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Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. Now also open for Breakfast from 8am-11:30am daily
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old favorite

We love this restaurant. We have been there so many times, and will keep going back. The food is excellent good value for money and the service is exceptional. I will highly recommend locals and tourists to try it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
27BonVivant
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant. We have been there so many times, and will keep going back. The food is excellent good value for money and the service is exceptional. I will highly recommend locals and tourists to try it out.

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

Dear 27BonVivant, thank you for the lovely words. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again shortly. Regards, Balducci More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great business dinner with coworkers. Good service and reasonable prices and excellent atmosphere. The food rocked and had a sushi starter and main of a high end hamburger both delicious. Highly recommended! Great sushi and would return

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

Dear Nick, thank you for the great review. We really hope that you visit us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We liked immediately the atmosphere, friendly touch of personnel and the quality of food. During a conference week we visited Balducci four times, never disappointed. You can cleverly start from oysters or foi gras and end to pizza, all good quality. Their house Chardonney is simply stunning. Fishplatter was the real treat to end the week. And the prices for... More 

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

Dear Kai, what a lovely review. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us again. Regards, Balducci More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited whilst staying in Cape Town. My husband ordered wine on the menu which they didn't have. Then ordered his starter, which they also didn't have although didn't tell him so bought something similar but different. My starter was a story in itself - a slug appeared out of the salad leaves! On showing the waiter he was shocked and... More 

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

Dear Laura, my apologies for your experience about the salad. We get daily fresh produce delivered every morning from the market. I will speak to the chef regarding the cleaning of lettuces and other vegetable ingredients. We are allocated a certain amount of wine from the wine farms for our restaurant. Once it is finished, we can not get that... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant has a terrific atmosphere and lovely staff. The menu variation is fantastic: Italian, Japanese. Great pizza, great pasta, lovely salads, enormous portions. They have a great selection of wines and local beers. Reserve in advance if you can, or hope there's a spot at the bar to prop.

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

Dear Dave, we thank you for the review and hope to see you soon again. Regards, Balducci More 

Boston, Ma
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were staying at the Table Bay Hotel, this is just a short walk along the waterfront and in the mall adjoining the hotel. The menu has Italian specialities but it also has seafood, sushi and few other comfort food favorites. We had pizza ( bigger than expected and pretty tasty) as well as a pasta carbonara ( a little... More 

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

Dear CJMarkie, thank you for the great review. We appreciate it and look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I stumbled across Balducci's for lunch and was super impressed with the extensive menu, the wonderful atmosphere, the fantastic service (from Casper) and the complete experience ensured that we will definitely be coming back! Even the "to-go" boxes are beautiful! Well done!

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

Dear SVerhoog, thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to you joining us again on your next visit to the Waterfront. Kind Regards, Balducci More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here seeking ribs, but was appalled by the lack in flavour their food presents. The french fries are bland (probably from a frozen pack), ribs are not well prepared and vegetables are merely overboiled with no seasoning. Waiters are not able to cater for any special requests (because of their fear of management/standards enforced by management). Really not recommended... More 

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

Dear Netsurfj, thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. My sincerest apologies that you found our food lacking in flavour. We have been serving our guests for close on 20 years and have many many customers returning for the exact dishes that you said were not to your liking. We try and accommodate requests were possible, however we can... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Balducci's have great Sushi at reasonable prices, loads of different ones to try, fresh and delicious. We really enjoy sitting outside in Summer having sushi, wine and doing way too much eating! The service can be a bit iffy. Sometimes the servers have a bit of an attitude with you and tend to act like they are doing you a... More 

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

Dear Zara, thank you for posting your review. Management will definitely look into this. Not "should". Please contact me on support@ slickrestaurants.com as I would like to get more details on this as it is totally unacceptable and not our standard at all. Kind Regards, Andrew - Balducci More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

From the moment you walk in at Balducci's you feel the warmth of the place. It has that welcoming feeling. The staff is absolutely awesome. The food even better. I am not interested in going anywhere else on the waterfront. I will go back to Balduccis anytime. Thank you guys for making our meal perfect.

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

Dear Capie, what a great review to read. Thank you. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, 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, Japanese, Pizza, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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. Now also open for Breakfast from 8am-11:30am daily
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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