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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.

*Vegetarian meatballs are available at the same price.


Appetizers

Fried Brussels Sprouts | 14

Crispy Pancetta, roasted fennel, blistered tomato, arugula, lemon, Gorgonzola and fennel pollen.

Oysters in Snow | 17

Crab & cheese stuffed great white oysters, rosemary and aromatic salt.

Mozzarella Stuffed Artichoke | 14

Panko-breaded artichoke hearts stuffed with fresh Mozzarella, finished with a balsamic glaze and served with Marinara and roasted squash and apple bruschetta.

Stuffed Pepper Risotto Sticks | 14

Our signature appetizer. Crispy, lightly-breaded risotto sticks with herbs, banana pepper, Italian sausage and Pecorino Romano with pepperoncini-infused rosé sauce.

Winter Burrata | 16

Warm baked Burrata, toasted olive bread, coriander & honey spiced blood orange gastrique and dates

“The Carl” | 14

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


Soup & Salad

(side/entrée)

Auntie Kim’s Pasta Fagioli | 4/6

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

Osteria House Salad | 7/13

Field greens, artichoke relish, marinated olives, tomatoes, shaved Parmesan Reggiano with a lemon vinaigrette.

Winter Salad | 9/15

Field greens, Granny Smith apples, dried cherries, cashews, pickled red onion, goat cheese, roasted sweet potato, and maple vinaigrette.

Spinach Salad | 9/15

Roasted brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, roasted beets, toasted almonds, shaved Parmesan, and lemon poppy seed vinaigrette.

Antipasto Salad | 14

Chopped tomato, cucumber, Soppressata, artichoke, Romaine, olives, fresh Mozzarella, crispy Pancetta and crostini with a red wine vinaigrette.

Osteria’s Caesar Salad | 9/15

Crisp Romaine, caesar dressing, heirloom cherry tomato halves, anchovy, toasted focaccia croutons and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Add Grilled Chicken or Porchetta | 6

Grilled Shrimp | 7

Petite Filet Mignon or Salmon | 9


Flat Iron Pizza

Speziato | 16

Hot cherry peppers, house-made nduja, marinara, wild mushrooms, mozzarella.

Workingman’s Dead | 16

Wild boomers, toasted hemp seeds, chicken sausage, roasted peppers, spinach, smoked Mozzarella and roasted garlic.

Osteria Pepperoni | 15

Parmagiano-Reggiano cream sauce, pepperoni and Mozzarella.

Stuffed Pepper | 16

Stuffed banana peppers, basil, garlic, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Marinara.

Margherita | 15

Basil pesto, tomato confit and fresh Mozzarella di Bufala.

Squash & Gorg  | 15

Roasted squash, Gorgonzola, brussel sprout leaves, raisins, sunflower seeds and Marinara.


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, lemon-dressed arugula and pickled onion on a toasted bianco roll.

Pitillo Bomb | 14

Giant Nani meatball with Ricotta smashed between a bianco roll.

Italian Beef Sandwich | 16

Hot peppers, giardinia and garlic aioli.

Eggplant Sandwich | 11

Crispy, breaded eggplant with garlic aioli, marinated roma tomato and field greens with pistachio-basil pesto and Goat cheese.

Wagyu Burger | 15

A half-pound of American Wagyu beef topped with roma tomato slice and field greens on a toasted bianco roll.

Chicken Florentine Panini | 13

Spinach, grilled chicken, tomato bruschetta, red pepper aioli and Mozzarella pressed on fresh daily baked bread.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich | 12

Breaded chicken pan-fried topped with Marinara, Mozzarella and Parmesan on a rustic garlic roll.

Filet Mignon and Stuffed Pepper Sandwich | 20

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


Family Favorites

The Family’s Spaghetti and Meatballs | 13

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

Bucatini Carbonara | 15

Our take on an old favorite. Our house-made rendered Guanciale in a light Parmesan cream, with fresh cracked black pepper, garlic and bucatini pasta topped with fresh egg yolk and Pecorino-Romano.

Sausage and Campanelle | 15

Your choice of our house-made herb & chicken sausage or Italian sausage, with broccolini, garlic and rosé sauce tossed with campanelle pasta.


Specialties

Salmon | 19

Cauliflower & chestnut purees, artichoke croquette, charred broccolini, browned rosemary butter.

Pizzoccheri | 17

Charred cabbage, house-made Nduja, roasted squash, served with buckwheat fettuccini.

Formaggi Ravioli | 16

House-made herb & cheese ravioli with a warm vegetable stew of mushrooms, chestnuts, squash, and rosemary.

Porchetta e Gnudi | 16

Chestnut flour Gnudi, Italian pulled pork, rendered Pancetta, swiss chard, caramelized onion and clarified pork jus.


THE ITALIAN “DOZEN” – 11 of Nani’s Meatballs For Only $50.


Marinara Sauce – Jar of our Family sauce | 6


sides

Meatball* | 6

Italian Sausage | 6

Truffle-Parmesan Fries | 6

Risotto of the day | 8

Eggplant Parmesan | 8

Market Vegetable | 6

Stuffed Banana Pepper | 8

Fresh Kettle Chips | 4

Side of Pasta | 7

Choose any pasta with choice of Marinara sauce, Sunday Sauce, Alfredo sauce, Cacio e Pepe, 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.