La Pergola

4.7
725 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(973) 376-6838
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Driola Kaloshi
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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.
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Private party contact
Agron Kaloshi: (973) 376-6838
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
From the Millburn train station .
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Parking details
Free public lot parking across the street, or on the rear of our building after 6pm.
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Public transit
Millburn,NJ Train Station
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 725 People Are Saying
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F
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent meal served in this well run restaurant...lovely evening and great food

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The orange duck was the best ever. Don’t forget your best bottle of wine. The deserts were delicious.

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TG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time we've dined here. Made reservations for my anniversary.
Had to eat early because we had other plans for later that evening. We had a 5 PM reservation.
As expected, it was not busy at that hour, so service by the waitstaff was great.
Started with the fried Calamari...Excellent...(light and crispy outside, perfectly cooked inside)
Then the best gnocchi in pesto (Genovese) sauce I've "ever" had.
My wife had the penne with eggplant and loved it.
A deliciously rich piece of Lemoncello cake topped off the meal with a cup of espresso.
I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for a nice place with good food and a friendly waitstaff. It was not inexpensive but certainly reasonable, for the quality of the food.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to this restaurant for years and every time I wonder why I don't come back more often. The food is always excellent and service is very good too. You won't be disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive staff, atmosphere was very nice

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S
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent place and nice inside design. My pork chop was very tough and chewy. Not a top quality cut. All in all a very nice place

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LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating here is always a pleasure: great food, great service, great ambiance.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Been there many times. I always was satisfied.

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m
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I want to start by saying that the food and ambiance was great. I loved my lasagna and my wife loved her spinach pasta. The wait staff was friendly and we would go to back and people should go here.
However, I was disappointed in the fact that we chose to come here for our 19th wedding Anniversary and I put that in my reservation as well as stated it to people several times but not once were we wished a Happy Anniversary from anyone or treated special at all. Meanwhile a table of four gentlemen were treated like royalty because it was one man's birthday. Not saying we wanted that but it would have been nice to have been recognized. It is a shame that we chose this reteraunt for our special night and we were ignored. Again, we will go back, but not for any occasions that we are celebrating.

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S
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service. Friendly owner who wants to please. You must give it a try

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FA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were seated promptly. Initial ordering and service was good. BUT THEN IT TOOK ONE HOUR TO GET OUR MAIN COURSE. I explained that if we didn’t get our dinner within 5 minutes we were going to leave. Lou and behold, the food came out almost immediately. I don’t think we’ll be going back

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second visit to La Pergola, and happy to say was just as great as the first time. Menu was changed from our first time, with some old Italian favorites along with many creative dishes. Our table of four ordered different entree's and all were delicious. Owner makes you feel special, and wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Bring a bottle and enjoy your evening.

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F
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining , attentive service and an owner that cares what he presents to you.

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i
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always a pleasure to dine here. tables far enough apart for conversation, great service. i always start with the eggplant lasagna. roasted eggplant, not fried, with homemade lasagna. very light and delicious. i always end with the Tartufo. Perfect chocolate and creamy ice cream. the duck was very crispy and meaty. the fish is always excellent. Our go to place in the neighborhood.

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LB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great owner, food, staff and space. One of our favorites.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Summer dinner in Millburn. Best time of year when many are away for the summer. Parking was a snap. The service was very attentive. The food was excellent. La pergola is amazingly consistent in this regard. Had the endive/arugula salad to start, Filet of Sole Picatta and Lemoncello cake for desert. Everything was really delicious. Always have a good meal here and would recommend to others.

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DS
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Something was definitely wrong with the octopus appetizer which was one of the specials offered that night. I believe they forgot to cook it. AWFUL! The veal was not quite up to par either.
This was the first bad meal we have had in all the years we have been dining at LaPergola.

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit for myself and my husband, but our friends from Montclair loved it, too! The food was delicious as always and the staff is very welcoming and attentive. We will go back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were equally excellent. Seafood was fresh and the homemade pasta was melt in your mouth delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant and the dessert which is lacking in some many establishments was not forgotten here the limoncello cake and the torta alla nonna were both delicious. Excellent experience all around , you can taste the love and passion of the chef in her food.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had 6 people at dinner and sat in a nice table inside one of the window "nooks" which was great because there was a table of about 14 that was a little loud next to us.

The appetizers were really good except for the Mussels which had several empty shells. Our fish dinners were delicious and the pasta dinners were also good. The gnocchi with broccoli rabe was delicious and different!

The service was nice and the staff was very friendly. I guess I just expected more from this restaurant, which is a little expensive. Even though its a BYOB you can't completely justify the cost. I'm not sure if I'd ever go back since it was nothing special....it was Good, not Great!

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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always treat you like family. The food is very creative with lots of subtle touches.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was wonderful. Food delicious service excellent can’t wait to go back

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MM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best lasagna I've ever had. Amazing. Its a special, but I was told its always available. SHould add it to the menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except the fish was over cooked

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal! The food was amazing and what a great selection and choices on the menu. The waiters were excellent! Can’t wait to go back.

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BT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Forgot that it was BYOB. But the waiter
was very gracious and offered us wine at no charge. We gave him a really nice tip to Thank him. Really enjoyed our meal. I had grilled Salmon. My husband had the Sole. I wouldn’t say we were blown away but both were prepared well. The staff were-very conscientious , as we were going to a show at the Papermill playhouse. So it’s a perfect place! We will probably go back.

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k
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy delicious food and flawless service at La Pergola even when dining during a busy evening as we did tonight.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wish we lived closer. Very welcoming. Amazing food.

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JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation because we were going to see a show at Paper Mill playhouse. The Italian menu was wonderful. It was delicious.
We didn’t realize it was BYOB, so if you are a person who absolutely must have a drink, either bring your own wine or choose a different place.
The service was attentive and efficient and we had no problem getting to our show. They asked every table if they were attending the show, and if you were, they knew how to service the table. You could tell there were large groups that, armed with serveral bottles, were there for the night and that was just fine with them too.

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R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor and European style service makes this a perfect place for a special occasion dinner. The food is excellent, and fairly priced. Most pastas are house made. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was really outstanding. BYOB.

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good and warm, friendly, helpful staff

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service! Would def go agin. The lamb my husband tried was really delectable!

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LO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our first time at La Pergola and I have to admit that the place is very beautiful! The food was fresh and well prepared. Service was good, our waiter was very attentive and nice, his helpers required a bit more attention to details. Overall we had a pleasant dinner and will return!

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D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was disastrous. Confusion, missing orders and general chaos. Food was very good and the manager tried his best.

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Milburn! Outstanding food and the best service!

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is a large, elegant room. There was a big party which made the noise level very high.

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MN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As alway, everything was wonderful. Have had only good experiences at La Pergola!!

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overcrowded, cold food, incredibly bad service. Not recommended.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in the area for fine dining!!!

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