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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
941-505-9009
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved the Food and Service

This is a small but well-run restaurant and the waiters are top notch. We had reservations but, being

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Cindy P
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a small but well-run restaurant and the waiters are top notch. We had reservations but, being

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, great staff. The food is exciting and the staff is always polite and welcoming. We had a very reasonably priced but scrumptious lunch and dinner is always elegant.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic. Each element of the dishes we had was cooked perfectly. When the elements were combined, the overall taste is the reason I keep coming back....Sublime! The service is as good as it gets everytime I visit.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Looking for a special night out to celebrate a birthday or anniversary? There's better options than the Perfect Caper. Don't get me wrong. The food is good, but the atmosphere and setting don't justify the price and frankly there is just nothing special about this place.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can't go wrong with choosing to have lunch or dinner at The Perfect Caper! I have never had a poor meal there in the 7 years I've lived in the area. Often the portions are a bit smaller than what we are used to but the preparation and the seasoning is always "spot on!" On several occasions we will... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoyable atmosphere in a beautiful room. Food was good small. Service was a little slow for a quite day. The warm goat cheese appetizer is a hit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The restaurant is in a calm, beautiful room in a historic building. The menu provided something for everyone's tastes and service was attentive and not intrusive. Even on a Saturday night in high season, we did not feel rushed and all our food was served skillfully. The five in our party agreed that each of our various dishes was excellently... More 

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vero beach fl
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Each year we have business in Punta Gorda and always have at least one dinner at the Perfect Caper. You cannot go wrong with anything on their extensive menu. Always great service as well as great food.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We live in Punta Gorda so know Perfect Caper and recommended it to visiting family. What a mistake this time! Terrible service in a loud room and only average food (except for the lamb and the calamari). We arrived with reservations and were kept standing at the door. Then we were shuttled to the small bar area, where there were... More 

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Carrabelle, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for a party of 6 for a Wednesday night - we received a confirming email and 2 days ahead a confirming phone call. We arrived on the planned date at the planned time as a party of 5 - we had a last minute change. We were told there was no table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
    (Nesbit St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: 941-505-9009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?