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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 42
    Average
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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
Delicious dinner

My family and I have come here twice this week and the food looks and tastes superb! I had the gnocchetti and the sauce is delicious :) the waiters are very friendly and service is also excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
The_Dutch_Nomad
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I have come here twice this week and the food looks and tastes superb! I had the gnocchetti and the sauce is delicious :) the waiters are very friendly and service is also excellent.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear The_Dutch_Nomad Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food/service especially the gnocchi. We make our own gnocchi on a daily basis using only the best potato and flour as they do in Italy. Thank you for the support during your stay in SA. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Been there 2 months ago when i visited cape town for the first time and i visit again on my second trip to CA. Ordered a pasta served in transparent thing and Pizza. That seafood pasta is absolutely amazing one. I dont like seafood pasta normally, but i fall in love with this pasta. Could taste deep ocean in pasta.... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear sanggeunk Thank you for your continued support on both your visits to our lovely city. We are thrilled you enjoyed our signature pasta dish - spaghetti scoglio as well as our award winning pizzas. We pride ourselves on authentic Italian cuisine and this is what you experienced. Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward in seeing... More 

Cape Town
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Meloncino at the Waterfront was excellent. They currently have winter specials which makes eating out very affordable at this time of year. John, our waiter was brilliant. Pizzas were divine and wine choice also great. Restaurant is very upmarket. Will go back asap.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear travelbabe40 Thank you for the lovely comments based on your experience with us. Winter is the time to say thank you for the local support and we are glad you were able to take advantage of our special. We will be running the special till end of August so hopefully we will see you soon. Kind regards Paolo Carrara... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Meloncino is a real authentic Italian, with a very proud Italian owner. From the outset you are made to feel valued and welcome by the team. The food is first class, I really could not fault the quality of my meal and the price is very reasonable indeed.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear DC1190 Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. We love to stick to our authentic Italian roots. We are owner run and very passionate about our business. Thank you for your support during your stay in Cape Town and the lovely comments you have posted. Hope to see you on your next trip.... More 

Hannibal, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had a group of 21 parents and students on an EF Tours trip to South Africa. This was the site of our farewell dinner. We were leaving for home after 11 days the next evening. I couldn't have asked for a better dining experience for our last night in Cape Town. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was delightful,... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear plyng We were thrilled to have been selected as the venue for your farewell dinner. We are pleased to hear that you and your guests enjoyed yourselves with us. I will pass on all the compliments to the employees involved in making your experience memorable. Thank you once again! Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wandering the waterfront and suspicious of glossy permanent menu boards we nearly walked past this Italian restaurant & bar. Expecting little we were pleasantly surprised by excellent seafood and good pizza. Accommodating staff pleasantly managed our child's allergy restrictions, while we enjoyed the view out over the waterfront. A good option for a waterfront meal.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Aphilpott2014 Thank you for taking a chance and dinning with us at Meloncino. We try and stand out amongst the other restaurants in the Waterfront by offering authentic Italian cuisine with fantastic service. We are pleased to hear we met your expectations and beyond. Thank you for the support and the review. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had organized a small roadshow in this restaurant in the V&A and even if I was not fan of doing it in a shopping mall I have to say it was the best idea ever. The restaurant is very beautiful with an amazing view, the food es excellent and the service was impeccable. I can highly recommend it!!!

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear 216gamp Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor and taking a chance with us. We are pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with us. Thank you for the compliments regarding both food and service - we strive to be the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town. We look forward to many more visits when... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stylish Italian restaurant on upper floor of Waterfront shopping centre with great views of the Waterfront area and Table Mountain in the background. Several tables on outdoor deck. Great quality food, wide variety of wines available. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear AKB888 Thank you for dinning at Meloncino while visiting Cape Town. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that the staff looked after you. We appreciate all the kind words and the support. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice restaurant inside a mall. Good food but nothing spectacular. Good place to go with family and taste some italian cuisine. I recomend the fillet di manzo con tartufo.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear A V Thank you for taking the time and viewing your opinion on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that you felt our food was average and not to your expectations. We use only the freshest ingredients and pride ourselves on authentic Italian cuisine. On the day you visited us, this was not met. Please feel free to... More 

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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Claiming to be authentic in Italian cuisine, we have been to Meloncino a number of times. This time round however we received no warm welcome, as the host that escorted us to our table could hardly manage 5 words together to greet us. The quality of food seems to have taken an equal deteriorating treatment. We ordered our normal pizza,... More 

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Shawn S Thank you for taking the time and expressing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are extremely sorry to hear that we did not live up to your regular expectations on your latest visit. As you know from many previous visits we use only authentic ingredients and fresh produce. All our food is made alla minute and nothing... More 

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Additional Information about Meloncino

Address: Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 419 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 to 21
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?