The new generation of Ponti's Italian Kitchen was established in 1963. The Ponti family originates from Piacenza in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, and 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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Ponti's Italian Kitchen - John Princes Street
5 - 7 John Princes StreetLondonW1G 0JN
We went for a late lunch last Saturday. The first impression of the place was good. The staff welcomed us with a big smile. As the restaurant wasn't too busy we had a choice of table. For Antipasti we had Bruschetta N'duja e Burrata (Spicy Italian sausage spread) and Grotto di Mare (Deep fried king prawns and squid). The Bruschetta is highly recommended, it was just the right amount of spice....more
Had a great meal here the other day and it's a fantastic spot for a meal at Oxford Circus. Lovely service and prompt but allowed us to linger with a few beers without feeling pressured. Delicious ravioli for vegetarians and crispy fried corvettes - good quality, hot, tasty, reasonably priced. I would recommend as a venue for a rendezvous in town - don't expect haute cuisine but what they do,...more
I recently came to Ponti's Italian Kitchen, for their 'pizza scuola' which runs on Sunday-Thursday evenings.
On arrival, we all lined up at a long table in front of the wood- oven kitchen and were introduced to one of the Ponti's pizza chefs who would be our mentor for the evening. He spoke to us about how they make the pizza's at Ponti's and showed us the correct way to prepare and shape the...more
Very disappointed with this place now. They no longer cater for the lunchtime office workers and have ditched their express lunch due to its popularity (according to the waitress.) We were given a specials and set menu but weren't told the set menu only started 2 hours later at 3pm. The food was still nice but portion sizes smaller and previous items like a lemon wedge with my chicken now...more
For being located one block from Regents and Oxford Street, I found Ponti's to be quite cozy, warm and welcoming.
I escaped the rain here on a Monday night after a day of shopping. The staff were all quite friendly and attentive. I still remember how much I loved the spinach and feta ravioli. So good. And it was here that I fell in love with Montepulciano (red wine).
I noticed they have...more