La Pecora Bianca - Midtown

4.6
421 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in NoMad and Midtown, La Pecora Bianca, which means "the white sheep" in Italian, offers a relaxed, all-day dining experience and vibrant Italian fare in a beautiful setting. We take Italian food back to its roots as an inherently local and seasonal cuisine with an approachable menu emphasizing vegetables and house-made pastas. True to Italian tradition, we source food from our local bounty whenever we can and let the ingredients shine in every dish. Our pastas, including our signature gramigna with sausage and broccolini and tagliatelle with beef and pork bolognese, are all made with local, organic grains. Our produce and meats are often sourced from the Hudson Valley & surrounding farm areas. Our extensive selection of spritzes and negronis are made with Italian amari, inspired by the tradition of aperitivi. La Pecora Bianca is open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, so we've designed our restaurants to allow for the seamless transition from day to night.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday to Friday 8am to11am, Brunch Saturday, and Sunday 9am to 3:45pm, Lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 to 3:30pm, Dinner Sunday to Wednesday 5 pm to 11 pm, Thursday to Saturday 5 pm to 12 Midnight.
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Phone number
(212) 899-9996
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
50st Street
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Public transit
6 to 51st Street
E, M to Lexington Avenue/53rd Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

La Pecora Bianca – Midtown can accommodate a wide variety of private events. Our elegant private dining space, Giulio’s Room, is available for fully private, seated dinners of up to 32 guests. Our Enoteca can be reserved for cocktail receptions of up to 30 guests.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

La Pecora Bianca will be serving a special $65 prix-fixe menu for Christmas Eve including a collection of LPB classics and seasonal specials. Only the prix-fixe menu will be served on this day.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve at La Pecora Bianca with a $95 prix-fixe menu of LPB classics and decadent specials served all night. A complimentary champagne toast will be offered to all guests.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 421 People Are Saying
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New England
8 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for a weekday lunch and the service was very slow. It was surprising given that the location caters to office workers on lunch break. The appetizers I had were good however the salad was completely bland.

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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, great menu, reasonable prices, quality, delicious food and great service. I loved it!!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Bad service

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ES
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was excited to try this restaurant because the menu looked delicious but was not very happy with the service or food once I got there. The server was barely attentive and was not good at communicating the brunch special (free Bellini with specific menu choice). My friend had parts of her salad left off and then the bus boy threw down the missing ingredients in passing without apologizing. Then another busboy spilled a mimosa on my shirt and boots and barely apologized. I felt it was a huge miss that the server did not know what was going on at her table.

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FB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Excellent food, but the service was fair at best. Which is very sad because there is true magic coming out of that kitchen. Even though it was one of the best brunches I have had in bit, I would still avoid this place. It was a level 5 scene....people packed in like sheep, no space to breathe, and servers rushing by pretending NOT to notice that you asked for a coffee 20 minutes ago. And don't get me started on the "I'm better than your stupid question" attitude that seems to be pervasive....

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Only complaint is tables are tight due to it being a smaller sized restaurant. Will go again if looking for a nice meal.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious, we were 9 friend and we were very comfortable in a round table.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed - I used to really like it for business and pleasure. My last 2 visits were for pleasure with friends. Both nights were disappointing- I am done with this place.

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NB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unexpected surprise. The food and service were FABULOUS. Can’t wait to go again and bring friends. Thank you.

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H
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I found the restaurant just a couple blocks from our hotel at 50th and Lex. The service was excellent and the food amazing. Meatballs were smooth and moist in a delicious sauce. We both had pasta dishes - the pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauces - bolognese and arrabbiatta - were amazing. Throw in a nice bottle of wine, end the meal w limoncello and life is good.

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GC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Authentic Italian food, attentive service, knowledgeable staff.

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ST
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jimmy our server was truly wonderful. Food is delish.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first brunch in the city. Amazing food and so cute! Would def recommend.

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambience is beautiful and comfortable, with good lightning and decor. The food is really good too, I had the Caccio Peppe Buccatini. The wine service wasnt really good, the server pored the whole bottle in our 4 glasses at once, instead of slowly serving it. The price is good, not cheap but also not expensive. Great experience overall!

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VQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, and our waiter was lovely.

We were going to leave the restaurant. However, there was a very long wait for the bathroom, so we sat at our table till we saw that the line die down. It never dies down. The hostess came over and asked us to leave since another reservation was going to take our seats. She offered free drinks or a free dessert but at their bar which was full...maybe provide those things when you know there are seats available at the bar.

