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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria ItalianoExperience authentic Italian...
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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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
Very good restaurant in a fantastic setting

Really nice meal with a fantastic view. I had a superb chicken dish with my wife enjoying a pizza Margarita. Incidentally she did not have to wait "more than 30 minutes." and frozen pizza's are garbage!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
elephant2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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SWANSEA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The end of tour meal was booked and organised by our tour company. We dined as a group of 22 adults and 12 x 15-17yr olds. Fixed menu which could have been better suited especially when you have so many youngsters. For starter I had the muscle's, this consisted of about six muscle's. One was empty and one was closed.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Really nice meal with a fantastic view. I had a superb chicken dish with my wife enjoying a pizza Margarita. Incidentally she did not have to wait "more than 30 minutes." and frozen pizza's are garbage!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Worst pizza i evet had only the view is excellent. The rest is awfull. We even waited for a pizza more than 30 min.even Frozen type tastes better

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Definitiv one place to enjoy, friendly and excellent service, well above the average Italien restaurants!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This has got to be one of our favourite restaurants in Cape town!! Absolutely everything is always perfect, food, drink, staff, atmosphere, value for money. We were in Cape town for 10 nights this year and I believe we had seven trips to meloncino whether it be for a relaxing coffee taking in the incredible view of table mountain, or... More 

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North England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Nice indoor restaurant good service, helpful staff. Lovely pizzas, even better desserts. Chocolate Flan is to die for.

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Cork, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I'll start with the positives about this place. First of all there's the location. Being slightly elevated means you see more of the Waterfront without having all the bustle immediately around you. The second high point is the cocktail list, which is relatively original and the coctails themselves enjoyable. The food is only average though (a criticism I'd make of... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The first impression you get when walking into Meloncino is a sense of warmth and attentiveness as the waiters and staff are well trained to make you feel absolutely welcome. This is something that many other restaurants lack so a big thumbs up to management. OK....the prices are a bit steep but the great service makes up for it. The... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We made our vacation in Cape Town and visited the Restaurant very often. We estimated not only the good Food and the Cocktails in the Lounge but also the friendly Service.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Four of us ate at Meloncino for dinner. The service was efficient and friendly. I had the homemade ravioli osso bucco which was delicious. The rest of the family had pizza, calamari, and a seafood spaghetti that came wrapped up in a bag and opened at the table by the waiter. All the meals were tasty but apparently the seafood... 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 (0)21 419 5558

Price and Cuisine

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

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!
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?