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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 41
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  • 24
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  • 21
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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
Excellent winter deal

We ate here after taking the tour bus. The pizza and pasta were very good and due to the winter deal everything we ordered (food & drink) was half price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Bazrat92
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here after taking the tour bus. The pizza and pasta were very good and due to the winter deal everything we ordered (food & drink) was half price.

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sebastopol, ca
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314 reviews 314 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Never expected amazing food from a tourist view spot like this! Our b&b hostess recommended this place or we never would have gone. Service was great. Attentive but quietly in the background. Pizza was very good... suoer thin crust style. Bolognese was fresh and good enough... but the ravioli were world class. Clearly hand made. Burrata, spinach and parm in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The view is fantastic but I find this to be a wee bit of a tourist trap. I do think the food is good but nothing outstanding. My biggest gripe is that they take extremely long with service. We were a large table that had pre ordered most of the meal. I understand large tables take time but I felt... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times and it is always a pleasure. The service is spot on and the food is outstanding. We have visited for supper and lunch and have never been disappointed.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had supper there two days in a row. The first nigh I had Spaghetti Amatriciana which took me back to Rome, it was so good! The rest of the company also had excellent food. The next evening we took people out to this restaurant. The steaks were small and terrible, the pasta with prawns so bland! The ravioli terrible!... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My family and I went to Meloncino for Mother's Day. I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the food. If you want authentic Italian cuisine - you have to try this place. The pasta and pizza's are divine. With an awesome view and great customer service...I think this is a wonderful combination. All Mothers were even treated to a bottle... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear SR1_12 Thank you for the lovely review you posted on Trip Advisor. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Meloncino for mothers day. We really strive to make all the mothers feel special on that day. We pride ourselves on the authenticity of our food and excellent service. We do look forward in seeing you... More 

Munich, Bayern, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went to Meloncino with a friend for dinner. They are currently having their Winter Special: from 11am - 7pm you get fabulous pizza, pasta & cocktails for HALF PRICE! Wow. We both had pizza, the staff was very kind and even the manager came asking if everything is alright. We were so hungry but we were sitting there for... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Esra U Thank you for writing a review on Trip advisor. I am glad you enjoyed our winter specials. I will pass on all the compliments to all parties involved. Hope to see you soon while you are still in Cape Town. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Warm welcome. Great value. Beautiful food. Well priced. Amazing view. Sofa seat. What uggs there not to like!

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Bambino145 Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad to hear you had a great time at Meloncino. We look forward in seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is situated on the top level, facing the harbour, at V&A Waterfront. It has a large following and has a buzz not always found in other restaurants. The food is of high quality with prompt service to match.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear James S Thank you for the local support and the lovely review. This will help all our local and foreign guests to decide where to eat at the Waterfront. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Old Guy guiding us in to our table was extremly unfriendly. Smashed the menu on our table and left with no word. Our waiter was very friendly. Food was average - ok. But the unprofessionell behaviour by the old guy was not acceptable in any way.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear berlin4010 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant time at Meloncino. The old gentleman you are referring to is our metre d Alberto. He is famous at our venue and makes all our guests feel welcome. He is currently dealing with some personal issues which could of caused the incident... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?