La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

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Italian
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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CM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Warm friendly welcome, table ready prepared for us. Excellent food, the choice was from an extensive menu and all the food was lovely and well presented. Nice atmosphere in the dining room, which was busy.
The only slight drawback was the service....although we realised that some guests (ourselves included actually) were known to the staff who chatted to them... we would have appreciated this rather more if we had been given our drinks first!
But the quality of all the food was really very good indeed, and no doubt we shall return again soon.

PM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this extremely authentic Italian restaurant for their Valentines night.

An excellent menu was supported by friendly and efficient staff with decorated tables and a red rose for all ladies creating a lovely atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

We will certainly return.

DH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food.

AS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the attention to detail and the great atmosphere which comes from it being a family run restaurant. The food is always beautifully presented and cooked.

JB
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have been to La Pergola many times in recent years - we love everything about them! - my wife and I had never tried their Valentine's Evening before. It was amazing from start to finish..and my wife even got a red rose given to her at the end of the evening.

JW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines evening is very special in an Italian restaurant and this meal was certainly that. A slight hiccough over the table when we first arrived but soon sorted and seated. The service is really very good, not intrusive but always available and nothing too much trouble. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the lemon sauce with the ravioli was very delicate and light. The warm brownie melted in your mouth, a perfect end to a fabulous meal. The prosecco was a nice touch and our bottle of Sangiovese was fruity and light, most enjoyable.

PB
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and quick, friendly service on a busy night

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Delicious antipasti!

ZM
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fantastic food with a genuine Italian atmosphere!!

JC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always when we visit, the food is excellent and hugely enjoyed. Lots of variety and includes plenty of English Cooking together with Italian dishes "to die for".
There is a family atmosphere, as you should expect in an Italian, and normally quite a lot of noise. It is a happy place and can be enjoyed on and on.

SM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, as good as the food We usually get back in Italy. Great service too. The restaurant is very cosy.

SW
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere in a family restaurant. Our waitress was excellent at responding when we needed to finish earlier than hoped. Food was nice and very good value.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our house move

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here they offer great italian food at very reasonable prices. It is very spacious and by eating early it was quite quiet which was important as my friend is a little deaf and we were meeting up to have a chat. All four of us were delighted with our choices - we shall have to return as the other's choices looked so good we shall have to try them! Easy parking and 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Cambridge. Wonderful!

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was expecting better food from previous comments and from what I had heard. The food was just ok, a bit disappointing.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious, authentic italian food with attentive service and an agreeable ambience. Would definitely go back again and would recommend to friends.

PR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far and quite simply one of the best meals I have had in a long time.

My family were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in. The waiter was first class in taking our orders and his interaction with our young son.

The food quite simply was brilliant, each member of my family said there meal was stunning. The deserts as well were top draw, especially the Vanilla Cheesecake with the Amaretto base was one of the best deserts I have had in a very long time.

As we have just moved to the area we shall not only go back for another meal, but also make use of the pub next door as they had a fine selection of Italian beers & Adnams ales.

Thank you so much.

* Five Stars

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A good reliable Italian restaurant -- with a wide range of traditional dishes, including an excellent selection of really authentic pizzas. The wines are excellent and the atmosphere very buzzy.

J
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at La Pergola very regularly and without exception it keeps its 'very Italian feel. The staff are always very obliging and will tailor your order to suit your requirements. As one of our guests commented 'this is the nearest thing to eating in Italy as we are likely to get. Food and ambience superb.' A big thank you to all the staff. They are all worth a mention.

P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone to La Pergola several times with my husband and the service has always been amazing. The food quality is always consistent and definitely recommend it. The ambience is very nice and cozy, makes you feel like you're in Italy.

FL
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal as always. Fish of the day is always outstanding!

HE
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was very attentive and swift. Food great. A lovely venue.

k
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived 15 minutes early but seated immediately. At same time order was taken and drinks arrived inside 5 minutes. Meal arrived inside 15 minutes and was superb. Even my wife ate her whole meal including sweet course which is unusual for her. Cannot fault this experience one bit and will definitely be returning in the not too distant future.

m
Cambridge
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything about our meal was first class! Thank you, Rosa, Domenico & staff!

R
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good value for money. Wide selection on the menu. Staff were very helpful. Brilliant.

AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

G
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were disappointed to be asked to leave before we were ready,but we had been there the best of two hours.This has never happened before.

L
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I would recommend going in as late as possible. It was manic when we went in and were shown to table straight away. And given menus but it was at least 15 mins before we were asked about a drink and we actually got the two drinks one of which was tap water after 40 mins even after the arrival of our starters which were 36 mins. Can not fault the food and the fact it is busy shows the food is good but a lot of tables emptied about 8.30 so prob a good time to arrive would be then. Staff all friendly and pleasant just very busy

LT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food amazing staff are friendly love coming here

CH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, reminds me of traditional family tavernas I used to visit growing up in Greece. Food is great and the staff are helpful and accommodating. It's lively and bustling, which I love. One of my favourite places to go!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience for the taste buds, we take our two children and the pasta and pizza are brilliant, so are the deserts. Love this place!

NF
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family run restaurant with good quality italian cooking. Pizzas exceptional. Highly recommend

FP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at this restaurant. Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their food. The staff are all so friendly and efficient. Just perfect.

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I've been to the Pergola a number of times and have always had very good food. Unfortunately if you go in the evening the service is very slow and it's very noisy.

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the quality of the food, authentic Italian cuisine. Pizza’s are excellent. Good family run business.
Service could be a bit speedier but staff very friendly. Busy and lively place. Book early!

RE
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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 on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

m
Cambridge
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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