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Osteria La Buca

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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Italian, Pizza
  • 5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA90038 34.0834567 -118.3140608
  • (Btwn N Wilton PI & Van Ness Ave)
  • (323) 462-1900
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Lunch

Antipasti

Crispy Brussels Sprouts egg, grana-padano, white anchovy vinaigrette   13.00
Calamari Fritti semolina, lemons, parsley, marinara, tartar sauce   12.00
Burrata heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil pesto, aged balsamic   13.00
add prosciutto americano   4.00
Butter Leaf Lettuce pecorino, tarragon, champagne vinaigrette.   9.00
Chopped Salad frisee, arugula, cabbage, romaine, radicchio, chickpeas, soppresata, parsley, cherry tomato, castelvetrano olives.   12.00
Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Salad arugula, mint, basil, jalapenos, pickled red onion, lemon   11.00
Fried Egg Salad mixed greens, avocado, bacon, asparagus, chopped tomato, balsamic dressing.   10.00
Arugula & Baby Kale Salad pickled red onions, sungold tomatoes, pecorino, lemon vinaigrette.   11.00
Grilled Romaine pancetta, sungold tomato, bread crumbs, pecorino, house dressing.   12.00
Grilled Octopus crispy potato, olive, celery, arugula, red onion, preserved-lemon, basil aioli   17.00
add chicken / shrimp   5.00

Pizza

Soppressata spicy salami, tomato, mozzarella, oregano, garlic   16.00
Baked Egg mozzarella, tomato, smoked prosciutto, arugula   16.00
Sausage & Whipped Ricotta house made sausage, garlic confit, green onion.   15.00
Guanciale mozzarella, tomato, fresno-chili, rosemary, castelvetrano olives.   15.00
Mushroom & Goat Cheese truffle oil, parsley, chili flakes   14.00
The Classic mozzarella, tomato, sea salt, basil   13.00
add prosciutto americano   4.00

Pasta

Bucatini Carbonara blackpepper, guanciale, poached egg, mascarpone.   17.00
Nero Spaghetti scallops, clams, shrimp, squid, pickled jalapeno   19.00
Pappardelle Bolognese pecorino   19.00
Dungeness Crab Angel Hair mint, lemon, chili, breadcrumbs.   21.00
Spaghetti Cacio Pepe black pepper, pecorino.   9.00
Gnocchi Pomodoro tomato, basil, parmigiano reggiano   15.00
Rigatoni braised lamb, grilled rapinni, pickled fresno chiles, pecorino.   18.00
Fusilli Ceci chickpeas, spinach, walnuts, garlic, lemon zest, pecorino.   15.00
Gluten Free Pasta & Pizza Crusts Available.

Panini

Pressed.

Chicken basil pesto sauce, sun dried tomatoes, provolone.   11.00
Soppressata provolone   11.00
Prosciutto honey, goat cheese   11.00
Mozzarella roasted pepper, tomato jam, basil, garlic   10.00

Sandwiches

OLB Burger arugula, mozzarella, balsamic, caramelized onion, garlic aioli.   12.00
Chicken Parmesan mozzarella, tomato sauce   13.00
The Dodger chicken, pancetta, arugula, pickled red onion, burrata, mustard   14.00

Carne & Pesce

Studio Plate - Choice Of Protein:

Pounded & Grilled Chicken Breast    14.00
Sliced Hangar Steak    15.00
Grilled Salmon    16.00
All With A Quinoa, Arugula, Radicchio, Frisee, Tomato & Cucumber Salad.

