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Cantina del Ponte

#312 of 17,689 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
London Bridge
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36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
+44 20 7403 5403
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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this restaurant while visiting Tower Bridge and we stopped here full of expectations. We ordered "seafood spaghetti" and "saffron risotto" and they were as far as to be considered acceptable: i genuinely tought that they would have been good considering the fact that we were in an italian restaurant. The risotto was raw and there was a lack... More 

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

Dear Davide, I would like to thank you for your review. We always take in consideration good and bad constructive review to improve our dishes and our service. Looking at the time you said you came to dining at Cantina del Ponte last year in February 2016 which is nearly a year ago and reading your review the saffron risotto... More 

London, United Kingdom
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417 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Cantina del ponte" seemed a fantastic option thanks to a menu filled with very peculiar dishes from the Italian tradition. The restaurant looks ideal for a relaxed meal with family or a partner. The glass of wine was quite generous and it was far better than typical house wine you can get anywhere else ("cantina" means "wine cellar" so they... More 

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

Daer Fabrizio O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team, we will as well have a look at the food combination and remember your point made as we try always to improve. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is perfect for a relaxed dinner with friends and has an awesome view to boot, but food-wise it's a bit of a 'lowest-common-denominator' Italian. The food was absolutely find and the menu offered plenty of choice, it's just that it was all a bit bland. Service was good and the set menus are definitely good value. We went... More 

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

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

Oslo, Norway
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a business trip. Ate bruschetta for a starter, tagliolini with truffel for main and cannolo for dessert. Very good food, good service and a nice location looking over the Thames.

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Thank hito81
Fabio F, Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear hito81, I would like to thank you personally for the lovely review and I hope to see you again soon. Grazie Mille Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To put this in context I did visit on New Years Day so ingredients etc may not have been readily available. Although it was already a limited a la carte they were offering that day. The restaurant has a nice interior and is very handy for Tower Bridge but note that while the Bridge is very close and the restaurant... More 

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

Dear Barr_jm, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for our office Xmas party and a good time was had by all. We were welcomed with Prosecco, the bread was fresh and the food went down nicely. Vegetarian options are not as plentiful as in some other Italian places, but what we had was good. My group loved the place and we would not hesitate to... More 

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

Dear aberanda, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team, who always appreciate receiving such great praise! We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Fabio More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located between London Bridge and Bermondsey, La Cantina del Ponte offers a range of exquisite Italian dishes in a very intimate and chic atmosphere. Impeccable service and friendly and mild-mannered staff.Perfect for whose who want to experience the fine Italian cuisine in London in a quiet and warm environment. It might be a bit dear, but it's definitely worth the... More 

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

Dear Michela V, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated my friend's birthday today with lunch at Cantina del Ponte. We had the set lunch which was amazing value for money - beautiful food, fabulous setting, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and warm. I give this place 10 out of 10, and look forward to returning soon, to try dishes from the a la carte menu. Everything I... More 

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

Dear Persian B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team, who always appreciate receiving such great praise! We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Fabio More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place on the river, lovely views, good food & efficient service. Well worth making it part of a riverside walk.

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

Dear Peter B, 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 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

as we were having a great time in London, our second home, we decided to spend another extra night here. we decided to have an Italian for a change. we choose the Cantina del Ponte. this was our first visit to this restaurant. we were warmly greeted on arrival. the interior décor of the restaurant is very nice and clean.... More 

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Thank 811michael
Fabio F, Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Sweet people are made of 811micheal, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for such an amazing review we are very glad that you have enjoyed your meal with us and our service. We strive to provide both to our best. Looking forward to see you again soon. Regards, 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$24
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, 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?