friend Matt and his girlfriend, Kristin, are kindly letting me stay with them for the night, so when they suggested Italian tapas at Salumeria Rosi for dinner, I was more than happy to oblige.


Salumeria Rosi is a small, neighborhood salumi shop and restaurant, located on the Upper West Side. Salumeria Rosi offers a wide variety of traditional Italian cured meats, cheeses, tapas dishes.

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To start, the three of us ordered a bottle of 2008 Tormaresca Neprica, Puglia to share among the table. I’m not usually a red wine drinker, but this one was really awesome– fruity, luscious, and full-bodied. I drank at least two glasses with dinner.



While deciding what to order, we also enjoyed some crusty bread and Focaccia.


Then, we shared a selection of meats and cheeses.



And a few tapas plates:

CAPONATA: Sweet-and-savory Sicillian eggplant relish.


COSTINA: Spicy Tuscan spare rib, slow-cooked with Italian tomatoes, rosemary and garlic.


And, finally, one of the daily specials: orecchiette with corn and heirloom tomatoes.


Delicious food, great friends, lots of wine, and now I’m full and exhausted.




  1. I live right by there! Such a great area and a restaurant I have definitely wanted to try… your post makes me think I need to ASAP. Have fun at BlogHer

  2. Oooh that food looks yummy and the wine even better! Do you use a flash when snapping photos in restaurants? If not, what type of lens do you use and what setting because your photos turned out so good and it looks quite dark in there.

  3. You must try cream puffs from Beard Papa’s on Brodway between 74th and 75th, they’re delicious! There are tons of great places in that area!

  4. This place is so good. I don’t like to eat a lot of heavy Italian food at one time, so I love the idea of sharing tapas with friends. I have really only had Spanish tapas, so this looks really cool. 🙂

  5. you’re probably have a blast already…and no wonder with all that great food! i am slowly but surely getting used to good red wine, but it took me a while to get to that point. glad yours was good!

  6. Mmm, that is my kind of meal. Have fun this week! …You should try to hit up the Doughnut Plant down in LES. The doughnuts there are a-mazing!

  7. Yum! I love tapas- from any region! It’s so much more fun eating little portions of lots of things that just one big plate. Those choices look really good…I could go for some spareribs right now. Oh, wait. It’s 8:26am. Maybe I should think about breakfast first. 🙂

  8. I LOVE the Tomaresca Neprica! The only place I have ever had it was in an Italian restaurant in Seattle that I used to work at. So excited to see it on your post and that you enjoyed it!

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