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“Very pleased to have found this restaurant.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La pergola - CLOSED

La pergola
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very pleased to have found this restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We don't know Carlisle very well, but stopped off there for just the one night, en route to the Western Isles. We drove into the town centre and checked out a few of the recommended restaurants. Nothing much was open at 5:15, but we wandered past La Pergola, taking a look at what was on offer. It looked hopeful and we saw that they had an early evening happy hour menu. We had anyway decided to return, but a young man passing by asked if we were considering going there and said that he ate there regularly and recommended it. We returned after a short walk around the town and were the first people in. The welcome was good, the decor somewhat heavy, in a (very acceptable and comfortable) old-fashioned way. The service was prompt and efficient, and the food really very nice indeed. By the time we left the place was rapidly filling up and it was clear that locals are well aware of the restaurant's standing. We will stay in Carlisle again on our next trip to Scotland, and will make a point of eating at La Pergola.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Dick W
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We decided to visit the la pergola for a special occassion and we were not disappointed. We booked a table and asked for a highchair for our 5 month old son. When we arrived they had the high chair set up at the table ready for us. The staff were charming and attentive. The place is in a small basement but it manages to feel cosy rather than crowded. There is a large selection of food on the menu and there were a variety of vegetarian options available. The food arrived promptly and was absolutely heavenly. My husband and I were very surprised when we received the bill, we had both thought that the meal would cost more than it did. Excellent value for money. I would highly recommend that anyone who is visiting carlisle pays a visit to this little gem in the basement. They will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Leigh-Anne F
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceptionally nice Italian next door to the cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent a night in Carlisle whilst walking Hadrian's Wall and stumbled - v happily - on La Pergola, an Italian restaurant in a small basement (a cosy rather than a poky one) just outside the cathedral close. The manager and staff are charming to a fault, and the food is much better than the norm without being any more expensive. Warmly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Gwandryas
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sunderland
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good as ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Years since we have been to the restaurant, but it is as good as ever, the food and the service was as good ever, will be back with some friends at the end of the month.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blackcats085
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Elvanfoot
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Two of us took lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were given a good welcome, a good table and were looked after attentively, but not intrusively.

The selection on the menu is almost too large and there was a good number of options for vegetarians. The food arrived promptly and was very good indeed.

Good ambiance, good service, good food, good value, what more could anyone want?

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Sloopie
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