La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

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390 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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La Pergola is a family run Italian Restaurant that serves quality, authentic Italian food in a relaxed and family-friendly environment. We are based at The Wheatsheaf Pub, a coaching inn dating back to the 15th Century, a few miles west of Cambridge city centre.
The emphasis at La Pergola is to produce wholesome home cooked food in a traditional Italian style. Where possible we use home grown vegetables and herbs that are cultivated on our allotment, and many items on the menu are homemade, such as the fennel and pork sausages, antipasti pickles and bread.
Our kitchen is home to a wood burning pizza oven. Our pizzas have a distinctive taste that is only achieved in a clay oven. The pizza dough is made fresh every day and from the dining room it is possible to watch your pizza being prepared.
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RE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is outstanding.

The service is good but we were left waiting for longer than expected to make our initial drinks order and then our meal order. Other than that, we would return.

AH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service excellent, lovely evening celebrating our daughters birthday.

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian restaurant with really good food and service. The pizzas are amazing. This was our first visit but will definitely go back there soon.

AT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very authentic, great food, good value, reminded us of a beautiful restaurant we enjoyed in Tuscany!

m
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we can't fault any aspect of this fab venue! Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Magnifico!

GM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good atmosphere. Bit slow but very busy.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food. Perfect service. The kids have a good play area.

SD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large choice, reasonable prices. Easy to park. Nice staff members

NS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit thanks. Caters really well for children. Fantastic pizzas and delicious seafood pasta, much more seafood than you normally get in standard restaurants.

CJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food, with generous portion sizes. Staff were very friendly and attentive

J
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service lovely helpful staff

ED
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and it feels like you are really in Italy.

AT
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommended. We will be back soon!

LY
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We visited as a group of 8 last Saturday and unfortunately must have visited on a down day as I believe the restaurant is normally reviewed well. 5 of our party of 8 opted for pizza which was very poor. Crust was too hard to cut and centre was soggy. To be fair we didn’t complain at the time as we were celebrating my mums 81st, her treat and I didn’t want to upset her by complaining. Deserts were delicious and service was good

JD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great authentic food. Very amenable to dietary requests. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to return.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very friendly. Views through to the kitchen and the pizza oven are fun. Staff could have been a bit more attentive but no real problem. Food was authentic Italian and excellent. Coffee was very good too.

PL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and nice people would recommend to family and friends. The fact they grow some of their own veg etc is great.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food outside of Italy. I have been going here for years and am yet to be disappointed by a meal at la pergola. Fantastic restaurant with lovely friendly staff, a proper family feel and authentic cuisine which comes second to none!

m
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Delicious freshly made pizzas.
Friendly staff.
Plenty of parking.

PT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good value for money and a really busy environment. The noise levels at time can be a little high but it’s worth it and some enjoy the atmosphere. The staff are very good in general, they do seem overworked at times but this does not affect the quality of the food.

JB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very busy for a weekday and short staffed meant slow service. However they were very friendly when they had a chance and the food was great. Will go again 100%.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were so excited about our booking - it was my daughter's 16th birthday family dinner, and the restaurant had been highly recommended. The food was poor quality, the service was appallingly slow (one of the manager's apologised) and it just didn't feel like the evening we had anticipated.

PC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service lived up to our expectations! Lovely staff who helped to make the evening pleasurable. The food spoke for itself!!!!!! Will definitely be returning.

VD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way as always. Family celebration, 3 generations all catered for. Food came to the whole table together for every course.

P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to La Pergola on a couple of occasions and both times I ate exquisite (traditional Italian) food. Staff was cordial staff and friendly. I will definitely go there again

KM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and the waiters and waitress was very good.

H
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been recommended to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Good ambience with excellent food and service. We went on a Thursday evening so it was very relaxed. Have already booked to return on a Saturday evening in July with the family.

JT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent service delivered with a smile. Lovely food and a genuine desire to make you feel welcome

PS
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, very authentically Italian. Tried one of the specials, fish stew absolutely fabulous. Everyone else’s meals great too. Puddings there are excellent

JC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A family meal at La Pergola is always a real occasion with an ambiance and reception you can count on and; not least, exceptional Italian food to enjoy. It is always a pleasure to visit and it is a great place to people watch too!!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Attractive venue and the food is an enjoyable pub lunch. Very friendly staff. The staff are, however, obviously working very hard and need some guidance and support from a maître d' hôtel to ensure things run smoothly. Ample parking in a pleasant location.

BW
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly Italian restaurant. A bit out of town but known as the best Italian restaurant in Cambridge? Pizza is tasty. Meat dishes are authentic but didn't really wow me much. You can count on a good hearty meal.

l
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as usual. Can highly recommend this restaurant

KF
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love a meal at La Pergola. Such a lovely place & such wonderful food. Fantastic.

D
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went with a group of friends on a Tuesday evening so it was very quiet. The restaurant is lovely. We were greeted and seated quickly and our drinks order taken. The food arrived quickly and it was really nice to see that they brought out the cold starters before the warm starters and the same with the main dishes. The portions were perhaps a bit small for the price you paid but nonetheless it was delicious and the service was excellent.

PS
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A busy bustling restaurant serving authentic Italian food. Great pizzas but the rest of the menu good too
Try the duo di bruschetta starter

F
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Domenico and his staff are professionals and very kind. Food was delicious as always. We had a lot of spaces for our baby and the pram as request. What else? Must go again!

DM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Seven of us had a very nice lunch at La Pergola.

The menu is a somewhat odd in that you can't buy a meal without also buying a desert. As several of our party didn't want desert, they were provided with boxes to take their desert away.

LA
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited La Pergola two weeks ago. Very nice venue and outstanding countryside surrounding. I felt like at home, like being in a restaurant in Italy. The food we had was all really tasty, but what astonished me was the Octopus, that was one of the dishes of the day. It was tender and flavoursome. That made me feel a bit emotional, I must admit :-) Even the mashed potatoes that came with it was exceptional. I couldn't help but eat it all!
The staff was warm and welcoming. Would definitely go again!

m
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, everything about this dining experience was exceptional! I asked if Rosa could keep a swordfish steak for me, & she kindly obliged! Two very happy diners!

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