La Pergola

4.5
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905 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located walking distance from the historic Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, La Pergola offers authentic northern Italian cuisine.
Our menu consists of local produce when available , the freshest meats, daily delivered seafood and homemade pastas and desserts.
Come and enjoy our traditional cuisine with family and friends. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or champagne and relish our fresh, savory dishes in a our warm, elegant and welcoming atmosphere.
What 905 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We have never had anything other than wonderful experiences at Le Pergola. The noise level is "energetic" when they're crowded, but isn't that what anyone would expect from a popular restaurant? The food is always impeccable, and that's what it's all about. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect setting for a business dinner. If you are from out of town know that many of the area hotels are byob.

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not thrilled with stuffed artichoke. Clams appy muscles appy, delicious 😋 eggplant lasagna excellent.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived a little early, however we were seated at a very nice table immediately. The service was impeccable. The food was served hot, but not too fast. The appetizers and mains, were delicious. Definitely will be back.

DD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve eaten here a few times before and have never been disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff.

JI
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good. The service was very slow. We ate there on a Thursday evening before the 7:30 show at the PaperMill. We got there at 5:30 and left at 7:10. The server was fine but it seemed as though he was the only one in the whole restaurant. The special, lasagna bolognaise flavorful. The potato gnocchi was also prepared well. I would recommend the restaurant but leave yourself enough time for your meal.

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

W
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Pergola is beautifully set up, with tables far enough apart to give each privacy. There was a large party there, and it remained quiet and comfortable. The owner treated us as friends, their service was excellent, and the food was perfect! Of course, brining our own wine made the price perfect too. Can’t wait to go back.

TC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dad an early dinner before play. First time there and we found it to be great and will return. Service was very good and food was delicious. Very clean place.

g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. It may be filled to capacity and the servers take a long time to serve on weekends but on Monday night, (3) tables were filled and we had such attention.... The food was fantastic....

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The mushroom soup was smooth and delicious. My husband had the meat lasagna which he said was the best lasagna he is ever had. I had a lemon sole Frances which was light and a delicious. The raspberry tart for dessert was also delicious. The food here is not to be beat. However it was a busy Saturday evening and it was a little noisy and the waiters were very busy which is why I gave it four rather than five stars

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

First time my salmon was raw and my husband pasta dish was not cooked correctly. He had pasta with shrimp.

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food nice service . Best restaurant in town

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

The owner is quite obnoxious! They mischarged us and when we questioned him, he became quite belligerent! We won’t be returning there again! Such a shame because the food is good but the owners attitude and service were terrible!

s
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service,ambiance and FOOD IS EXCELLENT!! The best eggplant rollatina I have ever eaten. Love this place!!

MC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A thoroughly enjoyable experience at La Pergola. If you are in a hurry, you may want to dine elsewhere -- but my husband and I liked the relaxed pace of our delicious meal, before walking over to Papermill for a show. We were greeted by the owner, and was asked if we were seeing a show.....we allowed for 1.5 hours, and our courses were paced as such.

We had the following:

One of the "special" salads with fried sardines -
Baby Wild Arugula Salad

Broccoli Rabe Riccota Gnocchi
Saffron Tagliatelle

Raspberry Tart served Warm with Vanilla Gelato

It's a BYOB, and there is a liquor store a few doors down, but if you forget (or change your mind) the owner is happy to arrange to have wine delivered to your table : )

AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was great. Service could be better.

SL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food very good; ambiance sort of an odd mix between elegant and stuffy. Service spotty - staff overwhelmed as if just opened.

LL
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food is always excellent & service is usually poor to mediocre. It's been several years & they just can't get service right. Last time the "waiter" was the owner because he noticed that no one was taking care of us. Didn't make much of a difference. Suggest the entire front of house staff take a training class.

VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food and the ambience are very good.
The service is slow and somwhat Inattentive.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service, ambiance. Cannot ask for anything
Better.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We arrived early for our reservation and was greeted by a pleasant young woman who kept us appraised of how King till we would be seated. We were seated quickly and had a nice spot in the rear away from the kitchen. However, we then watched several tables get seated after us and were attended to much more quickly than we were. Our table lacked a napkin for one of the four place settings, none of the four of us had bread plates. We had to get the attention of a wait staff member numerous times. The food was delicious but the service lacked what I would expect from such a restaurant. Regardless, we will most definitely be returning as the ambiance was amazing and the food unbelievable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Saturday night pre show dining experience. Food was very good but the service and overall attitude of the staff was horrible. After having to go find someone to pay the bill (Among many other times for various things) the owner or whoever it was that seemed in charge, came to deliver the check. we commented that they needed more help and that the service was slow and basically non existent, we received the comment that there was enough help and that WE should never come back. Well, we won’t! Considering other tables of people got up and left I would say that this place has seen better days.

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely, gracious and spacious, with old-world charm and a wonderfully attentive staff. Food is delicious and beautifully presented; sauces are delicious (one member of our party thought the sauce overwhelmed a delicate fish - you can't please everyone!) Service is excellent, and space between tables allows most diners to conduct conversation at normal voice levels. One of our favorite restaurants!

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Overall, good value and excellent food.

OD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

As usual the food was very good. The entrees just took forever to come. The place was not crowded— four tables in addition to our own. I almost volunteered to go help the chef. We will return but hope for better service - maybe the owner just need to be on the floor mid-week.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Pergola consistently offers a fine dining experience: comfortable surroundings, great food, and an accommodating staff.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu and excellent service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it.Great food, great service, overall excellent experience.

R
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The wild salmon and wild tuna were delicious and the server was pleasant and attentive.

GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in all ways, with food in the extraordinary levels. Personal attention from the co-owner up front. The wife is a super chef.

SN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food was excellent with a very good value. The noise level was very reasonable even with a large party close by. Will definitely go back.

MP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE TOOK A GUEST ON A SATURDAY NIGHT---THERE WERE SEVERAL LARGE PARTIES ---NOISE LEVEL WAS MODERATE......THE SERVICE WAS PROMPT AND ATTENTIVE.....FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.....THE OWNER IS UPFRONT AND CONSTANTLY CHECKING ON EACH TABLE---HIS WIFE IS THE CHEF AND MAKES ALL THE PASTA HERSELF-----I HAD GNOCCHI --IT MELTED IN YOUR MOUTH--SERVED WITH BRISKET AND IT WAS A TASTE PHENOM------ALL PORTIONS ARE A GOOD SIZE --WE SAT FOR FOR A LONG TIME AFTER DESERT AND NEVER ONCE DID ANYONE APPROACH US OR HINT THAT THEY WANTED YOU OUT......IT IS A TREASURE AND IF I LIVED CLOSER WOULD MAKE IT A REGULAR....HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT-----CLOSEST TO NONNAS COOKING I'VE HAD.......

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as usual!! Agron & crew alway serve a great meal & lots of hospitality. Highly recommend!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

Service was extremely slow , waiter not very visible!
Food excellent

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Wait staff and owner were very accommodating and friendly. The food was delicious and it’s a BYOB!

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. This was family dinner. Group kept getting bigger. Handled everything beautifully. Food and service excellent.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Two of our orders were very good. On of the others lacked taste and one other wasn't what the customer thought it would be. The service was slow and a couple of items didn't quite come out liked we ordered. Very disappointment.

NR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pastas were fresh & homemade. Not the usual pasta places. The flavors were delightful. Many vegetarian options. Owner was so polite & serving with a smile !

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LaPergula consistently delivers a fine dining experience. Gracious hosts and delicious food!