We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Margherita

15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF, England
01223 315232
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #67 of 508 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
Write a Review

173 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
    72
    67
    23
    8
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
East Anglia, UK
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I am very surprised to read that, for some, this is a great Italian restaurant. Being of Italian origins, I can say that pizzas and calzone were anything BUT authentic! I ordered a calzone, which is a folded pizza, and was presented with a FLAT pizza, just half the size of a normal one. I was quite disappointed, even more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was quite surprised to find a place like this in Cambridge. You can have real Italian food for reasonable price. I had four dinners here, trying many plates but not pizza. I would definitely recommend this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
huddersfield
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Guys don't bother with this, firstly service non existant, never got a smile, eye contact or any interaction. Why did an independent think for one second it would be ok to serve up 3 supermarket bought small garlic slices as a starter. Absolute rubbish. Second course if you want an anorexic calzone with virtually no filling in between the pasta... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A lovely family run Italian restaurant in the city centre serving food we would have been very happy to have in Italy.Despite arriving just before their closing time we were made very welcome ,the food was freshly prepared and was accompanied by a lovely bottle of wine.As an interesting alternative they also stock a number of artisan Italian beers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Margherita is a lovely family owned restaurant serving authentic Italian food and excellent home made ice cream. The staff are usually friendly and helpful and the menu choices are good, although I wish the menu was slightly bigger or changed more often. Still, it is one of the few Italian places in the are that isn't an awful chain... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed La Margherita also viewed

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to La Margherita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Margherita, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing