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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
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    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
The best birthday dinner EVER!

We had lunched at Perfect Caper a few weeks ago and after getting a look at their Dinner menu, we knew that it was the perfect spot for my birthday celebration. To say we were thrilled with the entire dining experience would be an understatement. The chicken pate with fig and onion tampenade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
watchdiva
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had lunched at Perfect Caper a few weeks ago and after getting a look at their Dinner menu, we knew that it was the perfect spot for my birthday celebration. To say we were thrilled with the entire dining experience would be an understatement. The chicken pate with fig and onion tampenade, mature capers and a jam was outstanding... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came in on a Wednesday evening. The only tables that were available were in the bar, which was fine. Upon looking at the menu's they have some fairly unique dishes, none that appealing. The bar tender although very nice was assigned way too many tables and the kitchen was very slow. We ordered a salad with 12 year old... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is off the beaten path and well worth the visit. The wait staff was very friendly & prompt. The meal is cooked individually so it took more time than most restaurants but well worth the wait. The fresh warm bread was a nice addition to the meal. The creme brule was excellent!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We dined on a Thursday evening at 730PM. After being told on the phone that we may have to wait a bit to be seated, we were surprised that there were some unoccupied tables. Nonetheless, we were seated right away, even though we arrived a few minutes early. The waiter was quite knowledgeable and very enthusiastic, which made the whole... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our group all seemed to enjoy the food and mine was adequate. Since I'm a fussy eater, I didn't appreciate some of the menu items that friends thought were great. Overall, very pleasant though.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to the Perfect Caper for my family Birthday dinner and it was GREAT. Our server went out of his way to make us feel comfortable with our surroundings and the menu. The menu selections include something for everyone. The salads were fresh and the grilled mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto appetizer was awesome. We had the Moroccan Lamb, Shrimp and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is the best restaurant! As locals we are regulars and we find the atmosphere, the staff and food amazing. The exective chief has several times come out and served us a special dish that she is working on omg so delicious. The tuna tar tar is so refreshing.

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The Plains, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Ample parking, nice atmosphere, and creative dishes from which to choose. Home made bread to start of your meal. The baby greens and chop salad were Delicious. Also recommend the scallops for your entree. They were agreeable to Make substitutions for more vegetables. Great service! There was a seperate room for larger private events.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Since we purchased our retirement home two years ago in SW Florida we have been in search of a few good restaurants. On our first try at the perfect caper two years ago we had a very disappointing meal and poor over all experience. Friends kept telling us to give it another chance but we stayed away until a few... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We go to the Perfect Caper for many of our special occasions. This is not a cheap restaurant, but the food preparation and presentation is exquisite. We have never been disappointed here. If you want cheap food this is not the place for you. If you want the best, by all means go.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?