Cantina del Ponte

4.2
4374 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.

Special Offers

Evening Standard: 2/3 courses & a glass of wine £15/£20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00

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M
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Same old story, not enough service staff to manage volume in the restaurant. We had a lovely meal, however had a hard time getting refills for drinks and no offer of Dessert - which we would have taken them up on had they asked.

After what seemed like an excessively long time waiting for staff to check on us (they made no eye contact as they rushed by several times) we eventually managed to signal for the bill and leave.

Compliments to the kitchen - service team needs to do better!!

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S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine.
Great location and wonderful staff. I will be back ASAP .
Thank you Cantina.
Steve Pallett

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Y
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I could recommend this place but I think overall it's a bit expensive for what it is.
The service is excellent coming from the guys, but ladies are not that nice and it looks like they are not happy to work where they work (this doesn't include the hostess)

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TA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue . Food and service were exceptional

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and great food!
Friendly staff specially the lovely Oana.
We will be back!

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RT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoy our lunch on the beautiful terrace nice service and warm Wellcome
The portion was generous as usual and really good value for money
Impressive view definitely a place to go for enjoy a classic Italian food

Will come back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor service - almost 20 minute wait for a drinks order. Not offered any further drinks throughout the night.

Tuna carpaccio very good - steak special and tomato basil pasta average.

Expensive for what it was.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

So disappointing. I can't actually comment on the food because our table was so awful and waiter unhelpful that we just left. I requested a special table as it was my birthday but it seemed that the restaurant had taken no notice to this request, we had a table right by the door. The restaurant was super loud and we felt crammed in, so I asked if we could sit outside even though it had been raining, it would have been quieter and more intimate for us. But I was told that the terrace was closed and there was no apology for that. We didnt really feel welcome so we left.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner for his birthday and we really enjoyed it the food was delicious and the service was good the lady who attended us was very friendly and very smiley.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous night out with friends, amazing service, best value for money I have ever had in London and delicious food. Ambience was fantastic especially with the opera singer who was really great.

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PJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service

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d
London
46 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food as always. Great offer of food on the set menu too. Always like eating here if in the area. Also great views of the river on these summer nights.

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RT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we never left hungry after visit cantina, simple plate from the italian classic genorous portion
and super quality product
thank you to all the staff to make our visit and meal enjoyebale as usual

wait for come back

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PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced for what it is. My wife found her meal was over cooked and chewy. The staff was friendly but over pushy and interrupted conversations inappropriately to push their wares. It is a shame as I have always thoroughly enjoyed previous visits.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Food was excellent. Very good service too.
Only downside was that food quantity was below average. But it was so good!!

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D
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very nice. The main courses are a bit smaller than the menu make them sound, so worth getting a side dish to share with them. The waiters were a bit all over the place; we finished our starters only to have the whole table cleared and a dessert menu thrust in our face! We lost our bread, so had to order some more and generally the waiting staff seemed a bit confused!

In the end it was fine. The food was good, the atmosphere and location are pleasant and the staff were friendly, if a little discombobulated!

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H
London
154 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pre-theatre meal at Cantina del Ponte before visiting the Bridge Theatre - 5 minutes' walk away. Very good value on the pre-theatre menu. Starters very good (spicy meatballs and burrata), main courses - chuck beef was good; pan-fried salmon slightly disappointing - the tomato sauce was rather overwhelming and it was difficult to pick up the flavour of the salmon. Atmosphere good, fairly busy even at 5:45 - the only complaint was the awful music! Overall, a good pre-theatre venue and excellent value.

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FC
London
187 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is very good, the staff are great, the outside terrace is wonderful, the riverside view (Tower Bridge) is stunning, the deals are terrific value (£16 for two courses). Do you need to know anything else? We will be back.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They were very busy with big groups but made a special effort with us and were very kind

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MN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Opera singer not necessary noisy impacted conversation.
Went for special menu. The beef stew main was delicious BUT a starter portion!! My 6 2" husband left hungry!
Charged for expensive red and not the cheaper option I asked for!
Service slow.
Wont be back....

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LC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here on a Bank holiday Monday with my family to celebrate my Mums birthday. A great location in Butlers Wharf, the restaurant was lovely. Food good if a little pricey ( but given location that’s understandable) and the service was excellent. They were good enough to get my mum a little dessert and candle for us to sing Happy Birthday. Really nice afternoon. Recommend

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

60th Birthday meal for a friend

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

never miss the expectation attentive service and amazing food always with quality ingredients

one of the best italian choice in the area

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were 10 minutes late arriving as my friend had a fall on the way there. As we'd booked the set menu we were just late for that but she rushed us so we could still have it. Unfortunately we didn't get a choice of extra vegetables which would have been good with the salmon.
They were very slow bringing the one dessert one of my friends had ordered as their 2nd course.
Overall ok but nothing special

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time at this lovely and lively restaurant. Our kids stayed until 9:30pm and the staff were very attentive and accommodating. Imagine it is great in the summer to sit outside as the view of the bridge was beautiful.

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BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night..😁😁
Terrific food, service was efficient and unobtrusive.
Highly recommended..

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C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pre theatre meal, nice food served promptly by friendly staff.

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H
London
154 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once again visited Cantina del Ponte before going to the Bridge Theatre, which is just 5 minutes' walk away. As usual, the staff were very welcoming and service was efficient - apart from a longish wait for the main course, though this wasn't a problem. The food was very pleasant, and value on the set menu is outstanding.

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GI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with this location, amazing food, staff and location.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I live locally and eat here regularly. The food is really good and seasonal variations. Fantastic service and good value.

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LC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A special 60th birthday celebration with 9 of us. Good food and service, but marred by a charge of £5 per person for having a birthday cake that we bought ourselves - £45. A bit steep by any standards. Shame.

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V
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good option for pre-theatre dining for the Bridge Theatre. The set menu had a good range of options and the portion sizes were generous enough. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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H
London
50 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Great food & service. Quite noisy.

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AW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great food and good value. This visit was for a works night out. I'll definitely be back with family!

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Much noise during the dining ,the restaurant is small and and the tables nearly.
I took lobster fettuccine and the pastas were too cooked and soft ,the sauce very simply, I made better at home.
We paid for the bread ,focaccia and finally everything made a lot of money.It seems cheap but it isn’t ,the portions are smalls .

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Y
London
38 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

No real ambience as place was quite loud. Service was ok but not super attentive. Food was mediocre, some dishes like the veal seem overpriced whilst the pasta is good.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good environment,beautiful view. A little bit expensive

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HP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Risotto for two got almost a round of applause.

The staff very accommodating of us, even though we were quite late.

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s
London
99 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue on the river. Excellent food and attentive service.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing meal with a friend, original Italian food with a good selection in the menu

friendly service in a proper Italian way

waiting to come back in summer with open terrace

one of my favourite restaurant

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