La Perla
BY INGROSSO - ITALIAN FUSION  

La Perla

Italian fusion
Emilio INGROSSO

The Story

It all started at Il Conte, located in Grevgatan, Stockholm, in the winter of 1994. Since then, much has happened, a lot of good food has been enjoyed, wines have been savoured, and menus created.

La Perla

in Italian means "the pearl"


In La Perla’s menu, I have chosen dishes that have a special place in the hearts of myself and my family. Some of the dishes are a “blast from the past”, but there are also many new and exciting dishes and flavours from the country I love so much! 

I'M born i sweden, just as my wife Åsa, who now recently started to put her flavours and feelings into the food. Have you tried her fantastic mushroom soup yet? 

This mix of us two together makes this funny and tasty Italian fusion.


My interest in food and wine has always been at the centre of our family, who have our origins in Taranto in Southern Italy. I find my inspiration in Italy and Sweden, and over the years, I have found my own way of presenting the food I like and am proud of.

Why I do what I do is no mystery. With both of my parents being chefs, big dinners with fantastic produce and many laughs were a common thing when I was growing up. I still remember how the homemade focaccia used to smell, when I opened the door to the stairs leading to our kitchen.


My beloved Åsa and I hope you will enjoy your experience with us here at

La Perla!