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2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 492492
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11:30 - 23:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food isn't great and plenty of smaller restaurants around the city serve much better Italian food. The interior of the restaurant looks run down and like something you would find at the beach side in Wellawatte. Service was ok. Would not recommend.

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic experience at Il Ponte today. The service was far ahead of my expectation. I would say they serve the best Italian food in Sri Lanka. The garlic and spiced bread not only goes with the Italian recipe but also caters to the Sri Lankan tongue. You name it and they have it. That's... More 

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Harshi C, Thank you for your feedback. I'm happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the authentic Italian dishes and the service. Hope you and your family will make more beautiful memories with us in the coming future. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food... More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place which is a peacefully and the food was delicious.the service providers were great and the managers are very kind . Awesome place to hang out with the pool side

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Habeeb S, Thank you for your feedback. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the authentic Italian food,service and the ambiance. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A best place to go out for a dinner.th e food was excellent and the waiters done a amazing job.if ur looking for a place this is the one i recomond.

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Asela C, Thank you for your feedback. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the authentic Italian food and the service. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Massimo Zampar at Il Ponte has done wonders with the menu and has put this longstanding Italian restaurant in Colombo back on the map. Having avoided the Il Ponte for several years because of its sub standard food in the past, I was pleasantly surprised to find the food was awesome when my cousin invited me to dinner a... More 

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Sharmini S Thank you for your review and the feedback. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the authentic Italian dishes and the service provided by us. I will pass one the positive comments to Chef Massimo and the team. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food... More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice to have one of a best pizza in this resturant.it was great and the staff was friendly with us.we had a great dinner.

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Ima A, Thank you for your review and the feedback. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the authentic Italian Pizza and the service. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, the ambience is amazing but what really takes the cake is the staff probably one of the friendliest staff you'll come across in any good establishment around the country. Not only do they tend to your needs but treat you like royalty, always with a smile on no matter what. Everyone should go here whether be... More 

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Aliosha S, Thank you for your positive review and the feedback. I'm extremely happy to know that you enjoyed the Authentic Italian dishes and the service we offered. It is our duty to make sure that you are comfortable and well looked after. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food enjoyed.i have been for il ponte resturant.the quality of service and food made me go again.the staff was friendly and did a great job.

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Pathum C Thank you for your review and the feedback. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the food and the service we offered and it was a pleasure having you with us. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo. More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was a Spur of the moment idea to eat here and that was a good thing! It was a very warm day though we first opted to sit outdoors quickly changed our mind to sit indoors. Though at first my husband was very disappointed with his choice of meat not being available (due to it being just after the... More 

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Akhida S Thank you for your review and the feedback. I'm pleased to know that we were being able to give you and your husband an amazing and unforgettable dinning experience. Chef Massimo always makes sure the guests are comfortable and looked after. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely,... More 

Bengaluru, India
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Chef massimo was around and chatted up. Good pizza. Location is excellent, trains passing by can be annoying. Also could have opened up lake facing, but guess train tracks adjacent an issue.

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Hilton C, Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear VKN75, Thank you for your review and the feedback. I'm extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and the Pizza we offered. Chef Massimo is our Italian Chef who casts the spell to give you all an unforgettable dinning experience. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 492492
Description
Sri Lanka's only Italian trattoria, this informal Colombo restaurant offers a homely atmosphere and views of the pool at the Hilton Colombo hotel.Choose from Italian specialties including home-made pasta and pizzas baked in a wood oven.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?