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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JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great!

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend get together

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome waitress! Food was great!

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
4 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.

SS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for afternoon brunch. Easily accomodated our larger party . Very attentive service

V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

RK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their pasta! Our favorite Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Great ambiance, great service, and delicious food!

EH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants for all occasions! We had holiday dinners there and even during an extremely busy time, with large parties and small - the service and food is wonderful!

TD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVED everything! We started with the whipped ricotta and zucchini fries - highly recommend. Then the arugula salad - divine! We each had a different pasta dish all outstanding!! Doesn’t matter what pasta you order ALL are equally yummy! Enjoy!!!

DG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying at a hotel around the corner and picked La Pecora Bianca because it was close by and looked nice, but also like a place you could wear jeans and bring kids. All of these impressions turned out to be accurate, but it was so much better than we were expecting. The food was excellent -- possibly the best brussels sprouts we've ever had, and even a simple dish like the bucatini was delicious. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Our kids loved it too. The staff was very friendly and warm. The restaurant was busy and a little tight space-wise, but I would say it was only moderately noisy. Noisy enough that when a young child at a nearby table started crying no one turned a head, but we could still all still hear each other talk without shouting. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas Eve diver. Food was not as great as it is usually. Wish they had more of the favorite dishes. Pasta was super oily and that’s what we come for. Steak and potatoes were good and apps weren’t good but disappointed in the pasta. Next time we will not come on a holiday.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Susanna. She made our Christmas Eve dinner so special and wonderful. The food was to die for and no over crowding the tables felt amazing. Best xmas eve in a long time.

LS
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were visiting relatives while enjoying NYC as tourists. Our group of 8, seniors through teens, all enjoyed our dining experience at La Pecora Bianca. The service was very attentive and friendly. Our group got a variety of pasta and fish dishes, and each one was excellent. Even the locals in our group were impressed, and intend to visit again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have visited this restaurant before and they have always been positive experiences; from the food to the ambiance.

s
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pastas and gelati were outstanding, but the appetizer of calamari was not crispy and not good at all. Focus on the pastas and you will do well.