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Via Perla Restaurant

Best Italian food in Boulder

5/5

Via Perla offers a wide variety of seating options in a lively upscale setting. Patrons can dine at the bar, an intimate booth, the streetside patio or family-style tables. Better yet…grab a high-top table by the open kitchen for a great show.

Located at 901 Pearl Street in the heart of the Pearl Street Mall and is within walking distance from many of Boulder’s hotels. After dining you can catch an eclectic variety of live music on the mall or in the coffee houses and pubs along with several hotel lobbies.

The outstanding menu at Via Perla changes daily. This allows the chefs to showcase the wide variety of seasonal products that the areas many dedicated farmer’s bring to market. Year-round freshness is always on the menu.L

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When spending time in a new town conventional wisdom would be to dine at several different restaurants to experience the variety of local cuisine.However…once we discovered Via Perla conventional wisdom didn’t quite apply and we wound up dining there three nights in a row! Because yes… the food, setting, ambiance and staff were all really that good.Although all of the dishes that we tried were excellent, from the swordfish with capers to the chicken with mushrooms as well as various pasta dishes, it was one particular salad that grabbed our attention.

a delicious blend of kale, red cabbage, walnuts and raisins along with a delicious Italian feta cheese finished with a white anchovy and garlic dressing.

It was a delicious blend of kale, red cabbage, walnuts and raisins along with a delicious Italian feta cheese finished with a white anchovy and garlic dressing. That salad was all it took to keep us coming back the following two nights. It was so good that upon returning home I have made it at least a half dozen times…always searching for that perfect Via Perla balance of ingredients and flavor!

The outdoor patio (heated of course) had great views of the Flatirons as well as the lively street scene of locals and travelers alike. With Indian Summer in the air it had the unmistakable feel of dining in a Trattoria somewhere in the mountains of  Italy just before the ski season.

Our third night was spent dining at a high-top table by the open kitchen. This type of seating has always appealed to us as you have a great view of the chefs, line cooks, runners, and wait staff as they jostle about in a highly choreographed version of controlled chaos. Always a fun experience.

Located at 901 Pearl Street in the heart of the Pearl Street Mall Via Perla is truly one of Boulder’s better Italian restaurants.

Would we go back? Of course, we would. It was THAT good!

Ratings

Location

5/5

Via Perla is located at 901 Pearl Street in the heart of the Pearl Street Mall and is within walking distance from many of Boulder’s hotels. After dining you can catch an eclectic variety of live music on the mall or in the coffee houses and pubs along with several hotel lobbies.

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Ambiance

5/5

Via Perla offers a wide variety of seating options in a lively upscale setting. Patrons can dine at the bar, an intimate booth, the streetside patio or family-style tables. Better yet…grab a high-top table by the open kitchen for a great show!

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Cuisine

5/5
The outstanding menu at Via Perla changes daily. This allows the chefs to showcase the wide variety of seasonal products that the areas many dedicated farmer’s bring to market. Year-round freshness is always on the menu..
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