La Pergola
La Pergola

La Pergola

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lapergolanj.com/
  • Phone: 973-376-6838x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm,
    Saturday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday : Lunch open for private parties only.

    PS.BYOB
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties of up to 40 people in our side room and parties of up to 80 people in our main room.
  • Private Party Contact: Agron Kaloshi 973-376-6838x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: From the Millburn train station .
  • Public Transit: Millburn,NJ Train Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public lot parking across the street, or on the rear of our building after 6pm.
A word from La Pergola
Located walking distance from the historic Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, La Pergola offers authentic northern Italian cuisine, straight from farm-to-table.

Our menu consists of local produce, the freshest meats, daily caught seafood and homemade pastas and desserts.

Come and enjoy our traditional cuisine with family and friends. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or spirit and relish our fresh, savory dishes in a our warm, elegant and welcoming atmosphere.
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La Pergola reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (20)romantic (18)good for groups (9)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Enjoyed La Pergola
    BobG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I returned after not having been here for a while and enjoyed a very nice dinner on Saturday night. The room is beautiful with soft colors, nice lighting and good accoustics. The owners and staff are warm and friendly and welcoming. Our pasta and fish entrees were very nice. Dessert was also very good. La Pergola is a good option when you are planing to be in the Millburn area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Food
    JimD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Second time at La Pergola. The owner is extremely friendly when seating and stopping by, without being over bearing. Waiters were on top of their game and the food is excellent. A little pricey but worth it. Good for a romantic dinner. Most of patrons were dressed well, so not a last minute pasta spot. For a serious and enjoyable or special dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we had a delicious dinner at la pergola. the service was excellent, the menu has many tasty options and the food is delicious. we have been here many times and will return for many for terrific dinners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good, service ???
    avkat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is our second visit and again, the food was very good. The homemade pasta was perfect and the vegetables, meat and seasoning was just right. I wish the service was better. Perhaps they were just short of staff. Waiters were running around and looking harried. We had to wait too long for simple requests - like water. We will go back, hoping for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another five Star place to dine
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Once again, we had an absolutely excellent meal. In addition to excellent food and service, the old fashioned ambiance(tables set far apart from each other, table cloths, soft Italian music in the background) totally enhance enjoying your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go!
    GoldenBoot
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Get the homemade pastas and desserts. Italian husband and wife are excellent chefs and friendly hosts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Find
    Sarah205VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding. The kitchen and chef, at least weekday, offered to size any plate either big or small or even create new dishes if they had the ingredients. We split the gnochi main meal, dinner sized salad and asparagus appetizer. My daughter ordered a dessert. All was fantastic. Service was out of this world, attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our second visit to La Pergola. Everything was delicious. It was a group & we ordered different things & everyone was very happy with their selections. A special of grilled sardines was a standout, as was the halibut & grouper. The pork chop was so good it was gnawed to the last bit! Pastas are freshly made with care. We were pretty full, so didn't order many desserts, but the lemon torte was great! We were celebrating our mother's 80th bday & the servers couldn't have been more gracious & friendly! It's BYO, which we particularly like. We loved it & shall be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    Armand
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    LaPergola is a fantastic place. We went there with our family before going to the Paper Mill Playhouse which is within walking distance. The service was outstanding, everyone was friendly and attentive and the food was just as great. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO
    Herb
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    was with my 12 year old grandson, menu very good for him
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection at La Pergola
    gingerpeachey
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lovely ambiance..sleek yet welcoming. Very good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Pergola shines
    plasticmsg
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    La Pergola has been open in Millburn for about 4-5 years. It was very good at first and has gotten progressively better. We had 2 vegetarians with us and they had no problem finding excellent options. The preparation of the food was outstanding, the plating beautiful, and the whole package memorable. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Jackpenny
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Had been trying to get to LaPergola for a while and now wonder why. Tuna was over cooked and tasteless. The crispy duck had NO crisp and seemed to have stewed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food. Special service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was excellent and the service outstanding. The homemade pasta was especially noteworthy. Nice place for a special occasion . Bring your own booze too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another five Star place to dine
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food, service and ambiance are superb!! That's why we frequently return to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; great service
    TgloveVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    La Pergola is a gem. The chef (part owner with her husband who is the host) makes her own pasta and every bite is delicious. The sweet potato ravioli is absolutely incredible. The noise is moderate so you can have a conversation with your dinner companions without the need to raise your voices. The owners are very engaging and truly committed to ensuring you have a good dining experience. The desserts are equally impressive -- especially the biscotti (freshly baked and a great way to end a meal). And it is byob so bring what you like to accompany what will be a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aa17
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great restaurant! Thoroughly enjoyed the service and the good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shortie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Terrific food. Chef comes out to talk and tell you how she's made it. She goes to Italy or France to advance her skills every year. Don't miss this place for a wonderful evening. Truly a dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had dinner with friends on a Saturday night and we all enjoyed our meals. The sweet potato ravioli was delicious. The service was attentive and professional. I would definitely recommend La Pergola and we will be eating there again soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FamDIn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was very good- busy night on Mother's Day. A bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good great, service not so much
