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Don Pasquale

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12A Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ, England
+44 1223 367063
08:00 - 23:00
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A touch of Italy tucked away in the corner of Cambridge's Market Square. We ate downstairs in what must have been cellars many years ago. Albeit that it was a Saturday and we were lucky to be accommodated without a reservation, the service, food and choice of wines were all excellent. The Pasta dishes were all excellent. Will certainly visit... More 

Thank Michael L
Trimdon Grange, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally found somewhere me and my wife and dog could sit outside for a bite to eat, we had a table outside under the heater on a lovely spring afternoon, the waiter to be honest was misserable but the food was ok, we both had pizza it was served swift, we've had better and certainly had worse, it's unlikely well... More 

Thank Gary W
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed siting on the terrace with the dog. I have passed your comments on to the Manager with regards to the miserable waiter as this is something we definitely don't want to heat. Best wishes More 

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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, speedy service and the choice of the atmospheric cellar dining or being nosey like me and watching the world go by the outside tables. A true Cambridge institution, my son has grown up being taken here and loves it, even at 15! He now persuades his friends to eat here on trips into town, his grandparents also love... More 

Thank Helen M
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Thank you - love the fact that you son as grown up with us. Lets hope he carries on the tradition of visiting us. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on the off chance to visit Cambridge and came across this restaurant. Obviously we hadn't booked but as it was a week day there was room for us. The service was exemplary not over the top but there was always someone around when needed. All the staff were very friendly including Mr Pasquale who made us feel very... More 

Thank Rowland V
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

How lovely to read your review and great that you enjoyed your visit to us. I do hope that next time you are around you pop into see us again. Thank you taking the time to review us . Best wishes More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat in the sunshine mid week. Great food. Great service. Attentive staff. Nice location. Carbonara gorgeous. Margarita Pizza top class thin crust. Penne was superb and Greco salad was so generous. Good value for money. A real treat

Thank Cathy W
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of the lovely sunshine - our terrace has the best position for this in the summer months. I have passed your comments on to our kitchen team too as they do work extremely hard to constantly deliver great food. Best wishes and hoe to welcome you back again soon. Best... More 

United Kingdom
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54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the opening night of Don Pasquale more than 40 years ago. After many years living elsewhere, we have returned to Cambridge and have renewed our relationship with this family-run restaurant, still under the same ownership. We have had lunch there a few times recently and have very much enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere. It is a fun... More 

Thank Dewar D
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I have passed your comments on to the rest of the family as its lovely to hear when one of our original customers returns and still enjoys their visit. Hope to see you next time your in Cambridge. Best wishes More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic traditional Italian food in a great setting. Perfect place for lunch on a sunny day- you can sit outside and watch the world go by. Very friendly and attentive service. We had the Pollo alla Valdostana and the Salmon alla Pepe- both very good. The canoli are superb.

Thank AnnaHavana62
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Great choice - the Salmon is one of our best sellers, so its nice to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you visit us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Best wishes More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for lunch today with my girlfriend and two friends. Although It was a nice day, we decided to eat inside and was shown to our seats downstairs in a underground area with great character. All four of us went for very traditional Italian dishes and was not disappointed! The lasagne was amazing. Highly recommended!! Service was very... More 

Thank Chris B
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Fantastic - so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to review us. I do hope this means you will be back to visit us again next time you are in Cambridge. Best wishes More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I arrived in the city centre and pulled up to the cafe on our bikes. This was a place we had had a nice breakfast in before. I went to put my bike tucked away next to the table we were going to sit at and a waiter came out and told us we couldn't leave our... More 

Thank Mockingbird40
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

I think you will find that asking someone to move their bicycle from the middle of our terrace is perfectly acceptable. It was very silly and dangerous place to leave a bike. As you did not move the bike the first time you were asked by one of our members of staff he called the manager on duty. Our Manager... More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good the day we were there. Staff was a bit inattentive and there was a brutal cold draft coming down the stairs. Don't sit near the door!!!

Thank Barry M
Benita B, Owner at Don Pasquale, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would have happily moved you if you had of mentioned the draft to one of the staff. Apologies if this ruined your lunch. I do hope you come back and visit us again. Best wishes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12A Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 367063
A resounding Cambridge favourite since opening in 1973, Don Pasquale offers wholesome Italian favourites and warm family hospitality. Set within the hubbub of the historic market square, Don Pasquale guests can enjoy the parasol-sheltered outdoor terrace in summer, or the cosy charm of the cellar dining room. Alongside sumptuous antipasti, delicious pasta and freshly-tossed pizzas, guests can choose from the selective Italian wine list. A varied children's menu is also offered for younger diners.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?