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La Margherita

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15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF, England
+44 1223 315232
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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set on the oldest street in Cambridge, La Margherita is a friendly family...
Set on the oldest street in Cambridge, La Margherita is a friendly family run restaurant est 1990. We offer good quality food using traditional recipes with a modern twist. Our pizza dough is made fresh on the premises and all sauces stocks and soups are made from scratch.
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average +

A group of four had pasta dishes, which were fine; nothing to shout about. The service was polite and efficient. I would rate this restaurant as "good", but TA does not offer that option.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
IgelEye
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

stopped at the near by arundal house hotel ,and asked staff for nice italian for evening meal was given directions to another venue but decided to go for a stroll before heading there, on our way we came across La Margerita it looked fairly busy so thought we'd give it ago. glad we did lovely home cooked italian food my... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A group of four had pasta dishes, which were fine; nothing to shout about. The service was polite and efficient. I would rate this restaurant as "good", but TA does not offer that option.

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Bath
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wanted somewhere outside the centre to stop off with my son for a break from the trek around the colleges. We found La Margherita by accident but it was well found. It was not too busy but it was soon clear that many of the other diners were regulars and that is a good sign. We had a two... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We went here on Valentine's night the staff are adorable And always on hand to help and are so friendly the food was too die for beautifully presented And unbelievable tastes this Is a wonderful place to go too and fab prices will 100% visit again

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food was ok but way overpriced for what amounted to a folded vegetarian pizza. The waitress made something of a patronizing comment when I mentioned that I wanted a white coffee and did not know the menu option as I pointed out I did not understand Italian.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went to this restaurant a couple months ago with a large group of friends. The place is rather central in Cambridge and has seating upstairs and downstairs. The atmosphere can be both for friends, family, or romantic for a couple. The service is great; very friendly, nice staff. Eager to please. The food was outstanding. From the mains, salads, deserts,... More 

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Great Shelford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lovely chess garlic bread as a starter. I had a margetita pizza which was nice could have a slightly thicker base and more cheese but was lovely all the same. Friend had carbonara and loved it. Waiter seemed quite shy. We also had desert I had chocolate cake which was great and friend had tiramisu. Restaurant was warm. Lovely meal

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is a really cute restaurant and the staff is super friendly but the food wasn't great :/ Two of us decided to have the artichoke and mushroom risotto and were quite disappointed to find canned mushrooms in it, which made the dish quite tasteless. Given the choice of ingredients this restaurant is definitely pricey.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We go there very often when visiting Cambridge. The service is second to none and the food fairly standard Italian fare, but tastily cooked and nicely presented. It's not a destination in it's own right, but if you are pre- or post- theatre, or want a place to meet and chat, it's really great.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I went to La Margherita with two friends. Two of us ordered the lasagne, and one the seafood risotto. All were delicious. The service was attentive and the atmosphere in the restaurant was warm. In a city with generally average food, I'd recommend La Margherita to anyone visiting Cambridge in need of a good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 315232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Set on the oldest street in Cambridge, La Margherita is a friendly family run restaurant est 1990. We offer good quality food using traditional recipes with a modern twist. Our pizza dough is made fresh on the premises and all sauces stocks and soups are made from scratch.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?