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Ponti's Italian Kitchen - John Princes Street

#270 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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5-7 John Princes Street | Oxford Circus, London W1G 0JN, England
+44 20 3230 3018
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go and unlike major Italian chains of restaurants you feel the food has some provenance and authenticity. Nice waiting staff

Thank Mr/Mrs M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb evening at Ponti's. Immediately the lovely lighting and decor created a lovely warm ambience. The staff were genuinely friendly and relaxed, and just the right level of attentive - not interrupting the evening all the time but there at the right moments to refresh the water and wine. Had the most beautiful tortelloni with ricotta and truffle and tried... More 

Thank akaaaay
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a quickly aborted visit to nearby Vapiano (:(), we went to Ponti's determined on Italian. This is an old favourite that we hadn't visited for a few years. Most professional yet friendly service, good menus and very tasty food. Both dishes were simply amazing.

Thank John M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living very close to Ponti's new restaurant in Sheffield we felt compelled to try the Oxford Circus restaurant so we could get a feel for where it all began! Our food and wine was superb, the service was perfect and we left the restaurant feeling we have made some new friends. Many thanks to all the Staff who made for... More 

Thank glenn586
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is excellent, as is the atmosphere. Location very convenient however isn't busy and the staff is very helpful and polite/

Thank Kat M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we came for dinner on sat 11/3/17 our waiter Christos made all the difference to our experience.... he was gentle with my mother 83 .. polite and very professional yet very attentive ... food was good value 3 courses for £20.00 great choice and good ingredients, we had a lovely round corner table definately worth a trip, tucked away amongst... More 

Thank Akolli
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most rude, clueless and disorganised staff I've encountered in London in 4 years. The food was mediocre and the prices ridiculously high. Never again.

Thank Francesco L
Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meting friends around Oxford Circus in London we didn't know where to say to meet. By chance we walked past Ponti's on a Friday evening and took a chance on it. What an excellent venue, convenient location, great food, excellent service and wonderful staff. All you could ask for

Thank WelshDragon25
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stumbled across this place when looking for somewhere to have a brief stop-off drink to escape the busy-ness of Oxford St on a Saturday. We were warmly greeted and given a nice booth to sit in. Initially we planned to just have drinks/desserts before heading back out, but we were having such a lovely relaxed catch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good sized restaurant which has a varied menu-and delicious soya lattes! The service is efficient and very friendly and the food hot and of good quality. The young man who served us on Saturday could not have been more helpful. There is a 12.5% service charge which we were told goes directly to the staff. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 John Princes Street | Oxford Circus, London W1G 0JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3230 3018
The new generation of Ponti's Italian Kitchen was established in 1963. The Ponti family originates from Piacenza in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, and are passionate and committed to the exceptional food of the region. Dishes are simply prepared using the freshest quality ingredients, with a generation's twist on traditional classics. Provenance is a key part of the menu, with several dishes denoted with the DOP logo, the official mark which certifies that the products are genuine speciality products from the region. So, the Parma Ham is from Parma and nowhere else. Ponti's Italian Kitchen is proud to receive the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award 2012 & 2013, for consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately 10 percent of restaurants listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award that honours hospitality excellence.

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Marylebone offers what so many London neighbourhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
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