La Pecora Bianca - Midtown

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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Midtown East (and NoMad), La Pecora Bianca, which means "the white sheep" in Italian, offers a relaxed, all-day dining experience, serving vibrant Italian fare in a beautiful setting. We take Italian food back to its roots with an approachable menu that emphasizes vegetables, house-made pastas (gluten free available upon request) and seasonality, with thoughtful, locally sourced ingredients.

We're open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. Whether you're grabbing a morning coffee, joining us for aperitivo hour at the bar, or sitting down to a relaxed meal in our dining room, La Pecora Bianca is your neighborhood restaurant for all occasions. Join us for breakfast and enjoy fresh juice, hot coffee, baked eggs, avocado toast, pancakes and more!
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Thursday, November 28th and enjoy our full menu, a la carte, plus a seasonal turkey special! We'll be open from 12pm - 9pm.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Eve we’ll be serving a three course, $65 prix-fixe menu highlighting La Pecora Bianca classics and holiday specials. The a la carte menu will not be available during dinner.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on New Year’s Eve and enjoy a three course, $95 per person prix-fixe of La Pecora Bianca classics and festive specials, with a complimentary toast. The a la carte menu will not be available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 873 People Are Saying
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My food came out cold. I sent it back and it camer out cold again. They offered to send it back again. By then everyone else was done eating. All the pasta dishes tasted as if they were sitting aroung for an hour.
They were nice enough to offer something else on the house, but everything was tasteless. Mass produced food.

MP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This Pecora Bianca location has a great, bright, airy, casual chic atmosphere. Dinner at the bar is just as fun as in the main dining area. The Farrow Salad and the Graminga pasta are both favorite dishes- both are simple but unique. Wish they had more exciting vegetarian options on the menu, but overall most people can find something they like. The hostess is sometimes not as nice as she could be. Oh well. Food is good, wine is dependable too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service.

a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Would highly recommend!!!

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended by friends for an uptown restaurant with a downtown vibe. Couldn't agree more. Plus the food was spectacular and the service was great! If you're looking for a quiet spot, this is not the place, very loud. But it did not bother us in the least. We will definitely be going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The kale salad was delicious. All of the people were friendly and interested in me as a patron. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

r
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was delicious and we like the atmosphere, however the service was very slow. It took a long time before we even saw a waitress and then she disappeared again. We have been before and that wasn't the case. Perhaps they were short staffed -- not sure

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Both the hostess and the food were cold. Waitstaff were fine and the room is pleasant but the stone-faced hostess and the cold eggs benedict will make me think twice before returning (and we live literally across the street).

PF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service is always great. More expensive than other places, but nice for a birthday dinner!

KB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My guests and I were delighted with the imaginative offerings on the menu and the high quality of the preparation and the service.

LE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my First visit to La Pecora Bianca. We were greeted nicely by the hostess. Had a great table, knowledgeable server and amazing food. Loved the octopus appetizer, linguine with clams and the swordfish. We will definitely be back.

C
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Negroni is excellent. Arancini was very good but the grilled octopus was very hard (I have never had this hard in any restaurant.) I tried Pork Milanese this time but it wasn't like I had in Italy. I should have ordered Pasta which is always good here.

BM
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch, pasta dish and sandwich. Everything was very good, no issues, would come back.

AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was busy but lovely and the gemigna was amaaazing

s
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A lively environment with very good food (large variety of choices) and very good service.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was very good. She understood our special requests and solved for that creatively. However the hostess was very rude. I arrived on time while my friend was late. I indicated to the hostess that I wanted to be seated regardless. Instead of seating me, she dealt with people behind me in line and made me wait for no reason. Then the seater person tried taking me to less desirable tables indicating that the tables I wanted were requested by others. I had to insist on the table I wanted and ate eventually relented. It was unbelievable!
This is a regular mid-range restaurant yet hosting acts like this is the most desirable eatery in the city. I suggest coaching for better customer service.
The food was good, wine was ok.

