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Meloncino

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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27 021 419 5558
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic...
Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, 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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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Meloncino offers predictably gorgeous views (this is Cape Town after all) over the V&A with good service and good food. Generous portions that make the higher price tag you pay in this area a little easier to digest. Try the mixed starter for a little taste of everything. Very friendly greeting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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George, South Africa
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George, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Meloncino offers predictably gorgeous views (this is Cape Town after all) over the V&A with good service and good food. Generous portions that make the higher price tag you pay in this area a little easier to digest. Try the mixed starter for a little taste of everything. Very friendly greeting, waitress and quick check up from the manager. Not... More 

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Chicago, IL
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great Italian food at the waterfront. Inexpensive with a wide variety of choices, this definitely worth a visit. The tortelloni with osso busco is outstanding.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Frank C Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor as well as awarding us 5 stars. We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyed our home-made tortellini, my mother makes it on a daily basis. Thank you once again for the support and we hope to see you on your next... More 

Northern Ireland
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a lovely meal in here, pizza was fab and the service was good. It's a busy restaurant on the water front. The only negative which is actually quite a big one as it made us feel quite uncomfortable, the two staff members that's seemed to be on the door/taking the money were very rude to other staff members... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Bookie3 Thank you for taking the time and expressing your feedback on Trip advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service. Regarding the incident with the managers and the waiters, we are terribly sorry. This is not our normal standard. We will investigate which employees were on duty and address the situation with... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Expect high levels of service from both management and staff - friendly but not overly familiar. If you like thin-crust pizza then you're in for a treat. The wine list is satisfyingly extensive so there are options for every budget. The desserts are, unfortunately, both pricey and modest in size.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear MaryLewis747 Thank you for taking the time and reviewing Meloncino on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you were greeted warmly from both management and waitering staff. We serve typical Roman style pizzas that are thinly crusted and authentic to its origin. As you saw, our wine list has won accolades based on its variety and structure.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very cosy, warm inviting restaurant with a touch of elegance. Perfect for date night or a night out with friends. Good food - especially the chocolate souffle which was absolutely divine! I was also pleasantly surprised to learn that I was in time to pay half price for cocktails and my choice of pizza or pasta. Talk about value for... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Craig V Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service especially the chocolate fondant - its one of our best sellers. We are currently running a winter special 50% off all pizza, pasta and cocktails everyday till 7pm. We hope to see more of you... More 

New Delhi, India
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121 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had the pleasure of having a fine dining experience at Meloncino. The place had live music which was really lovely to be topped up with amazing view of the V&A wharf. We had a basic vegetarian pizza and the chef was considerate enough to make a Penne Arrabiatta for us even when they did not have it in the... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear SerendipityIndia Thank you for the lovely review you posted on Trip advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us. We are always more than happy to go out our way in order to please customers with any unique menu items. Thank you for the patronage and hope to see you again. Kind regards... More 

Romont, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very friendly staff! Has also to be recommended for family with its large choice of meals. The pizzas and the pastas are amazing (close your eyes and you will be in Italy!), the grilled fish so excellent ... We spend 3 nights in Cape Town; the first day we ask for recommendation at our hotel for a nice pizzeria. We... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Nicolas S Thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed Meloncino so much that you returned again on two separate occasions. Please thank you hotel for recommending us. We look forward to your next visit from Switzerland. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Table View, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant is located directly on waterfronts shore with view over the whole waterfront. The staff is very friendly and the food delicious. Try the salad with salmon and you know what I mean. They also have amazing cocktails especially the "meloncino" is great.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear AnniCarolaB Thank you for coming all the way from Table View and dining with us at Meloncino. We are thrilled you enjoyed our smoked Norwegian salad as well as our cocktail special. We are currently running 50% off all pizza, pasta and cocktails everyday from 11am - 7pm. Feel free to come again and take advantage of it. We... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best Italian Resturant that I ate in - Nice view - good Svc -competitive prices - friendly servant - a lot of Italian selection

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear YYANOO Thank you for visiting our establishment and giving us 5 thumbs up. We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience. We look forward in see you soon. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

chicago, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I live in a big city in America (Chicago) and this restaurant is right up there with a many high quality big city restaurants. The service is impeccable, portions are large, food is delicious, ambiance is ideal, and location is perfect!

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Nic1717 Thank you for your support and writing a lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to be up there with the best in Chicago where Italian food is truly famous. Thank you again for everything and we hope to see you on your next visit to SA. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 021 419 5558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, 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!
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?