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 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm -9:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday : Lunch open for private parties only.
    Reservation highly recommended for weekend.

    PS.BYOB
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Driola Kaloshi
  • 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
50 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (28)romantic (27)good for groups (17)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • La Pergola
    tuckers
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a wonderful time at La Pergola. The service is outstanding----the food was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fine Northern Italian
    sbsi
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Looked for a spot early Sunday evening before a performance at the Papermill Playhouse. Very gratified with the food, service and ambience. Intend to go there again just for the restaurant. Best place I have found in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is the second time we ate at La Pergola. Each time we thought the food was outstanding and felt welcomed as we came into the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • boothbayVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Started with the calamari and enjoyed the liver and lasagne specials as main courses. The warm biscotti with cream was a pleasant dessert to share. All food was excellently prepared, service was great, and the restaurant is conveniently located in town near the train station. We will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great meal
    nvp127VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant, BYOB, great food, great service, the owners are wonderful friendly accommodating people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A Millburn dining gem
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    wonderful food and service, diverse menu in a classic quiet white table cloth environment. La Pergola is the way a restaurant should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic place
    localdinner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great location, wonderful food. BYOB, and the meat lasagna is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    excellent food We will be back The homemade pasta had me at hello
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall nice experience
    Carolyn
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    La Pergola provided a nice alternative to Basilico, which often has no reservations available at reasonable dinner times. The food was quite good, although entrees were a little pricey. Bruschetta on the house was a nice touch and the bread was great. Homemade pasta was excellent. Ambience was quietly nice and the service was good. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food is consistently good, and they always have daily specials that are worth trying. This time the sardines were perfect and the papardelle was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Millburn Gem
    JERSEYGIRL
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    La Pergola was an excellent find. Hiding in plain sight, the Pergola serves fabulous food in a warm, welcoming ambiance. The food is attractively plated, the service was top notch without being obsequious, the host was friendly and attentive without being fawning. A good find - well worth going for that special night out on the town where you want to be able to speak to your dinner partner(s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    MommaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La Pergola is a beautiful and very comfortable restaurant. When dining at La Pergola, you feel welcome and yet special. The owner and his wife make you feel as if you are a friend dining with them. The food is delicious and the menu has wonderful choices. WE will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellente!
    TONYS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place, beautiful decor. Staff is on top of their game! Food was authentic and delicious. BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another superb meal
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Every meal we've had is totally enjoyable. That's why we return to dine here regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Routinely Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have visited this restaurant many times and I am reminded why it is a favorite each time. The food is carefully prepared with pride. As a BYOB the food is all that the owners have to sell and they work very hard creating GREAT meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impromptu business dinner
    archer5852VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A friend from Europe was in town and we found La Pergola on Open Table. We were all very pleased with our meals. The menu is very imaginative. The service was very attentive. We loved the European feel of the establishment, we were not rushed, every course was given proper time. If we find ourselves back in Milburn, a return visit will probably be included in the plans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed La Pergola
    BobGVIP
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 230 reviews are from the La Pergola reviews archive.
  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KennVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great local Italian spot for consistently good fare over the years. Love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet