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Cantina del Ponte
Cantina del Ponte

Cantina del Ponte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinadelponte.co.uk
  • Email: cantina@danddlondon.com
  • Phone: 0207 403 5403
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Albera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Catering: Our menu is authentic, rustic and very reasonably priced.
    Inspiration for the regularly changing seasonal menus comes from every corner of Italy with recommendations including: parma ham and melon; warm goat cheese with chilli jam and homemade focaccia bread; veal Milanese and mouth watering tiramisu.
    Do not miss our delicious signature dishes: lobster linguine and seafood risotto.
  • Private Party Facilities: A corner of Italian sunshine in Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, Cantina del Ponte offers the influences, flavours and atmosphere of Italy. A huge canopy provides a people-watching paradise for sunny days with great views of Tower Bridge.

    Simple, regional and authentic Italian fare is aplenty. Feast
  • Private Party Contact: Lucy Beer 0207 716 7887
  • Special Events & Promotions: Located on the Thames with beautiful riverside views of Tower Bridge, Cantina del Ponte welcomes group reservations or be exclusively hired for up to 100 guests seated or 200 standing.

    Toast with a glass of Prosecco during a drinks reception on the terraces overlooking Tower Bridge before heading inside to a dinner or buffet.

    A fabulous venue for your lunch or dinner, Cantina del Ponte is suitable for all private parties including birthdays and anniversaries, as well as corporate events such as product launches, awards ceremonies, premieres and team dinners.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Nearest Underground Stations
    London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cantina del Ponte
Cantina del Ponte subscribes to the three Rs that make Italian food truly great: rustic, robust and reasonably priced. Inside it is simple and friendly, with a wall mural of an Italian marketplace that runs the length of the restaurant. The ambience will transport you right to the heart of Italy leaving you nothing else to say but “life is beautiful”. The restaurant also boasts a breath-taking location on the Thames with beautiful views of Tower Bridge.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Nous sommes heureux d'avoir choisi ce restaurant c'était notre dernier dîner à Londres et il a été parfait. La vue sur le Tower Bridge éclairé était un enchantement et a participé à notre satisfaction. Lors d'un autre séjour à Londres nous reviendrons."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "went out for dinner with a friend, she definitely enjoyed her meal. food was delicious, and the service that was provided by the staff was absolutely brilliant no complaints. was seated near the door and I felt a bit cold each time the door open. ask to be moved and without hesitation they moved us immediately which is something that doesn't happen often. usually you are asked to wait for a couple of minutes. but yes no complaints. high recommend this restaurant. will be visiting again soon. :-)"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Had a wonderful night! Excellent food, good choice, great location and friendly staff. Definitely would recommend and will return soon!"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Dined here with relative on his visit to London. We looked after by efficient friendly staff felt like royalty. Great. Food was excellent fresh authentic. Great place for business dining, romance or special occasion event."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Nice wine, good choices on the menu, good location."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "We had a great evening - very relaxing! Beautiful location and very good food. Glass of prosseco went down very well!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Lovely food and fantastic service, Carlos our waiter looked after us so well, and Fabio too. Great views, fab ambience, value for money set menu - you can't go wrong!"
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "The opera night was a lot of fun. Popular classics sung by a very competent lady."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Took the wife and kids here for Mother's Day, and found the place had a great location overlooking the river with a welcoming atmosphere. Very pleased with the food (my gnochetti went down a treat) and they supplied a nicely varied kids' menu too. The staff were very friendly and we were particularly well attended to by Antonello."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Great food great service great view overall it was great ;-)"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "The setting by Tower Bridge is beautiful. I took my parents here for an early mother's day treat on Saturday night I wouldn’t have to think twice about returning. On arrival the welcome was fantastic, the ambiance is great and the food was a match for both. I started with the smoked swordfish which was simple yet elegant. Lasagne for main which was divine, cooked the proper Italian way and a panacotta for dessert. This would be an ideal place to take a date, it's just far enough outside of the main tourist hot spots not to get overly busy too which makes it great if you don't like queuing. The one minor downside, and when I say minor it is very minor, it's not the cheapest, but then again you get what you pay for and it was worth it."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "My friend & I booked the Toptable offer at Cantina del Ponte which not only proved to be excellent value for money but we found ourselves in what felt like the Verona amphitheatre being serenaded by light opera as you dine! We both decided on the spinach tart which was light & fluffy followed by the chicken escalope, we were so full that unfortunately we couldn't sample the desserts. The food was absolutely delicious, Antonello our waiter looked after us very well without being intrusive. We had such an enjoyable evening that we can't wait to return."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Cannot find any fault with this restaurant. We had the set menu and it was really very nice. Service was prompt and polite. Setting near Tower zbridge, on banks of Thames, adds to the pleasant experience. We will go again."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I had the bruschetta (good) and the butternut squash risotto (very filling, quite sweet). A reasonable offer with 2 courses and a glass of prosecco for under £20 which was ample for an early dinner. The staff were friendly and accommodating as I had arrived before they were properly open. The waiter was really helpful and he zipped over to the chef to check up about a couple of ingredients to which I'm allergic. The restaurant is in a great location for watching the river so I would imagine that it would be nice for lunches and brunches too; I'd certainly try it out again for those two options. The Design Museum is a short stroll further down - so it would be good to combine that with a visit to Cantina del Ponte beforehand or afterwards."
