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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.

*Vegetarian meatballs are available at the same price. Gluten-free Meatballs available with a modest upcharge.

**Beyond Meat® burgers and ground sausage available with a modest upcharge.


Appetizers

Fried Brussels Sprouts | 14

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

Smoked Eggplant Parmesan | 14

Smoked Mozzarella, confit tomatoes, breaded eggplant.

Stuffed Pepper Risotto Sticks | 14

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

Summer Burrata | 18

Olives, tomato confit, roasted carrots, roasted garlic, grilled onion pesto and crostinis.

“The Carl” | 14

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

Buffalo Calamari | 16

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

Clams Stew | 17

Dozen clams with house sausage, hot peppers, caramelized onions, lemon, and grilled bread.

Pretty Boy Pork Belly | 13

Pork belly crostini, shaved brussel sprout slaw, honey mustard vinaigrette.

Kasia Abramo is the winner of this season’s Osteria 166 Employee Menu Challenge


Salads

(side/entrée)

Auntie Kim’s Pasta Fagioli | 4/6

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

Osteria House Salad | 7/13

Field greens, marinated olives, tomatoes, Grana Padano, artichoke relish, lemon parsley vinaigrette.

Beet Salad | 8/14

Arugula, roasted fennel, goat cheese and hazelnuts with a citrus honey vinaigrette.

Ancient Grain Salad | 9/15

Mixed greens, carrots, roasted broccolini, spicy cauliflower, grilled peppers, feta cheese, quinoa, farro and sunflower seeds with a balsamic shallot vinaigrette.

Antipasto Salad | 14

Chopped Romaine, chopped tomato, cucumber, artichoke, olives, Italian meats, fresh Mozzarella and crostinis in red wine vinaigrette.

Osteria’s Caesar Salad | 9/15

Crisp chopped Romaine, anchovy, Parmigiano-Reggiano, toasted focaccia croutons, caesar dressing.

Add Grilled Chicken or Porchetta | 6

Grilled Shrimp | 7

Petite Filet Mignon or Salmon | 9


Sandwiches

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

Filet Mignon and Stuffed Pepper Sandwich | 20

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

Wagyu Burger** | 15

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

Make it Italian style | +3
Guanciale, spinach, caramelized onions and aioli

Veal Sandwich | 17

Breaded veal cutlet pan-fried and topped with roasted mushrooms, arugula and pickled onion with garlic aioli.


Osteria 166 Specialties

Formaggi Ravioli | 22

Marinara and caponata.

Pan Seared Seabass | 38

Lemon Formaggi risotto and today’s chef’s preparation.

Porchetta e Gnocchi | 24

Gnocchi, Italian pulled pork, rendered Pancetta, Swiss chard, caramelized onion, clarified pork jus.

Filetto | 34

Risotto of the day with grilled asparagus, roasted cipollini onions.


Family Favorites

The Family’s Spaghetti and Meatballs | 19

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

Bucatini Carbonara | 25

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

Sausage and Campanelle** | 23

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

Veal or Chicken Milanese | 25/21

Your choice of lightly-breaded chicken or veal with arugula salad, Romano, pickled onions, fresh herbs, capers and spaghetti Aglio e Olio with a lemon-butter sauce.

Veal Parmesan | 25

Lightly-breaded veal baked with Sunday Sauce, Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano with spaghetti.

Chicken Parmesan | 21

Lightly-breaded chicken baked with marinara sauce, Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano with spaghetti.


Flat Iron Pizza

Workingman’s Dead | 16

Chicken sausage, smoked Mozzarella, wild boomers, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, spinach, toasted hemp seeds.

Osteria Pepperoni | 15

Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Parmagiano-Reggiano cream sauce.

Stuffed Pepper | 16

Mozzarella, sliced cherry peppers, sliced stuffed banana pepper and marinara.

Margherita | 16

Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, tomato confit, basil pesto.

The Sunrise | 16

Speck, fresh Mozzarella, over easy eggs, fresh herbs, garlic oil base, red pepper flake,


The Italian “Dozen” 11 of Nani’s Meatballs | 50


Marinara Sauce – Jar of our Family Sauce | 6


Sides

Meatball* | 6

Italian Sausage | 6

Truffle-Parmesan Fries | 6

Risotto Of The Day | 8

Market Vegetable | 6

Eggplant Parmesan | 8

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.