La Pergola

4.5
1191 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Indoor and Outdoor dinning .
Nestled in the heart of Millburn, La Pergola has curated a delightful outdoor garden dining experience in addition to our signature indoor space. Now whether you prefer to dine surrounded by the lush, flower-filled beauty of nature or in the candlelit elegance of our chic interior, we look forward to serving you the region's best Northern Italian cuisine in style! Please specify your choice with your reservation.
To access the outdoor dinning go around to the back of Fidelity Bank.
Follow LA PERGOLA GARDEN signs.
*Outdoor dinning weather permitted.
Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or champagne. LA PERGOLA IS BYOB
Open 7Days
Lunch and Dinner: 11:30 am to 10pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve, December 31st, we will be open for Lunch and Dinner. Lunch and pick up will be A la carte menu until 4pm. Dinner will have a spectacular three-course prix fixe Dinner menu ($100, tax and gratuity excluded). Happy New Year! Outdoor dining available with weather permitted.

What 1191 people are saying
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FrankC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfortable place. Good food and very solid service. I would recommend Pergola to everyone.

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vipKPAN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, we wanted a table outside, even in the rain, they had a beautiful table set up for us under a nice cover so we can be outdoors, as we are trying to stay very limited in eating indoors due to covid. The food was wonderful and the staff let us hang out and drink our wine until it was time for "lights out." I highly recommend this place. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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DeeSav
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely delicious fresh food and great portions! Service was a little slow but very friendly. Will definitely go back. I imagine it would be great for a holiday dinner.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best and very expensive for the quality.

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vipLindaE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We met friends for dinner on Saturday night. The dining room was full with customers, unfortunately they had very few servers and our food was slow coming from the kitchen. I realize that many restaurants are experiencing a shortage of help, perhaps it is time not to accept so many reservations

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to LaPergola tonight for a birthday dinner. It was the first restaurant we returned to during the pandemic. Because we are very careful about covid, we only eat outside. LaPergola has a stellar set up in a large courtyard in the back of the restaurant. It is very appealing, with white lights, tiki torches and heat lamps. You feel like you are in Europe. Spinach fettuccine was great. If they have the duck special, splurge on it. They do a veal or chicken parm on a wooden board that looks great. Highly recommended to lift your spirits. BYOB.

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vipWanderlust1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a smaller menu since before the pandemic, one can still find what to eat. On a Monday night, however,the appetizer selection was small. Nevertheless, the food doesn’t disappoint. It was raining so we ate inside. We’ve dined outside many times in a park-like setting. This is a good restaurant to frequent.

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vipDeannaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service!

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gourmetfish
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

La Pergola never disappoints. Mushroom soup is exquisite, as always. Everything else was simply outstanding. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Outdoor dining space is lovely and food is always delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal , wonderful service and delicious food!!!

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vipHere4u
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome, excellent service and delicious food!! Need I say more?

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HoosierLovesFood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food. The staff is nice but became scarce towards the end when we were ready to pay and leave. The outdoor ambiance was nice save for the alley and construction on my view.

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vipEdwardS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a customer who has gone many times the food was excellent. The service was great but this time I wanted to stress a wonderful anecdote. I had finished 1/2 of my chicken parmigiana (which is served perfectly on wood plank). The waiter came to take it to pack up and the wood cracked causing it to fall. Not only were they courteous but the chef came and spoke with us and while we spoke she said she was going back to make us a new order to take home! Can’t say enough about how personal that connection was. Not something we see often these days. Kudos to the entire team as La Pergola

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MaryAnnO
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Agron and Driola provide the best in food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience1

Great food

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AmyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best friend brought us here. And he’s Italian. We love it forever

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vipJudithL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Mushroom soup, arugula salad and fettuccine with filet and champagne sauce. And limoncello cake. Everything beyond superb!

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MaryAnnO
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, Service is great, Outside area is really nice!

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LelandMont
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the greater Montclair area. The Kaloshis are truly outstanding host and always deliver an excellent Italian meal!

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BillS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were large portions and the food was very good. I had the pork chop, I ordered it medium and was cooked to perfection.

