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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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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and food!

We had a family dinner at Balducci's and we really had a great experience! The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. Will definitely be returning with the family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Lindy V
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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436 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had a family dinner at Balducci's and we really had a great experience! The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. Will definitely be returning with the family.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Good Day Hereby I would just like to compliment Balduccis @ The Waterfront on their excellent service . We were a group of 12 and I've had lots of experience when there are bigger groups normally the order gets messed up or somebody is not happy with what they have ordered . This was definitely not the case . From... More 

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

OK it was busy but I had already stopped here for coffee earlier in the week and thought the service poor - I should have been warned. The menu is extensive and in hindsight was a sign that this is a master of none despite offering a range of styles. In the evening our waitress was over worked and did... More 

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

Dear Keefyisback, please accept my apologies for you not enjoying your dining experiences. Please contact me on support@ slickrestaurants.com so we can investigate this. I hope that it was brought to the manager's attention? If you have the bill, please can you send it to this email address as well. We pride ourselves on serving the best quality, and can... More 

Oklahoma
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234 reviews 234 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed our first meal here so much, we came back a second night! We had sushi, calamari, seafood platter, salad, steak fillet, tiramisu and creme brulee the first night. Second night we had steak fillet again (this is how steak is supposed to taste!), curry chicken pasta, marinara penne, and butternut, proscuitto and pine nuts pasta, with a lava... More 

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

Dear OklahomaMom, thank you for the wonderful review. We really hope that we see you soon again. Kind Regards, Balducci More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been to Balducci's once or twice before and it has always maintained its high quality and good service. The ambience could be worked on; some areas are slighty too dark (i would recommend lanterns for these tables). The prices are very acceptable for the level of quality you recieve. Last time I visited, there was some light live... More 

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

Dear Courtney, we appreciate your review and thank you. We are still adjusting our lighting system, so it should hopefully be sorted soon. Regards, Balducci More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Dear Lilly, thank you for your review and posting on TripAdvisor. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

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

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

Dear Robin. Thank you for the review. We love hearing from our customers and look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 

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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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