Explore Independent Cambridge: Don Pasquale


With the help of Independent Cambridge - the definitive guide to ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: independent Italian restaurant Don Pasquale.


Picture the scene – you are on holiday and stumble across a bustling market square full of fruit and vegetables, flowers and flavoursome food items. On the corner of the market you notice an inviting terrace – full of tables and green umbrellas and people enjoying a morning coffee or a delicious-looking lunch.

This image of the Mediterranean is kindly brought to you and the centre of Cambridge by Don Pasquale.  Established in 1973, Don Pasquale has been run by the same family ever since and enjoys a reputation for classic Italian cuisine, well-prepared and simply presented.

With its Pizzeria and Gelateria, lovers of all things Italian can feel perfectly at home and children are well-catered for too with their own menu or half portions of all the main pasta dishes.

As well as breakfast, brunch and lunch, the atmospheric restaurant is also open in the evenings for dinner. The menu offers antipasto, salads, pizzas, pasta, meat and fish dishes and homemade desserts and there is also a great selection of wines and Italian coffee. Completing the authentic sense of a classic Italian restaurant is the open kitchen where you can watch a member of the family at work – always a positive sight in any restaurant.

Within a short stroll of the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge Arts Theatre, ADC Theatre and the Arts Picture House, Don Pasquale is perfectly placed for an evening out in Cambridge. Or, if you fancy a night in and live locally, you can enjoy a taste of Italy with their home delivery service.

Mon – Sun: 8am-11pm

Don Pasquale
12A Market Hill
Cambridge CB2 3NJ
01223 367063


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