Just a short jaunt out of Cambridge on the A603 beyond Barton, you’ll discover La Pergola, one of the most authentic and welcoming Italian restaurants you could hope to find. La Pergola is a real family affair: Giulio is in charge of the kitchen (complete with its stunning wood-burning pizza oven); his daughter Rosa and her husband Domenico take care of the front of house; his son Tony manages the bar; while Giulio’s wife ‘Nonna’ Maria bakes the superb home-made bread you’ll find here.

Giulio first came over to this country in 1962, and ran the famous Copper Kettle on King’s Parade for many years. Last year the family took over the freehold of the old Wheatsheaf pub here, and have since transformed it into the popular establishment that attracts customers from Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

The family’s roots are in the Campania region of southern Italy, and this is reflected in the delicious freshly-prepared food in which La Pergola specialises. The emphasis in this part of Italy (the region around Naples) is very much on pizza – which was invented there – and pasta dishes. La Pergola’s pizzas are traditionally made, from scratch, with the delightful crispy-but-chewy base you only get from handmade pizzas. They are excellent value too, with seven different varieties (including a well-stacked Quattro Stagioni topped with Parma ham, mushrooms, olives, peppers, mozzarella and tomato, and a Calzone folded pizza) ranging in price from £6.20 to £7.50.

The freshly-prepared pasta options are equally varied. Popular dishes include a classic spaghetti alla carbonara made with pancetta; linguini alla bella Napoli with clams and mussels; and the pasta ‘casareccia’ made with the family’s own homemade spicy sausage containing white wine, fennel and a hint of orange. The spicy sausage is also available as a main dish straight from the grill, as are an excellent selection of steaks, while seafood options include chargrilled tiger prawns and a sumptuous whole sea bass. La Pergola’s homemade desserts are another particular source of pride, with a rich and yielding tiramisu beautifully presented in a Lavazza coffee cup.

There are loads of lovely touches at La Pergola which make it a delightful place to visit for lunch or dinner, such as the home-made pickles which form part of their antipasto misto selection, or Nonna Maria’s homemade bread baskets. But the thing that really remains with you after a visit to La Pergola is its sense of character, the genuine welcome you’ll receive, and the sense of heart and soul that have gone into making this a truly authentic Italian experience in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how La Pergola uses and protects any information that you give La Pergola when you use this website.

La Pergola is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

La Pergola may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2020.

What we collect

We may collect the following information: - name and job title - contact information including email address - demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests - other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.

We may also use this information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at bookings@lapergolacambridge.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you and if you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to La Pergola, 46 Cambridge Road, harlton, Cambridge CB23 1HA or email bookings@lapergolacambridge.co.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.