La Pecora Bianca, the popular casual Italian cafe and restaurant near Madison Square Park, is opening a location in Midtown with about twice the space.
The restaurant, which first opened in Nomad in 2015, will be bringing a similar menu of Italian fare to 950 Second Avenue, at 50th Street, starting Friday night.
Executive Chef Cruz Goler, who’s previously worked for chefs like Mario Batali and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, has created a menu with lots of pasta and vegetables, including its signature dish gramigna with sausage and broccolini and tagliatelle with beef and pork bolognese.
The menu will also have snacks like crispy prosciutto bomboloni and burrata with roasted apples and salsa verde, as well as desserts like a tiramisu with amaro. The wine list will be all-Italian, including wine by the glass and carafe and selections from a private Tuscan rosé label. See the full wine and food menu below.
The Midtown location seats 150 — nearly twice the size of the original in Nomad. Like the sister restaurant, this outpost as a cafe with grab-and-go meals, pastries, panini, salads, and gelato.
La Pecora Bianca comes from restaurateur Mark Barak, who previously opened neighborhood favorite Claudette in Greenwich Village. Midtown’s version opens tonight for dinner at 5 p.m., with breakfast, brunch, lunch, and takeaway to come.