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Buffo Menu

Buffo nods to classic osterias found throughout Italy, where traditional recipes and old-world cooking techniques transcend trends and are honoured throughout generations. If you’re looking for a family-style menu for groups of 8 or more, take a look at our Buffo Gruppo menu.

Dinner

antipasti

for the table


ITALIAN OLIVES (V)

7.

BUFFO BREAD (V)

rosemary & sea salt forno bread, parmigiano-reggiano

5.

ARANCINI (V)

crispy saffron risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano

9.

MEATBALLS

three all-beef meatballs, black pepper ricotta, pecorino romano

9.

CALAMARI FRITTI

red lentil crust, lemon, banana pepper aïoli

13.

GRILLED CALAMARI

capers, lemon, olives, tomato, italian lentils, brown butter

15.

MORTADELLA

toasted pistachios, pecorino romano

9.50

PORCHETTA

fried capers, parmigiano-reggiano

9.75

PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA

aged 14 months, olives, hazelnuts

10.50

FRUTTI DI MARE

chilled octopus, tuna confit, clams, anchovies, peppers, olives

15.25

insalate


ARUGULA (V)

parmigiano-reggiano, aged balsamic dressing

11.25

ROMAN CAESAR

baby gem & butter lettuce, chopped egg, focaccia croutons

13.75

VEGANO (V)

chickpea & italian bean salad, arugula, soft herbs, mixed nuts, citrus dressing

11.75

FENNEL & ORANGE (V)

cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen

14.25

BEEFSTEAK TOMATO CAPRESE (V)

fior di latte, fresh basil, arugula pesto, aged balsamic
substitute with burrata (+7.00)

15.25

TONNO, FAGIOLI & CIPOLLA

tuna confit, mixed beans, onion, chickpeas, boiled egg

14.75

BEEF CARPACCIO

shaved organic beef tenderloin, parmigiano-reggiano, romanesco, capers

19.

zuppa


MINESTRONE (V)

green vegetables, pesto, italian beans

7./9.

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO

seasonally inspired

7./9.

bruschetta

four pieces


TOMATO & BASIL (V)

whipped black peppercorn ricotta

10.25

FUNGHI FONDUTA (V)

wild mushrooms, mascarpone, pecorino romano

10.75

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

toasted pistachios, orange zest

10.25

pizze


MARGHERITA (V)

fior di latte, tomato passata, blistered tomatoes, basil, olive oil
add pepperoni (5.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.50

NAPOLI

tomato passata, anchovies, bocconcini, mixed italian olives

16.75

PROSCIUTTO

arugula, fior di latte, blistered tomatoes, prosciutto di parma

19.75

FUNGHI BLANCO (V)

mixed local mushrooms, black pepper béchamel sauce, mushroom crudo, fior di latte, rosemary

18.75

BOLOGNA

fior di latte, tomato passata, blistered tomatoes, pistachios, shaved mortadella

19.

ANATRA

duck confit, pink lady apples, fior di latte, rosemary honey, endive, béchamel sauce

18.75

THE BUFFO (V)

whole burrata, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano, extra virgin olive oil

25.75

housemade pastas


PIMENTO PENNE (V)

red pepper pasta, rosé sauce, fresh basil, parmigiano-reggiano

15.

MACCHERONI BOLOGNESE

beef & pancetta ragù, chianti, parmigiano-reggiano, parsley

16.75

LINGUINE CARBONARA

pancetta, black pepper, egg yolk, parmigiano-reggiano

18.25

SPAGHETTI POMODORO (V)

italian tomato, fresh basil
add gulf shrimp (7.00)
add three meatballs (7.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.25

CAPUNTI NERO

squid ink pasta, calamari, tomato, chilies, tuscan olives, focaccia crumbs

18.75

LASAGNE

beef & pancetta ragù, parma ham, tomato béchamel sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano

23.

RAVIOLI

filled with swiss chard & ricotta, pancetta, lemon, pine nuts

23.25

RISOTTO NERO

confit squid, shrimp, clams, grilled octopus, charred onion & samphire

24.

pollo, pesce, carne


CHICKEN PARMESAN

mascarpone, ricotta, focaccia crumbs, pecorino romano, rapini, penne with tomato & basil passata

23.25

STEAMED CLAMS

san marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, grilled bread

21.

