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La Margherita

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15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF, England
01223 315232
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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 74
    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
Most recent review
Great stop for lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BathNick
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Bath
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bath
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Considering I reviewed this restaurant a few years ago due to a pleasant experience it is with sadness that I feel the need to review it again in a negative way. Before I start I will highlight that I can only write about my experiences as I am not a food inspector. I strongly feel I need to tell about... More 

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england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not given the warmest of welcomes but the food made up for it. We thought we would try this restuarant having read the good reviews. We were seated upstairs in the restuarant and the young waiter who served us was very good. The food was very good and the sardines were fantastic (with no nasty little bones). Highly recommended.

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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: 01223 315232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?