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Meloncino

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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27 021 419 5558
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic...
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 faithful to the original, various ingredients like cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!
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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 200
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, great location

Meloncino is ideally located in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront Mall, overlooking the little marina and facing the Table Mountain. The decor is lounge-style, one can eat outside or inside. The Italian dishes are excellent such as the prime beef fillet sliced, cooked medium rare to perfection with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Althéa K
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour group had booked the restaurant out for New Years Eve and had chosen a three course menu with a couple of options per course. The location was perfectly ok, although it was just about impossible to see the New Year fireworks from the deck in front of the restaurant. We arrived about 5 minutes late, missed the welcome... More 

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Thank Jim W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try this Italian restaurant as it was recommended by a friend. I must say what impressed me is understated friendly service , attention to the detail by our waiter Munya, who kept topping up our drinks every time he attended our table discreetly and without a prompt ( we genuinely did not expect it but it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emil A
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Emil A Thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor. All the kind words means the world to us and it was only a pleasure hosting you. I have forwarded your review to both Munya the waiter and the management team. I am so pleased to hear that both the service and food impressed you. We strive for... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our British guests to Meloncino as it was near their hotel and it has a nice view- I felt so embarrassed afterwards. The staff are untrained or unbothered and neither their mannerisms or attitude serve to make a good evening. We were never asked if the meal was alright, our water glasses remained empty all night and we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Serenityhwine
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Serenityhwine Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor service and the meal was not to your satisfaction. We recall the night you visited our establishment and have investigated the matter at hand. The manager did check on your table, his name was Eugene. He... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Meloncilo as part of restaurant week in 2015. We knew what the set menu was beforehand, but even so what we received was not the sumptuous and generous dishes one would expect from an Italian restaurant. The food was average, the service was average, and the music in the restaurant did not fit the setting (and was waay... More 

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Thank KrazyCat_SA
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear KrazyCat_SA Thank you for joining us during restaurant week in October as well as providing us the feedback from your visit to us. We are very sorry to hear that you felt our food was "average" and that you felt we were not generous. We as a restaurant were very limited on the portion size due to the low... More 

Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was helpful and friendly. The wines were excellent and all of the Italian fare was as if we were in Italy

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Thank nordatl
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear nordatl Thank you for reviewing Meloncino and rating us 5 stars. We have an award winning wine list and all our food is prepared as per our sister restaurant in Rome. We are pleased you felt the service was friendly and helpful. We will look out for your next visit to Meloncino. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Paris, France
Level Contributor
54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meloncino is ideally located in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront Mall, overlooking the little marina and facing the Table Mountain. The decor is lounge-style, one can eat outside or inside. The Italian dishes are excellent such as the prime beef fillet sliced, cooked medium rare to perfection with a creamy white truffle sauce and rosemary roasted potatoes. The Nutella semifreddo... More 

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1 Thank Althéa K
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Althea K Thank you for visiting Meloncino during your visit to Cape Town. We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience from the food to the service. One can never go wrong with truffle and Nutella! We feel now more then ever the value for money at our establishment is excellent. Thank you for all the kind... More 

Praslin Island, Seychelles
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With my wife and little Yorkie we are regular clients at the Meloncino when in Capetown every 4 weeks coming from the Seychelles Islands. As an Hotelier myself and holder of the International 'Chaine des Rotisseurs' in gastronomie,I can only say that Meloncino is a well managed Restaurant with waiters and waitresses giving honor to the profession. Cleanliness is noticed... More 

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2 Thank Arturo D
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Arturo D Thank you for your constant patronage whenever you are in the Mother City. We love hosting you and your wife. It is both an honour and a pleasure hosting you both. Thank you for all the kind words. I will be sure to inform all parties involved in making your experience a memorable one. Thank you once... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our waitron, Senzo, was a breath of fresh air.We ordered as he recommended. My husband had pizza, I had pasta. The food was really good and Senzo's wine option was fantastic. A lot of banter was exchanged between my husband and senzo, regarding Peroni beer. This is our top choice for Italian!

Helpful?
Thank Ann H
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Ann H Thank you for taking the time and rating us on Trip Advisor. We are honoured to receive a 5 star rating from you. I have printed your review and pass it onto Zenso. He is one of our rising stars and it is always fantastic to receive such positive feedback. Thank you once again for the review... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Level Contributor
59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of four sat at a corner table on their patio and enjoyed a beautiful view of Table Mountain and the surrounding area. Very relaxing and enjoyable. The food was good and the service acceptable.

Helpful?
Thank Patricia W
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Patricia W Thank you for your patronage and reviewing our establishment. It was only a pleasure hosting your party and we look forward to the next visit. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was really good for the value. I got the veal saltimboccaw which was really good, not too salty (which restaurants often do) and went well with the sides, and my wife had the vegetable ministrone soup (she's vegetarian) - it was large enough to fill her up because she dipped the bread we got in it and there was... More 

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Thank Ryan H
cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Ryan H Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us. We use only the best veal in South Africa and I will be sure to pass on the compliments to our kitchen staff. Thank you for your patronage and the kind words. We look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 021 419 5558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

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 faithful to the original, various ingredients like cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?