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About La Pergola

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.

120 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
From the Millburn train station .

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 376-6838

Website:
http://lapergolanj.com/

Parking Details:
Free public lot parking across the street, or on the rear of our building after 6pm.

Public Transit:
Millburn,NJ Train Station

Executive Chef:
Driola Kaloshi

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.

Private Party Contact:
Agron Kaloshi: (973) 376-6838

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

La Pergola Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (15)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Last minute reservation on a Saturday night. Restaurant was crowded and a bit hectic though we weren’t rushed to turn the table. Owner very gracious and his co-owner wife the chef, accommodated a special request. Our waiter Juan was terrific and surprised us with a comped desert. All meals were excellent.. well prepared and presented. Restaurant is a little on the expensive side but I wouldn’t hesitate going back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Our entire meal was wonderful. The service was great and it is definitely a must go back to restaurant for quality food and experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely delicious entrees. Wonderful service, friendly and energetic. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Before we even ordered, we were not happy with sitting and eating in the dark. Why do restaurants think their patrons like to eat with so little light? Anyway, we thought the food was overpriced and mediocre. The best part of the meal was the mushroom soup. The $14 salad had very little with the greens - tiny pieces of goat cheese and a slice of beets. I asked for dressing on the side and it came dressed. The flounder with lemon was okay and the duck was nothing special. We had to ask several times to get more water. Overall, we were disappointed with the whole meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Back again for a lovely dinner before a show at the Papermill. Started with an butternut squash soup which was just delicious. My wife enjoyed the lump crabmeat appetizer. Entrees of veal Milanese and spinach fettuccine also were both excellent. Wish we had time for dessert but needed to head to show.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great dinner. Loved the short rib gnocchi I had for dinner. Everything was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I took my wife there for her birthday and it was an awesome experience. She had the filet mignon and i had the black linguini with jumbo prawn.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We ate at La Pergola before seeing a show at the Papermill Playhouse. The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Both the staff and the owner made frequent visits to our table to ensure we were enjoying everything. My wife and I started with the La Pergola salad, had lamb chops and the duck for entrees, and finished with the chocolate mousse pie. We had a minor issue with the salad, in that it didn't have goat cheese (as described) and wasn't dressed when it came to the table. This was a minor issue, undoubtedly caused by us splitting the salad. Not only was the situation was quickly remedied, the owner had it removed from our bill anyway! While I wan't expecting this, it was the right thing to do. This was our first visit to La Pergola. And though we would have gone back again anyway, this simple gesture made it a certainty. I would highly recommend La Pergola!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. The ambience is classy but the room was a bit loud. We bought our wine from a liquor store just a few steps away. The pasta was homemade and the mushroom cream fettuccine in particular was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is always great! The service is wonderful! This is a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion or just a night out. One of our favorite places to dine. Everything on the menu is good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a nice night out with friends. The pasta was excellent and the service was good! Our table by the window was great! It is located a few blocks from the theatre so it’s convenient for people attending the show as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always the food is fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared. Service is excellent and it never disappoints !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was as advertised. Would have licked the plate if I were at home!! The asparagus antipasto was cooked perfectly. Just the right crunchiness.The pumpkin ravioli were tasty. The Tiramisu was fattening!!! But that did't stop me.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I went for a pretheater lunch with 10 friends. The food and service were wonderful. We will be coming back soon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The prices are too high for the quality. The food is good to very good, dish by dish, however the food should be consistently much better for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had made reservations for 5:15 on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it seems that La Pergola - already a relatively small restaurant - was hosting a party late that afternoon that took over half the space. It seems like the staff was short changed (2 waiters, a busboy and the manager?) so they had a hard time keeping up with all that needed doing. So when we arrived, there was no host to greet us at the door and we waited several minutes even just to be seated. The staff rolled out another table and stuck it in an empty spot (the last empty spot?) to seat another couple arriving after us. Imagine the next couple.

Service was a bit on the slow side as the above would suggest. Nevertheless, we made out in time to walk to our show.

