La Pergola

4.6
751 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come and celebrate with us Christmas Eve at our beautiful, festive ,decorated restaurant .Our executive chef have designed a special A la carte menu with the most festive flavors for the most festive night of the year.Merry Christmas !!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate New Year's Eve at our beautiful, festive, decorated restaurant .Our executive chef has designed a very special Prix Fixe 3- course menu for $100 per person .Tax and gratuity not included.Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 751 People Are Saying
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H
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience. Love the attention, great food and service. Beautiful space

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinners of Veal Toscana, Grouper Francaise and Shrimp with Black Linguine. Service was very pleasant and attentive. We finished our meals, cappachinos and desserts with plenty of time to walk to our show.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Pergola is consistency fantastic. I always recommend it to clients that come into my office

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TN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places you will ever go! An incredible dining experience from beginning to end and in every way. Go there once and you'll go again, and again, and again. PHENOMENAL!!!

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WG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, warm welcoming owners and staff It is pricey but worth it. The filet mignon was excellent as was the salmon. Parking is street or in a parking deck across the street.

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JE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience with attentive service. Stuffed artichoke and roasted duck were both excellent and a little different from the norm on many menus in the area.

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

While the food was delicious the service was poor. We got there only thirty minutes after they had opened for dinner. There were only two waiters and they seemed overwhelmed with turning the restaurant over from a previous party. We waited a very long time to be spoken to and then even longer to take our orders. We left without coffee or dessert because we were afraid of how long we would wait!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our adult children were home for a visit and La Pergola is a family favorite!

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RM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not used to being doted on and having so many people at my beck and call. Very luxurious!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was all very good. For a local Italian restaurant the quality and portions were good. It's a pretty big space which makes it a good option for a large party. Byob is also a good option and there is a liquor store a block away.

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CC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good on all counts. Can’t meet with this one.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, as aleays

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only disappointment was that when we were told about the specials, we were not told how expensive the White Truffles would be over the pasta, it was absurdly expensive and not revealed until we got the bill.

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this local gem. Great food and ambiance Consistent in quality

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The service and hospitality are so warm and friendly. Dinner was fabulous. It's just an elegant place to be.

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MZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was good, not great.
Service was absolutely terrible!
6:15pm reservation. Told server we were going to a show. It took 45+ minutes to get our appetizers. Finally finished meal and paid (which also took forever) at 7:50pm.
Restaurant was NOT busy at 6:15pm, but due to incredibly slow service there was a line out the door at 7:45pm.
There are too many good restaurants in town so there is no reason to return due to the lousy serve.

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LL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theater dinner. Food is exceptional with many choices. Wait staff makes sure you make on time curtain. From fish to meat to pastas, any choice is perfect. The servers are attentive but not obtrusive. A local favorite!

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PK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely space. Cool art. Friendly owners. The mushroom soup was glorious- balsamic reduction on top was perfection. The fresh pasta sweet potato ravioli - was like eating dessert in undercooked pasta. Disappointing. The appetizer salad with tomato, beet and shrimp was delicious. Overall, I’ll try again and select more carefully.

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JK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had a snapper and pasta dish which she loved. The portion was quite large and the preparation was excellent. It was her birthday. She was happy! We will return.

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4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was awesome! Service was very slow! We had to ask our server for the dessert menus!

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AR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our part of 4 was welcomed as family when we entered the restaurant. Automatically we were served cheese, olives and bread when the menus were handed out. The food was scrumptious! We were not rushed or made to feel like it was time to leave. I will definitely be back!

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner with my wife. We had the butternut squash ravioli, roasted duck, and the risotto. It was all very good.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. My only comment is that the side dish of sweet potato did not go with my fish with tomatoe base sauce. The restaurant is expensive so I would come here only on special ocassions.

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MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to La Pergola based on online reviews and was not disappointed. Place is very pretty .. service is excellent, owner came over to make sure all was well which is always a nice touch. We started off with the mussel appetizer which was delicious but a little light on the sauce which also was very good. I had the pork chop gianbotta which was tender and flavorful and my wife had the Mezzaluna which is similar to ravioli and she loved it. Ended with expresso and Tiramisu which was a perfect finish. All in all a very positive experience all the way around.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredible. The food you can tell was so homemade and fresh. The service was amazing as well and I cannot wait to go back. I was In love with everything and my boyfriend and I can’t wait to return

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, good friends, and great service. Never disappoints.

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F
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
133 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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MS
New York Area
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
32 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
133 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
183 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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