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Cantina del Ponte

#282 of 17,559 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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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is quite a find: located on the South Bank, with views of nearby Tower Bridge, it is quite large but has the feel of an intimate Italian restaurant. At least, that’s how we found it, thanks to our delightful Neapolitan waiter Toni and his amiable manager Fabio. And the set lunch menu is just amazing value: the two... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cozy and warm atmosphere, refined food. Absolutely recommended. Good customer service. A proper italian corner just by the Tower Bridge.

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Thank Erica R
Fabio F, Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Erica R, Thank you very much for your lovely comment am so glad that you have enjoyed your meal. I do hope to see you soon in the near future. Regards, Fabio More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do you miss Italian food ? I highly recommend this place !! Feel in Italy in front of tower bridge ..charming stuff and very tasty food ..the waiter Tony did look after us perfectly with some advice about wine ..you won't leave disappointed!! Good to celebrate parties,meeting and obviously romantic dinner. In the evening the atmosphere it's outstanding!!! See you... More 

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Thank Marco R
Fabio F, Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Marco R, Thank you for your lovely review am so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and had a lovely meal. Ciao Fabio More 

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me it was difficult to rate. The food was very good and the service was excellent! However the restaurant is very loud because there is not enough noise cancelling interior. Something should be done about that and secondly, if it is cold outside, and someone opens the door, there can be a really fresh breeze depending on the table... More 

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Thank Terrence S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked it to surprise my girlfriend with a date night. Great staff, amazing food, and fantastic views.

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

Dear ojbrowne, I would like to thank you personally for the kind word and am so happy that you had a good time and you enjoyed your experience with us. kind regards, Fabio More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant with great service, but at the time we visited there looks like major renovation going on to the building outside and the view is partly obscured by scaffolding, and be careful where you sit when the weather turns chilly, as the draft coming through the front door is savage, so the first few window tables... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend went for a nice dinner. At first we had problems with the wine list because the wine we wanted was not available twice. After good recommandations from Tony, we found a good bottle. The food was excellent but the service was perfect. Tony took good care of us and we spent a great evening at this... More 

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

Dear devinci1972, 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 - I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Fabio More 

Mansfield, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh! The view of Tower Bridge! Oh! The aroma of garlic and authentic Mediterranean spices! Oh! The soup!

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

Dear Barbara G, Thank you very much for the lovely review am so glad that you have enjoyed your meal and you had a great time with us. Looking forward to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Fabio More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Italian from Rome, my standards are really high and i have to say that the quality of food at Cantina del Ponte is amazing as well as the service provided. Both the General Manager Fabio and Alessandro, our waiter were giving us a warm welcome and service which make the experience a lot better. Will come back 100%! Grazie

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

Dear FlavioPatrizio, 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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very kind staff, it is recommended to go there in November as they get very good truffles from Alba and there is a dedicated menu for this. Ask for a table in the first row as you get a lovely view of the river. A decent selection of wines come for a reasonable price.

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

Dear Bucciaribelle, Thank you for writing a review, and for the lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and that you loved our Alba truffles and atmosphere were great. I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward to seeing you 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$13 - 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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?