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Balducci's

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Italian ‘Simple and Fresh home cooked food made from scratch’ menu is extensive and service is attentive.Helpings are generous and specialties range from wood-fired Italian-styled gourmet pizzas to prime aged grainfed steaks, Mozambique shellfish, Balduccis carbonara and ostrich lasagne just to mention a few. A Gourmet Burger menu is also offered and includes the Balducci's inimitable 200g grainfed burger. Sushi fans, do try the adjacent award-winning Balducci’s Royal Sushi Bar. Nothing describes the Balducci's stand alone sushi bar better than the echoing words "quality, quality, quality".
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Risch, Schweiz
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow, Balducci's has been refurbished (outside area has been moved inside); stylish interior and a huuuuge menu card. Here it is quite difficult to find your meal - they have almost everything from meat, pasta, seafood, sushi etc. All fresh and nicely prepared - I will come again as it was hard to decide what to choose ;-) Nice wine... More

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South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The meal at Balducci was rather tasteless. The kingklip in butter sauce was tasteless and even shakes of salt couldn't revive it. The game gnocchi was so tasteless, the diner asked for opinions. Is it game? The service was very good. The new decor seems to be rather drab as well. The prices however are very high. One could do... More

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

Dear Desperatehousewife07, thank you for your comments. We use only the freshest ingredients delivered daily. Our recipes have been standard for many years, so it is concerning to read this. However, we will investigate the concerns about the tasteless food. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Kind Regards, Balducci More

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Balducci's is easy to recommend for its great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. This trendy restaurant boasts an extensive and varied menu. My husband and I have tried numerous meals including burgers, pizza, butter chicken curry pasta and the Japanese salad and all were absolutely delicious. Their food is good quality, value for money and the portions are generous.

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

Dear 17AnniLi, so good to read that you have tried many of our menu items and that you keep coming back for more. Our newly renovated interior boasts a stunning new look, new name and the new menu includes new pizzas, lightly Smoked Salmon trout as well as a Red Roman to name a few, as well as a whole... More

Durbanville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Being a regular visitor to this landmark restaurant in the V&A Waterfront I was disappointed with the renovations that discarded the outside tables. That is however the owner's prerogative to change. The downside is that since our last visit, three months ago R20 was added to the price of their burgers. Have to pay for the renovations! Friendly service, interesting... More

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

Dear OttoJ2013, thank you for the review. We look forward to you warming to the new look and design going forward. The huge sliding doors open up (weather permitting) so you will still have an "outside area". Regards, Balducci More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must for visitors and locals info@slickrestaurants.com www.balduccis.co.za Integrity 100% Lemon butter yes butter not margarine Line fish yes true ( not the common deceit of frozen fish ) Catch of the day yes true See fish on display on ice LM prawns yes true Mozambique seafood yes true ( not the deceitful Mozambique Style ) The menu is attractively... More

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

Dear 871edieh, thank you for this review. We use only the freshest fish and best quality ingredients. We are ready for you to join us again in the near future. Regards, Balducci More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Balducci's pizzas are some of the best my wife and I have had anywhere in Cape Town and at their special lunch time prices are incredible value for money.

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

Dear Ivan W, thank you for the posting. We are busy revamping the new look store. Opening on Monday 01 September, with amazing value lunch deals and some new menu additions too. Kind Regards, Balducci More

Leyland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Balducci's was recommended to us by the Thompson rep at our hotel. There are lots of smart restaurants in the harbour area and the whole area has a great atmosphere. Balducci's has a real buzz about it and the food was very good quality. It was a little chilly in the evenings when we were in Capetown (May) so it... More

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

Dear CandM1954, thank you for the review. We are currently busy with a huge renovation to our restaurant, and looking forward to you joining us again in the future, with a brand new look. Please let us know which hotel recommended us as we like to thank them personally too. Have a blessed weekend. Regards, Balducci's More

San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Some Cape Town friends had recommended Balducci's to us and it certainly lived up to their recommendation. Their steak special was very reasonably priced and served with a good selection of vegetables. Service wasn't that speedy but being on holiday it was not a problem.

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

Dear ZImboSD, thank you for your review. The sirloin promo for R80 is a fantastic deal. Glad you enjoyed it. We will investigate the service delay. Regards Balducci's More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I had a weekend lunch at this restaurant and was a bit disappointed. Situated in one of Cape Towns top shopping malls this restaurant could up their game. The service and the food were average. I had butter chicken on pasta which had great taste but the pasta was smothered with sauce and hardly any chicken. It was unfortunate to... More

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

Dear AGJJV, my apologies that you felt the experience was not what was expected. Please contact us via our website so we can investigate this further with you. Please note that we are closing for a re-build on Mon 30 June for about 6 weeks. Kind Regards, Balducci's More

Cape Town, SA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of my favourite spots in the Waterfront. Maybe on the expensive side but always good quality and service. Their service is also good, although at times a bit "stiff" or mechanical. However, I prefer that to a jovial chap that is never there when you look for him

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

Dear VPK-CT. Thank you for the posting and glad to hear that we are one of you favourite places in the V&A Waterfront. We will be under-going a re-build from Monday 30 June to approx 20 Aug. So when we re-open it will be to a brand new Stefan Anoni deisgn. See you soon, Balducci's More

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