BRANZINO

seared filet of branzino, swiss chard, risotto nero, poached egg

26.50

WILD SALMON

radicchio, shaved apples, rainbow chard, shaved fennel, roasted hazelnuts, brown butter

29.25

PORK CHOP

cherry pepper, black kale, pecorino polenta, gremolata

26.25

GRILLED FLANK STEAK

sicilian caponata, rapini, gremolata, oregano jus, fried fingerling potatoes

27.75

8OZ STRIP LOIN

sicilian caponata, rapini, gremolata, oregano jus, fried fingerling potatoes

33.75

BISTECCA FOR TWO

28oz roast porterhouse, rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, dressed greens, polenta

69.75

dolce


NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE BOMBA

three italian donuts, candied hazelnuts

8.

TIRAMISU CANNOLI

three cannoli with chocolate, espresso, mascarpone & pistachios

9.25

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE (V)

hazelnut sabayon

9.75

GELATO (V)

three scoops of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate

8.

GORGONZOLA D.O.P. (v)

30g of gorgonzola, chestnut honey, fennel pollen, crostini

10.25


(V) = Vegetarian
Lunch

zuppa


MINESTRONE (V)

green vegetables, pesto, italian beans

7./9.

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO

seasonally inspired

7./9.

bruschetta

four pieces


TOMATO & BASIL (V)

whipped black peppercorn ricotta

10.25

FUNGHI FONDUTA (V)

wild mushrooms, mascarpone, pecorino romano

10.75

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

toasted pistachios, orange zest

10.25

antipasti

for the table


ITALIAN OLIVES (V)

 

7.

BUFFO BREAD (V)

rosemary & sea salt forno bread, parmigiano-reggiano

5.

ARANCINI (V)

crispy saffron risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano

9.

MEATBALLS

three all-beef meatballs, black pepper ricotta, pecorino romano

9.

CALAMARI FRITTI

red lentil crust, lemon, banana pepper aïoli

13.

GRILLED CALAMARI

capers, lemon, olives, tomato, italian lentils, brown butter

15.

MORTADELLA

toasted pistachios, pecorino romano

9.50

PORCHETTA

fried capers, parmigiano-reggiano

9.75

PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA

aged 14 months, olives, hazelnuts

10.50

FRUTTI DI MARE

chilled octopus, tuna confit, clams, anchovies, peppers, olives

15.25

insalate


ARUGULA (V)

parmigiano-reggiano, aged balsamic dressing

11.25

ROMAN CAESAR

baby gem & butter lettuce, chopped egg, focaccia croutons

13.75

VEGANO (V)

chickpea & italian bean salad, arugula, soft herbs, mixed nuts, citrus dressing

11.75

FENNEL & ORANGE (V)

cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen

14.25

BEEFSTEAK TOMATO CAPRESE (V)

fior di latte, fresh basil, arugula pesto, aged balsamic
substitute with burrata (+7.00)

15.25

TONNO, FAGIOLI & CIPOLLA

tuna confit, mixed beans, onion, chickpeas, boiled egg

14.75

pizze


MARGHERITA (V)

fior di latte, tomato passata, blistered tomatoes, basil, olive oil
add pepperoni (5.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.50

NAPOLI

tomato passata, anchovies, bocconcini, mixed italian olives

16.75

PROSCIUTTO

arugula, fior di latte, blistered tomatoes, prosciutto di parma

19.75

FUNGHI BLANCO (V)

mixed local mushrooms, black pepper béchamel sauce, mushroom crudo, fior di latte, rosemary

18.75

BOLOGNA

fior di latte, tomato passata, blistered tomatoes, pistachios, shaved mortadella

19.

ANATRA

duck confit, pink lady apples, fior di latte, rosemary honey, endive, béchamel sauce

18.75

THE BUFFO (V)

whole burrata, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano, extra virgin olive oil

25.75

housemade pastas


PIMENTO PENNE (V)

red pepper pasta, rosé sauce, fresh basil, parmigiano-reggiano

15.

MACCHERONI BOLOGNESE

beef & pancetta ragù, chianti, parmigiano-reggiano, parsley

16.75

LINGUINE CARBONARA

pancetta, black pepper, egg yolk, parmigiano-reggiano

18.25

SPAGHETTI POMODORO (V)

italian tomato, fresh basil
add gulf shrimp (7.00)
add three meatballs (7.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.25

LASAGNE

beef & pancetta ragù, parma ham, tomato béchamel sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano

23.

piadina

our sandwiches are served with choice of minestrone, zuppa del giorno or arugula salad


CHICKEN PARMESAN

breaded fried chicken, marinara sauce, provolone

16.75

MEATBALL HERO SANDWICH

provolone, tomato passata, basil, banana peppers

16.75

MORTADELLA PANINI

whipped ricotta, pistachio butter

16.75

CALZONE

rustic pie filled with tuscan kale, swiss chard, herbs, pancetta, pecorino romano

17.75

dolce


NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE BOMBA

three italian donuts, candied hazelnuts

8.

