La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

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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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L
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I would recommend going in as late as possible. It was manic when we went in and were shown to table straight away. And given menus but it was at least 15 mins before we were asked about a drink and we actually got the two drinks one of which was tap water after 40 mins even after the arrival of our starters which were 36 mins. Can not fault the food and the fact it is busy shows the food is good but a lot of tables emptied about 8.30 so prob a good time to arrive would be then. Staff all friendly and pleasant just very busy

LT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food amazing staff are friendly love coming here

CH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, reminds me of traditional family tavernas I used to visit growing up in Greece. Food is great and the staff are helpful and accommodating. It's lively and bustling, which I love. One of my favourite places to go!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience for the taste buds, we take our two children and the pasta and pizza are brilliant, so are the deserts. Love this place!

NF
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family run restaurant with good quality italian cooking. Pizzas exceptional. Highly recommend

FP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at this restaurant. Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their food. The staff are all so friendly and efficient. Just perfect.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I've been to the Pergola a number of times and have always had very good food. Unfortunately if you go in the evening the service is very slow and it's very noisy.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the quality of the food, authentic Italian cuisine. Pizza’s are excellent. Good family run business.
Service could be a bit speedier but staff very friendly. Busy and lively place. Book early!

RE
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is outstanding.

The service is good but we were left waiting for longer than expected to make our initial drinks order and then our meal order. Other than that, we would return.

AH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service excellent, lovely evening celebrating our daughters birthday.

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian restaurant with really good food and service. The pizzas are amazing. This was our first visit but will definitely go back there soon.

AT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very authentic, great food, good value, reminded us of a beautiful restaurant we enjoyed in Tuscany!

m
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we can't fault any aspect of this fab venue! Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Magnifico!

GM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good atmosphere. Bit slow but very busy.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food. Perfect service. The kids have a good play area.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large choice, reasonable prices. Easy to park. Nice staff members

NS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit thanks. Caters really well for children. Fantastic pizzas and delicious seafood pasta, much more seafood than you normally get in standard restaurants.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, with generous portion sizes. Staff were very friendly and attentive

J
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service lovely helpful staff

ED
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and it feels like you are really in Italy.

AT
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommended. We will be back soon!

LY
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We visited as a group of 8 last Saturday and unfortunately must have visited on a down day as I believe the restaurant is normally reviewed well. 5 of our party of 8 opted for pizza which was very poor. Crust was too hard to cut and centre was soggy. To be fair we didn’t complain at the time as we were celebrating my mums 81st, her treat and I didn’t want to upset her by complaining. Deserts were delicious and service was good

JD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great authentic food. Very amenable to dietary requests. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to return.

W
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very friendly. Views through to the kitchen and the pizza oven are fun. Staff could have been a bit more attentive but no real problem. Food was authentic Italian and excellent. Coffee was very good too.

PL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice people would recommend to family and friends. The fact they grow some of their own veg etc is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food outside of Italy. I have been going here for years and am yet to be disappointed by a meal at la pergola. Fantastic restaurant with lovely friendly staff, a proper family feel and authentic cuisine which comes second to none!

m
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Delicious freshly made pizzas.
Friendly staff.
Plenty of parking.

PT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good value for money and a really busy environment. The noise levels at time can be a little high but it’s worth it and some enjoy the atmosphere. The staff are very good in general, they do seem overworked at times but this does not affect the quality of the food.

JB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very busy for a weekday and short staffed meant slow service. However they were very friendly when they had a chance and the food was great. Will go again 100%.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were so excited about our booking - it was my daughter's 16th birthday family dinner, and the restaurant had been highly recommended. The food was poor quality, the service was appallingly slow (one of the manager's apologised) and it just didn't feel like the evening we had anticipated.

PC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service lived up to our expectations! Lovely staff who helped to make the evening pleasurable. The food spoke for itself!!!!!! Will definitely be returning.

VD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way as always. Family celebration, 3 generations all catered for. Food came to the whole table together for every course.

P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went to La Pergola on a couple of occasions and both times I ate exquisite (traditional Italian) food. Staff was cordial staff and friendly. I will definitely go there again

KM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Excellent service delivered with a smile. Lovely food and a genuine desire to make you feel welcome

PS
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, very authentically Italian. Tried one of the specials, fish stew absolutely fabulous. Everyone else’s meals great too. Puddings there are excellent

JC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

BW
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly Italian restaurant. A bit out of town but known as the best Italian restaurant in Cambridge? Pizza is tasty. Meat dishes are authentic but didn't really wow me much. You can count on a good hearty meal.