La Pergola

4.4
1151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
FOR INDOOR DINNING
Our indoor dinning it is full capacity.
FOR OUTDOOR DINNING
We created a beautiful outdoor dinning area in the back of our building. To access the outdoor dinning go around to the back of Fidelity Bank.
Follow LA PERGOLA GARDEN signs.
Located walking distance from the historic Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ,
La Pergola offers authentic northern Italian cuisine.
Come and enjoy our traditional cuisine with family and friends. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or champagne. LA PERGOLA IS BYOB

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
What 1151 people are saying
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4.1
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4.4
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ohio
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff works hard and when very busy you will see the owner clearing tables and delivering food.
Atmosphere is very nice and food is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Very poor experience - service was unacceptable

In short - over 2hrs wait for our entrees, with our son’s being brought out 35mins before the rest of the table with no explanation… asked 5 different members of staff what was going on and not one had the decency to update. Only when we said we we’re leaving did food magically appear.

Shame. Been big fans but they clearly could not cope with the demand as we were not alone in our experience last night.

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Wizcowboy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Well let’s start. Waitress could not understand her forced us to get certain foods. The food was horrible .. veal chop I had was baked. My wife’s black ink pats had ragú sauce. We waited for bread. I ate with my desert fork.. and my $46 veal chop was horrible maybe it’s me that I know good food but this place was a 2 put of a 10. I gave one young kid who should be the waiter $40 cash tip and left nothing in my bill. Listen I know restaurants and this place isn’t one of them. This is for people that eat bad food all week with. Money and then they go there and they say o my god this is so good . It’s not. !!
I and to ask for bread and extra oil. The waitress who took our order disappeared and then We saw her and. Asked here are you been she said “ we’re a family business and we don’t have to to be with you “. Wow. First and last !!!! Lots of people running around and a fake Italian hostess with a tight blue suit. I said to him “ come va” he said what did you say. I said come va “ he said what language is that i told my wife oh boy let just eat the appetizers and go. She said no give it a Chance. il cibo è orribile. Chao. Don’t go.

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vipshbc64
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our meal at la pergola!!

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vipTavrofan
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful out door garden, amazing food and impeccable service. We had a wonderful birthday lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

pretty outdoor setting. delicious eggplant lasagna, sole frances, caesar salad, tartufo

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space to celebrate my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Outdoor garden seating was perfect.

JK
JanetK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unfortunately would have given a higher rating but service was poor and wait time for our food was long; they forgot to put our order in. Even in these tough times, just an acknowledgment that it was slow tonight, anything, should have been done. We we’re pretty much ignored. Left after over two hours without dessert as a result.

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Kristin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy Friday night but the service and food could not have been better. Their outdoor space is one of the nicest I have seen.

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vipSteveandlaura
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is lovely. I

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vipLetseat
New York Area
300 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers Day Brunch.
Food was very good. Filet mignon was done perfectly
Black squid pasta with shrimp very good.
Always an enjoyable meal. Nice Mother’s Day brunch.

Need black napkins. White lint all over my pants and my husbands.

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vipKaren23
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food and service always

MN
vipMairNJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like a magical garden with delicious food, excellent white-glove service and an ambiance which is lovely! The food is SO good, it's BYOB (there's a liquor store up the road), we love this restaurant and plan to go back soon!

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vipRandy
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Really good food, nice atmosphere and priced well. Here's the problem, after 1 hour from ordering our food hadn't arrived. I told the manager and he seemed to panic. I'm sure the waiter forgot to put our order in. We only saw our waiter 2 times, when he took our order and when he brought out our salads. Not a very pleasant experience.

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debbie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food never disappoints at La Pergola, and their new outdoor dining space makes for an enchanting evening.

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vipAnaTen7777
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

There was only one waiter for the entire restaurant.
The experience was not great, but the Waiter was working very hard and very nice. We felt bad for him.
They need to hire more help.
Not what it used to be, i will not go back.

KH
KHoran
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, never felt rushed the entire evening.

SM
StephanieM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a warm and gracious welcome, like dining with family. Fried zucchini, calamari, stuffed artichoke and eggplant lasagne. No menu needed!

