We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Perfect Caper

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
941-505-9009
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    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
Just two old foody lovebirds

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Phil G
,
Punta Gorda, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worthington, Ohio
Level Contributor
139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Perfect Caper. We all had Moma's Chicken. It had been recommended to us and we all got the same thing. It was perfectly prepared and we all loved it. Our server did a great job of answering our questions, but didn't hang around. We would heartily recommend that you give this a try.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I entertained my niece,her husband and daughter, Friday evening. My niece said it was the best dinner she ever had. They had steaks. My wife loved the shrimp and I had a Crabby Scallops. Delicious, and they give you a generous scotch on the rocks. Shawna shined as our wait person . And we said hello to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sanibel Island, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful treat for a dinner out. Everything from appetizer to dessert was just great. Duck salad with candied nuts just great. Scallop dinner was flawless. It can get a little pricey with wine and the meal. However, what a great meal Bev

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food and exceptional service staff at "The Caper" are always great. The menu is varied and offers diverse selections of meat, fish and fowl but nothing too far out. There is a great wine selection as well and the fresh donuts with chocolate sauce is hard to resist at the end of the meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

One of the top restaurants on the Gulf Coast.The menu is eclectic as well as traditional. Ask for a booth, as it is a very intimate setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotonda West, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We had gone to The Perfect Caper for my boyfriend Gary's birthday, he had never been there, I had once. In short, one of the best meals either one of us had ever had! From the starter of calamari, which we both agreed was THE best we've ever had, to the entrees : miso salmon for him and scallops for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
313 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As Always we had an incredible meal experience here recently. The atmosphere is both upscale and upbeat. The service is excellent. The food was amazing! We had the pork belly tacos as an appetizer. The flavor scare complex but well balanced. I also had the shrimp and grits which was the best I have ever had. The grits were rich... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Placida, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Perfect Caper is my favorite restaurant locally. Business meetings are well suited to this venue although it can get noisy. The food is excellent but pricey.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Perfect Caper also viewed

Punta Gorda, Southwest Gulf Coast
Punta Gorda, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Punta Gorda, Southwest Gulf Coast
Punta Gorda, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Perfect Caper? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Perfect Caper

Address: 121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
Phone Number: 941-505-9009
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: European

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Perfect Caper and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Toronto, Canada
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Perfect Caper staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?