Cantina del Ponte

4.2
4272 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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

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: 16 July 2018

Ends: 9 September 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:00 17:30-22:00

What 4272 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

always a good place to have a good italian food friendly staff and attentive service
we got a Evening standard menu which was a really good deal
good size and quality of food

definitely come back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Sunday course menu was awesome - fast, attentive service was a perfect match to the great food.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Get together for friends at short notice, service, food value for money very good

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3.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Furthermore the waiter opened a bottle of wine and proceeded to overfill everyone's glass so that there was none left for the last person meaning we were forced to order another bottle. I was not happy.

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

The perfect spot on a hot day for a family reunion with a cool river breeze and stunning view, friendly and efficient service and good food.

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3.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Good value with offer, welcoming, but service a little slow

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4.0Dined on 1 August 2018

The evening was perfect and we were able to get a reservation so all good. We ate outside with a great view of tower bridge. We eat from the evening standard menu which was good but the drink was expensive.

Finally there card machine failed which mean we had to get cash which wasn’t a problem but just a bit annoying. To be fair this may have been the banks problem rather than the restaurant, I don’t know.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Great view on the really enjoyable terrace, we go for the Evening standard deal which is a really good value for money well balanced meal
Good size portion and really tasty food in a proper Italian way
Definitely go back

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Thank you for making my daughter’s 18th birthday lunch so special!!

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Food was excellent but because we took a special menu the size of our meal was smaller

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3.0Dined on 26 July 2018

This restaurant occupies a nice spot with views of Tower Bridge and the decor of the outdoors seating area is really nice. Unfortunately the set menu choices are limited and so we ordered from the main menu which was expensive taking into account the very small portion sizes of both the main course and the desert. The main course was very well cooked it was just a shame there wasn’t more of it.

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

The food was really tasty and the quality was excellent but the portion sizes were very small and the mains didn’t come with any sides. We ordered the 3 course set meal and were still hungry at the end of the meal. It felt more like it was a taster menu with not enough courses. The service started off well but got a bit slow towards the end.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

30th birthday celebration

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3.0Dined on 23 July 2018

average. service could be improved

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2.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Not special. Food is plain. Service is very slow.

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Restaurant by Tower Bridge with great views of The Thanes. We had the 2 course Ev Standard menu with a glass of wine which was fine for a informal meal and good value.

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

The food was really good. Service, location were excellent. We ended up seating inside. There were some large parties and it was too loud inside. We could not have a decent conversation with our dinner party. Weather permitting, i would not sit inside again.

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Perfect outdoor dining on a sunny Sunday with all the activity on the river to keep you entertained. Ate off the special offer menu and both food and service was excellent

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Great atmosphere on the terrace by the river, food and service were excellent and the price was good too. Couldn't fault it.

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

An excellent location for my husband's birthday. Dining alfresco, right by the Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge on a balmy Sunday evening was fabulous. The food was excellent and the service matched it. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

One of my favourite restaurants in London! I absolutely love it, the food is amazing, the venue beautiful, and the staff are all perfect! Waiter Antonio is excellent, as is the host (who I unfortunately didn't catch her name), who recognised me from previous visits and made our dinner even more special. I always look forward to dining at La Catina!

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Great overall experience. thanks to the waiter Alessandro, very attentive and helpful.
The porchetta special was amazing!
Highly recommend this lovely piece of Italy by the Thames, will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

We have travelled to many countries and I have never received such a pathetic dish of pasta - it was tasty but come on guys are you happy for your guests to leave hungry - there is no way in Italy you get portions like that and being Italian you know that.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Been there everytime we are in London always good never disappointed see you again in August

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great place to eat by river with tower bridge views in that backdrop. Just few steps away from Uber recognized drop off / pickup zone.

Food was alright. The garlic bread in appetizer turned out to be huge pizza like bread that killed the appetite. Next time in London we will very likely return here.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The service was good and the seating outside was also good. The food was average and the portions were not that big. I would go back for the view and have drinks, but not food.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

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 on 13 June 2018

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

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1.0Dined on 12 June 2018

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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