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StuartN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great owners !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at La Pergola for the first time this past weekend and had a wonderful experience! I saw some reviews about bad or slow service... but what I noticed was that they went above and beyond to ensure the comfort of their customers during these very difficult times. If it takes a little longer to get my check or find my server, I’m ok with that as I see the staff ( including a well dressed gentleman I assumed to be the manager or possibly owner) dragging heaters around and kneeling on the ground to change tanks and fire up heaters so that our outdoor dining experience was as safe as comfortable as possible. The food was exceptional. We will definitely be going back!

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JulieS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Restaurant was terribly understaffed. Our food took over an hour and a half to be served (had to complain to manager first) and it came out cold.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always! Sat outside the weather was great, tables spaced out nicely! Happy to see them doing so well during the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, 10/10 recommend

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vipChocoLala
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational! We loved our evening at La Pergola. Cuisine, service, ambience....everything was perfection. A wonderful dinner in a lovely garden setting. Grazie mille! We'll be back soon.

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vipBeachEsq
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside in La Pergola's attractive, comfortable outdoor space, behind the restaurant.
Excellent food. Really enjoed the duck.
Attentive, courteous service.

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RichardD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately the night we came they must have been short staffed? Service was almost non existent. Took over an hour to get waiter to come take our order.

KH
KatieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Agron and Driola Kaloshi have created a gem of a restaurant in every way!

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HenryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six had an excellent dinner experience at La Pergola. We felt safely seated indoors with plenty of space between tables. Outdoor seating was also offered as an option. We were pleased with the salads, fish entrees, as well as the desserts. The pacing was leisurely and the service was skilled and friendly. We will be back.

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gaspipe1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is very good and it reflects it in the cost (which I’m fine with). My issue is it’s very very slow, the staff is very nice and professional but it just takes too long for food to arrive. They need more staff.

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vipPete
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We've always enjoyed going to La Pergola but they clearly have not adapted well to operating during Covid. We made our reservation to sit outside on a nice Saturday night. The outdoor area is very nice but the problem is they probably have 20-30 tables outside (if not more) but it seemed they only had two persons (owner and a waiter) and a couple busboys to handle all of those tables some of which are far away from the kitchen. The waiter and busboys were all working very hard and doing the best they could but it was clear they were understaffed. We were seated a bit late (no big deal) and since it was a nice night we were in no rush but after our initial order was taken no one ever came back to our table to check on us or even pour us water (good thing we had brought wine and had something to drink). Since we had one of the distant outdoor tables we had to get up to find someone if we needed something like a place setting or our check. Tables all around us also had the same issues. Some were vocal in complaining and some just left after being seated when no one showed up to give them menus or take their orders. I know it's difficult for restaurants during these times and when our food finally came it was still very good but I would just request that they pay a little more attention to service or clients may just be turned off going back again.

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Erica
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

They need more servers. There seemed to be one person for the entire restaurant. Service was terrible. And they should also advice on their site that they have a limited menu or there is a menu change.

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vipopenminded
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the evening ended the way it began, this would have been a 5 star review. The garden setting on a pleasant April night combined with excellent Italian cuisine would certainly bring us back. However, as the later diners arrived, it was clear that the restaurant was woefully understaffed. We waited more than 45 minutes to settle our bill and that was only after chasing down our waiter. He was sure working hard and it was not his fault that he did not have any support.

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LLovely
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have been to La Pergola many times pre-pandemic. Food and service was always spot on. Tonight however, the service was fair. The restaurant has provided a lovely outdoor experience with tables adequately spaced out and plenty of space heaters to keep customers safe and warm. Perhaps the spacing and size of the outdoor space is the problem. There is a long walk to the back tables from the kitchen which makes service slow. I understand that it is covid and believe me, I am happy to dine out again in safety, but the management needs to either hire more wait staff or reduce the number of outdoor tables. This being said, our waiter, while overworked, was still pleasant and accommodating. Not so much can be said about exchanges we overheard from diners at adjacent tables.

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OrlieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, outdoor ambiance was festive snd fun!

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vipDiningfan
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The garden was very nice. Food was high quality. Service was good.

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vipWestfriend
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our ‘go to’ for a lovely outdoor dinner. We are welcomed as old friends into the peaceful outdoor garden. Food is wonderful, with a variety of specials that always make it seem new and fresh. Staff is professional and responsive. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and dining experience is always the best! They have created the most lovely, quiet outdoor dining area too

DL
vipDonL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and courtyard dinning are always enjoyable.
True Italian cuisine.

FAQs

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

La Pergola is rated 4.4 stars by 1151 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.