Cantina del Ponte

Shad Thames

A bustling Italian marketplace is painted along the back wall of this London trattoria, while its glass front faces out onto Tower Bridge. Close your eyes and you could be in Venice. Stick to a light starter: say the punchy Nocellara olives, before sharing the famous Cantina special – a homemade tangle of tagliatelle mixed with tangy Pecorino cheese, earthy black truffle and a generous helping of black pepper, served inside a Pecorino wheel. Pair with a glass of dry vermentino or, if it’s a balmy evening, head out to the terrace for an Aperol spritz and soak up the views.

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