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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza was good but not the best one I ever had in Colombo! The outdoor seating by the swimming pool made this restaurant different from other places. The service was good. The Italian chef came out to chat with us and recommend the food. We have also try the pasta and the mushroom risotto. They were very tasty.

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Thank WanpenT
Hilton C, General Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you had the opportunity to meet with our Italian chef. I myself am a fan of his excellent cuisine and the authentic delights he prepares. Thank you for the positive comments on my team as well I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on your future visits. Yours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I tried this restaurant this evening and were blown away by how wonderful the food was. I had the lasagna Bolognese and could not finish it because it was such a large portion. They actually make the pasta in the restaurant. My colleagues both had the 4 cheese pizza and raved about how delicious it was. I... More 

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Thank Roland C
Hilton C, General Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Roland C, Thank you for your kind comments. I’m glad that you and your colleagues enjoyed the food; I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you in your future visits Yours sincerely, Manesh Fernando General Manager Hilton Colombo More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Pizza was OK but not great; there are better places in Colombo. Nice location, with outdoor seating (not that common in Colombo) around the pool. Also quite pricey.

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Thank Robert T
Hilton C, Food & Beverage Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. May we have more information as to your pizza order, because we constantly wish to have a consistent product delivered to all our loyal guest. It would be apprecaited if you could mail us on colhi.fb@hilton.com I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits.... More 

Florida
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in this restaurant on many occasions and I've always found it to be first class, I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian food😃

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Thank pandas1
Hilton C, Food & Beverage Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Pandas1, Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation, I am glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and the authentic Italian dishes at IL Ponte 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If u looking for place to try italian food in colombo this should be the ideal place. Enjoy food with best hospitality.

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Thank shan2525
Hilton C, Food & Beverage Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear shan2525, Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the italian dishes. I will pass on the positive word to my staff as well. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in your future visits. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I made reservations at “Il Ponte” a few weeks back to celebrate a birthday and I must say it was the best decision I made! Simply excellent. The food was just delicious. The pastas and pizzas they offer are a must try - you can’t go wrong with a perfect combination like that. Also the highlight of my “foodie dreams”... More 

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Thank Nanu85
Hilton C, Food & Beverage Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the various dishes at Il Ponte We do appreciate your positive feedback and our chef will be delighted to hear your recommendation Thank you once again for your on going support. Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great food enjoyed a lot & a very friendly team Excellent service. Priyantha keep up the good work👍👍

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Thank Prashan P
Hilton C, Food & Beverage Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Prashan P, Thank you for your kind comments. I’m glad that you and your colleagues enjoyed the food; I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you in your future visits Yours Sincerely, Kapila Mohotti Food & Beverage Manager Hilton Colombo More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had been there only once, but quality of service and the food made me go again Great friendly staff plus the pool bar is simply the best , chamila is doing great job talking to all the customers and so efficient Great place to come back

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Thank Prasad S
HiltonColombo_GM, General Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am delighted to here Chamil has served you well. He has repeatedly led from the front to ensure every guest has a fantastic time We do appreciate your comments and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on your future visits. Yours sincerely Manesh Fernando General Manager Hilton Colombo More 

London
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a Sri Lankan visiting Colombo each year and have an Italian wife so feel well qualified to comment. Our family visited in July 2016 with relatives and I can honestly say this is the 1st time in Sri Lanka that I have tasted excellent, authentic Italian cuisine in Sri Lanka. My family tried the arrabiata, ravioli and bolognese -... More 

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Thank ternandoforres
HiltonColombo_GM, General Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the cuisine at the Il Ponte Italian Restaurant. We do appreciate your positive feedback and our chef will be delighted to hear your fine sentiments. Thank you once again for your on going support. The Hilton Colombo is currently undergoing a phased... More 

Doha, Qatar
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Service is Excellent. Ambiance is Excellent. Food is Very good. The restaurant is directly next to the pool. When I found it online, was wondering why it is called il ponte, then when I arrrived, found out that you can access it via a walking bridge.

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Thank ZiadKHALED
HiltonColombo_GM, General Manager at Il Ponte, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the cuisine & ambience at the Italian Restaurant - Il Ponte. Thank you once again for your support of the Hilton Colombo and we do look forward to its continuity. Yours sincerely Manesh Fernando General Manager Hilton Colombo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?