Here's a look around La Pecora Bianca, the new casual Italian restaurant from Mark Barak (Claudette), opening tonight. Meaning "white sheep" in Italian, the restaurant features 85 seats in the main dining room, nine at the bar, and six at the wine bar in front of the open kitchen. Later in the summer, the restaurant will offer al fresco seating for a further 34 guests. The menu focuses on classic Italian recipes using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The all-Italian wine list has 125 bottles and includes 25 wines by the glass and carafe, with a cocktail list that's inspired by classic Italian aperitivi.
Located in the former home of the Havana Tobacco Company in the St. James building, La Pecora Bianca retains the distinctive marble columns and staircase and adds reclaimed terra cotta, oak plank floors, custom wooden tables, and custom made wall tiles. The restaurant opens tonight and will offer dinner service from 5 p.m. to midnight for the time being with lunch expected in the near future.
Take a look around the space above and the menu below: