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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 Brunch 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 and 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 Red leaf endive, pickled fennel, hazelnuts and lemon viniagrette.    15.00
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 and Dijon vinaigrette.    15.00
Crispy Octopus Fennel, pistachio, avocado, basil.    17.00
Asparagus Salad Lemon balm, mint, Fresno chili and marscapone.    11.00
Citrus Salad Cashew, shaved onion and castelvetrano olives.    11.00
Melon Salad Cucumber, pickled Fresno chili and pine nuts.    13.00
Panzanella Salad Escarole, delicata squash, olives, cipollini onions, shimeji mushroom and sage vinaigrette.    13.00
Spring Pea Salad Blistered snap and snow peas, guanciale, goat curd, lemon, savory, mint, and olio Verde.    13.00
Peaches Lavash cracker, honey vinegar and nasturtium flower.    13.00

Pasta

Made in house, by hand, every day.

Rigatoni Morels, snow peas, pea puree, lemon balm, and ricotta salata.    21.00
Nero Spaghetti Clams, squid, shrimp, tomato and chilis.    19.00
Torteloni Asparagus and ricotta, lemon butter and shaved porcini.    17.00
Pappardelle Bolognese Served with pecorino cheese.    19.00
Bucatini Carbonara Pancetta, poached egg and black pepper.    18.00
Short Rib Ravioli Pecorino cheese, black pepper and vincotto.    19.00
Campanelle Grist and toll hard red wheat, braised lamb, fresno chili, arugula and pecorino cheese.    21.00
Bigoli en Brodo 8 hour pork broth, house pancetta, poached egg, pearl onions and fresno chilies.    17.00
Spaghetti Cacio Pepe Black pepper and aged pecorino cheese.    11.00
Angel Hair Pasta Sage, brown butter, lemon and pecorino.    13.00
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
Gnocchi Romana Kabocha squash, ricotta, pecorino, sage and nutmeg.    18.00
Rigatoni Roasted winter squash, chive and pecorino. Pasta made in-house, by hand, every day.    18.00

Pizza

The Classic Pizza Mozzarella, tomato, and basil.    13.00
Guanciale Pizza Mozzarella cheese, tomato, fresno chili, rosemary and castelvetrano olives.    16.00
Squashed Blossom Pizza Taleggio, tomato, garlic, mint, savory and white balsamic.    17.00
Spring Herb Pizza Schloss cheese, bechamel, spring buca farm herbs, and white balsamic.    15.00
Soppressata Pizza Tomato, mozzarella cheese, oregano and garlic.    17.00
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
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
Pancetta Pizza Roasted lettuce, tomato, garlic and goat cheese.    15.00
Squash Blossom Pizza Garlic puree, brie, mint, savory, white balsamic.    17.00
Sunchoke Pizza Tomato, taleggio, arugula, pancetta and pickled pearl onion.    18.00
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
White Sea Bass Sugo Verde, cured lemon and escarole.    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
Black Cod Oyster mushrooms, delicata squash, parsnip, dashi broth, kale, nasturtium.    27.00
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 Asparagus Chimichurri.    7.00
Roasted Potatoes Garlic vinaigrette, mustard seed, herbs and ricotta salata.    7.00
Roasted Cauliflower Pickled raisins, rosemary and pine nuts.    7.00
Grilled Broccolini Garlic and lemon.    7.00
Grilled Buca Farms Eggplant Hazelnuts, aged balsamic, and summer herbs.    7.00

Lunch Market, Etc.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Lunch Pecorino cheese, poached egg and white anchovy vinaigrette.    14.00
Burrata Lunch Red leaf endive, pickled fennel, hazelnuts and lemon vinaigrette.    15.00
Buca Farm Lettuces Lunch Grana padano cheese and lemon oil.    11.00
Chopped Salad Lunch Arugula, romaine, radicchio, chickpeas, soppresata, tomato, castelvetrano olives, ricotta salata and tumeric vinaigrette.    12.00
Farro Salad Lunch Parsnips, pickled leek and Dijon vinaigrette.    15.00
Crispy Octopus Lunch Fennel, pistachio, avocado, basil.    17.00

Lunch Panini

Buca Burger Lunch 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
Grilled Portabello Panini Lunch Tomato, onions, arugula and tapenade.    12.00
Muffaletta Panini Lunch Soppressata, prosciutto, country ham, burrata, Mexican pickles and arugula.    15.00
Grilled Chicken and Brie Panini Lunch Pancetta and chimichurri.    13.00

Lunch Pasta

Rigatoni Lunch Morels, snow peas, pea puree, lemon balm, ricotta salata.    21.00
Nero Spaghetti Lunch Clams, shrimp, squid, tomato and chilis.    19.00
Pappardelle Bolognese Lunch Served with pecorino cheese.    19.00
Campanelle Lunch Grist and toll hard red wheat, braised lamb, fresno chili, arugula and pecorino cheese.    21.00
Bucatini Carbonara Lunch Pancetta, poached egg, black pepper.    18.00
Short Rib Ravioli Lunch Pecorino, black pepper and vincotto.    19.00
Spaghetti Cacio Pepe Lunch Black pepper and aged pecorino cheese.    11.00
Angel Hair Pasta Lunch Sage, brown butter, lemon and pecorino.    13.00
Gnocchi Romana Lunch Sweet corn, bread crisps, scallion, Pecorino and summer herbs.    18.00
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 Pizza

Soppressata Pizza Lunch Spicy salami, tomato, mozzarella cheese and garlic.    16.00
House Made Sausage Pizza Lunch Ricotta cheese, garlic confit and green onion.    15.00
Squashed Blossom Pizza Lunch Taleggio, tomato, garlic, mint, savory and white balsamic.    17.00
Spring Herb Pizza Lunch Buca farm spring herbs, schloss cheese, bechamel, and white balsamic.    15.00
Calzone Lunch Mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino, spicy tomato sauce and broccolini.    15.00
Guanciale Pizza Lunch Mozzarella cheese, tomato, fresno chili, rosemary and castelvetrano olives.    16.00
The Classic Pizza Lunch Mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil.    13.00
Baked Egg Pizza Lunch Roasted mushrooms, mushroom puree, Parmesan and parsley.    17.00
Lunch Apple Pizza Gorgonzola, walnuts, dried cherries and thyme.    15.00
Lunch Burrata Pizza Spring fennel, basil and garlic.    15.00
Lunch N'duja Pizza Gorgonzola, tomato sauce, mama lil's peppers, black olives, Parmesan.    18.00
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
Sunchoke Pizza Lunch Tomato, taleggio, arugula, pancetta and pickled pearl onion.    18.00
Sweet Potato Pizza Lunch Tillamook cheddar, pecorino, pancetta, green onion and creme fraiche.    16.00

Lunch Meat and Fish

Pounded and Grilled Chicken Breast Lunch Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    16.00
Sliced Hangar Steak Lunch Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    17.00
Lunch Grilled Black Cod Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    18.00
Grilled White Sea Bass Lunch Served with a quinoa and farro salad.    19.00

 

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