It’s been a while since we wanted to dine at La Pecora Bianca and we finally decided to go to this bright and inviting restaurant with few locations in Manhattan. We picked the one Midtown East that was not that packed when we arrived. I like the decor that is not overdone but you could wonder if you too should come there dressed in white.
Food wise, I admit that I was expecting more. Not that it was not good, but, with all the buzz about this place, I thought it would sweep me off my feet. Here is what we had:
As a beverage, Jodi got the strawberry basil fizz made with club soda, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. On my side, I went for the Paper Plane, that was a cocktail made with bourbon, Spritz (nice bitterness) and nonino.
As an appetizer, we shared the zucchini fries that were delicious: not greasy, slightly crispy, perfect in the pomodoro sauce. Know that it is in the “snacks” section, so it is small.
For her main, Jodi ordered a side: the eggplant Parmesan that was not really what we expected, the fried eggplant one. It was just a layer of eggplant with mozzarella and Parmesan.
On my side, I went for a pasta dish as they make their own pasta. I picked the linguine with Manila clams, chili and lemon breadcrumbs. It was good, although the pasta was not al dente and so slightly overcooked for my taste and there could have been more of the delicious sauce that was quite tasty.
Dessert however was great: we got their olive oil cake that was superb, but small, especially if you want to share.
So, overall, it was an ok meal at La Pecora Bianca. If you want Italian food and are in the area, this is fine. However, definitely not my go to place.
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La Pecora Bianca - 950 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022