24 Minetta Ln (at 6th Ave), New York, NY 10012, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 4:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 4:30 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 4:30 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 4:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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  • michael toscano
  • octopus
  • pasta
  • foie gras
  • Italian food
  • duck ragu
  • gnocchi
  • tombstone sunday night cocktail
  • rock shrimp
  • good for dates
  • linguine
  • beef
  • good service
  • pappardelle
  • rustic
  • wine
  • branzino
  • burgers
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  • great value
  • The New Yorker

    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! Read more

    The New Yorker · August 8, 2012
  • Ashley S.

    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.

    Ashley Simon · April 21, 2012
  • Eater

    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.

    Eater · April 23, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    This pasta lover's dream won the 2013 Best New Italian Spot award. From an open kitchen, Chef Toscano dispatches blackened tentacles of meaty octopus and gorgeous pastas woven around cockscombs. Read more

    Time Out New York · April 11, 2013
  • Thrillist

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

    Thrillist · May 16, 2012
  • Benny W.

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

    Benny Wong · July 14, 2012
  • Laura C.

    Try their take on a PB & J sandwich: foie gras, cherry jam, & pistachio. So decadent and pairs well with rose moscato

    Laura Chin · June 30, 2012
  • Caroline R.

    Great spot for a special occasion. They even brought out prosecco when they heard it was our anniversary! Try the octopus, gnocchi, and agnolotti!

    Caroline Rubin · June 28, 2014
  • Jen B.

    Pappardelle ragu w/ shaved foie gras was insane. Other tips say skip the mains and focus on the pasta and I'd have to agree. 2-3 antipasti, 1-2 pasta (they'll split!), a seat at the bar & you're set!

    Jen Berg · January 18, 2013
  • Anna D.

    Amazing desserts! Apple tart and salted caramel praline are a must!

    Anna D · March 31, 2013
  • Josh B.

    Love this place! From the octopus to the pastas. A magical gem.

    Josh Beckerman · March 25, 2012
  • 7th.List

    The newest restaurant from Gabe Stulman is now open. Manzo and Babbo veteran Michael Toscano is behind the market-driven Italian food. Read more

    7th.List · March 17, 2012
  • Fred W.

    get any of the pastas. they are all incredible

    Fred Wilson · June 1, 2013
  • Dani T.

    The Chef's Table is where it is at.

    Dani T · May 7, 2012
  • Chelsea D.

    #FabuLIST #DubiDO the pastas are a must get at this place. Try the Orecchiette italian sausage broccoli rabe and gnocchi with tomato sauce. #DubiDONT polenta was too salty and pretty bland

    Chelsea Dubinsky · February 16, 2014
  • Ian G.

    The bartenders are great here, food wonderful, service memorable, highly recommend!!

    Ian Griggs · March 31, 2013
  • Noah W.

    The pappardelle with veal stew & thinly shaved foie gras is the perfect (slightly pretentious) pasta. The foie gras subtly makes the whole dish taste the right kind of buttery.

    Noah Weiss · January 16, 2013
  • robin c.

    Focus on the pasta. The meat dishes were solid but not signature.

    robin chan · November 24, 2012
  • Jeff C.

    Anything with cheeks. Get the crispy pig ears just for the pork cheek croquette. Same with the 24 hour steak.

    Jeff C · August 19, 2012
  • Fred W.

    amazing italian food

    Fred Wilson · June 23, 2012
  • Leigh F.

    do not miss the gnocchi! order anything gabe suggests. luv it here almost as much as joseph leonard. :-)

    Leigh Ferreira · March 18, 2012
  • Kate S.

    Brunch was eerily quiet and dark, but it's fantastic for dinner!

    Kate Shaw · August 7, 2014
  • Berner

    Breakfast Calzone. Nuff said #amirite

    Berner · March 23, 2014
  • John H.

    Much better than its sister store which only sells lingerie and doesn't even permit men to try anything on

    John Humiston · March 1, 2014
  • Adam W.

    Get the DUCK!!! Wow. Sweet. Savory.

    Adam Wocel · October 19, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    The real stars of the show here are the pastas, particularly the agnolotti and pappardelle.

    The Corcoran Group · August 1, 2013
  • Sim W.

    Great pic of ODB and Mos Def in here!

    Sim Walker · July 12, 2013
  • Lauren B.

    Really exceptional service. Not too fussy, but always there when you need something. The broccoli rabe pesto and beef shoulder were the standouts.

    Lauren Bertolini · May 4, 2013
  • Tom L.

    Michael Toscano made lush, exuberant Italian food when he was at Manzo, inside Eataly.

    Tom Lee · April 1, 2013
  • Katie W.

    Semifreddo FTW

    Katie Welch · March 25, 2013
  • Jaron L.

    Great food. Great drink. So what. Oh, great music too, that's what.

    Jaron L · March 19, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Perla is one part old NYC, one part resolutely modern, with killer cocktails, pastas, and meat entrees. An all-occasion winner.

    Serious Eats · March 6, 2013
  • Pete M.

    the full crew dungeon family portrait in the bathroom is a nice touch.

    Pete Meiler · December 23, 2012
  • Daniela L.

    Wowww. Everything from the champagne to the olive oil is exquisite. All cooked to perfection and combine impeccable flavors. My duck tasted like a steak!

    Daniela Lazo Cedré · November 10, 2012
  • Frank D.

    The chicken for two is incredible. I know what you're thinking, but damn. Having said that, all the food I great.

    Frank De Maria · September 3, 2012
  • Kirk L.

    Sit in the front if you can. No AC in the back and it gets hot by the kitchen and wood oven.

    Kirk Love · July 29, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Try our favorite pasta of the summer: Michael Toscano's spaghetti with rock shrimp, tomato and basil. Bright with tomatoes, lemon juice and shrimp, it’s everything we want in a bowl of noodles: Read more

    Tasting Table · July 19, 2012
  • Michelle C.

    Tasting Table reco's Spaghetti with rock shrimp, tomato and basil

    Michelle C. · July 17, 2012
  • Jeff M.

    The photos above the kitchen are of the owner's and executive chef's parents... Including namesake Perla herself!!!

    Jeff Michalczak · June 16, 2012
  • Rachel W.

    Potatoes are to die for.

    Rachel Webber · May 24, 2012
  • Felix S.

    The music is as bad as the food is good.

    Felix Salmon · May 11, 2012
  • David M.

    Grilled octopus antipasti is a great start to any meal here

    David M · March 19, 2012
  • Wayne S.

    Mike Toscano is one of those most knowledgeable Chefs in the city. Let him geek out on you and ask him to explain one of his ingredient choices. Always interesting.

    Wayne Surber · March 13, 2012
  • Dan T.

    Some of the best octopus I've had. Millennium Falcon cocktail was great.

    Dan Torres · 3 weeks ago
  • Francine L.

    The orecchiette is divine

    Francine Li · February 4
  • Jeffrey W.

    The black spaghetti is at a whole new level

    Jeffrey W · February 1
  • Alexandre H.

    Good but the pesto was too overpowering

    Alexandre Hecker · January 21
  • Jen M.

    Octopus and Chicken Mousse apps to start. Pasta's are all amazing. agreat:black spaghett

    Jen M · December 23, 2014
  • julia t.

    Good ambiance. The agnolotti is delicious and the cod is moist. The olive oil cake could do without. Glad to have gone.

    julia t · December 20, 2014
  • Benjamin P.

    ceviche ceviche ceviche ceviche! and a maracuya sour

    Benjamin Palmer · April 7, 2013

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