TIRAMISU CANNOLI

three cannoli with chocolate, espresso, mascarpone & pistachios

9.25

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE (V)

hazelnut sabayon

9.75

GELATO (V)

three scoops of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate

8.

GORGONZOLA D.O.P. (v)

30g of gorgonzola, chestnut honey, fennel pollen, crostini

10.25


(V) = Vegetarian
Brunch

brunch


MELON & HAM

compressed cantaloupe, vincotto, shaved prosciutto

15.75

LIMONCELLO YOGHURT PARFAIT

greek yoghurt, fresh fruits & berries, granola, limoncello curd

11.75

BENEDICT-STYLE ERBAZZONE

focaccia, black kale, swiss chard, ricotta, pancetta, poached eggs, olive oil hollandaise sauce

16.50

FULL ITALIAN

italian sausage, roasted tomatoes, polenta hash, two eggs, focaccia

20.50

OEUFS EN COCOTTE

mushroom, swiss chard, red wine, two eggs, bread, hash brown, passata

17.25

LAVENDER PANCAKE

lavender buttermilk pancake, seasonal fruits, lemon ricotta, confit lemon syrup

13.75

BREAKFAST CALZONE

italian sausage, passata, provolone cheese, confit potatoes, rapini, egg

21.

brunch specials

11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday


MIMOSA

orange juice, prosecco, 3oz

5

CLASSIC CAESAR

smirnoff vodka, spiced caesar mix, salted rim, lemon, olive, 1oz

5

PEACH OR RASPBERRY BELLINI

rhubarb & peach bitters, poured over ice, 1oz

4

zuppa


MINESTRONE (V)

green vegetables, pesto, italian beans

7./9.

bruschetta

four pieces


TOMATO & BASIL (V)

whipped black peppercorn ricotta

10.25

FUNGHI FONDUTA (V)

wild mushrooms, mascarpone, pecorino romano

10.75

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

toasted pistachios, orange zest

10.25

antipasti

for the table


BUFFO BREAD (V)

rosemary & sea salt forno bread, parmigiano-reggiano

5.

ARANCINI (V)

crispy saffron risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano

9.

MEATBALLS

three all-beef meatballs, black pepper ricotta, pecorino romano

9.

CALAMARI FRITTI

red lentil crust, lemon, banana pepper aïoli

13.

MORTADELLA

toasted pistachios, pecorino romano

9.50

PORCHETTA

fried capers, parmigiano-reggiano

9.75

PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA

aged 14 months, olives, hazelnuts

10.50

insalate


ARUGULA (V)

parmigiano-reggiano, aged balsamic dressing

11.25

ROMAN CAESAR

baby gem & butter lettuce, chopped egg, focaccia croutons

13.75

VEGANO (V)

chickpea & italian bean salad, arugula, soft herbs, mixed nuts, citrus dressing

11.75

FENNEL & ORANGE (V)

cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen

14.25

BEEFSTEAK TOMATO CAPRESE (V)

fior di latte, fresh basil, arugula pesto, aged balsamic
substitute with burrata (+7.00)

15.25

TONNO, FAGIOLI & CIPOLLA

tuna confit, mixed beans, onion, chickpeas, boiled egg

14.75

pizze


MARGHERITA (V)

fior di latte, tomato passata, blistered tomatoes, basil, olive oil
add pepperoni (5.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.50

PROSCIUTTO

arugula, fior di latte, blistered tomatoes, prosciutto di parma

19.75

FUNGHI BLANCO (V)

mixed local mushrooms, black pepper béchamel sauce, mushroom crudo, fior di latte, rosemary

18.75

ANATRA

duck confit, pink lady apples, fior di latte, rosemary honey, endive, béchamel sauce

18.75

THE BUFFO (V)

whole burrata, tomato passata, parmigiano-reggiano, extra virgin olive oil

25.75

housemade pastas


MACCHERONI BOLOGNESE

beef & pancetta ragù, chianti, parmigiano-reggiano, parsley

16.75

LINGUINE CARBONARA

pancetta, black pepper, egg yolk, parmigiano-reggiano

18.25

SPAGHETTI POMODORO (V)

italian tomato, fresh basil
add gulf shrimp (7.00)
add three meatballs (7.00)
add marinated chicken (7.00)

14.25

LASAGNE

beef & pancetta ragù, parma ham, tomato béchamel sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano

23.

piadina

our sandwiches are served with choice of minestrone, zuppa del giorno or arugula salad


CHICKEN PARMESAN

breaded fried chicken, marinara sauce, provolone

16.75

MEATBALL HERO SANDWICH

provolone, tomato passata, basil, banana peppers

16.75

dolce


NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE BOMBA

three italian donuts, candied hazelnuts

8.

