Cantina del Ponte
Set dinner 2/3 courses for £19.50/ £22.50
Set dinner menu 2 courses for £19.50 and 3 courses for £22.50. Available Monday - Sunday.
Terms and Conditions: Available Monday - Sunday.. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 22 October 2018
Ends: 30 March 2019
Availability: Sun 17:30-22:00
It started with a phone call 2 hours before we were due to say that the kitchen was closing at 3, our reservation was at 2.30, so we had to order as soon as we got there.When we got there they looked surprised at us walking through the door. The service was lack lustre. They gave us the menu’s, cake to take out order and said the kids could only have pasta ( why not tell us at the time of giving us the menu?) The place is due a paint as it looks shabby and the toilets aren’t great.
Our food was also Incredibly salty, we all reacted with red faces and being very thirsty. We won’t be returning.
Not the best experience. Food was average and the restaurant has poor acoustics. Our main concern was our server who had bad body odour that made it most unpleasant during the service.
Had to request a bowl for fish shells as well as Parmesan cheeses and black pepper. Normally these are brought out at any good Italian restaurant.
Great venue - super food - fabulous atmosphere and really attentive staff!
Quite Monday dinner
One of my favourite Italian restaurant in the area even for a last minute dining
I always fell Wellcome like at home
Simple and taste Italian food and attentive service
My go to word for our meal was ‘nice’.
Nice food, nice place, service a bit slow.
Authentic experience. Great food. Reasonable value.
We had the evening standard set menu which was 2 courses and a glass of wine for £15 or 3 courses and a glass of wine for £20.
The food was well seasoned and good portion sizes, this was also brought out in good time.
We went before a meal before seeing matinee at the news Bridge Theatre and it’s a great location for that. The staff were lovely and food wholesome flavoursome Italian fare.
My only suggestion is that the bruschetta would be better if it was toasted both sides, it would only take a moment more but would have been much better.
We were disappointed by the slow service even though we had alerted staff when we arrived that we only had just over an hour to eat and had ordered straightaway. We were served by different staff at the table and noone seemed to keep track of our order. We waited over 30m for main course and had to ask twice for dessert that I'd ordered at the outset. The polenta crust bream tasted of burnt oil. Panna cotta with berries was fine but had to eat in a rush.
And the bill had 12.5% service automatically added which we feel on this occasion was not deserved but were in too much of rush to get to theatre to quibble. Not good value.
Very nice food, friendly staff, good value and nice location - would be lovely in the summer!
Nice wine and the set menu offers good value but the risotto was a bit dry and did not seem very fresh. The location is lovely and the service was great though!
Excellent food at great value, the view is amazing and the service was impeccable - great find for our group and would definitely eat here again.
Too few staff on for a Friday evening, so service was rather hit and miss. Food was very good as usual.
Had another lovely time in this beautifully located restaurant that offers real Italian food and great value deals.
We live next door - always great but a shame to hear people are on the move. I hope standards are maintained
lovely dinner with friend the service always attentive especially alessandro our waiter really looking after our table and suggest us the best plate to choose
really good quality food and good choice
really nice atmosphere next to tower bridge
waiting to go back
Very quiet for a Friday lunchtime - only two other people there when we arrived - so therefore distinctly lacking in atmosphere. Service was very good as would be expected given there were more staff than customers....
amazing lunch very attentive service, and always a really good quality of food
always a best choice for a typical italian meal
waiting to come back
This was a booking for an alternative to turkey for Christmas dinner. This was a set menu and it provided a wide choice.
The food was very good and of a high quality considering the numbers of people being served and I enjoyed myself very much indeed.
My only criticism, if that is fair? Is that there was too much food for me personally. I am not a big eater and the restaurant served up way too much for me. This is such a small issue but it is worth noting as I don't like to waste food.
Nice traditional Italian food , spectacular location
Good tables. Great views of tower bridge. Food for a date . Good food.
The Cantina never fails to deliver. Everything was excellent, and the only negative for me is that the room is slightly noisy
Great value and tasty Italian food!
Good italian meal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very speedy service and great food on a set menu for pre-theatre dinner.
Nice meal at Cantina del Ponte. Have been a few times and it's always been a very pleasant place to eat whether you are sitting inside or out.
Amazing dining experience , they had live opera singing the night we dined there. Food was amazing and the lovely choice of wine. Service was impecable and having live singing really rounded off the night lovely.
The sun was going down and my wife and I were at the Tower. We used the Open Table app and found this Gem on the other side of the Thames.
We loved the Bean Soup and the Beef and Veal Meatballs, which were expertly prepared. We feasted on the Cod with Lentils and the excellent Pasta.
Manuel, our server, was a wonderful. He and the entire staff were attentive to our needs. As a matter of fact, after our delicious meal I forgot my reading glasses and received a phone call and met Manuel halfway for the hand off.
If you ask for bread, they charge you but you get 3 different kind of bred. Two different kind of foccacia (thin and crispy or fluffy), one normal bread. It was very delicious and it's worth the money! I was just surprised, that there was no normal free bread served.
Great italian restaurant! The quality of food is astounding. Very friendly staff especially the general manager Fabio.
Fantastic views of the tower bridge an add bonus with outside seating! The food was great and good value for money. And we were looked after very well by the staff. Thank you to all the lovely staff.
A relaxed atmosphere where groups can talk and have fun while eating delicious Italian food
The venue is great for a nice after dinner walk. My pork dish was un edible very tough pork. It would be nice if they just didn't charge me for it but instead the waiter gave one free dessert. We already ordered 3 desserts for 3 people. So really a 4th dessert to smooth over my disappointment of main course.
Good lunch, limited menu but good value only service let it down
Took visiting family with some dietary needs: pescatarian, gluten-free. There was plenty on the menu to satisfy.
It got busy towards the end of our evening and service slowed right down. We were offerd complimentary coffee as an apology.
The setting is second to none, right on the river and the outdoor tables are, of course, stunning in the spring and summer months. The atmosphere inside is warm and inviting and the tables comfortable.
My only criticism is that if you bring the customer something to the table that they did not order (in this case a bread basket), then that should be complementary. It's appearance on the bill was unexpected
Good options on the set menu, all offering excellent value. Between four of us we had most of the options available and we really enjoyed them all. Friendly helpful staff and the riverside location make this a great place to go.
Ate at Cantina del Ponte before visiting the Bridge Theatre - just 5 minutes' walk away. Lovely friendly welcome from the staff, who provided excellent service throughout the meal. When we arrived at 5:45 we were the only customers, but the restaurant was full and buzzing by the time we left at 7:15. The set menu was very good value, and despite only four choices per course, I had great difficulty in deciding what to eat - they all looked good. Eventually I settled for the veal & beef meatballs followed by roasted cod - both very good. Great views over the Thames, too.
Restaurant stops serving at 3pm on Sundays. We had to wait over 15 min for our drinks. Nice food, poor service.
Great location scenically great food. Will go back later in the evening next to enjoy a bigger crowd
Lovely two course lunch from set menu. Excellent value and great view of Tower Bridge. Would definitely go again.