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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
+1 941-505-9009
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“calamari” (52 reviews)
“kalamata” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Perfect Caper. Since seeing the owner on Bobby Flay's show we had to try. It is located in a very nondescript building shared with an office. Once inside we found the decor inviting and nicely relaxing. The noise...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant does not look like much from the outside but is lovely on the inside- soft curtains and dark tones. I had the filet saison( truffled twice baked potato) & asparagus- my hunny had gnocchi w/ lamb ragu. Both were excellent. Wine is overpriced...More

Thank marymarucco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

O.k. Perhaps not worth three Michelin stars, but still worth a special trip and a great surprise in a very odd location in Punta Gorda. We started with the house pâté which was outstanding. Beautiful texture and flavor with interesting accompaniments. Then my sweetheart had...More

Thank Ian_Ro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef J is absolutely amazin, keeps it fresh and plates beautifully. Love doing lunch they have a great 2 for 1 selection with great prices. Yummy...Don't come to Punta Gorda and not try the Caper. It would truly be your loss. Lunch or Dinner

Thank dbgiggles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to beat the BOGO lunches at this well-known Punta Gorda restaurant. Great reputation, nice ambience, top notch wait staff. Add a chilled glass of house Sauvignon Blanc for only $5...perfect mid-day break.

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried The Perfect Caper recently and came away a bit disappointed. While the ambiance was nice (for Florida standards) and the service was good, the food just wasn't up to par. The sweet and spicy calamari was tasty but barely had enough sauce on...More

Thank winger23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for a dinner meeting and a lunch meeting during one week in Punta Gorda. Both experiences I had spectacular service. The style is great and the food truly is not bad- get a cocktail, like their Old Fashion with Tequila. Give yourself...More

Thank Trav E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amazing - love this restaurant. I live in Maryland but have reservations for tomorrow night with friends - Punta Gorda is our second home.

1  Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected The Perfect Caper for lunch due to the rankings and reviews (plus I admire anyone who can beat Bobby Flay) and were definitely not disappointed. The ambiance and menu are upscale, so the BOGO at lunch with $5 house wine was a pleasant...More

Thank Kay O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner tonight was great, and very good service as well. I had the black grouper special and it was excellent. It was real grouper, not some substitute that many restaurants sell you. I started with their famous chopped salad and that was a winner as...More

Thank TravelGal1704
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Linda S
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Karl F | Reviewed this property |
Linda I am not sure about the ownership, l am now in my home country Sweden but will retur to Punta Gorda in November 2017. BG Karl
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carolyn c
January 23, 2016|
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Response from C W | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Great bar area. We love to eat at bar. Very social
November 29, 2015|
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Response from Stan K | Reviewed this property |
they were as of two weeks ago
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 941-505-9009
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