    Kimtastic29VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We received a gift certificate here when we bought our maplewood home and were very excited to try it! We took my mother in law for Mother's Day and while the food was delicious, the service was way off. The host looked at us like we were crazy when we said we had a reservation (which I made through open table). Once we sat they asked us to order about 3 seconds upon hitting the seat. We needed more time and boy did they give it to us. Took forever to order, get our food and get the check. Also impossible to get refills of my water. Tables around us were complaining about service too. For the price you pay, good food just isn't enough, good service is required too! I will say the pumpkin ravioli with fig was delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the La Pergola reviews archive.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband chose La Pergola for a special birthday dinner. The food was excellent and Driola is an amazing chef!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    TheresaVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    La Pergola is a lovely restaurant. A perfect choice for dining in Millburn before/after a PMP show or a leisurely evening out. The owners and their staff make you feel very special and like an old friend. The food is well-prepared and absolutely delicious. The restaurant takes attention to detail to new heights. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing to say the least
    DoctorAlVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have been here before The food previously was quite good but on this visit was fair at best The service was horrible There was no waiter or waitress The maitre d (who I believe is the owner) was in charge of greeting people seating them, taking their order and serving them, helping to clear the dishes as well as giving them the check and answering the phone There was one other person who would bring out bread and water and help clear dishes as well In a small restaurant I presume this can be done but in a restaurant such as this it was ridiculous Besides taking a long time for the meal to be served no one came back to check on us until it was time for the bill I couldn't get anyone's attention to refill the one glass of water I was given
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We go here often and are never disappointed. The management and staff are friendly and accommodating; there are always interesting specials not on the menu; they give you little extras; and the food is excellently prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, AGAIN!!
    golfer
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Once again, everything was great. Food, service, atmosphere etc. It is quickly becoming my favorite spot, even though I live 1 hour away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food and menu are excellent. Tables were very close together and it was noisier than I would have expected. They got very busy and service attention became slower. The food is so good that I will return but maybe on a midweek visit when it is less crowded. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CASSIE
    ANGEL
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    WE HAVE EATEN THERE FREQUENTLY AND HAVE REFERRED SEVERAL FRIENDS AS WELL.
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  • Reliably excellent
    AmaroneMontrachet
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Whether a quiet or busy night, the staff at La Pergola is always at their attentive best.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit not a great experience
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We arrived 7:30 PM, 4 top in corner, they pointed out, was getting ready. Then table given to a party that arrived after us. It took 15 minutes to get our order taken. When the appetizers arrived it was not our order. Our appetizers arrived 8:15 PM . At 9 PM our entrees arrived, once again we received the wrong order. 2 baskets of bread and 2 bottles of wine later we are still waiting for dinner. Our correct dinner arrived at 9:20 PM. We were so hungry we ate our meals in 5 minutes. My chicken entree was tough. Pasta portions looked like appetizers. 9:40 PM, dessert not an option. Waited 10 minutes for a check, it came, it was not ours. Correct check paid, we left at 10 PM. My thoughts: 2 waiters, 3 bussers, 90+ patrons =bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoy -just not on a weekend night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved the restaurant but not our most recent visit- too many tables jammed in with each other. Service & food timing was extremely slow - kitchen never caught up- extremely long wait between courses. Try it on any other night & you will enjoy it so much more!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    Marge
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. It was my husbands birthday and I wanted it to be special. It exceeded my expectations. It's on our list of "special" places. It was our first dining experience at La Pergola ... we can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants in NJ!!
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The only problem is choosing from so many delicious appetizers and entrees. Every meal we've ever had has been EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Pergola
    kayla
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    lovely setting with an interesting menu, generous portions and good service. we dont eat meat and found good choices in both the appetizers and entrees. we will be back even though it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very slow and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service was very slow and waiter never came to check on our table. 730 reservation didn't get our entrees until 930.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We have been to La Pergola now several times and it has never disappointed! Their food is amazing--even to the most discerning palate. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. The owner remembers my husband and I every time. We always look forward to an evening there! I cannot wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff and Food
    Carla
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Two things will always entice you to a restaurant. Great food and staff. That exactly describes La Pergola - from the salads to the main entrees. Everything was delicious! Will definitely be visiting La Pergoa again very soon!! I ordered the Branzini - cooked to perfection alongside vegetables and a whipped sweet potato tart. Ambience was so perfect, and I loved the acoustics (along with the Andrea Bocceli music).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • : (
    Sharon
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This was our second visit to the restaurant and it was a BIG Disappointment. Reservation honored for the time we chose, waiter showed up and was distracted, did not give us any information regarding the dishes we ordered or if there were specials.. I specifically asked for the sauce to be on the side of my veal, wrong, it was drowning in sauce, covering up the poor quality of the veal that was served. My husbands dishwas liver and again of poor quality and tough to chew. That being said, I am not returning nor will I recommend this dining experience to my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience,
    Tapa
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Wonderful dining experience, with very attentive service. Food was delicious and the portions generous. They even offer a special need, gluten free diet on the menu. Will definitely go back again to enjoy a good meal in a quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A superb place to dine!!!
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet