A Look into Osteria Mamma, Now Open on Melrose
Osteria Mamma at Melrose and Lucerne

Osteria Mamma gave us adorable vibes since we first learned Filippo Cortivo and his mother, who’s cooking was the backbone of locally loved Osteria La Buca before the duo departed last fall, were opening their own restaurant. Taking a peek inside, the corner space continues to charm with the themes of family and home, covered in vintage black and white photos, a soft color scheme, and tiny nooks with bistro seating looking out to the street. Mama’s menu is a lesson in simplicity, with everything from pasta and pizza made from scratch, many dishes named for family and friends, and carried by a few standout ingredients in each dish. The recipes are entirely her own originals, with an Italian cheese plate paired with truffle honey and wine jelly, a due gambe chicken leg salad, pear and gorgonzola pizza, a burrata, mushroom, and speck panino, tagliatelle bolognese with veal, pork and sausage, plus tilapia and a NY prime. The recipes, like the room, are rustic and warm, sure to have Cortivo fans rejoicing in this new abode while giving Mozza rejects a cheaper, authentic neighborhood bite nearby. Take a look at our slideshow of the space and Osteria Mamma’s full menu below.

5732 Melrose Ave. Hollywood. 323-2847060

Mamma Loredana’s Original Menu

Antipasti / Appetizers

Calamari e Zucchine Fritti 13.75
fried calamari and Italian zucchini

Burrata Felice 13.95
Di Stefano Burrata with organic eggplant and heirloom tomatoes

Verdure Grigliate 13.95
grilled Treviso radicchio, Belgian endive, Italian zucchini and organic eggplant

Bresaola e Grana 11.25
cured Beef prosciutto and aged Grana Padano

Polipolata 9.25
grilled Octopus, fresh celery, lemon, extra virgin olive oil and potatos

Tagliere di Formaggi 15.25
selection of imported Italian cheese, truffle honey and wine jelly

Insalate / Salads

Mista 6.25
fresh baby mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, modena balsamic dressing

Tre Colori 8.25
Treviso radicchio, Belgian endive, baby wild arugula, aged Grana Padano

Due gambe (two legs) 8.75
grilled and flavored chicken breast, fresh baby mixed greens

Gorgonzola 8.95
baby arugula, caramelized walnuts, brown pear, imported gorgonzola

Fungolata 7.95
Eureka white mushrooms, baby wild arugula, aged Grana Padano in lemon dressing

Giuda (Ex Riccardo) 8.25
belgian endive, baby wild arugula, Treviso radicchio, walnuts, green apple

Panini / Sandwiches

Pollo 7.95
grilled chicken breast, mixed greens, tomatoes and sautéed onions

Prosciutto 8.25
arugula, prosciutto and mushrooms

Vegetariano 7.75
grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes

Sorrento 6.75
tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella

Allegro 8.25
grilled eggplant , prosciutto, mozzarella

Montanaro 8.95
arugula, Italian speck, fresh mushrooms and burrata cheese

Most of our ingredients are Organic and everything is cooked with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Umbria. All of our chicken is California raised all natural free range.

Pasta (for who doesn’t know… homemade)

Tagliatelle Bolognese 15.25
veal, pork, sausage and tomato sauce

Trenette Carbonara 14.75
pancetta, eggs, black pepper and Grana Padano

Gemelli alla Vodka (De Cecco) 14.95
pink sauce, shrimp, vodka and peperoncino

Pappardelle al Fumo 14.95
pink sauce, bacon, Scamorza cheese and oregano

Trenette Nere alla Bottarga 17.95
black squid ink linguine, organic cherry tomatoes, shrimp and bottarga

Gnocchi del Boscaiolo 14.75
cream sauce, baby green peas, ham and white mushrooms

Tagliatelle Amatriciana 15.25
tomato sauce, guanciale and Italian peperoncino

Spaghetti alla Christina 12.95
spicy tomato sauce

Pasta al Pomodoro 12.25
“any pasta” with fresh tomato sauce

Ravioli Burro a Salvia 13.95
spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli in butter and sage

Garganelli Mediterranei (De Cecco) 14.25
organic cherry tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives and baby wild arugula

Reginette della Mamma 16.25
cream sauce, guanciale, sausage and Treviso radicchio

Carne e Pesce / Meat and Fish

Scaloppine al Marsala 19.25
veal cutlet, Sicilian Marsala and fresh mashed potatoes

Tagliata 25.95
grilled prime quality NY steak served with baby arugula

Agnello al Balsamico 23.75
lamb chop in balsamic reduction and roasted potatoes
Raised in Sonoma County CA on sustainable farms 100% natural and pasture raised

Battuta Florentina 14.95
pounded chicken breast, rosemary, garlic and green beans
California raised all natural free range Chicken

Salmone 24.25
grilled Alaska wild salmon served with sautéed spinach

Tilapia al Cartoccio 22.95
Tilapia fillet, organic cherry tomatoes, rosemary, thinly sliced potatoes and Kalamata olives


Margherita 11.25
Tomato sauce / mozzarella / basil

Kristian 13.25
Pear / gorgonzola /mozzarella/ onions

4 Stagioni 14.25
Tomato sauce / black olives / artichokes / ham / mushrooms

Roberto 13.95
Mozzarella / rosemary / grilled chicken / diced tomatoes

Verde 13.95
Tomato sauce / mozzarella / grilled zucchini / eggplant / onions / mushrooms

Arianna 14.75
Mozzarella/ walnuts / speck / truffle oil

Lauriano 14.75
Tomato sauce / mozzarella / parma prosciutto / ricotta / arugula

Mattia 12.95
Spicy tomato sauce / capers /pepperoni

Filippo 13.25
Mozzarella / gorgonzola / bacon / eggs

Loredana 12.95
Mozzarella / bacon / rucola / diced tomatoes

A Look into Osteria Mamma, Now Open on Melrose