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Osteria La Buca

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  • Italian, Pizza
  • 5210 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90038 34.083412 -118.313929
  • (Btwn N Wilton PI & Van Ness Ave)
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  • (323) 331-9741
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Brunch

The Buca Brunch Bowl of fresh fruit, toast, butter and jam, coffee and orange juice.    11.00
Oat Scone Brunch Seasonal fruit jam and oat jam.    5.00
Pistachio Granola Brunch Straus yogurt, fresh fruit and honey.    7.00
House Ricotta Toast Brunch Caramelized agave and seasonal fruit.    9.00
Chopped Salad Brunch Arugula, romaine, radichio, castelvetrano olives, cucumber, chickpeas, ricotta salata, soppressata and tumeric vinaigrette.    12.00
Sauteed Farro Brunch Poached egg, arugula, sausage and pecorino.    11.00
California Toast Brunch Toasted rosemary sourdough, avocado, soft scrambled eggs and arugula salad.    13.00
Polenta-Ricotta Skillet Cake Brunch With lemon jam and honey.    9.00
Muffaletta Sandwich Brunch Soppressata, prosciutto, ham, burrata, Mexican pickles and arugula.    15.00
Baked Eggs in Terracotta Brunch Spicy tomato sauce and goat cheese toast.    11.00
Neighborhood Pizza Brunch Guajillo sauce, taleggio cheese, pancetta, pickled pearl onions and baked egg.    15.00
Bucatini Carbonara Burnch House pancetta, poached egg and black pepper.    18.00
Short Rib Hash Brunch     18.00

Brunch Sides

Rosemary Sourdough and Jam Brunch     3.00
Fennel Sausage Brunch     4.00
Italian Bacon Brunch     5.00
Fresh Fruit Brunch     5.00
Avocado Brunch     3.00
2 Eggs Brunch     5.00

To Start

House Made Ricotta Caramelized agave and toasted bread.    9.00
Crispy Brussels Sprouts Poached egg, Pecorino cheese and white anchovy vinaigrette.    14.00
Pork Meatballs Romesco and Parmesan cheese.    13.00
Crudo-Albacore Risotto toast, jalapeno, scallion, lemon.    15.00
Steak Tartare Crostini Pickled mustard seed and green onion.    12.00
Crudo-Scallop Raspberry, mustard seed, greens and lavender vinegar.    15.00

Market and Garden

Burrata Quince, prosciutto Americano, pine nuts, olive oil.    17.00
Buca Farm Lettuces Lettuces from our private farm in West Los Angeles with Grana Padano cheese and lemon oil.    11.00
Farro Salad Parsnips, pickled leek, Dijon vinaigrette.    15.00
Crispy Octopus Baby bok choy, shallots, chives, basil and citrus vinaigrette.    17.00
Melon Salad Cucumber, pickled Fresno chili and pine nuts.    13.00
Citrus Salad Cashew, shaved onion and castelvetrano olives.    11.00
Asparagus Salad Lemon balm, mint, Fresno chili and marscapone.    11.00
Peaches Lavash cracker, honey vinegar and nasturtium flower.    13.00
Panzanella Salad Escarole, delicata squash, olives, cipollini onions, shimeji mushroom, sage vinaigrette.    13.00

Pasta

Made in house, by hand, every day.

Gnudi Sweet corn, bread crisps, scallion, pecorino and summer herbs. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    17.00
Nero Spaghetti Clams, squid, shrimp, tomato and chilis. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    19.00
Angel Hair Pasta Sage, brown butter, lemon and Pecorino. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    13.00
Pappardelle Bolognese With Pecorino cheese. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    19.00
Bucatini Carbonara Pancetta, poached egg and black pepper. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    18.00
Short Rib Ravioli Pecorino cheese, black pepper and vincotto. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    19.00
Campanelle Grist and toll hard red wheat, braised lamb, Fresno chili, arugula and Pecorino cheese. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    21.00
Bigoli en Brodo 8-hour pork broth, house pancetta, poached egg, pearl onions and Fresno chilies. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    17.00
Spaghetti Cacio Pepe Black pepper and aged Pecorino cheese. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    9.00
Buca Farms Squash Fusilli Pickled garlic, lemon oil, savory and ricotta salata. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    18.00
Conchiglie Morels, snow peas, ricotta salata and lemon balm. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    25.00
Rigatoni Roasted winter squash, chive and pecorino. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    18.00

Pizza

The Classic Pizza Mozzarella cheese, Buca Farms San Marzano tomato and basil.    13.00
Guanciale Pizza Mozzarella cheese, tomato, Fresno chili, rosemary and Castelvetrano olives.    16.00
Baked Egg Pizza Roasted autumn mushrooms, mushroom puree, Parmesan and parsley.    17.00
N'duja Pizza Gorgonzola, tomato sauce, mama lil's peppers, black olives, Parmesan.    18.00
Soppressata Pizza Tomato, mozzarella cheese, oregano and garlic.    16.00
House-Made Sausage Pizza Ricotta cheese, garlic confit and green onions.    15.00
Calzone Mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino, spicy tomato sauce and broccolini.    15.00
Apple Pizza Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, dried cherries, and thyme.    15.00
Pancetta Pizza Roasted lettuce, tomato, garlic and goat cheese.    15.00
Squash Blossom Pizza Garlic puree, brie, mint, savory, white balsamic.    17.00
Sweet Potato Pizza Tillamook cheddar, pecorino, pancetta, green onion and creme fraiche.    16.00

