La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

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364 reviews
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • 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.
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KM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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JT
Cambridge
2 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

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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

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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!!

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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.

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

Excellent food as usual. Can highly recommend this restaurant

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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DM
London
3 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.

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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!

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m
Cambridge
11 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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TA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal on a midweek evening, there was plenty of people to make the atmosphere.

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AD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The meeting with our long term friends was made all the more pleasurable

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FF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Italian restaurant in UK! Very genuine people, extra good food, wonderful service, the best pizza..feels like having dinner in Naples!

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PS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were extremely good and we were all delighted with the experience. We will certainly be coming back again soon

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MG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to go back to La Pergola and have a fantastic taste of Italy. A welcoming atmosphere, a pleasant time while enjoying either a main course or a delicious pizza! And make sure you go back home with a box of their special eggs - nothing the same!

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m
Cambridge
12 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our very favourite Italian restaurant, & that of our 9 year old Grandson, Charlie, who was with us on this occasion! Only drawback is that he says he's too old for child portions! He had a shared starter of garlic bread, lasagne (Almost all of it) & Tartufo (chocolate bombe). His dessert plate was well & truly cleared!

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DS
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Unexpected find of a nice little Italian restaurant. Both my lamb steak and my husband's seafood pasta dish were well cooked and well presented. Good desserts too. The restaurant is run by an Italian family which adds to its authenticity.

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PE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty, satisfying and reasonably priced meal out - the best experience I've had at a restaurant in or near Cambridge for a while

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AK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambient, service and food quality was amazing.

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EI
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been unable to go due to circumstances for a while, so wonderful to go back and find it is just as good as we remembered. We shall be making trips there more frequently in the future. I have recommended it to a lot of people and all who have gone have enjoyed it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my family had the pleasure of having the Mother's Day set menu. Although it was a set menu, there was a very good choice of food. From the starters to the dessert, we all enjoyed our meal immensely. Each and every member of staff were excellent in the way they handled a very busy service, the restaurant was full and it is quite a large restaurant.
The while feel of the place was welcoming and enjoyable.
We all look forward to enjoying another meal there in the future. Thank you you
La Pergola for making Mothers Day very special for us.

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WF
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

La Pergola is our go to place for any occasion. The food is always excellent quality, the perfect combination of special food and comfort food. The venue is lovely and very family/wheelchair friendly. The family take you in and make you feel so special and make sure your meal is too.

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PF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at this restaurant and it was a wonderful find. Tasty, authentic Italian food well presented, and so fresh. It’s been 20 yrs since I had such a tasty meal (in Yorkshire). Lovely Italian family & excellent service.
Going back in 2 weeks (evening this time). House wine excellent too. Best Italian I have had in East Anglia hands down.

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HB
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly and courteous staff, very good food and nice ambience.

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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall great value for money as the portion size was large. The pizza based starter was excellent so assume the Pizzas are good. We had a pasta prawn dish which my wife liked but there was too much. I had veal which I found the sauce with too much olive oil. Again the taste and size of portion were good. I should have had a pizza. The place was buzzing early on so plenty of atmosphere.

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PB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in cambs. Not pushy but if you wave the waiter will come. Good value for money... Will certainly return.

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AW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - only the second time visiting but it is just feels right. I have only been to Italy once but this is the closest I have ever come to the same feel and taste. When you walk in it smells the same as a wonderful place on Lido.

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KP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent in taste and presentation. Good selection. The servers were attentive and checked back. Slowish times e.g. with tea. Would have liked decaf tea to be available. A little chilly - we were there at opening time.

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k
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza in Cambridge! Very nice pizza dough and a wide variety of toppings.

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LH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely family run restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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AD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Remembered us from last time we went, busy but they work hard and provide a good service.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual! It does get very busy, so higher noise levels and slower service to be expected, that is the downside of great success!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately when we arrived at La Pergola there was a children's party taking place. The table they were at was quite central and the noise level was extraordinarily high. It was like having a meal in a school hall. The children were not controlled well by the adults and there was a lot of shrieking and yelling. My friend and I had met for a conversation and had to speak very loudly to hear each other. The staff at La Pergola seemed rushed off their feet and tried to be professional, but it was not a good environment. The food was alright, nothing exceptional. We would definitely not return there for a meal.

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OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the ingredients used is noticeable superior.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant with a really friendly atmosphere. The food was amazing and the service excellent. What a hidden gem. Very family friendly and there was a real buzz in the restaurant. Will definitely be back with the kids next time!

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c
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful family restaurant where everyone is greeted as a long lost friend and the food is amazing.

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