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Perla Restaurant

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Little Italy
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539 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A9, Canada
+1 416-922-1703
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Toronto
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent and interesting menu choices for all with friendly and attentive service provided at all times

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Thank 563berto
Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Took my wife here for lunch because the menu looked good. We sat in the back patio on a beautiful afternoon. We loved our lunches of fish and beef. We thought the taste and presentation of the food was excellent. Super happy we found this places. By the way, the patio is great if you have a child as they... More 

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Thank OrlandoTraveler32814
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Last night wanted to enjoy a nice Portuguese meal and as this place had some fair reviews decided to give it a whirl. The dining area was cozy and the back patio which was a fair size and covered in lovely grape vines hanging with delicious looking bunches of grapes was cluttered with all sorts of toys making it difficult... More 

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Thank Robert B
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Been here a few times. Good service and home cooked food. Also, it is good value for your money. Would recommend Perla.

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Thank Marlene M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

As good as restaurants in Lisbon, my husband is Portuguese and it was as if his mom prepared the meal. Fresh, healthy, reasonably priced!

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Thank FLSusan2015
Toronto, ON, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A small family-run place, Perla has authentic and very tasty Portuguese food. Fresh fish and seafood is a highlight. My sea bass was outstanding. The homemade chorizo was also amazing. Everything is made by Mama in the kitchen. Very reasonably priced for the area as well.

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Thank ChristineLentil
London, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A wonderful family restaurant. Non- pretentious but excellent food. Appetizer garlic shrimp and speciality clams portions a bit small but good. Octopus appetizer perfectly grilled and tender and lots of good bread. Main courses were fabulous. Very good portions for the price. We had grilled salt cod and grilled sea bass (a special of the day, and there were many).... More 

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Thank Louis C C
Canada
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326 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

nice service in warm room.mommas behind the stove with cooking that's behind the times.grilled jumbo shrimp are not that jumbo,and seem boiled in a limpid sauce.clams were not the freshest,and lacked any flavour.fresh grilled grouper was good for the price,but the sides were old school.many wines not available.

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Thank 57chef
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We came upon Perla by accident but it turned out to be a great find! The food and the service were fantastic, and it has an amazing old world atmosphere. It reminded both of us of dining in Europe, where the customers are locals and the food is so fresh. The portions are very large but you have to save... More 

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Thank solituda
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Having spent a lot of tme in Portugal we were really happy to find Perla. A very authentic Portugese restaurant with a diverse menu at reasonable prices. The staff make you feel very welcome. Service takes alittle longer than the average restaurant but thats because every thing is made fresh. Definitely one of our favourite restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-922-1703

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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