Delicatessen Replacement, La Pecora Bianca, Sets up on Prince Street
Outdoor dining is still heating up even with Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday to allow indoor dining at 25% capacity.
For La Pecora Bianca, which replaced Delicatessen on Prince Street, the heat is here. Lamps, that is. What appear to be kerosene heaters are now in place outside the new restaurant.
While the exterior of La Pecora Blanca is strikingly similar to the former comfort food hotspot, the interior has gone through a full-scale remodel. It took a year from conception to completion.
Founded by restaurateur Mark Barak (Claudette in Greenwich Village), La Pecora Bianca (“the white sheep”) is an “all-day” fast-casual Italian restaurant. The menu offers “inherently local and seasonal cuisine emphasizing vegetables and house-made pastas.” This is the third locale.
Between ground floor and cellar, the establishment will sport 143 seats.
Meanwhile, local restaurant owners aren’t too thrilled with the limited indoor capacity, but nevertheless glad to get the ball rolling before the cold weather. Since April, many restaurateurs in the neighborhood explained to Boogie that they can barely make the rent at 80% capacity, let alone 25%, which still leaves a high-demand for takeout and outdoor dining.