La Pergola Restaurant @ The Wheatsheaf

Wheatsheaf, Cambridge Road Harlton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB23 1HA
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Opening Information

Tues - Fri Lunch 12 - 2.15pm
Tues - Thurs Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Sat - Sun Lunch 12- 2.30pm
Fri - Sat Dinner 6-9pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open Bank Holiday Monday - Lunch Only

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About La Pergola Restaurant @ The Wheatsheaf

La Pergola is a family run business that prides itself on serving quality, authentic Italian food in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Proprietors, Giulio and Maria De Simone, originate from a small village close to the coastal town of Sorrento in Southern Italy. Giulio came to Cambridge with his family in the early 1960s and worked in many well known venues around the city but it was always his ambition to open an Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant. In August 2007 La Pergola opened it's doors to their first diners. Today the Restaurant is managed by Giulio's daughter Rosa and her husband, Domenico, while Giulio's son Tony runs the adjoining Pub, 'The Wheatsheaf'.
The emphasis at La Pergola is on going back to Giulio and Maria’s, Italian roots. As well as using good quality ingredients sourced from Italy, many of the items on the menu are home made, such as, the bread, pork and fennel sausages, and the antipasti pickles. The allotment that adjoins the Restaurant is cultivated by the family and from Spring through to late Autumn many of the vegetables, herbs and salad produce used in the kitchen is home grown. The tradition of using homegrown tomatoes to make Passata is maintained and it is used in the pasta sauces that are served in the Restaurant .The allotment is also home to a brood of hens – so where possible free range eggs are used in the restaurant dishes. The wild mushrooms are picked locally, but the exact location is a closely guarded secret!
La Pergola boasts the only wood burning pizza oven in Cambridge – the pizzas have a distinctive taste that is only achieved in a clay oven. The pizza dough is made fresh every morning and Pizzas are available every lunch time and evening, and also to takeaway.
Children are welcome at all times. Large parties and events can be catered for, and we also offer an outside catering service.

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sunday Lunch
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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Great food and a lovely place. Second time here and it did not disappoint.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Fantastic service. Really informative on the gluten free options, looking forward to going again!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Very pleasant evening with great food and excellent service

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Piatti fantastici!! Il migliore a Cambridge!!! Ci siamo trovati benissimo e il proprietario è stato super accogliente e simpatico! Sarà uno tra nostri ristoranti preferiti ♥️♥️

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Excellent food & service, the pizza was perfect with the thin crust & generous topping. Staff all very friendly. Will definitely go again

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

By far my favourite restaurant

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Lived up to what I had been told. Fantastic food and service and perfect Italian homemade grilled sausages, bravi.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Busy but still good service and food very good 😌

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Brilliant meal as always. Lovely service and great food. Will be back soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

super tasty food in a super family friendly environment. every time we come we leave satisfied and happy. well done again guys.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Food was absolutely delicious - the best pizza & pasta outside Rome! Service is always friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Been a few times,nice family restaurant with good food and good atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

A wonderful pre-lockdown dinner at La Pergola - the usual brilliant service, great atmosphere and superb authentic Italian food. Excellent Covid precautions - tables well spaced and the environment felt safe. We'll be back as soon as lockdown is lifted!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

This restaurant was recommended by the plumber that serviced our rental property. He spoke highly of it and so we booked a table. We were not disappointed! We look forward to dining here again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

love it

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Great food and drink. Everything freshly prepared using their home grown veg. Welcoming, friendly service. Good social distancing and hygiene. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Four of us enjoyed excellent hospitality and food at La Pergola. We had starters and a main course which I as party leader struggled to finish. I was delighted when a red chilli pepper was picked from a bunch hanging on the wall and went into my Calzone.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

It was such a lovely evening the staff were so friendly the food was excellent it’s our favourite restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We had a fantastic birthday meal for 5 people on Saturday evening. The food exceeded expectations and we were well looked after by the team of staff there. As a person with a disability, the fact that the waiter pro-actively offered to cut up my food to make it easier for me to eat demonstrated a high level of customer service and a keen attention to detail in my opinion. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Great First Class Service. Lovely home cooked fresh food.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Delicious genuine Italian food at a good value, always served with a smile.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Such delicious fresh food! All staff were so friendly and warm, not pushy on time or ordering even though they were busy. One member of our party had dietary requirements that were carefully accommodated for with no worries at all! We will certainly be back, I love coming here :D

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

I visited with my wife and son. It's fair to say that myself and my son enjoyed the food, but my wife was not so keen. I had the salmon carpaccio, which was lovely, followed by the Nduja e Peperoni pizza equally gorgeous. My son had the child's margherita pizza with home made salami (which was really tasty), whilst my wife had the mushroom bruschetta followed by the plain margherita pizza. For my wife the brushetta was a little too peppery (but I thought it was delicious), and the pizza was a little too sloppy.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Classic Italian restaurant like I remember from my childhood, before all the big chains and fake Italian food. La Pergola is perfect for a mid-week bowl of pasta or a special birthday meal, relaxed atmosphere, fantastic service, great food and children always welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Good service and not too crowded. Felt very COVID safe.

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