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(716) 858-3118

166 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Monday-Thursday 11am-10pmFriday 11am-11pmSaturday 5pm-11pmclosed Sundays

Lunch

Please notify us of any allergies. Now offering gluten-free pizza crust, pasta, cheese ravioli and sandwich rolls with a modest upcharge.


Appetizers

Buratta Alforno | 17

House-made Mozzarella stuffed with cream and Ricotta cheese,
baked with plum tomatoes and shallots, with a balsamic glaze,
fresh basil and crispy eggplant “crostinis.”

Mozzarella Stuffed Artichoke | 14

Panko-breaded whole artichokes stuffed with fresh Mozzarella,
a balsamic glaze and Marinara sauce.

POLLO FRITTO | 11

Crispy, fried boneless chicken thighs with Agrodolce sauce
and Italian pickled vegetables.

STUFFED PEPPER RISOTTO STICKS | 14

Crispy, lightly-breaded risotto sticks with herbs,
banana pepper, Italian sausage and Pecorino-Romano
with spicy cream sauce.

BUFFALO CALAMARI | 14

Breaded calamari, sautéed sweet & hot peppers and
hot sauce over dressed greens with crumbled Gorgonzola.

“The Carl” | 13

House-made Italian sausage topped with our giant meatball,
sautéed banana peppers, onions and melted Mozzarella.


Soup & Salad

(side/entrée)

Zuppa di Giorno | 4/6

Chef’s daily seasonal creation.

Auntie Kim’s pasta fagiole | 4/6

Auntie Kim’s specialty. Rich, tomato-cheese broth,
escarole and canellini beans.

Osteria House Salad | 7/13

Field greens, artichoke relish, marinated olives and tomatoes
with a lemon vinaigrette.

Kale and Roasted VeGetable Salad | 9/13

Toasted sunflower seeds, dried cherries, herbed goat cheese and
warm roasted root vegetables tossed in a honey-apple vinaigrette.

Roasted Beet and mozzarella Curd Salad | 8/12

Roasted golden & red beets, roasted garlic & carrot, wild greens,
lemon vinaigrette and crumbled Mozzarella curd.

Grilled Romaine “Caesar” | 15

Crisp Romaine hearts quickly char-grilled, drizzled with our
house-made Caesar dressing, chopped tomato, toasted focaccia crouton and Parmigiano-Reggiano with lemon and anchovy.

ANTIPASTO CHOPPED SALAD | 14

Chopped tomato, cucumber, soppressata, artichoke, Romaine, olives, fresh Mozzarella, red wine vinaigrette
with crispy pancetta and crostini.

Add Grilled Shrimp, Chicken
or Porchetta to any salad |  6

A petite filet mignon or Salmon |  9


Flat Iron Pizza

Bella Leah | 15

Roasted fennel and tomatoes, crispy Prosciutto, goat cheese and toasted almonds topped with a sweet balsamic glaze.

workingman’s dead | 17

Wild mushrooms, crunchy hemp seeds, chicken sausage,
roasted peppers, spinach, smoked Mozzarella, roasted garlic and olive oil.

ARTICHOKE and ARUGULA | 16

Mozzarella, Parmesan crema and tomato with a fresh arugula salad
and lemon vinaigrette.

carnivore | 16

Select, house-cured Soppressata, Prosciutto, house sausage and bacon with Sunday Sauce, Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Stuffed pepper | 15

Sliced banana pepper, basil, garlic, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Marinara sauce.

Osteria Pepperoni | 13

Our Parmagiano-Reggiano cream, pepperoni and Mozzarella.

Margherita | 13

EVOO, basil pesto, plum tomato confit, fresh Mozzarella
and sea salt.


Sandwiches

Served with freshly made kettle chips. (french fries or side salad $2)

Italian pulled pork sandwich | 12

Slow-roasted Porchetta with house rub, fennel, garlic,
Pecorino-Romano and arugula salad on a garlic buttered bianco roll.

EGGPLANT SANDWICH | 10

Crispy, breaded eggplant with garlic aioli, fresh tomatoes and greens with pesto and goat cheese.

OSTERIA ROYAL SANDWICH | 14

Our house-recipe Italian sausage, capicolla, Provolone,
roasted peppers & onion with lettuce, tomato
and garlic aioli on a focaccia roll.

“KOBE” BURGER | 16

A half-pound of American Wagyu beef grilled over olive wood embers, topped with caramelized onions, fresh Mozzarella, garlic aioli, roma tomatoes and mixed greens.

CHICKEN FLORENTINE PANINI | 13

Sautéed spinach, roasted chicken, tomato bruschetta and Provolone pressed on fresh-baked bread.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich | 12

Breaded chicken pan-fried, topped with Marinara, Mozzarella and Parmesan on garlic bread.

Filet Mignon and Stuffed Pepper Sandwich | 19

Half-pound filet mignon topped with a roasted stuffed banana pepper on a fresh, garlic bread roll.

Veal Sandwich | 17

Crispy, breaded veal topped with Prosciutto, roasted mushrooms, Cacciocavalli cheese and roasted garlic aioli, with an arugula salad.


Family Favorites

Chicken Lasagna | 14

Fresh pasta layered with breaded chicken, tomatoes and breaded eggplant, baked with Caciocavallo cheese in Alfredo sauce.

The Family’s Spaghetti and Meatballs | 13

Freshly made spaghetti in Nani’s famous Sunday Sauce
and meatballs*.

Bucatini Carbonara | 15

Our house-made pancetta in Parmesan cream, with ground black pepper, garlic and bucatini pasta topped with fresh egg yolk and Pecorino-Romano.

Chicken Sausage and Campanelle | 15

Our house-made herb & chicken sausage, broccolini, garlic,
tomato and cream sauce tossed with campanelle pasta and Parmigiano-Reggiano.


Specialties

Seared Salmon | 18

Pan-seared over kale and farro risotto with Pancetta, topped
with a lemon Beurre blanc and crispy leeks.

FormaGGi Ravioli | 15

House-made herb & cheese ravioli with a warm vegetable stew
of eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes topped
with fresh basil.

Braised Chicken TaGliatelle | 15

Chicken braised with vegetables in local amber ale over
house-made tagliatelle pasta tossed with roasted garlic,
fresh herbs, roasted tomatoes and shallots.

Porchetta e Gnocchi | 14

Italian pulled pork, ricotta dumplings, crispy pancetta, escarole, caramelized onion and pork jus.

SMOKED DUCK and ANGEL HAIR | 15

Crispy, house-made duck breast “bacon,” Italian kale, sun-dried tomato, toasted pine nut, roasted garlic
and caramelized onion.


THE ITALIAN “DOZEN” – 11 of nani’s MEATBALLS FOR ONLY $50.


sides

Meatball | 6

Italian Sausage | 6

TRUFFLE-PARMESAN FRIES | 6

Risotto of the day | 8

eggplant parmesan | 8

Market Vegetable | 6

Stuffed banana Pepper | 5

Fresh Kettle Chips | 4

side of pasta | 7

Choose from any of our pasta with choice of Marinara sauce, Sunday sauce, Alfredo sauce, Aglio e Olio or Basil Pesto Parmesan.

side of sunday sauce | 4

The Pitillo Family recipe is traditionally prepared on Sundays. slow-cooked pork, beef and the finest tomatoes are simmered all day.

A place where all are welcome to break bread with friends and leave as family.