La Pergola

4.2
1168 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
What 1168 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.3
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
76 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
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

KR
vipKenR
New York Area
12 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
2 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
3 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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Ohio
San Francisco
4 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!

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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
10 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
29 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 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
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
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

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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.

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

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

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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
4 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

FAQs

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

La Pergola is rated 4.2 stars by 1168 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.