Salumeria Biellese provides charcuterie to an adjoining full-service restaurant and, reportedly, to the likes of Daniel and Per Se, but on its own humble premises, you can wolf down a plate of spaghetti and sweet Italian sausage for about five bucks. Don't fret that the spaghetti may have been sitting awhile, or simply arrive early.
I also noted with delight that the desserts of choice, stacked on the counter, are 69 cent Table Talk pies in perhaps a half-dozen flavors.
On a previous visit, when the dining area was decked out with different vinyl tablecloths, I sat down to a grilled sausage-patty hero (large; now about $7). Each day brings several not-quite-traditional varieties — on this occasion, pork-parsley-cheese, chicken-apple, chicken-jalapeño, and my choice, pork-apricot. The bread was a little soft for me; the sausage, a little sweet.
376-378 Eighth Ave. (at 29th St.)
Closed after 6:00 and on Sunday