La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

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321 reviews
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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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LM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant - food outstanding. Little noisy at time I think its just the acoustics of the building. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. A little gem in the countryside


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

Outstanding food like always, and staff are excellent.

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MB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food - friendly staff - good value for money - what else could you need ?

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S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service slow. An hour before good came. Lost our food order. Desserts not as ordered. Drink provided had to be returned as tasted fermented. Which they acknowledged it didn’t look right at the time of serving but still delivered it to table. Won’t be going back.

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SN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good, classic British Italian stuff. Portion sizes were well tailored towards some kinds of British diners, bit big for me! Staff were polite and helpful, but woefully busy. We got the impression that people hadn't turned up for work and were left waiting a while for food.

I would still recommend this place.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lapergola is always a good experience , serene and refreshing .Delicious food

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ES
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant staff were very hospitable and the food was excellent. We are planning to go again.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious , fresh food and a wonderful team too. The food was hot , the kids enjoyed their menu , their house wine was very good too.

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HC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great to be able to visit a traditional Italian restaurant as there are so few of these left. The only thing I would improve is the variety of vegetarian and gluten free choices on the Sunday lunch menu. But that is just me being picky. I would still go there again.

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

Brilliant fresh food..helpful friendly staff..good price

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ZA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, we have been here several times. Great service, food, atmosphere. Great with the kids.

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a
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very good meal, slightly spoilt by staff hovering to grab plates before we had finished eating a course. Side plates also swept way after first course, despite still having bread on them. Not a place for leisurely dining as our three course meal was over in a hour.

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AT
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice Italian food and friendly service

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c
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We will try this restaurant again although the food was rather variable on this occasion. One of the main meals was very good, but the other two were rather ordinary and did not appear freshly cooked. Why chips with everything, not typically Italian. Ambience and service fine.

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i
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Ok nothing special, very busy and noisy, Italian food the girls had was good, my steak was poor

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OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always. outstanding!

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FL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family love the food here.! Always delicious, and super friendly service.

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JC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always feel welcome at the Pegola. Food is exceptional and service friendly. Would recommend to all Italian food lovers.

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P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a place I’ve driven past for a number of years and always meant to stop. Glad I did. A hidden gem!

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the buzz and family run atmosphere, even though it was noisy we just enjoyed everything about the place

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LS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Good food but service slow and got forgotten a few times. Bright lighting, tables close together and very busy..more for families than a romantic dinner for 2!

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m
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our Saturday evening meal served here was excellent. Rosa & her family and staff know how to feed you! We've just booked a table for 10 family members for my Birthday on 9 February, & really looking forward to another great evening of lovely food in our favourite Italian restaurant!!

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L
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friday night pizza. We had a 7pm booking so restaurant wasn't too busy.
Great pizza.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal with my family, can’t fault La Pergola at al. Friendly staff and great food!

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AP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, vibrant place on a Friday evening and friendly attentive staff. Homemade pizzas are good.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We chose this on the basis of online reviews, and we were not disappointed. Despite being early January, the restaurant was pretty full at 7.45pm on a Saturday. Many tables soon became free, but many of these were taken by a fresh influx. Our drinks order was taken quickly, and most of them came soon enough, but we did have to wait quite a while, and then ask, for our meals order to be taken. No complaints with the food once it came, however, with both the starters and mains being most enjoyable. For starters we had calamari, which was excellent and the mushroom & tomato bruschetta, would have been top drawer as well, were it not for one of the slices being toasted far too much. My wife's seafood main was really good, whilst my sirloin was stunning, with the mushroom sauce really adding to its flavour. Good coffees to finish, and the carafe of house red was eminently drinkable.
In terms of service and atmosphere, it won't live in the memory, but the food made it all worthwhile, and given the quality of the latter, £63.25 for starters, mains, drinks and coffee for two strikes me as pretty good value.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not our first visit to La Pergola and certainly not our last!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Excessively noisy restaurant. Food average at best.

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F
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as usual. Service is outstanding and food is delicious. We have been here a couple of times so far and we love it; it is easily became our favourite place in Cambridge.

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DE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WELL WORTH THE DRIVE . EXCELLENT WELCOME . EXCELLENT HAPPY STAFF(MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE) NOTHING TOO MUCH TROUBLE,AND THE FOOD IS REALLY FRESH AND TASTY.THE WHOLE PLACE HAD A BUZZ ABOUT IT.WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ,THIS GOES FOR ALL OUR PARTY,WE ALL LOVE IT HERE. D.K.

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P
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food good but too noisy and tables too close to each other also serviettes not adequate for eating pasta.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited off the recommendation of a colleague and I was not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the mains were full of flavour (and very well priced); and the tiramisu was as good as expected.

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m
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we enjoyed a great dining experience, along with our 8yr old Grandson. Thank you very much, Rosa, Domenico & staff. MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As usual decent Italian food in a busy atmosphere. Always worth a trip

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MH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience, a must try if not eaten here before.

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CF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good value, super friendly service

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GS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, from the service to the food. I am going to go again and try something else. Lovely place and people.

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AP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the second time we are visiting La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf. It was a special occasion, and we it was dinner for two. We were very happy with the service and the quality of the food. The stuff was very friendly and the food was delicious. It is a spacious and cosy place. We were really happy with the overall experience. Highly recommend for all occasions

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JS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

this restaurant is a great place to eat, the staff are very good ,service is quick .parking is easy

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