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La Margherita

15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AF

(((() Italian
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
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.

Friendly service and great food. Would recommend both the herrings and the veal.

David Otley 03 July 2017
from Lancaster

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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.

La Margherita

15 Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AF

Contact +44 1223315232

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Customer reviews for La Margherita

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  • dinner (78)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (43)
  • romantic (31)
  • large parties (27)
  • private dining (27)
  • child friendly (15)
  • business (10)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 24 July 2017 by Margaret Smith from harrogate

    Like the welcome. like cooking to be visible. like the fact its family run and the family friendly. booked three nights in a row as confident i could bring our friends. - no re-heated bought in stuff, no chilled veg re-heated (almost), pepper to use when we want it, fresh mozzarella, al dente risotto in creamy fish stock. I would like to say something bad as shall want to get in again next year.

  • (**** 19 July 2017 by John Hobson from Cambridge

    Service at table 2 was completely indifferent verging on the sullen and disappointing. The veal was a disgrace and not possible to cut without a steak knife - which was not provided. I was unable to cut the final piece. The sea bass was served on an undrained can of canelloni beans with a few dried tomatoes thrown in for colour along with two canned potatos. No we would not go again. Glad we didnt order soup, the table was wonky and needed propping on one corner. It was our wedding anniversary and this was a disaster. Other peoples Pizza looked ok as did the ice cream. It seems much more of that sort of place. Very disappointing.

  • ((((* 4 July 2017 by James Bartlett from Cambridge

    Nice friendly atmosphere and food was very nice.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by David Otley from Lancaster

    Friendly service and great food. Would recommend both the herrings and the veal.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Suzanne Roberts from Cambridge

    Great atmosphere. A contemporary feel. Great service. Prompt but not intrusive. We felt the starter was a little pricey for what it was but everyone enjoyed their mains which were reasonably priced especially for Cambridge. The puddings were delicious. Best Tiramasu we have ever had and the mini ice creams to share were very cute and tasty.

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Nicole from Cambridge


  • ((((( 1 July 2017 by Dawn Rahman from Cambridge

    Had forgotten how lovely this restaurant is

  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Lalita from Cambridge

    Wonderful place, good food, good service. We love this place

  • (((** 22 June 2017 by Artur Cardoso from Porto, Portugal

    I have dined here before, several times, with family, and its been pleasant every time, the food is good for the price. This time the only negative note was the toast on the bruschetta being a bit too toasted (blackened).

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Liz Windsor from Cambridge

    Delicious fresh food and excellent service..Hottest night of the year and the staff were brilliant , it was boiling upstairs!

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