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Meloncino

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
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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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
685 reviews 685 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Among many restaurants at the waterfront, this one is on the 2nd floor so has a better view . With a Classic Italian menu, I started with a proscecco and ordered a Parma ham pizza. They then offered a complimentary Italian aperitif as well, cool. The pizza was good, and the service was good too, even humorous. The only downside... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant served us the best meal we've had in the country. The Italian food here was better than what we got while in Italy. Keffin, our waiter, was excellent. The manager came by and spoke with us, she was a real sweet heart. The food was amazing. It's right by the water. Has a cool atmosphere. And is reasonably... More

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Entebbe, null, Uganda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

with nice view on the waterfront and authentic Italian menu that serve you good food specially the sea food dishes with Italian twist.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have had lunch, dinner and sometimes just popped in for coffee, for a romantic dinner, lunch with friends or a family meal at Meloncino. The restaurant is great anytime of year.The staff have always been helpful, the meals were delicious, the view absolutely stunning. The meals are reasonably priced, the pizza's are delicious and the pizza bases are made... More

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Muscat, Oman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Meloncino is a beautiful restaurant, but what works wonders is the amazing view. If weather permits, grab a seat outside and order a glass of wine and take in the beautiful view. I am not a lover of pizza at all, but the Meloncino Freddo Pizza is really good. The hand cut steak with rocket, cherry tomato and Parmesan remains... More

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Eat_Global Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. Our signature pizza is one of our best sellers as well as our sliced steak you ate. I am so pleased you had a lovely experience at Meloncino and we look forward in seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great momment at Meloncino with a large selection and options of Italian Cuisine. Definately recommend friends to try it

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Victorychauffeur Thank you for joining us at Meloncino. We pride ourselves on being the best Italian. Thank you for the local support and we hope to see you in summer for cocktails and authentic Italian cuisine. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a nice dinner outdoors here under one of the heat lamps. They have blankets as well. The menu was quite extensive with lots of Italian basics. Service was friendly, but the kitchen was slow - we were starting to wonder if our entrees would ever appear. Food was good, but nothing special.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie S Thank you for expressing your experience on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the feedback and will look into the matter. We pride ourselves on great service and we didnt deliver. I will personally look into the matter. Never the less I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals once they finally arrived. Thank you once again for... More

Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

You should totally go here their food is to die for love their food. Go here. I would totally recommend going here they have quality food that you will enjoy and also love the view. I would go here again.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Natasha H Thank you for visiting Meloncino on your trip to Cape Town. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our lovely food, great service and amazing view! We look forward in hosting you and your recommended guests on their visit to Cape Town. Grazie! Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Waterfront. Real Italian food and excellent wine variety. The food is amazing, very well designed and the service great. In addition they have a terrace with a beautiful view on the V&A Waterfront. Well worth a visit!!

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Evabelle92 Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so happy to hear you love our Italian cuisine. We pride ourselves to keep to our roots. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our award winning wine list as we try and cater for all tastes. Thank you for the local support, means the world to us... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love Italian food but really only eat it on occasion. So when I go out for Italian it better be good. I ordered a pizza which was just amazing. Crispy and delicious! The only problem was that I had order envy of everyone in the restaurant. The smell is intoxicating. I have to go back and try it all.... More

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear MissVivienneGraham Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I am so glad you got to experience our award winning pizzas we offer. It is the same recipe my father uses in Rome. We have designed the menu to cater for a large audience. I do hope to see you on your next visit as I would... More

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