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Cantina del Ponte

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4424 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

The current advice allows us to seat members of either one or two households together both inside the restaurant and in outside dining areas.

Cantina del Ponte is inspired by the three Rs that make Italian food truly great: rustic, robust and reasonably priced. A classic trattoria, the service is as welcoming as you might expect, the food is delicious and authentic and there’s even a riverside terrace overlooking the less classically Italian view of Tower Bridge.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Set Lunch 2/3 courses for £15/£20 with prosecco

Jul 15, 2020-Sep 4, 2020·Wed-Fri 12:00-15:00

Set Lunch 2/3 courses for £15/£20 including a glass of prosecco. Available Wednesday - Friday lunch.

What 4424 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Menu is limited. Nice location. People are great.

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Samsam70
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely location. Great meal and a good and reasonably priced drinks menu!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mains portions were quite small

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vipChrisA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly, perfect location and very reasonable price. Food was delicious! Excellent precautions taken to ensure safety but not intrusive at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Heidelberg
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Das Essen hier ist wahrscheinlich das beste italienische Essen was man in London finden wird! Nur es ist etwas laut wenn es voll ist da die Akustik in dem Hauptraum etwas blöd gemacht ist. Die Aussicht ist sehr schön und auch sehr zentral gelegen (Tower Bridge).

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing deal for our lunch meal on weekend we hapless pasta brunch with pasta made on the cheese wheel on live station great idea
We really enjoyed our time definitely we will be back

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Silverdish
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quite lunch with friends on tower bridge
We got a really warm welcome from the staff
The food was really nice and tasty we had a generous meal from the starter to the dessert
Really good value for the area
Will come back

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vipMarkL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipJohnC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening standard set menu and good value. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, and the service was great.
It was a little noisy in the dining area, but nonetheless the food, taste and service made up for it.

Very good value for money too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 20£ menu has an incredible good quality/price. We enjoyed it a lot and will come back again!

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ValentinaM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, we went for our anniversary last Saturday and it was wonderful, food very tasty and delicious, service quick and the staff friendly. I'll see you soon 😍

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Silverdish
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good quality with an affordable price. attentive service We really enjoy our meal all the dishes was tasty and generous
We really loved our tiramisu’ for dessert

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vipsk4food
London
124 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I have said that I wouldn't recommend Cantina, but we went on a quiet night and the place was empty with no atmosphere. The meal was not encouraging either because after our initial tasty mackerel starters, which were like cichetti, the rest of the meal lacked on many levels. The seafood linguine was rather salty , but worse still was unimaginately served in an aluminium pan! It has been known for years that aluminium is highly reactive to acidic foods like tomato and can affect the taste... not a good idea. On top of this the desert we ordered, Tiramisu, was pathetic, it looked old and tired, tasted very watery and was the worst one we'd ever had. We left it. This was not a good experience. The restaurant is in a lovely location but seriously needs to look at what it serves and how it delivers food.

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Rainbow00
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Italian atmosphere on the river side We been at cantina several times one of our favourite Italian choice in the area
Food is Always outstanding tasty and generous we got a selection of starters arranged from the chef
Then lasagna and pork cheek as main
All really delicious
Staff always friendly and attentive
Wait for next visit

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience on pasta brunch that’s a weekend deal nice to have a chef live prepare our pasta
Tasty and well presented always attentive service
One of our new spot for the weekends

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Laura
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, nice views along the river and food very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great restaurant. Food was delicious and right on point. The place can be a bit cosier though. It is really noisy and resembles a bit a canteen.

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lovestoeat
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant on the side of the Thames. Fairly scenic, the restaurant has a nice feel to it. The pre-theatre set menu is good value for money, although some vegetables would benefit on the side. Staff were accommodating and lovely. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amd very nice service

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cityman
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bargain set lunch. 3 courses for £15 for a delicious and generous beef carpaccio, a competent pollo pizzaiola and good cheese with tasty mermelatta is already good and when you add the riverside situation and view, this must be one of London's best set lunch deals. The restaurant was quiet Thursday lunchtime, so lacking a little in atmosphere, but service was efficient , informative and friendly. Only criticism was that the cheese was served with a too small piece of wafer bread to accompany it, but it would be churlish to gripe at this price!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, great location. Unfortunately staff is putting pressure on guest to eat quickly and leave.

