Cantina del Ponte

4.3
4438 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of one households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to a number of 6 from any number of households.

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.

Support Cantina del Ponte during COVID-19

Safety precautions

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

Offers

New Year's Eve 4 courses £75

Dec 31, 2020 only·Thu 17:00-21:30

Enjoy 4 courses for £75 this New Year's Eve

Christmas Day Menu, 4 courses for £70

Dec 25, 2020 only·Fri 12:00-16:00

Enjoy our Christmas Day Menu, in Italian style with a delicious 4 course menu created by Head Chef Michele Tricaricio priced at £70.

Pasta Brunch 2/3 courses for £15/20 with glass of fizz

Oct 11, 2020-Jan 3, 2021·Sun 11:00-16:00

Enjoy our pasta brunch menu with 2/3 courses for £15/20 with a glass of fizz, add a bottle of prosecco for £20.

Set Menu/ Pre Theatre 2/3 courses for £15/£20 with prosecco

Oct 1, 2020-Jan 30, 2021·Sun-Fri 11:30-15:00 17:00-19:00

Enjoy 2/3 courses for £15/£20 including a glass of prosecco. Available for lunch and dinner (5-7) from Tuesday to Friday.

What 4438 People Are Saying
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JULIE
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the last day before lockdown 2 and it was a great time but tinged with sadness because of the circumstances

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MaryP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt like being being in Italy. Food was excellent and very relaxed setting. Would definitely recommend.

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AdeN
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location and good food and service

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LuciaF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mushroom tortellini I’ve ever had, throughly recommend. Staff were also lovely.

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really quite day on the area not been at cantina for a while

But the atmosphere is always warm and let you feel always welcome

As always the superb quality of product and good value
Makes the difference

We try it the new carbonate in the cheese wheel
AMAZING !!!

The staff really looking after us, we definitely come back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pretty basic food not too enjoyable other than the starter. Disappointing compared to previous meals

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PaulsCo
London
25 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really lovely waiting staff, enjoyed the meal but the staff made it.

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JackieT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - off the set lunch menu... amazing value.

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vipSarahH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Beautiful food that was woefully undermined by the horrendously shabby dining room and patchy service. On arrival, the inhospitable and unhelpful hostess led us through a largely empty dining room with to a table in the corner next to the toilets and busy service area. What was even weirder was that this section of the restaurant was already occupied by diners - so much for social distancing! We moved ourselves to a more suitable table for two in the centre of the dining room. The inauspicious start to our looked-forward-to evening did nothing to detract from the unpleasantness of our surroundings - the interior resembles an unflatteringly lit, grotty, 90's kitchen. We only had a main course in the end finding the ambience repellent and the service poor. While some of the servers were pleasant enough, it became tedious to repeatedly have to request and remind about drinks orders. So while the food was lovely, I cannot recommend Cantina del Ponte based on our brief evening there.

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Georgie
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food excellent, ambience was perfect
. Views of the Thames and Tower bridge made for a fabulous afternoon dining seated outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic al fresco dining experience with friendly service and amazing food! Thank you!

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TaraC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Would recommend the truffle pasta and the cannelloni for desert!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed overall ,booking was not know when we arrived .No problem to have a table so resolved .Menu to be downloaded via QR scanner ,it appears to only be A La Carte and no set menus .We assumed they had removed them and ordered from the menu .No mention of Eat out to help out menu ! After we had ordered couple at the next table asked and were given a separate menu !!
Wine list ,reduced choices - failed delivery .
Starters arrived and placed on the table ,we were left sitting with no cutlery and had to flag someone down to ask for some .Main course mushroom risotto was incredibly salty .No condiments were offered to the table .We were given the £20 discount but charged £11.69 service charge which felt like an insult as we had seen such poor service .I paid and left as I was so deflated by what I had experienced and just wanted to get away .This was my first experience eating out in a restaurant after lockdown ,I absolutely understand things will be different but this was just indifferent

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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
17 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
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

JC
vipJohnC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening standard set menu and good value. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
127 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
17 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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Lara
London
4 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
17 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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Cantina del Ponte is rated 4.3 stars by 4438 OpenTable diners.

Cantina del Ponte does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.