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166 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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

Sausage and Campanelle | 22

Your choice of our house-made pork or 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.


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.



Meatball | 6

Italian Sausage | 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.