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Cantina del Ponte

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4246 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10:45pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7403 5403
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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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 is aplenty. Feast
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Private Party Contact
Rebecca Roebuck: 020 7716 7895
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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.
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Public Transit

Nearest Underground Stations
London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
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Special Events & Promotions
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, Outdoor dining , View, Wine

Special Offers

Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50

Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50. Available Monday - Sunday lunch.

Terms and Conditions: Available Monday - Sunday lunch. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2017

Ends: 30 October 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:45

Dinner set menu 2 courses/£18.50 3 courses/£22,50 & a glass of Prosecc

Dinner set menu 2 courses/£18,50 3 courses/£22,50 & a glass of Prosecco
Available Monday - Sunday dinner.

Terms and Conditions: Available Monday - Sunday dinner. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 June 2018

Ends: 30 July 2018

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:00
Mon-Sat 17:30-22:45

What 4246 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Is our first time in cantina del ponte and definitely a great beginning...... at first impact the restaurant looks really familiar and with a fizzy atmosphere

The manager Antonio looking after us, and the waiter Alessandro help us to choose our dishes, with an attentive food knowledge

We got bruschetta and octopus as starter,as main the special lobster tagliolini and the cacio e pepe both delicious and well flavoured

So well done to the chefs
We recommend this place for anyone looks for good Italian food

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

after a suggestion of an italian friend we decide to try this place, and was a really good choice

we enjoy the nice view seated on the terrace which is one of the best in the city....
we received a warm welcome on arrival all the staff was really attentive and friendly

everything accomplished of a really good meal flavoured an tasty
my colleague decided to for the set menu which looks a really good value for money

for me i tried the burrata and the seafood spaghetti absolutely fantastic

definitely come back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent atmosphere, staff and view from the outside seating. All very well priced.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Only positive is the location and view. Awful food, poor service and very over priced. Please give this a miss for your pocket and your palate.

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3.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Had the £25 weekend buffet deal. Service was slow at our table and the help yourself buffet was often left with many plates empty and slow to be replenished.

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1.0Dined on 3 June 2018

There's nothing more disappointing than going to a place you've been to many times before and associate with good times, and then you're met with disaster on many fronts.

A new buffet style antipasti and desert menu with a choice of main was grossly overpriced, grossly inadequate and of exceptionally low quality, with rare replenishment and only of the cheapest deserts. Under no circumstances, would I recommend anyone order that menu.

The service was woeful- despite having booked and reconfirming that morning no table was ready on arrival despite more than half the restaurant being empty, waiting 15 minutes for that to still not happen and so going in to sit at the only table that could be ours, forgotten drinks, tables where patrons had left remaining uncleaned with empty bottles and half eaten food left for 45+ minutes.

A real disappointment. It was great when it was great.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great food, great ingredients cooked to perfection. Location is fantastic. The team is very helpful

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great evening with great food and brilliant service

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Well-priced riverside restaurant with outside seating which is less noisy. Good set menu options - we all had different mains and they were all good. Open Table deal includes a glass of fizz, making it excellent value.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Loved this restaurant and its views of London!!

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Best Lasagna i have ever had. By far. Go here for real Italian food and superb view over River Thames! I come back.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

My mom loved it!

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Fabulous in every way. Great food, decor, location and service. The three course deal with Prosecco is great value. This place is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Convenient location for the Bridge Theatre, just a couple of minutes' walk away. Limited choice on the set menu, but the food was good and the three courses + prosecco menu is very good value. Friendly, efficient service, but the atmosphere was rather quiet - we were the only ones eating inside - and the music - largely Frank Sinatra - was a little off-putting!

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

We had no idea there would be a live opera singer, it was such a delightful surprise. This is a great restaurant for a relaxed get-together or special night out. We were celebrating our engagement and a couple next to us were celebrating a birthday. The food was middle of the road, perfectly fine, but the value is in the service, atmosphere and live singing. We had a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Excellent service by all the staff from the moment we stepped in the restaurant until we left. Felt like being in Italy with the food and warm hospitality by the staff. Guests from the US were extremely pleased topped with the amazing location and views all around.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Very pleased with the ambience and service.
Would definitely recommend aa a nice place for dinner

