La Pecora Bianca - Midtown

4.6
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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

On Valentine’s Day we’ll be serving a three course, $75 per person prix fixe menu of La Pecora Bianca classics, and Valentine’s Day specials. The a la carte menu will not be available for dinner.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 978 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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TM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very delicious. A bit crowded (tables too close) and noisy for a date night. Staff not gracious and only moderately accommodating to requests. But the food was great!

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and the portions were great! I was expecting smaller portions based on the reviews I read but it was a lot. My friends had to take home leftovers. Place was intimate and clean and the staff was great!

NC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food and very good service.
They need to get more comfortable chairs, too hard.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small portions, lovely ambience!

o
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to La Pecora Midtown for Sunday brunch/lunch and all 7 of our party were really happy with our meals and cocktails (including one vegan)! Our server was amazing - just the right amount of attention. We topped off the meal with Tiramisu for the table, which was delicious and beautiful. We highly recommend this place!

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, excellent food and attentive service! Cannot wait to go back.

m
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for brunch!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a nice place with great Italian food on a Friday night with friends. We loved our server and he was knowledgeable for our food request. I would go back and recommend to others. Enjoy

BS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Portions were slightly small for the price, but otherwise I was completely happy with the experience.

d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for business and fun lunches. Delicious food, friendly service and light atmosphere.

JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very nice at lunchtime. Not as crowded as dinner time. The food was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit.

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service. Downside was one dish our party of 4 had (Gramigna) which was on the bland side and the pasta was overdone. Every other dish was outstanding. Personally, while the atmosphere is very energetic, I found it too noisy to have a decent conversation and was pleased the restaurant started to empty at about 9:30 (it was a Monday night).

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great!

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend get together

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were here for my father's 60th birthday and arrived early to put a birthday cake in the fridge for desert. After our meal the waiter gave us the check, seeming as if he wasn't informed that we had a birthday cake.

My father's birthday surprise was ruined because we had to ask for our cake, after he already paid for the meal. To make things worse, we waited 15 minutes for the cake to be served AND the manager snuck a $35 cake cutting fee into the new bill despite the whole surprise / mood being ruined.

I didn't make a stink about it at the restaurant because it was my father's birthday, but that was a very low class move. If this is the kind of treatment to be expected for special occasions, I'll take my family out to eat elsewhere

J
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a better place than the next doorbfactory called Smith. This is a beautiful resto with more refined menu and patrons and nicely decked out and better service. Brussel sprout is the best ever, though other brunch dishes are always reliable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome waitress! Food was great!

CD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food - pasta and flavors were perfect. Hearty but delicate at the same time. Our server, Sarah, could not have been more personable, even fun! She was the kind of person you'd invite to sit down and hang with you at dinner. Sort of casual-upscale vibe. We're not from the city but we didn't feel like we stuck out among the more urban Manhattanites, which is always nice. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was perfect. This restaurant is one of my favorites on the upper east side. I would highly recommend it; you won’t be disappointed.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great dining experience from the time we spent waiting at the bar got the rest of our party until the time we walked out the door. The food was delicious, the drinks were generous and the service was beyond outstanding. I can’t wait to return.

AT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Completely fine restaurant. The food and service is pretty mediocre, but the prices are reasonable

ML
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little spot in Midtown for delicious homemade pasta. The service was exceptionally attentive and patient, even when it took us a long time to decide what to order. I love the cozy booths for a group of 5-6. I ordered the mushroom pasta (don't remember the name) and we got broccolini and brussel sprouts to share for the table. I eat mostly vegetarian and there were tons of good options. I think about half the menu was vegetarian or pescatarian! The desserts were delicious so make sure to save room!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was amazing; I would return more so for the service than the food.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Liked it much better than their other location.

OT
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We got there early because we were seeing a show. Very uninformed about the wine list. There were five Barolo wines and when I asked the difference between (except for price) the server said the more expensive one was more “full-bodied” (at three times the price). I order the 2nd least expensive and it was great. Food was good. Decent value for New York but service was average. It makes a huge difference.

MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Smart restaurant , good food and service.
Been here twice during my stay in NYC
On Saturday evening a bit noisy but acceptable
The service in accurate and the waiters friendly
I recommend it

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t love the $5 per slice cutting fee for a cake. The cutting fee was more than the cake. Just rude and annoying

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was a amazing! Waitress was great! Waited about 20 min even with a reservation, I think they overbook which sucks because the place and food is good!
Hostess isn’t the friendliest but overall it’s a good place, I would recommend it!
Definitely need a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was incredible.

MV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in a pleasant location
The service is fast and accurate
You can choose between meat or fish and delicious soups
Recommend

JC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Amazing food, great service and awesome vibe

Z
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friend said it’s the best gluten free pasta she’s ever had, and she was diagnosed with celiac over a decade ago (and was a major pasta lover before that). At one point felt a little pressured / judged for not ordering more wine and apps/sides (it was a quick pre-theater dinner on a slow night…), but overall a positive experience.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for a New Years Brunch and the food was excellent - portions weren't huge but were filling and delicious.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the authenticity of the Italian fare

p
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always fabulous (I’m partial to the whipped ricotta with truffle honey and the spaghetti and marinara), and the atmosphere is outstanding. Service was pretty good!

JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always good here but it is a little noisy and the service is hit or miss. The meat balls are excellent and steak and eggs were delicious

KF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb and the service is warm and genuinely friendly. I have been to La Pecora Bianca several times in the past year and every time it is delicious!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pre fixe menu was extremely overpriced for what you get

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on New Year’s Eve, so it wasn’t their usual menu. But it was absolutely delicious and worth every penny. Cocktails were fabulous and the service was friendly and efficient. Will return.