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La Margherita

15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF, England
01223 315232
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Ranked #71 of 509 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined from the set lunch menu priced at £13.50 for 3 courses (a 2 course option is available) and the food was once again delicious and tasted fresh. The understated atmosphere is lovely, La Margherita has a very pleasant authentic feel to it and the staff ensure that the service provided is very good. There isnt... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

In a city full of the usual chain restaurants, this one stands out as pleasantly individual. It's not exceptional, but the quality and prices are in sync and the staff are efficient and helpful. I've been a few times and not had a bad experience yet. Recommended.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A smallish family run Italian restaurant with pasta, pizza and more. We have been here several times over the last six years or so and it always been OK. I like the friendly efficient and informal service. It is not overly attentive, just about right for the place I would say. The place is popular and attracts families, couples and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is nothing really wrong with La Margherita: the service was OK, our pizzas were OK and the cost was not unreasonable. But there is very little to make the restaurant stand out. It's not somewhere that I would go out of my way to visit again. But, if you're passing and need some food, then I'm sure it will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Popped in for a spot of brunch with my wife, food was good, service was perhaps a little slow. Restaurant was nice, pretty empty (time of day) but I imagine it would have a nice atmosphere for a dinner. When it came to paying the bill, I asked the woman serving (she seemed to be the manager, or at least... More

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East Anglia, UK
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142 reviews 142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We dropped into Cambridge for some time off and to take a friend out for an early evening meal. We spotted this restaurant and booked by phone immediately, just in case. We arrived shortly after 6:00pm: it was pretty empty, but within half an hour was full downstairs (but empty upstairs). The menu was interesting, the service good, but we... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I don't know why so many people flock to La Margherita! This was my second visit (wanted to give them a fair chance) and both times my food was pretty bland and unexciting (I'm a vegetarian and usually do well out of Italian fare!). The portion size was also not great and I felt I paid rather a lot for... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Rather harsh lighting and décor but some properly authentic Italian dishes on offer. Family owned. Pizza is excellent

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dined with friends this time in the evening having previously had lunch with my husband at this restaurant. A lovely meal was had by all, the food always tastes freshly prepared and the portions are ample size. Service was as friendly as on our previous visit, My one critisism and it is small was that the garlic bread could have... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fitted a group of 4 of us in at zero notice after 9pm. Food was very nice, good portion size and value. Service was very friendly, they offered to take photos for us, turned fans around and were very efficient. Place is a lovely old building, authentically decorated. A very nice evening.

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