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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Sponsored by: Meloncino

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing service & food
1. Amazing service & food
"The pasta and pannacotta were amazing!"
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2. Best view at Waterfront
2. Best view at Waterfront
"Fantastic Italian fare in the heart of the V&A."
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3. Authentic Italian food
3. Authentic Italian food
"In our view, this was the best Italian food we have ever had"
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Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, nuts and olives. As someone suggested, “Close your eyes and you could be in Rome.” Open your eyes and you face the magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino’s white sofas. Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from their charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay
$9 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an outstandingly delicious and superb meal at Meloncino this week 18 June 19. Authentic Italian pasta and ingredients , Pizza is one of the best in Cape Town . They use Del Ceccho pasta which is the 5 star of all pasta's ....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on recommendation from a family we are traveling with. Excellent choice if you visit the waterfront in Capetown. Beautiful views of the water and Table Mountain from all seats. Staff were very attentive, made us feel comfortable. The pasta dishes we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lisa H
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Dear Lisa H Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. The Team is thrilled to hear you had a lovely time from the food to the service. All our pastas are made fresh on a daily basis and are authentically Italian. Please thank the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pizza dough with great crust and topping. Interesting wine list as well. Fast friendly service. What’s not to like. And then the view is fantastic!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was an excellent experience with an upstyle atmosphere. The service wad great as when I wanted a waiter I didn't struggle to get someone to assist me. The food was excellent and flavorful!

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Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thee most incredible pizzas. Thin crispy bases like never before and a fresh tomato base. Would highly recommend this place for its food and their staff.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Garth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this spot because of the Entertainer app and had the most lovely time. Pizza prices were very reasonable, and with the stunning view and atmosphere it was an absolute win. Friendly and timeous service with a smile. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for supper at Meloncino at the Waterfront on Friday, 31st May. The service was good and the head waiter is very knowledgeable about all the dishes. They have a huge menu with lots of options and an impressive wine collection. We both had the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank HelanieSnyders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had another great evening at this amazing restaurant, atmosphere, cocktails and the pasta absolutely spectacular. Definitely our favourite pasta restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ettienneb_12
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

I visited here with my boyfriend, we had pizzas and amazing aperol spritzers. Our waiter Mpho, was very friendly and efficient. Lovely views of table mountain and the harbour. Very enjoyable dining experience, I would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Alice C
Reviewed May 15, 2019

This restaurant proved to be authenticly italian in their food, and equally authentic in their italian hospitality. I'd like to sincerely thank Anthony for his personal touch which added so much value to the experience. Definately deserves a return visit!

Date of visit: April 2019
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