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Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

((((* Italian
Main course: £11
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:00

Excellent service and food. I liked the lasagne very much. The desserts were also delicious.

Max Fanchiotti 26 December 2015
from Pavia - Italy

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A prime riverside setting boasting views of Tower Bridge and the Thames, Cantina del Ponte offers authentic Italian staples. An open wood-fired oven roars indoors, whilst a pretty outdoor terrace looks out over the water.

Inspired by cooking methods from every corner of Italy, the Cantina del Ponte menu offers a seasonal selection of dishes. Freshly rolled pasta dishes loaded with succulent fillings, tender grilled meat and fish and traditional desserts are served in abundance at Cantina del Ponte restaurant. Enjoy Tuscan pork sausage with grilled vegetables, asparagus pasta, or the celebrated signature dish, lobster linguine.

Bringing a superb range of wines to South East London, the Cantina del Ponte cellar focuses on fine Italian blends, as well as sourcing some fine international bottles.

Trendy retro décor indoors includes glossy tiling, brushed steel light fittings and old-world murals. Cantina del Ponte Bermondsey is a 10-minute walk from London Bridge Rail Station.

Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Contact +44 2074035403

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Customer reviews for Cantina del Ponte

4.2 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* by from Lowestoft

    Very well located Italian restaurant. I had the beetroot and Gorgonzola salad, followed by the cod in tomato and olive sauce. My wife had the carpaccio of beef followed by the salmon. We enjoyed them all. Good choice of wines and good service. Only downside is we were seated by the busy area that led to the the loos and the service/kitchen area. Would have preferred a seat more into the main part of the restaurant but it was busy and choice of seating limited.

  • (((** by from london se21 8lj

    Food and service was good. Only comment was that the cheese was served straight from the fridge and too cold etc

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  • ((((( by from London

    Mushroom risotto is my favourite dish

  • ((((( by from Pavia - Italy

    Excellent service and food. I liked the lasagne very much. The desserts were also delicious.

  • ((((( by from London

    Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

  • (((** by from London

    Quiet and food was fine, service not great as waitress was v curt

  • ((((* by from Washington DC

    i would go back for the focaccia alone. A stunning interior overlooking a stunning exterior. Flawless, friendly and unhurried service. An excellent wine list which is slightly overpriced, but I find this so in almost any good restaurant in the world. Love the carafe style of serving good wines. Plenty for 2 people who won't finish a bottle. Oh, the food? The beet and goat cheese salad was fresh and colorful. Pumpkin ravioli were light with just the right amount of sweetness. Mushroom risotto with shrimp could bring you to your knees. Freshly shaved parm if you desire. I shall forever be disappointed in any restaurant that sprinkles from a bowl from here on. The menu has a wonderfully varied selection, but I had chosen the ravioli via web menu before we left the states. The dessert menu looked wonderful, but we did not order. Americans remember they add the gratuity and VAT. I would want to eat here regularly if I were a Londoner. Thank you for a lovely evening.

  • ((((* by from RYE

    We have lunched and dined at their French neighbouring restaurant but it was our first time at Cantina del Pont. It was my wife's birthday. The starters were not that exciting but the main course, we had beef, was exquisite, perfect and we enjoyed it. We had a bottle of VC champagne and the desert was also fine. Nice atmosphere and location but then we like London and the views from Shad Thames.

  • ((((* by from London

    We ate as part of the restaurant festival and had the set 2 course £15 menu that includes a glass of champagne. There was an option for 3 courses for £20. The food was excellent value and delicious. I had the smoked swordfish which as excellent, followed by the salmon and white beans - slightly dull but still very good.
    The service was both impeccably professional and friendly and the location was lovely - providing an opportunity to walk along and admire the twinkling lights along the river by Tower Bridge.

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