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.
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.
Amazing Italian as everyone has said - but my highlight here was the Tombstone Sunday Nights cocktail. Spiced bourbon + pepperoni bitters ftw
Try their take on a PB & J sandwich: foie gras, cherry jam, & pistachio. So decadent and pairs well with rose moscato
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!
Amazing desserts! Apple tart and salted caramel praline are a must!
Love this place! From the octopus to the pastas. A magical gem.
The Chef's Table is where it is at.
get any of the pastas. they are all incredible
The bartenders are great here, food wonderful, service memorable, highly recommend!!
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.
Focus on the pasta. The meat dishes were solid but not signature.
Anything with cheeks. Get the crispy pig ears just for the pork cheek croquette. Same with the 24 hour steak.
amazing italian food
do not miss the gnocchi! order anything gabe suggests. luv it here almost as much as joseph leonard. :-)
Get the DUCK!!! Wow. Sweet. Savory.
The real stars of the show here are the pastas, particularly the agnolotti and pappardelle.
Great pic of ODB and Mos Def in here!
Really exceptional service. Not too fussy, but always there when you need something. The broccoli rabe pesto and beef shoulder were the standouts.
Michael Toscano made lush, exuberant Italian food when he was at Manzo, inside Eataly.
Great food. Great drink. So what. Oh, great music too, that's what.
the full crew dungeon family portrait in the bathroom is a nice touch.
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!
The chicken for two is incredible. I know what you're thinking, but damn. Having said that, all the food I great.
Sit in the front if you can. No AC in the back and it gets hot by the kitchen and wood oven.
Potatoes are to die for.
The music is as bad as the food is good.
Grilled octopus antipasti is a great start to any meal here
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.
Much better than its sister store which only sells lingerie and doesn't even permit men to try anything on
Three times now and consistently fantastic. Some of my faves are the octopus, linguini with sea urchin (pls bring it back!), the lamb, and pork chop. Great cocktails and wine list too.
#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
Mike Toscano is a terrifically intellectual chef who does delicious things with Italian food. The place is a bit load and hip, but the food make it worth it.
Definitely one of my top ten spots! Not the easiest res to get - it's a small restaurant. Type of place that you remember how good the meal and service was. Low key but fun too! Loved it.
I can't stop thinking about that beef tongue.
I should have listened to my friends; really not worth it. You can do much better.
One of the best seafood i ever had. This place is simply amazing.
Get the gnocchi!
Do yourself a favor and order THIS.
Not what it's known for, but Perla had a fantastic brunch and I've never had to wait for a table. Great service, great food.
Branzino is a must order. Pastas are all solid of course.
Dry aged rib eye, testa, tongue, truffles...
ceviche ceviche ceviche ceviche! and a maracuya sour