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Cantina del Ponte

4.3
4.3
3330 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Brunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–20:45

  • Phone number

    020 7403 5403

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tricarico Romildo Michele

  • 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. Please contact cantinareception@danddlondon.com

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Roebuck: 020 7716 7895

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Set Menu

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Sunday from 12pm - 4pm and enjoy Head Chef Michele's new Sunday Set Menu of 2/3 courses for £20/£25 with an Aperol Spritz or glass of prosecco. *Please note that the Sunday set menu is available for up to 6 people only
  • Evening Standard Set Menu

    £25.00 per person

    1 Aug - 11 Sept 2022
    Join us this Summer for our set menus in partnership with Evening Standard and enjoy a two-course lunch or dinner with a glass of wine for as little as £25 per person. Offer available from 1 August until 11 September 2022.

What 3,330 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • South East London

    Italian

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  1. LB

    LyndaB

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went on the evening standard offer. 3 courses and a glass of wine for £25. Food very good, service lovely. Outside seating on a sunny day next to tower bridge, perfect lunch.
  2. MA

    MARGARETM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food excellent location helpful and friendly staff
  3. J

    Jane

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My dearest friend had her 60th birthday earlier in the year and having planned two days in London to celebrate it together, as Londoners where is better than to have your meal by the Robert Thames looking at Tower Bridge? The food was very fresh and good quality Italian cuisine. Our waiter could not have been better and obviously took great pride in his job without being overbearing. It was a perfect way to finish two excruciatingly hot but special days in London.
  4. W

    Will

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sunday set menu good value considering you get a free aperol spritz. A good summer location if u want views of tower bridge and the city
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went for dinner pre-theatre. Beautiful summer evening so ambience was great. Service was efficient and food very tasty.
  6. MG

    MariusG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great view sat outside with the sun setting behind tower bridge. The food was really well made and no complaints there. Unfortunately it took a long time for service, with only the outdoor area seating, we were sat for 25 minutes before anybody came over to even take a drinks order. Not great on a hot day
  7. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent
  8. C

    Cool789

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal at cantina Always superb quality for a reasonable price A proper Italian food simple and tasty Always smiley and attentive staff The best Italian spot in tower bridge area
  9. NR

    NoeliaR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Comida escasa, poca variedad y aunque el precio es inicialmente decente, poco adecuado a la calidad/cantidad del plato. Atención sin más: algo de vos y despistados, por lo que finalmente optamos por no tomar postre y cambiar de sitio. Lo único bueno son las vistas en la terraza.
  10. DT

    DariaT

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and reasonable prices. Great location. Our hostess was great but the other waiter was a bit hard to catch for drinks order. Generally would come back again. Pasta and desserts were excellent.
  11. M

    Massimo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location with view of Tower Bridge. Authentic Italian food and excellent service.
  12. C

    Cool789

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere with tower bridge view Outstanding food quality perfectly cooked And always attentive service We will come back soon
  13. SB

    SeanB

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Very slow service and not what was ordered, although money was taken off the bill which was counteracted by the service charge which really wasn’t worth it. Tried it didn’t like it wouldn’t go again….
  14. FI

    FrancescoI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, I'd give another 5 stars if I could! Also, the food was amazing and cooked in a very traditional way. Very happy with everything
  15. AE

    AEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAE

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    An excellent menu on the south bank of the Thames. Great service.
  16. R

    Richproject88

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall the restaurant was great except for my main seafood linguine which was a bit too salty. The highlight of the night was the surprise performance from the opera singers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for pre theatre dinner, so we had to be quick and so were unable to enjoy the location and ambiance fully. It was a little expensive for our needs on this occasion. The staff were very helpful but having agreed to provide a risotto as a starter, the waitress then forgot to action it so our friend waited for his starter for quite sometime. Otherwise, a pleasant meal in a great location . Perhaps a pre theatre menu would be an idea?
  18. N

    Niki

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and very friendly staff.
  19. M

    Maria

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at Cantina del Ponte and its becoming one of my favourite restaurants. The food is amazing no matter what you order and the pasta in a cheese wheel is a whole experience!
  20. AJ

    AJ123

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food. Stunning location. The staff were super friendly but just quite distant - very difficult to order and get the bill.
  21. ON

    OlintoN

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and superb food...wonderful views and good walks before and after the meal. Expensive ! But worthy.
  22. d

    dangjenkins

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fourth or fifth time back to Cantina (three years ago however since the last visit) and for 10 of us, the service was good; food excellent, will definitely return.
  23. SF

    StuartF

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A good solid Italian. Great service and food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and brilliant friendly service.
  25. DB

    DanieleB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, nice ambient, kind and fast service, a bit overpriced due to the vue on Tower Bridge, I can accept it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just delicious! Excellent servers.
  27. CR

    CarlaR

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our party enjoyed the food and atmosphere, however we were surprised by the fact that we are still dealing if a pandemic and Government advice is to wear masks, and the staff were not wearing mask at all, making us feel a bit vulnerable when they would come to our table to take orders and etc. We will make sure to go to a restaurant that follows guidance next time we plan a dinner. Thank you.
  28. K

    Kaiste

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Location was amazing and the only thing that justified the price. Device was lovely. Food was OK and overpriced. Toilet was disgusting, and overall restaurant atmosphere felt cheap
  29. C

    Charlie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and great staff, would recommend and come again
  30. A

    Aviddiner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Authentic Italian made a good change from chain food. Noisy due to party table, but much better once they’d left.
  31. SP

    StephenP

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a great place to have dinner the night before the London Marathon. Very relaxed atmosphere, great service and fantastic value for money. I would definitely go back again.
  32. AE

    AEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAE

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Small menu well cooked with views over the Thames
  33. B

    Badrabbit

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nothing about the food was bad, but equally none of the courses were particularly memorable. The main thing you're paying for is the location - which is glorious.
  34. AN

    AnthonyN

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s a lovely location especially if it’s a nice day. The service was good and prompt. Though was disappointed by the food. I ordered the Caccio peppe and paid £6 extra for truffle. The dish was tasteless. My wife ordered the tuna served on cannelini beans. When we asked ro swap the beans for something else they said no. The tuna was lovely though as expected the beans were far too heavy, so disappointing dish overall. The pasta portions were also on the small side.
  35. L

    Lexi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    lovely food and lovely atmosphere, service was a little slow but it was quite busy, portions are good size for price
  36. MT

    McTicker

    London

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Eating outside was troublesome as the heater over our table was not working, great to be out but local rivals had made much better arrangements against the elements
  37. WJ

    WendyJ

    Warwickshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great to be able to eat out again at a fab restaurant with excellent views and in a great location.
  38. MT

    MarieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and very good service, we will be happy to come back soon!
  39. JU

    JULIE

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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
  40. MP

    MaryP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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Cantina del Ponte is rated 4.3 stars by 3330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Brunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–20:45

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tricarico Romildo Michele

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7403 5403

  • 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. Please contact cantinareception@danddlondon.com

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Roebuck: 020 7716 7895

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