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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
+1 941-505-9009
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Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Not bad, most of my family really enjoyed their food. This place has a better vegetarian selection than most restaurants I have run into on this vacation. However they are losing stars because there wasn't really an entree option. I ordered a pasta without the prosciutto and it was bland. I could have done better at home.

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1 Thank Patti R
Punta Gorda, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The food was good, no doubt about that, but I just expected a bit more from all of the reviews. It's very pricey for the area, more like South Florida east coast pricing. The service was good, not exceptional. Underwhelmed.

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1 Thank Golfer023
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The perfect caper is a restaurant worth trying. It's a little pricey for the area, but never a disappointment.

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California City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We have visited this restaurant a few times and are pleased each time we dine there. Chef Jeannie's has a menu that offers its patrons delectable options for almost every palette. My absolute fave, I believe is her specialty, which are her desserts. She has these homemade donuts that are to die for. She also have a 7 layer "chocolate... More 

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Florida
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I heard about this little gem from someone and had to try it. It is tucked away but well worth the visit. The Chef owns this restaurant and another in Rhode Island, her mussel dish beat Bobby Flay and I can see why-it was delicious. I ate at the bar since I got there before the dining room opened. The... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This is fine dining in Punta Gorda and doesn't disappoint. If you can cough up the prices, you will love this place. The inside is intimate, charming, and kind of romantic. The wait staff is truly professional and top drawer in every sense. Service and attitude is good, but delivery of the meals is a bit slow even when they... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Our party of 6 went here on a Sunday eve. We had the mussels to start and they were wonderful! I ordered the shrimp and grits- best I've ever had. Everyone really enjoyed their meals, however they might need to hire more staff. Our meal took 2+ hours and the server seemed very stressed and overworked. Great menu choices, but... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We went for our anniversary dinner and was delighted. Yes the food is pricey as others have said, but it is gourmet food that is out of this world. Service was stupendous, food excellent. I highly recommend the Crabby Scallops. Our server Noel was prompt, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. The appetizer, delicious calamari, followed by the chopped salads, were delivered... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is our third time there and the menu and food is wonderful. And the bar is very cool. But the service is just too slow and takes away from the experience. After ordering our meal, we waited easily 45 minutes at the table to be served. There are a number of new restaurants opening up in Punta Gorda, and... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

not very satisfied with the Cobb salad I had for lunch today. It certainly was not worth $15. Very few crumbles of bacon and even fewer minute pieces of egg. The grilled chicken was dry. Also had a problem with the Bogo offer, very confusing for a group of 12 since we could not get our checks in batches of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?