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Bar Bambino

This charming, rather casual small cafe and wine bar is so proud of its salumi collection that it constructed a special glass display case for both art and industry. Hanging salamis and cheeses make for enticing sculptural compositions, while a salumerio carves little masterpieces for you to admire on the plate before conveying to your mouth. Bar Bambino cures some of its own meats, and acquires others from local and international artisans. Knowledgeable servers will tell you what's on hand (the selection changes frequently), and can tailor a platter to your preferences. Standouts include velvety prosciutto from a Midwestern purveyor, finocchio (fennel salami) imported from Italy, and luxuriously fatty house-cured pancetta. Three sizes are available, ranging in price from $10 to $22.50. Bar Bambino also offers an appealing selection of cheeses to complement the salumi.

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