TIRAMISU CANNOLI

three cannoli with chocolate, espresso, mascarpone & pistachios

9.25

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE (V)

hazelnut sabayon

9.75

GELATO (V)

three scoops of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate

8.


(V) = Vegetarian
Kids

bambino

children 12 & under


HOUSEMADE SPAGHETTI & TOMATO SAUCE (V)

basil, olive oil

6.75

CHICKEN FINGERS

five pieces of parmesan & breadcrumb-crusted chicken fingers, marinara dipping sauce

8.50

PEPPERONI PIZZA

mozzarella, tomato sauce

12.25

Wine

sparkling

(6oz/btl)


zonin prosecco brut 1821 DOC, veneto, IT

11/50

solco lambrusco dell’emilia brut 1824 DOC, IT

12/54

riondo prosecco spago nero DOC, veneto, IT

13/59

la tordera gabry rosé spumante brut, IT

14/63

perrier-jouët grand brut, champagne, FR

26/130

white

(6oz/9oz/btl)


la vite tombacco, pinot grigio, veneto, IT

10/15/45

castelforte, pinot grigio, veneto, IT

11/16.5/50

anselmi san vincenzo, veneto, IT

12/18/54

domaine lafage, côté est, pay d’oc, FR

13/19.5/59

orvieto il bianco classico DOC, umbria, IT

13/19.5/59

rocca di montemassi calasole vermentino DOC, tuscany, IT

14/21/63

joie farm unoaked chardonnay, okanagan valley, BC

15/22.5/68

giuseppe cortese langhe chardonnay DOC, piedmont, IT

18/27/81

rosé

(6oz/9oz/btl)


planeta rosé DOC, sicily, IT

13/19.5/59

fabre en provence rosé, côtes de provence, FR

14/21/63

red

(6oz/9oz/btl)


la vite tombacco, montepulciano d’abruzzo, IT

10/15/45

baccolo, rosso, veneto, IT

11/16.5/50

zonin ventiterri chianti DOCG, tuscany, IT

12/18/54

silver palm cabernet sauvignon, north coast, CA

13/19.5/59

la quercia montepulciano d’abruzzo, abruzzo, IT

14/21/63

sasseo primitivo IGT, salento, IT

14/21/63

de forville nebbiolo d’alba, piedmont, IT

15/22.5/68

carmel road, pinot noir, monterey, CA

16/24/72

aia vecchia lagone IGT, tuscany, IT

17/25.5/77


Drinks

cocktails


GIOVANNI BELLINI & THE PINKY ORANGE DRESS

bulleit bourbon, peach liqueur, elderflower cordial, prosecco, lemon, bittered peach purée, 3.5oz

15

“HE’S A FRIEND OF OURS…”

grappa, cherry liqueur, green chartreuse, fresh & dehydrated lime, 2.5oz

15

BUFFO CAESAR

smirnoff vodka, walter caesar mix, chianti, lemon, cherry tomato, bocconcini & prosciutto skewer, 2oz

11

THE GODFATHER

laphroaig whisky, amaro averna, frangelico, cherry pipe tobacco syrup, amarena cherries, charred cinnamon, orange zest, 2oz

16

BANDITO

sauza tequila, muddled strawberries, lime, jalapeño syrup, crispy basil, 1oz

11

THE BEST GIN & TONIC IN THE WORLD

beefeater gin, cucumber syrup, pink peppercorns, juniper berries, tonic, lemon pepper bitters, 1.5oz

12

HORSE’S HEAD

buffalo trace bourbon, amaro averna, rosemary smoked salt syrup, lemon, ginger beer, 1.5oz

12

DA VINCI’S FLYING MACHINE

amaro averna, aperol, bulleit bourbon, lemon, rhubarb bitters, 2.5oz

14

POSITANO CLIFFSIDE

tanqueray gin, white vermouth, lillet blanc, lime, eucalyptus bitters, 2oz

11

BUFFO APEROL SPRITZ

aperol, prosecco, lemon, soda, olive & orange skewer, 4oz

12

CRODINO & LAGER

trolley 5 ‘the conductor’ beltline lager, crodino, peychaud’s bitters, 5oz

9

SANGRIA ROSSO

chianti, apricot brandy, bittered peach purée, cranberry bitters, grapefruit, soda, 4oz