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Very good service. Relaxed atmosphere on Themes. Some tables have view to the Tower Bridge. Salads average. Fresh pasta very nice. Authentic desserts and bread."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The service was incredible and the food was faultless. Such a warm welcome and it was lovely that the staff knew about the food on the menu and they couldn't do enough for you. They went out of their way for us and nothing was too much trouble despite them being rushed off their feet. I can only imagine the staff here are always busy as the whole experience was amazing. Definitely recommend this place, book now!"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a beautiful location, and no doubt was once an excellent place to eat. It now seems to be a fading star on the banks of the Thames. The food was fine, but average. Expensive for what it was."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Perfect for Saturdays with girlfriends, two course and glass of bubbly for £12.50. Very tasty food and good menu choice. Nice views of the river and relaxed atmosphere."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I went to Cantina del Ponte on a Thursday evening to try their set menu. Our waiter was Claudio and he always had a smile and a wink for us. The service was excellent and the staff were attentive. I found my main course, salmon, rather dry and Claudio did try to remedy that. I wouldnt order it again, but am not put off visiting the restaurant in the future. Overall, the food was ok but the staff really helped make our evening enjoyable."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Lovely meal...staff very hospitable...Antonello very helpful waiter...couldnt have done more to make our meal enjoyable .. Food excellent.. Location wonderful."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "The food was ok, the service also, what I remember about this place is the stunning view of the Tower Bridge and Thames!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Great food and great service. We had a great meal and the service was amazing we will be back again."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "four of us dined Sunday evening at Cantina del Ponte after a great day at Twickenham. The food and the service matched the quality of the game, and we had a wonderful evening. The service, largely provide by Antonello was absolutely spot on. he and his boss were friendly and helpful in explaining dishes, we spoke about Italy and were treated with the best glass of Limoncello ever at the end of the evening. Four people, four different tastes and favourites, all given a splendid meal. the choices covered two sorts of fish, a saltimbocca and a herby chicken, all following great pasta and risotto starters. the wine was good and gave good value for London prices and we are looking forward to our next capital weekend"
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "for £15.50..... very nice food, starters and desserts a bit small, but main portions were good. Great service and lovely setting"
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "We rounded off a day with friends with the toptable fixed price menu. The place was thronged - it was Saturday. Service managed to keep up with the demand. The food was ok and reasonably priced for the location. A useful bolthole. My only quibble was the noise which made conversation between the six of us a little difficult. I suppose this reflects the success of the venue."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Amazing food and great service, also not too pricey, I'll definitely go back."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Food was excellent - service was outstanding. A very enjoyable Saturday afternoon and I would definitely come back."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night. We had the set menu which had a good amount of choice. The mains could have done to be a bit bigger - e.g. chicken escalope with only a couple of small potatoes. Overall the food was fine, location great and the wait staff were brilliant. I had mentioned on the booking we were celebrating a birthday and they made a big fuss."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "The fresh pasta in the boar ragu was good, however the risotto my mother ordered was bland. The service was of a good standard"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Excellent food,good value for money and very friendly service and staff."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "We booked the restaurant following such good reviews on Trip Advisor and were far from disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was second to none. We look forward to going back when the weather is better and we might be able to site outside!!!"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Three of us had the 2 course set menu and shared a bottle of wine. The bruschetta starter was average but the smoked swordfish was very tasty and I highly recommend it. The main courses were also average, the lemon chicken was a bit bland and anaemic looking and didn't come with any vegetables (although sides could have been ordered separately). The penne puttanesca dish had a tasty sauce and the salmon was ok. The service was very good, lovely lighting, decor and ambience although was a bit loud (only half full too) because of the hard surfaces and size of the restaurant. We had to concentrate to hear each other at the table. Overall we enjoyed our meals and would like to go back in the warmer weather and sit outside."
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "I eat at Cantina del Pmte regularly. The food is always good, the location amazing, the staff are wonderful and their set menu is the best value in London."
    dined on 06/11/2013
  • "The best spot in London to eat, great view of tower bridge, the Thames and the walk there is great. Food a bit avergae, small portions and a bit pricey. But, I'll be back"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Went for a catch-up dinner with friends. Opted for set menu (£21 for 3 courses). Initially looked like great value however with 2 bottles of wine, bill came to around £40 per head which is quite a bit more than we had expected. Recommend the smoked swordfish and penne- good portions, delicious flavours. Would definitely recommend"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "We ate here on saturday lunchtime. We arrived and were the only ones in the restaurant, but it quickly filled out! All of the staff were so lovely and efficient, the food was delicious and the views gorgeous. It's easy to see why it's such a popular spot! Will definitely be coming back here agin!"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Really great service added to very good food and a very nice atmosphere.Will definitely go back."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the ambience both welcoming and attentive. I recommend a night here to soak up the sights of London. The only minus point was that we were continually asked numerous times if we wanted more wine and was a little rushed otherwise I would've rated this venue as excellent. We will certainly be making another visit."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "I have dined here a couple of months ago and had a very agreeable meal and was looking forward to returning.However 2 days ago I was very disappointed .The whole atmosphere had changed.The food and service was poor.I will not return."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner here at a very reasonable price. Very good views of tower bridge!"
    dined on 21/02/2014