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Ponti's Italian Kitchen

#689 of 17,565 Restaurants in London
#745 of 18,489 Places to Eat in London
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54 Duke Street, London W1K 6JN, England
020 7629 3174
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the new generation of Ponti's Italian Kitchen, which has been...
Welcome to the new generation of Ponti's Italian Kitchen, which has been family-run since 1963. The family originates from Piacenza in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, and they are passionate and committed to the exceptional food of the region. Dishes are simply prepared using the freshest quality ingredients, with a generation's twist on traditional classics. Provenance is a key part of the menu, with several dishes denoted with the DOP logo, the official mark which certifies that the products are genuine speciality products from the region. So, the Parma Ham is from Parma and nowhere else. With two sites in London on Duke Street and John Prince's Street, Ponti's Italian Kitchen appeals to a broad clientele and serves food all day. From a cooked breakfast to afternoon tea and cakes, and late supper through to a great cocktail, the menu remains true to Ponti's Italian roots. Stylish and comfortable, Ponti's has a sixties-inspired interior design, with banquette seating and wooden chairs around tables of all sizes. Red walls are adorned with pictures of Pontis through the generations, alongside a variety of oils, pastas and vinegars for sale. The wood stone pizza oven adds a sense of excitement to the restaurant, further emphasised by the open kitchen. A lively and entertaining space with contemporary music in the background, Ponti's Italian Kitchen conveys all the best attributes of an Italian home - great fresh authentic food, warmth and fun. Ponti's Italian Kitchen is proud to receive the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award 2012, for consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately 10 percent of restaurants listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award that honours hospitality excellence.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Make your own pizza!

Went here for a surprise birthday treat, to make our own pizzas! Greeted with a glass of prosecco & started the late lunch off with garlic bread which was very tasty. Then spent the next 40 minutes or so with a very patient 'Carlos' who showed us how to stretch our own dough and then add the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for a surprise birthday treat, to make our own pizzas! Greeted with a glass of prosecco & started the late lunch off with garlic bread which was very tasty. Then spent the next 40 minutes or so with a very patient 'Carlos' who showed us how to stretch our own dough and then add the relevant toppings, before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a really good time. Always fool of people, staff - very polite and try deserts....my photo describe more than my words.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped in with our two young children to grab a bite for lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. The staff were incredibly friendly and every single staff member we passed greeted us in a friendly manner. The food was excellent - we started with garlic bread, which was actually more of a flatbread and a great starter. I had... More 

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Ree, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review, our staff will be joyed to hear your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon to try some more of the menu. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A little more than the average Italian restaurant - pizza was very large and tasty, pasta was nicely done and starter of garlic bread was delicious. Medium priced. Reasonable service. Nice atmosphere. Quite busy - not a place for a quiet meal but more to go with friends. We went on a Friday night though so may have been there... More 

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Raquelle, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we hope to welcome you back soon to try some more of the menu. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a really good meal here, great food and atmosphere. The salmon fishcakes are a must as is the mushroom and truffle pasta. Service was also excellent, would highly recommend.

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Aadeelp, Thank you for your complimentary review, we hope to welcome you back soon to try some more of the menu. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited Ponti's with one of my friends yesterday after a long time (over a year). We wanted to have an early dinner so I decided to take my friend there. Lovely decor, very peaceful and such friendly staff. After we were seated, looking at the menu I realised that one of my favourite dishes was not on it. Our... More 

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Lidija, Thank you for your complimentary review, Kasia will be overwhelmed to hear your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The meal was excellent value for money, very tasty and the service was excellent, it was nice to be in a restaurant that was clear the staff enjoyed being there, genuine smiles and greetings. Very busy and was a quick service.

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Caro Lee, We really appreciate you taking the time to submit your review here on Trip Advisor. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great value for money considering the Central London location plus good choices on the menu. Enjoyed by the whole family.

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Caro Keith, Grazie for your complimentary review, our team really appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were looking for a place to have lunch with my boyfriend, but we didn`t know where to go. We decided the first restaurant what comes up we will sit in. So Ponti`s was the next. The waitress was very unpleasant, her steps reminded me of a blond horse. The bartender guy was okay, the restaurant was very peaceful, only... More 

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Kockaorchidea, As a company we do not tolerate physical or verbal abuse to our staff and have reported this review to both trip advisor and the authorities. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

Naxxar, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went with my daughter and her 11 month baby for a pizza. Service was quick even though restaurant was full. Staff was friendly and food was delicious.

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Rob H, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara linabonn, We're glad you enjoyed your visit with your daughter and your grandchild. We hope to welcome you back soon to try some more of the menu next time. Cari Saluti, Geidre More 

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Additional Information about Ponti's Italian Kitchen

Address: 54 Duke Street, London W1K 6JN, England
Phone Number: 020 7629 3174
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Duke Street, London W1K 6JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: 020 7629 3174

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to the new generation of Ponti's Italian Kitchen, which has been family-run since 1963. The family originates from Piacenza in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, and they are passionate and committed to the exceptional food of the region. Dishes are simply prepared using the freshest quality ingredients, with a generation's twist on traditional classics. Provenance is a key part of the menu, with several dishes denoted with the DOP logo, the official mark which certifies that the products are genuine speciality products from the region. So, the Parma Ham is from Parma and nowhere else. With two sites in London on Duke Street and John Prince's Street, Ponti's Italian Kitchen appeals to a broad clientele and serves food all day. From a cooked breakfast to afternoon tea and cakes, and late supper through to a great cocktail, the menu remains true to Ponti's Italian roots. Stylish and comfortable, Ponti's has a sixties-inspired interior design, with banquette seating and wooden chairs around tables of all sizes. Red walls are adorned with pictures of Pontis through the generations, alongside a variety of oils, pastas and vinegars for sale. The wood stone pizza oven adds a sense of excitement to the restaurant, further emphasised by the open kitchen. A lively and entertaining space with contemporary music in the background, Ponti's Italian Kitchen conveys all the best attributes of an Italian home - great fresh authentic food, warmth and fun. Ponti's Italian Kitchen is proud to receive the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award 2012, for consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately 10 percent of restaurants listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award that honours hospitality excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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