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V & A Waterfront | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple...
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food at reasonable prices

I had the butter chicken pasta here, which was divine. I will definitely be back for that. The service was good and the staff were freindly

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Lilly1820
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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430 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I had the butter chicken pasta here, which was divine. I will definitely be back for that. The service was good and the staff were freindly

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A great meal was matched by great service from Zanele. We went for lunch and both had the Sirloin steaks, as promised they were tender and juicy, service was prompt and we were out within an hour, which as we were going to a movie, was perfect.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Not nearly as good as sister restaurant Belthazar. Trying to do too much on the menu and not successful. Very poor quality tuna for sushi. Burger subpar and flavorless. Not worth it at all. Go elsewhere

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Skadetzfoster, my apologies that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We get rave reviews about our fresh tuna and Norwegian salmon used in our sushi. I hope that this was raised with the service ambassador and the manager before you left? We would have happily replaced any dish you were not satisfied with. Please contact me on... More 

Cape Town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Entertaining a set of 6 year old twin girls is no mean feat - but Balducci's can do it without fuss! We decided to treat the girls to a 'grown-up Italian meal' and they absolutely loved it. The lunch time special (12:00-18:00 daily) is great value for money and the option of pizza, pasta and steak (for The Carnivore husband)... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Roche, thank you for your posting on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate it. We work hard at creating a memorable experience for our dining guests and we look forward to having you and your family dine with us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had dinner here and the Seafood Platter as a main was so tasty. Calamari to start was so succulent, my mouth still waters thinking about it. Food cooked and presented to a very high standard. The place was busy but we were still well looked after. Will return and recommend. One of the best experiences this trip to Cape Town.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Brian, thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your dining experience. We look forward to your next trip to Cape Town. Regards, Balducci More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Our experience at Balducci's was superb from the excellent delicious quality of their cuisine to great service by our waitress Zanele. Every meal I have had there has never disappointed my palate. The last meal at Balducci's was their baby Franschhoek grilled whole salmon which was truly the best ever! Only the best ingredients are used and therefore they food... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Orlanda62, thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Remember that our lunch promotions are running from 12noon-6pm daily and our 50% Off our Asian Tapas Bar menu is on until 31 March 2015. Regards, Balducci More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very loud place at the waterfront. Modern café style restaurant. Enjoyed some lovely pizzas and a great house Pinotage red wine. Not a bad place to eat at Victoria Wharf.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Christian, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Our apologies for the noisy restaurant. We hope that on your next visit, you try our quaint Asian Tapas Bar, that is a lot quieter. Regards, Balducci More 

Johannesburg
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Although I had an excellent meal here, I do feel that the prices are over the top and cater for international tourists. I requested mashed potato with my fillet but the best they could do was caulimash. It was very tasty but I think at those prices that a plan could have been made. Their wine offering is very good... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Natasha, thank you for your review. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater for each and everyone's personal preferences. We already offer Polenta and CauliMash on our menu, besides many other starch options. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to have you dine with us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

Spokane, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommended as a great place to eat in the popular beachfront area of Cape Town. It seemed to be a local favorite with a trendy makeover recently completed and a menu full of choices. We enjoyed our dinner...although we were looking for someplace that was more of a specialty restaurant and Balducci's had a variety of menu... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Newtosafari, thank you for your review posted on Trip Advisor. We look forward to you joining us again soon on your next visit. Regards, Balducci More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have just returned from a brilliant holiday in Cape Town. Whilst there we had dinner one night in Balducci's restaurant on the V and A waterfront. We were served by Nadia, who made our evening very special She oozed customer service and treated us individually and with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble and she helped us to... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Paul, thank you for a wonderful review. I will definitely pass on the compliment to Nadia and we look forward to you joining us again soon for another memorable dining experience. Regards, Balducci More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: V & A Waterfront | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?