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Map & Directions 24 Minetta Lane
New York, NY 10012
  • Italian
  • Wed-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Wed 5:30pm-11am, Thu-Sat 5:30pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

The framed portrait of Mos Def clues diners in to the obvious fact: this refined Italian restaurant is doing things a little differently. Gabe Stulman expands his West Village-based Little Wisco empire (Joseph Leonard, Chez Sardine, and Fedora) with this bustling Minetta Lane bistro, where heaping plates of pillow-shaped agnolotti, plump with braised beef and Parmesan, follow poetic dishes of sweet blue prawns in brown butter and yogurt. Chef Michael Toscano, formerly of Babbo and Eataly's Manzo, panders to indulgent diners with fat wallets, so it's best to arrive with an empty stomach and a full checking account. Enjoy the feast while taking in the darkly romantic dining room until the last moment, when tender, fennel-dusted sugar cookies arrive with a Scopa card -- and the bill. --Tejal Rao

Member Reviews

  • adrockny wrote a review for Perla
    on 03/04/13

    Perla delivers. Had the Beef tartare, artic char, and gnocchi. All were home runs. Can't wait to go back!

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  • The New Yorker on 08/08/12

    The Italian restaurant’s twist on potato chips and P.B. & J. may seem out of place, but “skip the scoffing and order.” Next, try one of their fresh pastas, and be sure to save room for secondi!

  • Ashley S. on 04/21/12

    do you like early 90s hip hop and expensive italian? me too. great date spot but they only take reservs for parties of 4 so be prepared to wait. octopus antipasti is excellent as is the pork.

  • Eater on 04/23/13

    Perla is the year-old Italian restaurant from young gun chef Michael Toscano and restaurateur Gabe Stulman. Toscano has a knack for cooking pasta dishes and monster pieces of meat.

  • Thrillist on 05/16/12

    The pancetta-wrapped rabbit will feel right at home being shoved down your hole.

  • Benny W. on 07/14/12

    Amazing Italian as everyone has said - but my highlight here was the Tombstone Sunday Nights cocktail. Spiced bourbon + pepperoni bitters ftw

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