Having eaten there before, albeit on a weekday night, I was quite surprised by the service. Perhaps look at one of the other fine restaurants in Millburn.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent place. I'm glad they were ready to host a party for 9 people without hesitation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and atmosphere were top notch. It was quieter than most restaurants. We had never been before and were pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First timer here and it was not a good night. Service right from the start was non-existent.....non-attentive. Had to ask for bread, had to ask separtely for butter, had to constantly ask for water. Needed to get up from the table to ask the hostess for assistance in getting service. Whilem my specail was quite good, the other diners thought the food was average. When the oener was notified of our issues he said he would take care of us. That didn't happen. Not sure why they expect return customers.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food, but tables are very close together. You will likely have someone practically at your table unless you get a table near one of the walls. We were there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full. Wait staff seemed to be overmatched, and while food was delivered hot and in a timely fashion, they forgot all about us afterwards. It took over 1/2 hour to receive the check after we requested it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious! And fabulous service! Will return for sure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Truly authentic Northern italian with a homemade feel.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The restaurant looks good. Service wasn't that good. There were 2 waiters, one of them was good but the other wasn't. He didn't even smile. They filled our water glasses in the beginning and never came back to refill the whole time. My boyfriend and I don't eat a lot so we were going to share an entree and the waiter seemed annoyed at that. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be returning to dine here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

LaPergola was a wonderful find. Was attending a show at the Papermill Playhouse and looked on Open table for a suggestion for dinner. We were warmly greeted by the owner and seated at a corner table. The wait staff was very attentive, but not bothersome. The menu was extensive and the specials were truly special. Our food was delicious, appetizer, entree and we even were temped by desert. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

BYO with a bottle of Faust, for starters, Caesar salad and eggplant rollatine, two perfect choices. Our entrees of filet mignon and crispy duck breast were enjoyable. Dessert and coffee rounded out a very nice meal. The room was filled with diners going to the Paper Mill Playhouse yet we experienced quality service. It was a quiet evening of good food and wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Four of us dined and each one agreed a phenominal meal. We had the black fetuccini with grilled tuna on top. Fresh, beautifully prepared as it arrived at the table. Other veal dishes were very well prepared and also flavorfull where we all agreed , fresh and tasty.
Bring your own wine and you are all set and in good hands.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We booked this for pre-theater on a weeknight as it was close to the Papermill Playhouse. I expected good, but found it to be excellent. I had the grouper and it was perfectly prepared. The service was attentive but not overly so. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Extensive menu with something for everyone. Everything was delicious. Customer service was amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious food, great service and simplistic yet beautful ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, excellent food and service. Dependable for hosting any occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food quality and creativity were very good. Service was poor. Sat at table for 40 minutes before dinner order was taken, and then another 20 minutes before appetizers were served. No staff member ever asked us how we were (or were not) enjoying the meal. Value was below average - for example veal dish had one small cutlet, some mushrooms and a couple of small pieces of artichoke- $34.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Consistently good. Quality food and service. I return over and over. Friendly and warm host and chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good place to celebrate wedding anniversary. My wife and I had a wonderful quiet and intimate wedding anniversary dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Peaceful, pretty restaurant with great service and delicious food. Branzino special with a wonderful beurre blanc sauce, crispy 1/2 roast duck, veal Milanese and always the grilled eggplant parm. for dessert-the tiramisu is back-Yeah! tartufo is delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was good.
The dover sole special at $48.00 was good but seemed overpriced. I should have asked waiter the cost.
Good service. Very attentive. Easy to talk atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Old world Italian service with a solid menu and specials.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was excellent, but on a slow summer Tuesday, the service was so, so slow. This is always the problem there. The wait is excruciating. They need help in the kitchen, without sacrificing quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful attentive service. Food was excellent and specials selections were endless! Also liked the fact that it is a BYOB. Will definitely return!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We went late on a Sunday evening so it wasn't very crowded ,felt like we had special treatment
everything was fresh for the time of evening that we arrived .
will definitely go back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had another great meal at La Pergola - Agron and Driola always serve fresh food that is well prepared. The service is attentive - they will keep your wine and water full and make sure your kids are happy with their drinks.

We like to order traditional favorites like lasagna and also specials.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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