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(716) 858-3118

166 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

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

Dinner

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 and red beets, roasted garlic and 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


Sandwiches

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

“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.

VEAL SANDWICH | 17

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

Italian pulled pork sandwich | 12

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

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich | 12

Breaded chicken, pan-fried and 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.


Specialties

Seared Salmon | 27

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

FormaGGi Ravioli | 19

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

Braised Short Rib Cannelloni | 26

Wild mushroom duxelles, Asiago cheese and
house-made pasta topped with a demi cream sauce
and blistered grape tomatoes.

Braised Chicken TaGliatelle | 22

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

FILETTO | 34

Twin 4oz filet mignon grilled over olivewood embers with risotto,
charred broccolini and crispy eggplant topped
with demi glaze and tomato relish.

VEAL NEOPOLITAN | 26

Breaded veal, smoked fresh mozzarella, eggplant and marinara
with linguini.

Porchetta e Gnocchi | 21

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

ScallopS and Shrimp BRUCIATTO | 30

Roasted hominy & tomato risotto, seared shrimp and diver scallops,
with Parmesan crema and arugula salad.

SMOKED DUCK and ANGEL HAIR | 24

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


Family Favorites

Osteria Surf and Turf | 32

Roasted tomato & shallot risotto topped with grilled 4 oz filet mignon, crispy calamari and demi glaze.

Smoked Pork Braciole | 26

Slow roasted pork loin rolled with sausage, roasted peppers, spinach and fresh Mozzarella over hot pepper & Parmesan risotto.

Chicken Lasagna | 20

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

The Family’s Spaghetti and Meatballs | 17

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

Bucatini Carbonara | 24

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 | 22

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

veal or chicken Milanese | 24/20

Your choice of lightly-breaded chicken or veal with arugula salad,
pickled onions, grape tomatoes, spaghetti Aglio e Olio
and lemon-butter sauce.

veal or chicken Parmesan | 24/20

Your choice of lightly-breaded chicken or veal baked with Marinara sauce, Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano over spaghetti.


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.


THE ITALIAN “DOZEN” 11 of nani’s MEATBALLS | 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.