La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

4.5
272 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Worth the Drive
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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CG
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic professional family restaurant.
We can not fault the quality of the food and restaurant.
We highly recommend this restaurant and will be back.

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C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had a lovely meal. We wanted a quiet table and they were very understanding when I asked them to move us twice!

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JL
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A hidden gem of Cambridge - truly authentic Italian food, made with heart and intention. Only wish we lived closer!

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B
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Very enjoyable lunch 😊 would definitely recommend to friends and family

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MP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A most enjoyable lunch. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked a family meal there.

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice meal
Will certainly go back again

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PB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent Italian food and atmosphere. Service was rather slow this night, although large groups in...

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JC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited on Thursday for an evening meal and booked at short notice. When we arrived the restaurant appeared to be virtually full but our table was obvious and we were able to settle almost exactly at the time booked.
Service was attentive and we were soon enjoying a suitably Italian meal, which was excellent. It is some years since we last visited La Pergola; it is just as good as ever.

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

Super quick and amazing service even at the busy hours on Sunday lunch time. Good food and house wine. Main dish except pizza option combination of Italian-British cuisine. Pizza the best ever had! As a family of four had a great Sunday lunch.

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H
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food arrived quickly and tasted really nice. The only downside was the customer service, I was the last one still finishing my food when the waitress came and started collecting up my family member's food. I felt rushed to eat quickly and she waited before taking my plate. Then a waiter swiftly gave us dessert menus, the whole experience felt rushed. It felt like being rushed so that we could pay and leave.

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

Nice place, very good food and professional service. Highly recommended!!

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MM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good but his place always struggles with service speed when busy, and this was the busiest we’ve ever seen it. Prepare to wait a lot to be served or in between courses. Can also get very noisy and a bit crammed when busy. But the food is great.

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SK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly. Very good food! We will come again.

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AS
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times - consistently exceptional, a must!

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AC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An energetic lively restaurant, amazing food and friendly service! If Italian food is your thing you need to try La Pergola :)

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m
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per usual, our dining experience was most enjoyable. It was very busy, with several parties of 6 diners or more, and consequently a little noisier than usual, but the staff coped very well, & service was once again, great! Well done to our favourite Italian family!

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DC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommended for any occasion.
Food is very good.

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LM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a gamble and booked this without my other half agreeing BUT I’m glad I did as he loved every course and even finished off each of my dishes too. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant! The staff were attentive but not overly so, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was fab as the restaurant stared to fill up.

Three words to sum it up: Book a table

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EH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food standard never drops! Great food, pizza especially and Tony on the bar always has a good 4/5 beers on tap!

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VH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food but beware if you are not a fan of chilli. Two if the dishes we had contained chillies although not mentioned on the menu, several dishes had stated chilli in their name / description. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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B
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service as usual, and accommodating to needs of early departure of a diner.

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JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place, this wasn't the first time we'd visited and it won't be the last! The staff are all so lovely and the food is delicious. It always has a really nice vibe, whether it's quiet midweek or a busy weekend. Sometimes parking can be a bit tricky, but it's a small price to pay for such a nice time once you're in :)

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C
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good as always but the service was really slow for some reason.

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LM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been eating here since it first opened. At first they didn’t vary their menu enough, but they soon picked up on that, and now they are building an extension as they are so busy. Often big Italian family get togethers here, so children are made very welcome. It is really buzzing on a Sunday lunch time. Their pizza is outstanding. They grow some of the ingredients used. All in all, a lovely place to eat if you like authentic Italian food and atmosphere.

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KM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My party of 6 loved the experience, but I am a bitter drinker. There were many pumps of Lager but only one of bitter. My pint of Ghost Ship was 'off' and had to be chaged. The lack of good bitter would influence my patronage in future.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the meals and the service was great too

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GM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is becoming our dining choice for good food in a not-so-local location. If you like Italian food this is an old-style family run restaurant which knows how to please its clientele. The menu is not just pizza but has a full range of pasta and other delicious dishes - the dessert of the day was a lighter-than air lemon cheesecake with a blackcurrant compote which cut through the sweetness, perfect!
It is very good value and I would recommend it.

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RN
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First we thought it was noisy, then we realised it was full and vibrant.
Then the excellent food came. Our concentration was the centered on that.
My tip reflected our joy

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JB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed lunch at La Pergola with the family at this friendly restuarant

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ET
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
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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s
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The waiter didn't interact - just took order and delivered food. Had to ask for sauces. I asked for cooked cherry tomatoes to be removed from dish and a replacement. Unfortunately the waiter didn't point out this wouldn't be possible and that the meal came without vegetables. Hence my large lamb steak and chips came with approx. 6 mushrooms and nothing else. Fortunately my partners meal included a salad and there was enough for both of us. The starter was equally disappointing. The antipasti meats came without breads, but fortunately we had ordered some breads. The profiteroles we ordered for dessert were solid and inedible.


The final disappointment was paying for the meal. We had to go to the bar to pay and right by the card machine was a saucer with several £5 notes in it. As we were the first dinners for the evening this had been staged to make one feel the minimum tip should be £5. As we had a disappointing 65th birthday meal I didn't tip.

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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
7 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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