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Ponti's Italian Kitchen

#596 of 17,110 Restaurants in London
#647 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
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54 Duke Street, London W1K 6JN, England
020 7629 3174
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Great Italian food and service

After a long morning of sightseeing, we came across Ponti's. Very nice lunch menu with special pricing, as well as the normal lunch menu. The garlic toast with mozzarella was scrumptious, as well as several pasta dishes. We were so impressed with the quality of the food and the service, that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Steve O
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Naples, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After a long morning of sightseeing, we came across Ponti's. Very nice lunch menu with special pricing, as well as the normal lunch menu. The garlic toast with mozzarella was scrumptious, as well as several pasta dishes. We were so impressed with the quality of the food and the service, that we went back for a second time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We highly recommend it. We had a wonderful breakfast . It is close to everything . Oxford street for shopping and lots of things to see.

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a nice experience this was. Good looking, ambience, service, food, wine. We couldn't ask for anything more; we'll definitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went to Ponti's with a business colleague for a working dinner. The place is well-turned-out, and the service polite and efficient; but I found the experience rather uninspiring, given today's high dining standards in London. My carbonara was rather bland, and the wine selection rather limited - the house whites on offer were restricted to a Pinot Grigio and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went for breakfast, had a really good meal. We chose the English complete, not cheap at around £10, but we felt it was worth the money considering it included coffee. If you like coffee, you will love this place, the flat white we had was possibly one of the best we have tasted, anywhere. Strong, rich, full of flavour... More 

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Ray, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the most important meal of the day and thank you for your complimentary review about our flat white. I’m pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We work hard to provide our guests with authentic, tasty food at good value and constantly strive to deliver excellent service in a friendly and family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Came for the day to London and took a lunch break at this little Italian restaurant. Friendly greeting and seated at a nice table. Lovely atmosphere and wide menu choice. We opted for the lunch menu and ordered three courses. The food was sublime! The two starters we ordered were perfectly seasoned and the mains were not over cooked, simple... More 

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Louise, Thank you for your complimentary review about your recent experience, we really value our customers’ feedback, thank you for taking the time to write it. I’m pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We work hard to provide our guests with authentic, tasty food at good value and constantly strive to deliver excellent service in a friendly and... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very friendly, cosy, nice atmosphere. Good food and very reasonably priced for this part of town. I'd certainly return!

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Caro George, We're are glad we could provide a friendly, cosy atmosphere. We really value our customers’ feedback, so thank you for taking the time to write it. We work hard to provide our guests with authentic, tasty food at good value and constantly strive to deliver excellent service in a friendly and family like environment. I will be delighted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Great Service.. Deliciouse Food.. (Must have- hot brownie) Nice Atmosphere Like a pice of Little modern Italy.. In every belongings excellent!! Join it.

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cara Sinalalala, Thank you for your complimentary review about your recent experience, we really value our customers’ feedback, thank you for taking the time to write it. I’m pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We work hard to provide our guests with authentic, tasty food at good value and constantly strive to deliver excellent service in a friendly and... More 

Lancashire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited this little italian one Tuesday evening as it seemed to tick sll the boxes, quiet, clean and relaxing. Service was faultless but the food was so burnt i was amazed they actually had the audacity to serve it. I couldnt even cut through it and it was promptly returned with an apology from the waiter- in honesty im not... More 

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear AntRachUK I am equally disappointed to hear about this, please accept my sincere apologies. I will get to the bottom of exactly went wrong and correct it. Please remain friends with us at Ponti's Italian Kitchen and let us know when you are next in London. Regards, Geidre More 

Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have been to the Ponti's (Oxford Circus) yesterday evening (a family of three with a friend) and felt excellent. The atmosphere was just right (light, sound, temperature, decorations...) and, although we went there mostly for a desert and a glass of wine and hence just ordered a pizza and some antipasti, what we had was very good and nicely... More 

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Ricardo A, Manager at Ponti's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Caro VasileAndrian, We take pride on providing a warm and pleasant atmosphere which is ideal for family environments, so it pleases us to hear that we were able to provide a pleasant experience for you and your family. Thank you for your complimentary review. We really value our customers’ feedback, thank you for taking the time to write it. I’m... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mayfair
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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