La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

4.6
242 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, English
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
Friday: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm
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Phone number
01223 260005
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
We can cater for Family or Corporate events, and for parties of 60 or more it is possible to have exclusive use of the whole venue. We offer a bespoke service, and after meeting with you, we will put together a package based on your preferences and requirements.
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Private Party Contact
Rosa De Simone: 01223 260005
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Catering
We are able to provide outside catering and offer a range of Buffet menus. Please contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements.
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Parking Details
Large private car park adjacent to the Restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
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ET
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with delicious food especially the profiteroles! It’s not the place to go for a quiet romantic meal for 2. Restaurant was very noisy and we felt the service wasn’t very good when we first arrived although improved once the restaurant emptied out a bit. We went on a Sat evening so maybe other nights might br different.

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CC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food Great atmosphere Very friendly staff

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RS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and excellent service we have been there more then a dozen times and the food is always outstanding

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GE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, would even recommend it to my Italian friends!! I had a lovely scallopina, others had delicious pasta dishes. We were all very happily full after!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. Great country scenery.

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M
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, family authentic Italian, staff are helpful and friendly, food is really good and a fair price. A must try!

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H
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, authentic Italian, great pizza, fab coffee, good healthy eating fish of the day option. Tomato salad ultra delicious. Spotlessly clean.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fab food, I have to go back another 5 times as there are some things on the menu I want to have.

Maybe some nice quiet music in the background would be good just for more ambiance.

We will definitely be back on a monthly basis and cannot wait for the extension to be finished.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, good food. A great family place to enjoy! Highly recomended!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely first experience! Food was delicious and great atmosphere! Definitely will go back!!!

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian food with a family feel and really friendly service. Lovely to have vegetables from their allotment too!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff welcoming and we always have lovely meals here . Had a great pizza this time and my friend reported home made profiteroles delicious !

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MS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the table for my friend’s 40th birthday meal. We were allowed to decorate the table with balloons, flower and special cake which we brought. Staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Highly recommended for special gathering or family meal out.

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JB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are made to feel welcome and valued. Everybody wants you to enjoy your meal and evening to the full.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at this restaraunt and was impressed,The service and food were excellent and the decor like
a traditional Italian.Plenty of parking ,And I can't wait till next time.

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HY
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was awful, not edible. Left most of it. Very bland. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Their website and when we visited the restaurant states different pricing for Sunday Brunch. This was quite disappointing as website said price is £13.95 and when we visit restaurant it was £15.95.
Its not a massive issue, but we were choosing between two restaurants to visit, and we chose this as we thought it was good value, but it was surprising when you show at restaurant and price is completely different. I think for £16 its a bit overpriced for one main and desert.

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B
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent as usual, one of our favorite local restaurants.

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CF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly authentic Italian. Wonderful starters on the specials biard and amazing freshly made pizzas

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m
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

La pergola provides very good basic Italian food and wine at a reasonable price. The service is both friendly and efficient.

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a
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service a bit slow otherwise OK.
Food was good.
Nice beer garden for the kid to play

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KC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A really enjoyable meal with a great menu. Having occasionally visited Italy over the years and enjoyed eating in local restaurants; La Pergola offers an authentic Italian eatery experience.

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y
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only really authentic Italian food I've had in the UK! Fabulous!

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NB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here as it was my dad's choice for his early birthday/ fathers day present.
It's on a busy road and I would never have thought to go here, but am glad we did as it was really nice.
The staff were so friendly. They were very welcoming to my daughter, who is only 11 months.
The food was delicious, I would've happily eaten it all over again!
It was slightly pricey, but good for a treat night.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A really great mid week meal, unhurried friendly, great service and most of all really great food.
It was the son's birthday (13) and he totally enjoyed it.
As a family we will be back
Highly recommended as I don't think you can be disappointed by the really great food.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very friendly restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Great service and good authentic Italian food. We were recommended here by the owners of the cottage we stayed in , well worth the drive to get there.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Many years ago at our first visit we thought the Pizza was overrated but we recently went for a second time and chose the what I would call International menu items and they were excellent.
The restaurant was extremely busy and had a great ambience. Children were there but well behaved and no problem. The staff were so friendly it made the evening.

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C
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food as usual! Not the best place for conversation as can get very noisy but the service and food is great.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food, some of the best Italian we’ve had. Will be back.

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JL
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I eat here regularly, it never disappoints.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Noone front of house. Booked for 5, table set for 6. Only one brand of gin despite being attached to a pub. No orange, wrong beer etc. Not a good start.
My starter was lovely (mussels) but my son had the calamari. No sauce or dip. When we asked for it, by the time it came the starter was cold. After asking for it the waiter did numerous other things like setting a table etc while the starter went cold. The bresaola was ok but nothing special.
The wine was brought to the table with the cork out - you just don't do that...
Despite the wonderful looking pizza oven my pizza was so so, I had better at someone's home recently. The pasta sauce was oversalted. The veal was nice enough but came with roasted potatoes not saute as advertised and when pointed out the waiter laughed it off.
The puddings were nice.
I had 2 birthday girls with me (noted on booking form). Slightly annoying to see another table get happy birthday sung as dessert with candle brought to table while we got nothing.
Finally a lady who had hardly smiled all evening and just looked generally annoyed, came to table and very abruptly told us if we wanted to pay by card we'd need to come to till as the WiFi didn't go to the table. The message was fine. The way it was delivered was not.
I would not go back.

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m
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, everything was really good - food, service etc. Can't fault it! We didn't think our Grandson would be able to eat the whole large pizza, but as you can see, he most certainly could!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Pergola is a very friendly restaurant with lovely food. Happy to recommend any day!

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p
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place to go for any occassion,food,service,staff all excellent,will be back soon.

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NH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious, served by very friendly staff who were more than helpful! 10/10

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m
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant around, & we come here for any type of meal - Saturday night for two, family occasions, Sunday lunch etc. We have never been disappointed with the food quality, service, variety, ambiance or friendliness!

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ST
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good pizza, nice staff. We would prefer more choices on pizza's (especially vegetarian ones).
Excellent starters, overall a bit pricey.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with friends on the tuesday then returned Friday with family. Both occasions fantastic food and service. Staff working socks off. Very busy and 100% on service. We will definitely be regulars now. Highly recommend

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a
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, nice staff and no rushing!good pizza and inexpensive wine.

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MM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We go here regularly. Food is great and prices reasonable - the only thing I'd flag is that they seem to have a regular turnover of serving staff and that they always seem to struggle to cope as the restaurant fills up. By the time you get to dessert during the evening you can expect to be waiting quite a long time to be served ...

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