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La pergola

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28 Castle street, Carlisle CA3 8TP, England (Formerly La Pergola)
+44 1228 534084
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well, *I* liked it

It's obvious from recent reviews that the restaurant's under new management, and not everyone's happy with that. Well, yes, it was clear to me that my waiter was pretty new to the job - but she was friendly and wanted to help, so that's fine as far as I'm concerned. The food was well-prepared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Richard S
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's obvious from recent reviews that the restaurant's under new management, and not everyone's happy with that. Well, yes, it was clear to me that my waiter was pretty new to the job - but she was friendly and wanted to help, so that's fine as far as I'm concerned. The food was well-prepared and well-presented, the house wine was... More 

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north yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yet again, we find ourselves being treated to the exceptional food of la pergola. Good atmosphere, great service and value for money. The chef was happy to accommodate a request from our party that wasn't even on the menu. We have never had a bad experience here and cannot wait to visit again when next in Carlisle.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here whilst meeting a customer in Carlisle. First impressions were olde worlde. Sat in a discreet corner which was good for business. Main course was fine dessert was excellent. Seemed to have a number of regulars. Service was good. Cost was fine.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fabulous food and Excellent service. Enjoyed every visit in this small place . There are alcoves for private dining and function room for bigger group.I will highly recommend to friends. Unfair for the restaurant some of the reviews.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This used to be one of the better Restaurants in Carlisle, not any longer I'm afraid. Although the staff were friendly (a little over friendly in the case of the Manager) the place is no longer up to speed in customer service or quality. Some (not all) of the food was of very poor. This place is on the wrong... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

well after looking through some of the reviews i was a bit worried, but all i can say is what a lovely meal from start to finish! The staff were very friendly and efficient and kept asking if everything was ok and the food was very good! wouldn't hesitate to go again. We went on a saturday night and used... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Made special stop in Carlisle to visit la Pergola as always made to feel special in past. When we walked in the staff were not friendly, felt like we were intruding!! Our 2 boys felt awkward sitting on sofa and moved to sit with us. I asked for soda water and was given flat soda and lime. Not one member... More 

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Carlisle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Haven't been here since it got took over so when I seen the offer on facebook for 20% off decided to give the new owners a go. It was a Saturday night and it was very quiet we were tucked away in a corner for 2 just off from the bar and ordered within minutes of being seated. 15 mins... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to our meal. We were tucked away in a little quiet corner which at first seemed romantic n nice, but then realised after our order was taken no one came to even ask us if we would like another drink. Our starters were nicer then the mains, we ordered pizzas and both were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went with my wife and son due to hunger pangs after shopping in the Lanes. My gosh, appetite assumed hyperventilate position and ended up really really satisfied as a truly gastronomical Italiano! The chef reads your taste like the fluency and conviviality of a soothing satisfaction. Bienvenuto!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Castle street, Carlisle CA3 8TP, England (Formerly La Pergola)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 534084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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