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1.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Good it bad, view is good! Won’t go back there again as this is Italian for English , not real Italian I am afraid!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Excellent food and service. We received a warm welcome from the reception which flowed through to waiting on the table and also making recommendations on choices. Great overall experience.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

We've been having a family reunion at 'La cantina del Ponte' and we felt like home from the beginning. It's an Italian based cuisine served in a lovely dining area with an amazing view.
My family really enjoyed the food and the kindness of the Italian waiter, I loved the position and the style that perfectly combine together the Italian tradition to the London lifestyle.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Authentic italian ambience and food.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Great service and ambience, ordered the Parmesan wheel fettuccini. Was great, but why isn’t the Parmesan wheel cooking done table side? Expected theatre so was disappointed when there was none.

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Food was quite good. Fun entertainment with opera singer. However, felt very ignored as a single diner. Tables on either side who were couples got frequent service where I had to ask for assistance each time. Appetizer and entree arrived at same time.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

There was an opera singer performing during our meal, which added to the ambiance.

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2.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Food was average and for the same dish the portion is not standard, the seafood of the long pasta dish was not very fresh, and the mussels and clams are tiny for the price. Service was slow but friendly. Ambience - quite noisy on a busy Friday night.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Good food, exceptional service and good value for money.

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Food superb, service great and table positioned by the window as requested for our foreign guests. Just a bit cramped on the table but we did expand the party by one to make it 10 plus we were mostly guys. Would visit again for sure in the summer when you can sit outside. Recommend!!

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4.0Dined on 28 February 2018

The restaurant was good. You pay for the view, though the food was great. We were there during the snowy period so it was a bit cold inside and for good reason, a bit empty. That said the food is lovely and staff are friendly, though a bit slow.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Great food, great location and great service!

The set menu was particularly good value.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The view is amazing, the service is good, the food is great value for their price. Love the dessert.

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

I really wanted to like Cantina del Ponte - but we found the food and service were just simply ok. They also screwed up two orders for starters and it took ages for the right orders to come out.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

A fantastic Italian restaurant on the banks of the Thames in the heart of London at Tower Bridge! Our overall experience was exceptional. The service from the manager to the service staff was superb. The food was delicious and the menu was varied and accessible. What a hidden gem! I cannot wait to go back. The chef even came to our table to see how our dinner was. 5 Stars!

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2.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Its fine for a one off meal if you are n the area. Perfectly polite and pleasant just felt pricey and formulaic

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Good value lunchtime menu. Very friendly and attentive staff. Great views of the river!

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2.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Wouldn't recommend. Food was fine but fairly simple and not great value overall. Most disappointing thing was that a male chef used the women's bathroom.

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

A really good Italian restaurant with a frequently changing menu, excellent selection, very good food, in a casual ambience. Charming staff who remember you from one time to the next. A great place also for pre theatre dinner if you're going to The Bridge. You can get a carafe of wine instead of a bottle, which is sometimes all you want.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

The staff was very friendly and Italian, the food nothing special - very average - small portions but lovely Tiramisu, restaurant ambiance inside felt a little cold, sterile, large open space, old interior. Also they still had Xmas decoration/fairy lights on which just felt a little dated and quite touristy. I am sure a big plus is the outdoor space in summer and stunning views of Tower Bridge. Besides that, I don't think we would return again to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

This was our first visit to Cantina del Ponte, for a pre-theatre meal before visiting the Bridge Theatre, just a few steps away. Ideal location, rather quiet when we arrived, but livened up later. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was very enjoyable, and the price very reasonable. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

My friend and I dined here for a girly catch up. I ordered the smoked mozzarella /tomato bread for starters and sea bass dish for mains- the food was tasty and portion size was good. We dined from the 2 courses for £20 menu, which came with a complimentary glass of prosecco, so would say the meal was definitely value for money. Service was pleasant and the general ambiance was relaxed. The restaurant is on Butlers wharf pier so the view is very pretty. Points for improvement would be: the restaurant itself is a little tricky to find since a maps app will direct you to the delivery only entrance, which is a couple of corners away from the actual restaurant; perhaps a sign could be added to the delivery entrance to redirect you. The toilets are also quite dirty which is surprising for an otherwise clean, well decorated and maintained restaurant. Lastly, the a la carte menu is not very veggie friendly - more options would be appreciated.

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