Sides

Crispy Cauliflower semolina, pecorino, lemon   7.00
Sauteed Spinach garlic & lemon   5.00
Roasted Carrots salsa verde   6.00
Green Beans garlic, dijon & oregano   7.00
Garlic Bread mozzarella & basil   5.00

 

Dinner

Antipasti

Arugula & Kale Salad pickled red onion, sungold tomato, pecorino, olive, lemon, ev oilve oil.   11.00
Crispy Brussels Sprouts poached egg, pecorino, white anchovy vinaigrette.   13.00
Burrata heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil pesto, aged balsamic.   13.00
add la quercia prosciutto americano.   4.00
Grilled Romaine pancetta, pecorino, sungold tomatoes, bread crumbs, house dressing.   12.00
Pork Meatballs romesco, parmesan   13.00
Grilled Octopus crispy potato, olive, celery, arugula, red onion, preserved-lemon, basil aioli.   17.00
Calamari Fritti semolina, lemons, parsley, marinara, tartar sauce.   12.00
Butter Leaf Lettuce pecorino, tarragon, champagne vinaigrette.   9.00
Hamachi Crudo kumquat, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, citrus/chili dressing.   17.00
Ricotta Crochettes honey, rosemary   9.00
Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Salad arugula, mint, basil, jalapeno, lemon, pickled red onion   11.00
Fried Squash Blossoms salsa verde, shaved pecorino   7.00
Steak Tartar mustard seed, arugula, parmesan, grilled bread.   13.00

Pasta

Made In House, By Hand, Every Day.

Gnocchi Pomodoro tomato, basil, parmigiano reggiano   15.00
Sweet Corn Ravioli mascarpone, lemon-basil   16.00
Nero Spaghetti clams, squid, scallops, shrimp, serrano, tomato, bread crumbs.   19.00
Bucatini Carbonara black pepper, pancetta, poached egg, mascarpone.   17.00
Pappardelle Bolognese pecorino   19.00
Short Rib Ravioli parmesan, butter, black pepper, vincotto   18.00
Dungeness Crab Angel Hair mint, lemon, chili, breadcrumbs   21.00
Fusilli Cecci chickpeas, spinach, walnuts, garlic, lemon zest, pecorino   16.00
Spaghetti Cacio Pepe black pepper, aged pecorino   9.00
Rigatoni braised lamb, baby rapini, pickled fresno chiles, pecorino   18.00
Gluten Free Pasta Available.

Pizza

The Classic mozzarella, tomato, basil   13.00
add prosciutto americano   4.00
Taleggio & Mushroom caramelized onions, rosemary   14.00
Guanciale mozzarella, tomato, fresno chili, rosemary, castelvetrano olives   15.00
Baked Egg mozzarella, tomato, prosciutto americano, arugula   16.00
Mushroom & Goat Cheese olive oil, parsley & chili flake   14.00
Soppressata spicy salami, tomato, mozzarella, oregano, garlic   16.00
Sausage & Whipped Ricotta house made sausage, garlic confit, green onions.   15.00
Add Gluten Free Pizza Crust Available $3.

Secondi

Idaho Trout green beans, almonds, brown butter   24.00
Chicken Parmesan mozzarella, tomato, basil, baby broccoli   21.00
add side of spaghetti pomodoro   5.00
Harvey's Guss Aged New York Steak arugula, cherry tomato, parmesan.   13.00
Cast Iron Baked Zucca zucchini, ricotta, tomato, toasted crumbs with garlic bread.   15.00

Contorni

Crispy Cauliflower semolina, pecorino, lemon   7.00
Green Beans garlic, dijon & oregano   7.00
Sauteed Spinach garlic & lemon   5.00
Roasted Carrots salsa verde   6.00
Garlic Bread mozzarella & basil   5.00

Daily Specials

Monday pitchers & pies   
Tuesday lasagna   19.00
Wednesday chicken diavolo   24.00
Thursday lamb chops   25.00
Friday short ribs   27.00
Saturday risotto   21.00
Sunday spaghetti & meatballs  pp 13.00

 

Dolci

Rigo's Tiramisu    10.00
Molten Chocolate Cake vanilla & chocolate sauce   10.00
Farmers Market Apple Crispy with vanilla gelato   9.00
Butterscotch Budino salted caramel whipped cream   7.00
Affogato madegascar vanilla gelato drowned in stumptown cold brew coffee   9.00
Pazzo Gelato & Sorbet    8.00
House Made Biscotti    3.00

N/A Beverages

Limonata Or Aranciata    3.00
Ginger Beer bundaberg   5.00
Cold Brew Coffee stumptown   5.00
Coke/Diet/Sprite fountain   3.00
Sparkling Water (1lt) natura   5.00
refill   2.00

Stumptown Coffee

Espresso    3.00
Macchiato    4.00
Cappuccino    4.00
Latte    4.00
Coffee    3.00

Tea $4

Harney & Sons Loose Leaf.

