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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 (0)21 419 5558
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria ItalianoExperience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape TownMeloncino restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish décor create an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapés, nuts and olives. As someone suggested, “Close your eyes and you could be in Rome.” Open your eyes and you face the magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino’s white sofas. Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from their charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay faithful to the original, various ingredients like cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the pasta. Food is very good and service was excellent despite 100 Italians arriving as a party booking at the same time. Unfortunately they would not accept a booking for outside seating.

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Cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Meloncino at the V&A Waterfront last night. My boyfriend and I each had a pizza and it was unbelievably delicious. You can taste the quality of ingredients they use on their pizza's and this is what makes their pizza's so special. I am a pizza lover and regardless of price I love a perfect pizza and this is... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We came here at the end of November to meet my brother and his family for dinner, whilst on holiday from the UK. There were 8 of us in total and we were early arriving at the restaurant. We were quickly shown to our table, and though there was a slight mix-up when, who I thought might have been the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just had the most excellent meal at Meloncino's. The food was excellent, as you would expect, yet the price was reasonable - and the menu had several things on each course that I wanted to try, so will bear more than one visit. The place is divided up into sections, so lively but not noisy - several tables, even those... More 

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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Find myself returning to Meloncino each time I'm at the Waterfront. They have the best cocktails and views, and their food is great, too. Go on, order one of their pizzas, thin or thick base, both equally delicious and filling. Atmosphere is perfect and the staff are always friendly and attentive.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Karoodogter Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to hear that you consistently have a great experience at Meloncino. We have been working hard on our new cocktail menu which we launched in December. We are pleased you have taken a liking to it. Thank you for all your support as we really... More 

Gold Coast
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I loved this place so much I came back again the next day for lunch and dinner! Stylish with a modern Italian menu that almost passes for a book, there is so much to choose from. This is most definitely the place to come for some of the freshest and tastiest seafood of your life. I still reflect on the... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Kimberley7213 Thank you for the numerous support and the kind words which you have expressed on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to here you had a consistently great experience with us. I will pass on the excellent remarks onto all the staff and we do look forward to your next visit to Meloncino. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Took my mom here for lunch over the holidays. She had the bolognaise and was pleased, but my baby calamari was undercooked. Good views but do not think I'll be back any time soon.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Newbie_CT Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with us at Meloncino. I am really sorry to hear that you didn't have a great meal. Please may you assist me in my investigation. Did the manager or waiter check on your food? Did you inform anybody regarding your calamari? Was it grilled calamari or friend? We have strict... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We often go here for drinks when we are in the Waterfront. Very nice view. Divine cocktails. They often do a happy hour between 4 & 6.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear PiicachuSmith Thank you for the great local support and the kind words regarding our cocktails. We value all local support and we look forward to many more visits. I will pass on the compliments to all the staff involved. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Meloncinos has the best dessert ever. The chocolate souffle was worth the 20 minute wait. Highly recommended.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Inguzi_sa Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor regarding your experience with us. I am so glad you got to try our Italian style chocolate fondant. We make it completely from scratch with fresh ingredients as a result there is a 20 min wait (as per the menu). Never the less I am so glad you felt... More 

Beijing
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were surprised... We couldn't find one of the top-rated restaurants open or taking more reservations on a Sunday night so we decided to try this "mall-like" place at the Waterfront. My veal saltimbocca was superb and my wife just loved her pasta. The wine list was nice, fairly priced.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear jimatmutianyu Thank you for taking the time out and writing a lovely review on Trip advisor. I am so glad you enjoyed our authentic Roman dish Saltimbocca and your wife enjoyed our proudly authentic Italian style pasta. I will pass on the compliments to the kitchen. We look forward to your next visit to our beloved country. All the... More 

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Address: Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 419 5558
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
Cuisine: Italian

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