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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 68
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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
Ribs perfectly cooked

We recently had 4 days in Cape Town and had the good fortune to be recommended to Balducci's. It was a busy Saturday night, but the maître d' found us a table for two, and our waiter, James, served us with good humour and ease. The atmosphere was busy but comfortable. We had a couple of glasses of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Andrew F
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Brackenfell, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time at this restaurant and my impression always was that this was too fine dining and expensive but today I was really surprised or impressed with what I experienced. Food was really lovely on the eye and the way it was plated and very tasty, which was all worth it in the end. From the meat... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In January I reviewed Balducci with 'NeverAgain'. Should gave listened to my own advice! I so want o to love this restaurant, great refurb but that's as far as it goes. Service still terrible, food average at best, cruet on the table dirty (and in 2015 can we please grind our own salt and pepper?) waited a age for reheated,... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been a fan and a regular at lunch for many years. I hadn't had the opportunity to go visit since it major refurbishment where they allegedly spent millions of Ramd on his fees. I would ask for a refund. Not only is the interior just like any glass fronted restaurant on the strip but if your outside you... More 

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

Dear TheDragon, my apologies for the service you received. As a regular diner, you would know that this is not our standard. If you are describing the Asian Tapas Bar, all we have done is renovate the look. It is still set up in the same way as it was before. We are extremely happy with our new look. I... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stumbled upon Balducci's as the huge Victoria Wharf has no floor plan to indicate where restaurants are to be found - but delighted by this stroke of good fortune. The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere, the menu was varied and interesting, and the staff very attentive with just the right level of engagement (thank you Leesch). Two of us... More 

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

Dear Bruce, thank you so much for the great review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you writing it and we look forward to you joining us again soon. Kind Regards, Balducci More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love Balducci's! Affordable, vibey eatery in the Waterfront. In saying that, my favourite would be the sushi bar situated directly outside the main restaurant. Interesting, fresh innovative sushi. The waiting staff are attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the main restaurant menu is appealing and yet a lot of the dishes don't deliver. The pizzas are average to say the least... More 

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

Dear Sammy, thanks for the posting. Sorry that you do not enjoy all our menu items. Please let us know when you are next dining with us, so we can investigate the dish immediately. Regards, Andrew - Balducci More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our family had lunch today at Balducci's. What a pleasant surprise- an excellent restaurant. The food was novel and very tasty, the service was first class and the meal was very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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

Dear 450DEB, thank you for the great review. We appreciate it and look forward to you joining us again. Regards, Balducci More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is fantastic to the food, wine options, service and ambience. My wife and I have been here a couple of times and it was well worth the visit.

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

Dear SweetAzNZ, thank you for the lovely review. We hope to have you dine with us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We recently had 4 days in Cape Town and had the good fortune to be recommended to Balducci's. It was a busy Saturday night, but the maître d' found us a table for two, and our waiter, James, served us with good humour and ease. The atmosphere was busy but comfortable. We had a couple of glasses of red and... More 

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

Dear Andrew, thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and we hope that you will join us again before you leave for a full dining experience. Regards, Balducci More 

Espoo, Finland
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was there with a family in low season (July). We ate -noodle -Tuna sashimi (kind of, with spices) -prawn spring rolls -asian Style salad -Bottle of house red wine -water, milk, etc. Total 520rnd with tips. Service was good, food (especially thai salad) very tastefull. I'm going to be there again!

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

Dear Markus, thank you for the review. We look forward to you joining us for lunch when all our sushi and Asian dishes eaten in our Asian Tapas Sushi Bar is at 50% OFF (between 12-6pm daily). Regards, Balducci More 

Bathgate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visited Balducci's while on honeymoon in Cape Town and had a great night and this was due in large part to our waiter Leesch (excuse the spelling). He was first class very friendly yet not intrusive. We were never left waiting for drinks, and were able to have a bit of a laugh with him when we were querying what... More 

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

Dear Ioulee, thank you for taking time to write your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and we hope that you will dine with us again soon. Regards, Balducci More 

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Additional Information about Balducci's

Address: Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sushi, Asian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?