Cantina del Ponte
Harriet made her first pizza on Sunday! At the Cantina del Ponte, Manager Corrado Lamanuzzi knows how to keep children amused before the food arrives – by giving them a tray with pizza dough, tomato paste, mozzarella and some basil. Harriet (20 months) rose to the challenge.
Corrado's new family sharing menu is a challenge in itself as there is so much to eat! The first and third courses are shared and there is more than enough to go around. Served with a basket of three types of homemade bread were a platter of regional charcuterie, tomato bruschetta and a crespelle filled with spinach mushroom and cheese.
A choice of four main dishes, served with salad, followed. I had the mushroom risotto (especially made for me without butter) and Olivia had the salmon. Both were excellent and so was Harriet's pizza.
The chef's dessert selection almost defeated us but Olivia and Harriet take their reviews seriously and tucked into home made ice cream, pannacotta and panettone with a delicious sauce.
The staff at Cantina del Ponte were attentive but not in an intrusive way. Other families looked to be having an equally enjoyable time. The whole experience was relaxed and very satisfying – just what a family meal should be.
The meal costs £22.50 for three courses per adult or £32.50 with a half bottle of Prosecco each. Children under seven eat for free and get complimentary soft drinks with their meal. This special offer is available at lunchtimes only at weekends until 31 March, 2012.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Cantina del Ponte, Butlers Wharf Building, 36C Shad Thames London SE1 2YE
Tel: 020 7403 5403