La Pergola

4.3
1175 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 1175 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience1

Great food

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vipJudithL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
MaryAnnO
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LM
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.

JR
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.

OT
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.

AC
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.

OT
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!

OT
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
79 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.

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

My birthday

OT
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.)

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EugeneJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Owner came to take our order didn’t even announce specials as he did for a bigger table. We asked him why he didn’t apologize and kept saying menus for each party are different. So what? He didn’t even acknowledge his mistake instead told me he owned other restaurants next door with 300 people. So humble of him. Wow
Also the food was not great I do not recommend

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HenryR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Will not go there again.

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vipOpentablefan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good. Service was not. Kitchen and staff were clearly overwhelmed. Took more than an hour to get entrees after salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

1) We told them we have a baby come with us, but high chair is not prepared in advance. 2) why when you service food, waiter sill needs to ask whom ordered what? When you write down your guest’s order, should mark it clear.

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vipOhio
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
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
11 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
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our meal at la pergola!!

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vipTavrofan
New York Area
41 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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

Beautiful outdoor space to celebrate my birthday!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JK
JanetK
New York Area
13 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
Pittsburgh
304 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

FAQs

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

La Pergola is rated 4.3 stars by 1175 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.