E
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a great experience at La Pecora Bianca. To my surprise, I got engaged the day we had reservations. We are from Austin, TX and came to NYC to celebrate my now fiance's birthday. He had planned the surprise with both of our parents in attendance and the manager (Amy) changed the reservation from 2 people to 6 with out me ever finding out. Our waitress Suzana was so kind and paid attention to every detail. Including a few complimentary surprises to celebrate the engagement and she recommended the perfect amount of food for all of us to share. They also were able to accommodate a friend of ours who lives in Denver who wanted to surprise us with a round of Aperol Spritz! A night I will never forget for many reasons, but finishing the night with a delicious dinner at La Pecora Bianca was the perfect cherry on top! We will return every visit to NYC not only because this restaurant is now very special to us, but also because the food was delicious and the service was top notch. Thank you!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grilled octopus appetizer and scallops entree were very good. Service was top notch, our orders were taken promptly, plates were cleared quickly and we were given time to relax. A little noisy, but I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked the food and cuisine, a bit noisy but a good experience overall

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant but the noise level is becoming unbearable. I frequent the restaurant and will have to go at an earlier time. I won’t not go because I love it.

MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He took such good care of us - I apologize that I don't know his name but he was so much fun and made our team dinner more lovely than it already was, as well as providing very solid food recommendations. I had only been to the one in Flatiron but it's great to know that both locations have the same standards and high quality. Thank you!

FL
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delight from start to finish!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good food and nice service.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice space, welcoming staff and good simple Italian food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful! We had the tuna tartare as a start, the rigatoni and tagliatelle, Brussels sprouts, wine, and budino. Everything was great!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food, but a tad too noisy for my liking

CH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice friendly restaurant, conveniently located. Although it was busy we were seated only a few minutes after the reservation time. The staff were really helpful and the food good. There is not a great choice for younger diners but that’s clearly not their target audience. The wine list was fairly extensive but expensive (no real surprise for midtown Manhattan). Bill for 4 (2 children) came to over $230 but we did have main course, dessert and a bottle of wine.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. They charged us for a birthday cake.. who does that? Overpriced and not that great. Go across the street.

DB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance, professional yet friendly service. Highly recommended!

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

We’ve been coming here a couple times a month since they opened and this was disappointing. Brunch wasn’t great and prosciutto was bad.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/daughter long weekend! This place was listed as one of the best places to eat in Midtown! It did not disappoint! The service was excellent and the food was delicious! Will come back here for sure!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We searched plenty of midtown restaurants for date night and ended up coming here. I am so happy we did. The food was just amazing and our server Ash was even better than the food. He was very attentive, pleasant and just nice without being pushy. Perfect job! The menu looks standard Italien but the quality and tasted is not standard at all. One of the best pasta dishes I had for a while. They also make the pasta themselves in a pasta station visible to clients.

The only super small downsize is that the tiramisu is just offered for a table of ~5-6 people. We ended up joking with the two tables next to us to order one tiramisu and split it as both couples had similar feelings of wanting a tiramisu but just not a huge sized one.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with a group of 8 of us. The Midtown location sat us at a large rounded booth that was perfect for allowing conversation amongst the group. Everything we ordered was outstanding, our server was amazing and knew pretty much everything about everything on the menu. He provided perfect detail and his recommendations were solid. Every one of us ate every bite of our pasta dishes. Everything was fresh and delicious. Would recommend to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s birthday

J
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! I had the ravioli with crispy prosciutto and salted, it was amazing! Perfect balance of richness and salty! My husband had the tagliotelle and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well! The olive oil cake and an affogato finished our meal perfectly. Michael was a wonderful server with great suggestions.
We came back the next day for lunch and Matthew was our server. He was a lot of fun to talk with and also had great suggestions. The prosciutto panini was very good and we enjoyed another great meal! Great neighborhood gem!

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Midtown. I always enjoy the food and ambiance. Highly recommended.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and great location. The only thing we would recommend is that the eggs on the different Benedict’s be hot, they were cold when we got them. The ricotta lemon pancakes were delicious!!!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely gorgeous space with delicious food, but the noise level is so loud it’s impossible to have a conversation without feeling like you’re yelling.

J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unbelievably loud.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! What a special breakfast place this is!