Mutan white   
Darjeeling black   
Moroccan Mint    
Genmaicha green   
Roobibos Chai decaf   

Cocktails $10

Hey Nadine reposado tequila, aperol, agave & lemon.   
The Northerner bourbon, amaro nonino, orange bitters.   
add barrel aged   3.00
The Fletch american lager, gin, lemon juice, agave.   
Le Chiffre plymouth gin, lilet blanc, strega liquor.   
add barrel aged   3.00
Dirty South mezcal, apple brandy, lemon, honey, twist, cracked pepper.   
An Old Wes rye, brown sugar cube, muddled orange wedge, peychauds & angostura bitters.   
Summer Breeze house rhubarb vanilla syrup, gin, lemon & prosecco.   
The BRC bourbon, lemon, sliced cucumber, agave, rosemary sprig garnish.   
Pompeii Punch haitian rum, spiced rum, velvet falernum, grenadine, lime.   

Classics

The Buca forta leza reposado tequila, fortified cherry wine (visciola), cardamom amaro, honey, lime   12.00
Negroni gin, campari, carpano-antica sweet vermouth, orange twist.   10.00
add barrel aged   3.00
Old Fashioned bourbon, sugar, bitters   10.00
Aviation gin, lemon, maraschino-liquor, creme de violette.   10.00

Beer

Draft

Craftsman Brewery, Pasadena, CA ask server what's on tap. (14oz) 8.00(60oz pitchers) 27.00

Bottles & Cans

American Lager house, los angeles  (12oz) 5.00
Mama's Little Yella Pils(Ner) oskar blues, co  (12oz) 6.00
IPA stone, san diego california  (12oz) 6.00
White Ale einstock, iceland  (11.2oz) 6.00
Tripel chimay blanc, belgium  (11.2oz) 9.00
Saison st. feuillien, belgium  (12oz) 7.00
Strong Ale delirium tremens, belgium  (11.2oz) 9.00
Golden Ale duvel, belgium  (11.2oz) 8.00
Imperical Stout 'Old Rasputin' north coast, ca  (12oz) 7.00
Gueuze brouwerij van honsebrouck, be  (375ml) 12.00
Hard Cider julian, california. gluten free.  (22oz) 14.00
Curieux bourbon barrel aged, allagash, ca  (750ml) 27.00

 

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Prosecco la jara, treviso, doc   11.00
Moscato D' Asti sergio degiorgis, piemonte   11.00
Lambrusco molo 8, mantovano   10.00

White

Riesling stephan ehlen, erdener treppchen, 2011   11.00
Sauvignon Blanc sineann, marlborough nz, 2012   11.00
Pinot Gris elk cove, willamette valley, or, 2013   12.00
Albarino bodega de edgar, paso robles, 2012   11.00
Chardonnay sarapo family, sonoma coast, 2011   12.00
Roero Arneis giovanni almondo, piemonte, 2012   13.00
Verdicchio castelli di jesi-garofoli, marche, 2012   10.00

 

Rosato pinot noir - "a cote" la fenetre, sta barbara.   10.00
Orange ograde - skerk, friuli-venezia giulia, '10   20.00
Wine In A Can pinot noir - union wine co, or, '13.  (375ml) 15.00

Red

Pinot Nero valle isarco, suditrol, alto adigo, 2011   13.00
Sangiovese garofoli, marche, 2010   10.00
Lagrein erste&neue, alto adige, 2011   11.00
Primitivo tenute rubino, puglia, 2010   12.00
Petite Sirah dancing coyote, clarksburg, 2011   11.00
Lou's Red (Rhone Blend) preston, dry creek valley, 2012   13.00
Aglianico Del Vulture d' angelo, campania, 2011   15.00

 

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Osteria La Buca
5210 1/2 Melrose Ave
Btwn N Wilton PI & Van Ness Ave
(323) 462-1900
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