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(716) 858-3118

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.

*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.

Spicy Mussels Marinara | 15

Sautéed leeks, fennel and garlic, with white wine, tomato, herbs.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Oysters | 13

Freshly shucked oysters grilled on the half shell with garlic-parmesan compound butter.

Fried Brussels Sprouts | 14

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

Smoked Eggplant Neapolitan | 14

Smoked Mozzarella, pistachio pesto, roasted bell peppers with aged balsamic.

Stuffed Pepper Risotto Sticks | 14

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

Burrata | 18

Endive marmellata, toasted almonds, grapefruit segments, served with grilled toast points.

“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, fried sweet and hot peppers, hot sauce over dressed greens with crumbled Gorgonzola.

Soup & Salad


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, with a lemon parsley vinaigrette.

Golden Beet Salad | 8/14

Baby arugula, shaved red onion, spiced yogurt dressing, hazelnuts, with a pomegranate 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.

Sweet Potato, Celeriac and Kale Salad | 8/15

Shaved apples, Ricotta salata, red onion, dried cherries, with a charred jalapeño vinaigrette.

Osteria’s Caesar salad | 9/15

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

Add Grilled Chicken or Porchetta | 6

Grilled Shrimp | 7

Petite Filet Mignon or Salmon | 9


Filet Mignon and Stuffed Pepper Sandwich | 20

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

Veal Sandwich | 17

Radicchio and endive slaw, shaved ricotta salata, garlicky aioli.

8oz.Wagyu Burger** | 17

Sweet onion and pepper agrodolce, spicy tomato jam, crispy pancetta, taleggio, arugula

Osteria 166 Specialties

Formaggi Ravioli | 22

Cidered squash sauce, root vegetable ratatouille, fresh sage.

Pan Seared Seabass | 38

Golden beet and goat cheese risotto, carrot puree, parsley oil.

Porchetta e Gnocchi | 24

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

Grilled Filetto of Beef | 34

Whipped parsnip and potato, garlicky escarole, tomato and red wine sauce.

Chicken Cacciatore | 28

Slow braised hunter style chicken stew with tomato, garlic, onions and peppers over Mascarpone polenta.

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 Pancetta 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 and 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

Spicy Tuscan Kale, Ricotta and Nduja pizza | 16

Marinara, garlic confit and pistachio oil.

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

Marinara Sauce – Jar of our Family Sauce | 6


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.