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JoshR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food was very good, and quite over priced for what it was. 40$ for chicken parm. Aside from the food the rest of the experience was probably the worst I have ever encountered. The staff was clearly over worked and confused with the dining layout. Our food was delivered to three different tables before making it to the correct place. When notifying the owner how poor the service was, that no one was coming to check on us and quite a wait to take the order, his response was “your food is on the table, my job is done.” And then upon asking for the check he told me to feel free to write a bad review, he didn’t care.

La Pergola
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hello Josh, we are happy to know that you liked our food. The chicken parm is organic chicken topped with parmigiano-reggiano & fresh mozzarella cheese baked on a special tomato sauce with a side of penne marinara The price is $38 not $40 ... Not sure if you leave in the area but Millburn including our restaurant's garden and the basement was flooded. It took all our team working non stop for 3 days to clean up, restock and prepare for Saturday night. As always we appreciate you dining with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating out and trying new food, La Pergola is my favorite. They’re food is simply amazing and delicious. I ate the best pasta and lasagna I’ve had in my life. The sea dishes are so good and fresh and the desserts were great. Experience just like Italy. The servers were very attentive, hardworking, and very pleasant. Looking forward to coming back. Definitely best Italian restaurant in Millburn.

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vipdave
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Lovely outdoor area but mediocre food and terrible service. Entrees did not arrive until 2 hours after we arrived. We were never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee. Had to ask 3 times for the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Understand staffing is tricky during COVID but the quality and presentation of the food was just OK. The service too was OK. The main course arrived 2 hours after our arrival. The air conditioning seemed to stop after 9 PM. We sat in a 5 star environment but the experience was disappointing. Not horrible but 3 star…

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NancyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Fresh and tasty food. Good service.

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ACO1979
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside in the garden which at first seemed odd as it it literally in the plaza behind the restaurant. However, our seating for two was perfect. The ambiance was very nice. The hanging lights and the outdoor music made the dinner very intimate. As for service, I can’t say enough how attentive the ladies (who I believe were the hostesses) were. They certainly helped make the waiters job easier. For food, my wife got the burrata appetizer which came with very beefy tomatoes and was delicious. I got the mushroom soup which was very good. For dinner, she got the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I got the duck special with asparagus risotto which was very good. For dessert, we shared the tartufo and lemon pie, both were very good. Overall, everything was very good and I would recommend trying it out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family owned place where everyone was kind and the service was good from the owner to all levels of the servers. The food was good and they gave generous portions. Nice experience and they were open later than most restaurants in the area which we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Pergola has the best outdoor dining that I’ve been to, a true hidden gem! The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. The rack of lamb is out of this world and my wife loved her black linguini! I tried the Panna cotta dessert for the first time and it was absolutely delicious. Going back next week for my friends birthday!

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RIMMA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely!
Will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. What a charming restaurant - we will be back.

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vipJason
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Absolutely gorgeous patio dining. The black linguine was pretty mediocre and it was served with two incredibly overcooked, rubbery shrimp. Really overpriced for such a poor dish.

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vipsteve
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT. Can’t wait to go back!

JC
vipJenniferC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Very disappointing. There was a party going on and we struggled to have the wait staff pay us any attention. The food was delicious but service was terrible. Not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

KR
vipKenR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We sat down and ordered our meal. Two people ordered duck which was a special. Two people ordered scallops that were on the regular menu. Ten minutes later we were told that the duck had sold out and that they were out of scallops. It was only 7:20.
We all ordered tomatoes and cheese for an appetizer . I am still waiting for the balsamic that I asked for. Service was very hectic and the food was mediocre. We used to like this restaurant but were very disappointed. We will not be going back. They also added a 20% tip on the bill . I have never seen a restaurant do that for a table if 4.

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vipSheldonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times over the years. Always excellent!

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vipDavidD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We love this restaurant but we clearly visited on an off day - celebrating Father’s Day. The service was nearly non -existent (we sat for long periods of time waiting for waiters and bus people, we finally got our soft drink order near the middle of the main course, etc.) and the ~$50 lobster tail was chewy. We hope the next visit will bring back their usually stellar service and food (but I doubt we’ll order the lobster tail again.)

FAQs

La Pergola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 376-6838.

La Pergola is rated 4.5 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.