Meat and Fish

Steak-Frites Rib-eye cap, sunchokes, oregano with a side of Italian sexy sauce.    31.00
Black Cod Oyster mushrooms, delicata squash, parsnip, dashi broth, kale, nasturtium.    27.00
Chicken Parmesan Mozzarella cheese, tomato and baby broccoli.    21.00
20 oz. Pork Chop Oats, braised arugula and guanciale.    26.00
32 oz. Bistecca Fiorentina Served with seasonal vegetables.    91.00
Rib-Eye Cap Summer squash, tomatillo, pearl onion and summer herbs.    31.00
White Sea Bass Buca Farms baby eggplant, panzanella salad, and summer herbs.    27.00

For the Table

Grilled Broccolini Garlic and lemon.    7.00
Roasted Potatoes Garlic vinaigrette, mustard seed, herbs and ricotta salata.    6.00
Grilled Buca Farms Eggplant Hazelnuts, aged balsamic, and summer herbs.    7.00
Roasted Cauliflower Pickled raisins, rosemary and pine nuts.    7.00

Lunch Market, Etc.

Lunch Crispy Brussels Sprouts Pecorino cheese, poached egg and white anchovy vinaigrette.    14.00
Lunch Burrata Quince, prosciutto Americano, pine nuts, olive oil.    17.00
Lunch Buca Farms Lettuces Grana Padano cheese and lemon oil.    11.00
Lunch Chopped Salad Arugula, romaine lettuce, radicchio, chickpeas, soppressata, tomato, Castelvetrano olives, ricotta salata and turmeric vinaigrette.    12.00
Lunch Farro Salad Parsnips, pickled leek, Dijon vinaigrette.    15.00
Lunch Crispy Octopus Baby bok choy, shallots, chives, basil and citrus vinaigrette.    17.00

Lunch Panini

Lunch Buca Burger Arugula, mozzarella cheese, mustard seed and caramelized onion.    12.00
Lunch Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich Mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.    13.00
Lunch Soppressata Sandwich Arugula, onion and house ricotta.    10.00
Lunch Porchetta Sandwich With poblano sauce.    13.00
Lunch Grilled Portabello Panini Tomato, onions, arugula and tapenade.    12.00
Lunch Muffaletta Panini Soppressata, prosciutto, country ham, burrata, Mexican pickles and arugula.    15.00
Lunch Grilled Chicken and Brie Panini Pancetta and chimichurri.    13.00

Lunch Pizza

Lunch Soppressata Pizza Spicy salami, tomato, mozzarella cheese and garlic.    16.00
Lunch House-Made Sausage Pizza Ricotta cheese, garlic confit and green onion.    15.00
Lunch Baked Egg Pizza Roasted mushrooms, mushroom puree, Parmesan and parsley.    17.00
Lunch N'duja Pizza Gorgonzola, tomato sauce, mama lil's peppers, black olives, Parmesan.    18.00
Lunch Calzone Mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino, spicy tomato sauce and broccolini.    15.00
Lunch Guanciale Pizza Mozzarella cheese, tomato, Fresno chili, rosemary and Castelvetrano olives.    16.00
Lunch The Classic Pizza Mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil.    13.00
Lunch Apple Pizza Gorgonzola, walnuts, dried cherries and thyme.    15.00
Lunch Burrata Pizza Spring fennel, basil and garlic.    15.00
Lunch Pancetta Pizza Roasted lettuce, tomato, garlic and goat cheese.    15.00
Lunch Squash Blossom Pizza Garlic puree, brie, mint, savory, white balsamic.    17.00
Lunch Sweet Potato Pizza Tillamook cheddar, pecorino, pancetta, green onion and creme fraiche.    16.00
Sweet Potato Pizza Lunch Tillamook cheddar, pecorino, pancetta, green onion and creme fraiche.    16.00

Lunch Pasta

Lunch Gnudi Sweet corn, bread crisps, scallion, Pecorino and summer herbs.    17.00
Lunch Nero Spaghetti Clams, shrimp, squid, tomato and chilis.    19.00
Lunch Angel Hair Pasta Sage, brown butter, lemon and pecorino.    12.00
Lunch Pappardelle Bolognese With Pecorino cheese.    19.00
Lunch Bucatini Carbonara Black pepper, pancetta and poached egg.    18.00
Lunch Short Rib Ravioli Pecorino cheese and vincotto.    19.00
Lunch Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Black pepper and aged Pecorino cheese.    9.00
Lunch Buca Farms Squash Fusilli Pickled garlic, lemoin oil, savory and ricotta salata.    18.00
Lunch Rigatoni Roasted winter squash, chive and pecorino.    18.00

Lunch Meat and Fish

Lunch Pounded and Grilled Chicken Breast Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    14.00
Lunch Sliced Hangar Steak Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    15.00
Lunch Grilled Black Cod Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    18.00

 

Osteria La Buca
5210 Melrose Ave
Btwn N Wilton PI & Van Ness Ave
(323) 331-9741
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