12

SANGRIA BIANCA

pinot grigio, st-germain elderflower, bittered peach purée, dandelion & lavender bitters, 4oz

12

happy hour

2-6pm Monday to Friday


PEACH OR RASPBERRY BELLINI

rhubarb & peach bitters, poured over ice, 1oz

4

TROLLEY 5 ‘DERAILED’ PALE ALE

14oz

4

WINE

la vite tombacco, montepulciano d’abruzzo, IT, 6oz
la vite tombacco, pinot grigio, veneto, IT, 6oz

4

negroni


CLASSIC

beefeater gin, campari, sweet red vermouth, orange zest, 3oz

11

SBAGLIATO

hayman’s sloe gin, aperol, prosecco, sweet vermouth, chamomile syrup, bitters, orange zest, 4oz

11

BIANCA

beefeater gin, cocchi americano vermouth, lillet blanc, chamomile syrup, 2oz

13

BLOOD ORANGE

beefeater gin, blood orange, aperol, cocchi storico vermouth, flamed orange zest, 2oz

11

SOUR CHERRY

beefeater gin, cocchi storico vermouth, campari, cherry bitters, charred amarena cherries, 2oz

11

beer


TROLLEY 5 ‘DERAILED PALE’ ALE

16oz

8

PERONI LAGER

16oz

9

COMMON CROWN ‘JOURNEYMAN’ IPA

355ml can

8

TROLLEY 5 ‘THE CONDUCTOR’ BELTLINE LAGER

355ml btl

8

BIRRA MORETTI

330ml btl

9

STELLA ARTOIS

330ml btl

8

HOEGAARDEN WHEAT ALE

330ml btl

8

non-alcoholic


j. gasco

elderflower, lemonade or chinotto

4

sanpellegrino

blood orange, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pomegranate & orange

4

SODAS

coke, diet coke, ginger ale, sprite

3.5

acqua san benedetto

frizzante or naturale

7

JUICES

orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice

5

Summer Feast

Lunch

your choice of appetizer, main, and dessert

25.


appetizers


PASTA SHELL SALAD

castelvetrano olive, chive, parsley, red onion, tonnato dressing

CHILLED TOMATO SOUP

tomato, celery, cucumber, red pepper

PANZANELLA SALAD

red onion, focaccia, tomato, sherry vinegar, herb medley


mains


BOLOGNESE PASTA

maccheroni, beef & pancetta ragù, chianti, parmigiano-reggiano

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SANDWICH

cherry mostarda, caramelized onion, arugula, rosemary honey roasted potatoes

CHICKEN PICCATA

lemon, capers, rice pilaf, rapini

PIMENTO PENNE

red pepper pasta, rosé sauce, fresh basil, parmigiano-reggiano


desserts


ZABAGLIONE

grappa-macerated summer fruit, prosecco sabayon

UNICORN ICE CREAM

limoncello ice cream, waffle cone, cotton candy, fairy dust

Dinner

your choice of appetizer, main, and dessert

35.


appetizers


PASTA SHELL SALAD

castelvetrano olive, chive, parsley, red onion, tonnato dressing

CHILLED TOMATO SOUP

tomato, celery, cucumber, red pepper

PEACH, MELON & PROSCIUTTO

vincotto, arugula, ricotta


mains


BOLOGNESE PASTA

maccheroni, beef & pancetta ragù, chianti, parmigiano-reggiano

BACON-WRAPPED PORK LOIN

agrodolce sauce, braised lentils, rapini

CHICKEN PICCATA

hay-infused polenta, lemon, capers, arugula salad

BEEF TRI-TIP

cherry mostarda jus, caramelized onion, rosemary honey roasted potatoes

PIMENTO PENNE

red pepper pasta, rosé sauce, fresh basil, parmigiano-reggiano


desserts


ZABAGLIONE

grappa-macerated summer fruit, prosecco sabayon

UNICORN ICE CREAM

limoncello ice cream, waffle cone, cotton candy, fairy dust

ITALIAN CREAM PUFF

lemon pastry cream, amarena cherry


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Address

Buffo Ristorante
Saks Fifth Avenue, CF Chinook Centre
6455 MacLeod Tr. SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0K8

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch
Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm

Dinner
Daily from 5pm

Brunch
Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm

LABOUR DAY (MON, SEP 3)

Lunch: 11am-4pm
Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Please note: We offer a reduced menu between 4pm and 5pm daily.