Authentic, Italian Food, Cooked with Love and Served with Care
‘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. Having been involved in various Restaurant ventures around Cambridge, Giulio’s ambition was to create an Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant. In August 2007 La Pergola opened its 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 homemade, such as the bread, pork, and fennel sausages, the antipasti pickles, and the sauces used in the Pasta dishes. 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 are homegrown.
As well as the vegetables that are cultivated on the allotment the land 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 has a wood-burning pizza oven – 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 lunchtime and evening, either to eat in or takeaway.
La Pergola is open for Lunch from Tuesday to Sunday (12 – 2.30 p.m). At lunchtime, diners can choose from a range of Traditional Italian and British dishes.
Dinner is served from Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Children are welcome at all times. Large parties and events can be catered for, and we also offer an outside catering service.
Prices are correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.