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time been here for try pasta brunch
Definitely made our day smiley staff and happy chef at outside station with cheese wheel for the live show
The menu is a really food value for money
And the fresh past with sauce on your choice are really tasty

Thank you to all the staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration.
Anna was a good host. She is an asset for the establishment.

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SophiaV
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good food and serving staff.
PreFix menu was good value comes with a glass of fizz which my husband had it. I ordered food from normal menu then saw next table was given 2 glasses complimentary prosecco which obvious when I asked why I didn't get one. The host lady explained that she only could offer to VIP customers no matter what and how much I spent first time she couldn't be bother to please everyone... understandable but the way she explained it was a bit unfair.

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Silverdish
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decide to come for a meal after a friend suggestion
Definitely was a good one we really enjoy our meal really friendly staff and nice Italian atmosphere we been impressed from the quality And the generosity of the food
Good selection and menu well balanced on price The starter and the main course was really tasty
Wait for come back

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vipboca
London
71 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went with high hopes but overall, although there was nothing specifically amiss, we were rather disappointed. The service was a bit patchy (when it was good it was very, very good but..), the food was OK (the antipasta meat plate was monotonous) and the wild boar a bit too heavy for our stomachs. It was not cheap either.
Having said that if we are in the area we would probably return at some point.

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vipOrgtrk
London
68 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an enjoyable meal all ordered off the brunch menu. Starters perfect as they are individual, mains not the same even though they came out the kitchen as individual portions they where mixed at the table and not divided equally.
The restaurant it’s is tired and dirty, unloved and forgotten.

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ShantelleS
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food! Found a good deal online

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Rainbow00
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night on one of my favourite Italian restaurant in this area
I always find a charm welcome and friendly service
Food is always generous and seasonal with a really high quality product
Plus a little touch of truffle ( special menu )
Thanks to our waitress for the suggestion
Best Italian choice next to the river
Wait for our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious, and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really liked the place location and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

On arrival the place seemed very nice and had a nice atmosphere. We was placed by the window and right next to the door, so everytime it opened you got a chill. We was given a menu and expected to order straight away without any thinking time. The starter was not the best and the options are very limited. I order the rather ridiculously priced lamb, which was tiny and covered in fat. The best thing about the main was the mash! The wine was absolutely terrible and we left it on the side. There is also a shocking service charge which didn't go down well. Overall the experience left me rather disappointed and hungry. We ended up going home and ordering a takeaway. We wanted to get out and have a lovely evening but we didn't!!

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing dinner on the riverside
Real Italian atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff
The food was amazing and real value for the quality we got
Even on the truffle menu which is running in this period
(We tried couple of dishes and was superb)
Definitely come back

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vipFCAhound
London
192 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We go here from time to time as a group, taking advantage of their set lunch offers (while spending rather more on wine). Thew staff are invariably very helpful, the food good and the prices reasonable - especially given its stunning riverside/tower Bridge view location. We will be back....

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was over salted and service was average

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DEW4Food
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a nice evening. The weather was perfect for an outdoor meal. The staff was friendly and the service was good. There are other items on the menu I would like to try, so I would go back.

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Rainbow00
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant in the area
I been here few times and I always felt Wellcome
The staff is always friendly and professional
And the food tasty and with good value
For the quality you get

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JoannaB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Really poor service - staff just didn’t know what they were doing! So many things went wrong I don’t even have the energy to list them all. Food was average. Good price because of the evening standard deal. If you want average cheap eats with a good view and don’t mind faulty towers style service then you won’t be disappointed.

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Cantina del Ponte is rated 4.2 stars by 4424 OpenTable diners.

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