La Margherita

(245 Reviews)
15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AF
Italian

Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00.

Restaurant description

A charming family-run Italian restaurant in Cambridge, La Margherita showcases Mediterranean recipes passed down through the generations in a smart setting, with large windows flooding the interior with natural light.

The menu at La Margherita contains authentic Italian recipes that have been passed down through the owners' family. Everything is prepared fresh on the premises – the pizza dough is prepared each morning, and topped with imported delicacies like fennel salami, buffalo mozzarella and anchovies. There are varied antipasti sharing options, pasta recipes like linguine with prawns, oyster mushrooms, chilli and garlic, and rich mains like veal escalope fried with cured ham.

Desserts at La Marherita Cambridge include the owner's famed tiramisu, as well as a popular gelato range with an impressive 24 flavours. The wine list boasts bottles from all across Italy, including Tuscany and Sicily.

A wonderfully authentic example of traditional Italian family dining, La Margherita sits an 11-minute drive from Cambridge Rail Station.

Customer reviews for La Margherita
4.8
(based on 245 reviews)

98%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (24)
  • child friendly (40)
  • dinner (193)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (62)
  • lunch (123)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (62)
  • romantic (65)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (108)
  • views (3)
  • By Mike C from Cambridge
    8 November 2019

    Excellent

  • By Alan Walter B from Cambridge
    5 November 2019

    Always a friendly greeting and the staff know my favourite wine which appears as I sit down! The atmosphere is warm and family friendly - service excellent and flexible. Food always of a high standard and well presented. Both ground floor and first floor rooms are pleasant and relaxing - but always clean and very smart. The Pizzas and Pastas are all great - and the starters. I bring a lot of friends and all enjoy the experience.

  • By Keith P from Cambridge
    2 November 2019

    Another excellent meal.

  • By Judy P from Cambridge
    1 November 2019

    It's a lovely place to eat and we are always made welcome - almost like being part of the family. The atmosphere is gentle and the menu suits all our varied tastes.

  • By Paul F from Stockport, Manchester
    1 November 2019

    I am a regular visitor to La Margherita when I visit Cambridge. This exceptional, family-run restaurant offers food that is of a consistently high standard served by attentive, enthusiastic staff. Highly recommended.

  • By Fiona H from Cambridge
    1 November 2019

    Superb. Lovely food, nice welcome and service, not overpriced - thank you, will be back!

  • By Helen C from Cambridge
    26 October 2019

    Lovely food in a friendly atmosphere - couldn’t ask for more!

  • By Vivienne S from Cambridge
    22 October 2019

    A mid-week evening spent happily with lovely food, with some different kinds of Italian dishes on offer. We really enjoyed it - the food was very flavoursome, we had a good house red and were pleased with the very professional, friendly, unrushed service. We also thought it also very good value and we shall be revisiting. Atmosphere: we liked it's informality and sense of calm: there was no background music on this night so you could easily hear your company's conversation and the pleasing gentle hub-bub of other diners too. It almost felt like a dining club atmosphere, and that made it comfortable to linger over our food. This was mid-week however, so it might change when fuller at weekends or with large parties - the upstairs in particular offers room for larger gatherings. The only slight improvement for us at La Margherita could be - and it's really a personal preference - in the décor downstairs. To give it a warmer glow from outside looking in and to feel cosy once inside, we feel the restaurant area lighting could do with just a few more warmer light bulbs and perhaps a little more softness in the décor to give it a little bit of warmth. To balance that comment observation, this restaurant's charm is in it's simplicity: it's uncluttered and very clean and the bonhomie of the owners and fellow diners give a warmth to it anyway. An all round very good experience. Thank you.

  • By Nicholas P from London
    19 October 2019

    All perfect as usual

  • By Paul F from Stockport
    18 October 2019

    This is one of the best places to eat in Cambridge. There's always a friendly welcome and the food is cooked and presented to a high standard.

Restaurant Location Map
La Margherita
15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AF