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Cantina del Ponte

#320 of 17,838 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
+44 20 7403 5403
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Cantina for a nice friends' dinner...and it was just great! From the cosy environment to the delicious food, and of course not forgetting the friendly and helpful staff - we all loved everything! Hope to come back soon!

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Thank mfalda
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We been there to celebrate my birthday in a Sunday night in middle of December. It was amazing. The place, the food and specially the staff. So friendly and helpful. We stayed more than the restaurant was closing. They didn't say anything. They didn't try to kick us out. The floor staff was waiting for us until the end without... More 

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Thank Kincso K
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Kincso k, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good time with us, and we do hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Fabio More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked through the door, we knew we were onto something special. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and from the start to finish, we felt our every need was cater for and important. Eventhough the restaurant was completely full and it being valentines night. The food was exquisite and consisted of 5 courses of delicious... More 

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Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear HY1994, Thank you for writing a review, and for the lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and that you thought the food and atmosphere were great. Am really happy that you enjoyed the Opera night. I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Fabio More 

Bogota, Colombia
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With my wife we had a great lunch with a perfect view of the river The food was great , and dessert incredible. We had the Tiramisu and it was awosomw!!!

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Thank JUAN CARLOS A
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Juan Carlos A, Thank you for your online review and kind words. We are pleased that you had a good lunch with us. Looking forward to see you at Cantina del Ponte soon. Kind Regards Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always liked this local place so I took my relatives from abroad with a baby to dine here yesterday. It once agin approved this was a nice place to dine. They looked after us very well, the baby created a lot of extra work for them, However, they did everything efficiently. The food and wine are excellent as always. Thank... More 

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Thank a1wyy
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear a1wyy, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good time with us, and we do hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Fabio More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High hopes after reading many good reviews! However we found the experience to be less than pleasing. The food was over seasoned and burnt (penne al'arrabiata and bruschetta), not as advertised (tagliatelle al ragu del coniglio). Wine list limited and expensive. At the end of the night they turned off the heating, leaving us shivering! I'd definitely not recommend it!

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Thank Thalita G
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Thalita G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations, and that the service & food let you down. Please do drop me an email: fabiof@danddlondon.com so I can look into this further. Regards, Fabio More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good, the food was enjoyable. It just didn't provide me with any real "wow" or "that was delicious" moments.

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Thank ldsimpson
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Idsimpson, Thank you very much for your review am glad you have enjoyed the food and the service was good. I hope to see you again soon Ciao Fabio More 

Pagnacco, Italy
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday evening. The restaurant was calm and cozy with a magnificent view of the Tower Bridge. We had a few real Italian starters to begin: very good. The seafood spaghetti was a revelation; for sure the best seafood pasta I've ever had in London. The wine advised by Peppe was perfect.

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Thank Andrea C
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Andrea C, Thank you very much to take the time to write your comment am really glad that you have enjoyed your meal and you find at Cantina del Ponte the best 'Seafood Pasta' ever. Thank you very much. Ciao Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really enjoyable evening at this restaurant - the staff were fantastic. I ordered from the set menu (some may find the a la carte menu on the pricey side), which was good value. The food is simple but tasty (the tiramisu was delicious) and I noticed that we seemed to be surrounded by Italians which I think... More 

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Thank KiwiInPimlico
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear KiwiInPimlico, Thank you very much for your lovely review am glad that you have enjoyed our lovely dishes and you loved our service. Looking forward to see you again soon Ciao Fabio More 

London
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great (Best tiramisu ever) and staff were very attentive. Lovely atmosphere and super location. Definitely recommended for an authentic Italian meal!

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Thank Lozza63M
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Lozza63M, Thank you very much for your lovely review. Looking forward to see you again soon. Ciao Fabio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > London Bridge
  • Neighbourhood: London Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 5403
Description
This lovely riverside restaurant offers all the warmth and welcome of a traditional Italian trattoria, but there's no mistaking the fact that it's in the heart of London - thanks to a spectacular and uninterrupted view of Tower Bridge. With simple, heartly Italian dishes prepared with lots of passion, this is a great spot for lunch and dinner alike.
Please be aware that Cantina del Ponte will be open between 12 to 18 on New Year day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?