SquareMeal Review of
Cantina del Ponte
A resplendent painted mural runs along the back wall of this bona fide Italian, depicting the journey of provisions from port to marketplace to kitchen – a subtle nod, perhaps, to the philosophy of
this riverside ‘cantina’ from the D&D London group. Low ceilings create a cosy atmosphere that chimes perfectly with the rustic Italian cooking on offer – imagine ‘Tuscany by the Thames’ or
something similar. ‘Classics’ such as tagliolini with crab and chilli are always in demand, but also look out for refined seasonal specialities ranging from paccheri pasta with spicy ’nduja sausage
and pecorino to polenta-crusted sea bass with fennel and caperberries. Italian breads are baked each day, the ‘menu del giorno’ is a steal (£12.50/15.50 for two/three courses), and the all-Italian
wine list shows confidence in regional grapes, with plenty of good drinking below £30.
Cantina del Ponte is recommended for
Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50
Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50. Available Monday - Sunday lunch.
Available Monday - Sunday lunch. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Dinner set menu 2 courses/£19.50 3 courses/£22,50 & a glass of Prosecc
Dinner set menu 2 courses/£19,50 3 courses/£22,50 & a glass of Prosecco
Available Monday - Sunday dinner.
Available Monday - Sunday dinner. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.