We left since the bathroom was never going to be available.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and tasty but portions are quite small.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

In all fairness to the restaurant, we had no idea what the atmosphere would be like. We spent the day walking around in the rain and were ready for a nice, relaxing dinner. If you're looking for relaxing, this isn't the place. Not only is it high energy, at a table for 2, you are seated on top of everyone else with barely enough room to squeeze out from behind the table. The waitstaff and customers bustled by, brushing your coat or carrying meals dangerously above your head. It is a very busy place and the food was good, but depending upon what you ordered, the portion size could be incredibly meager. My pasta with mushrooms and arugula was very good. My husband ordered the papardelle, and while it was tasty, I laughed at the portion size, telling him he would definitely need dessert. We aren't hefty eaters and I was surprised by the size of the serving bowls. There is certainly nothing wrong with the restaurant, just not our cup of tea. Maybe if I were 20 years younger???

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to this restaurant with another couple. We loved the food and the staff were very friendly. The pastas are very fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this place.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Great. Great. Love everything about this place.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I would give zero stars for service if I could. It was easily the worst experience I have had here. From the hostess to the manager to the server — all bad. So bad I would consider never returning.

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F
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is an OK Italian restaurant. The ambiance is very good, the service is also very good. The food is good. We ordered a papardelle and a caccio e pepe- both good pasta dishes. The pasta was well done and the ingredients also good. The wine list could be improved with more reasonable prices for Italian wines within the $40/50 range per bottle.

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YE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I wish I could have rated it 4 stars because the previous time I ate at the other location, the food was fantastic. This time though, Arancini was excellent, but the Garganellli was quite salty and when I mentioned that to a friend, she said it was salty at the other location too, so it is a recipe issue not a one-off mistake. Will probably go again and try something else.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ok. So our server was amazing. And so was the food. The young ladies at the check in are a bit rude but overall a great experience.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Me enviaron un un mensaje como si no hubiese ido pero si lo hicimos. Ya Les respondí el mail sobre este asunto. Pero les agrego el comentario aquí x las dudas. Comimos en una mesa de dos q está en una fila pegada a la barra. Un poco juntas las mesas quizás. No se hace muy íntimo. Pero la comida es muy buena. Y es lindo el lugar. Les adjunto foto de la tarjeta del resto que me dieron con la cuenta y conservé.

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PR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great staple with terrific food and great service. The room is loud, when full, but it's a fun place!

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T
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent pasta, reasonably price wines, fast and friendly and accommodating service.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A pesar de tener una reservación a las 9 pm esperamos casi 25 min para que nos dieran una mesa.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

They sat me a half hour after our reservation was scheduled. The food was mediocre and expensive. Needless to say I won’t be returning there.

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KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! It has great food, cozy and chic design and excellent service! Good for a family get together or a 1:1 date.

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MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and drinks were great! Spruce impeccable! Thank you!!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A table of 10 celebrating a birthday. Our server, Jimmy was engaging and professional. Great table for a large group. We were all able to talk to one another

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MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Noise level is too high and it's difficult to have a conversation. Very difficult to hear anyone. All because of a high music volume which is unnecessary.

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T
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem! Had an amazing meal and loved the atmosphere. Cozy and buzzing with conversation, good food, and wine. Decor is awesome. My pappardelle with pork ragout was recommended by our waiter and was fabulous! Can't wait to go back and try another dish. Next time, we'll stay for dessert.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pasta a little too salty. Underwhelmed by $11 dessert.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was poor... took 15 min to get water... and 20 to get wine

Appetizers were good... dinner was too salty..sent the pork back

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but we suffered from an incredibly indifferent wait staff. I think we had three different waiters - no one took responsibility for our table...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brussel sprouts were the best part of the meal! It's a must have

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FA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place..food was tasty. Quantity was small. Tables very close together. Service was excellent.

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PE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love the midtown location and the overall feel of this new La Pecora Bianca. Our table of five had the roasted cauliflower appetizer which was outstanding. Besides that, we only sampled the pastas so I can’t comment on the other offerings. The pastas were all very good as were the two desserts we tried, a chocolate budino (pudding) and a strawberry compote of some kind. The one complaint I had is that we asked the waiter to give us some time to enjoy our cocktails and appetizer before ordering dinner. He kind of pushed us to order and promised he would wait to put the order in. Well, sure enough, the food came out well before we were ready. We felt that he wanted to make sure we didn’t overstay our allotted block of time.

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