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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27 021 419 5558
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, a huge variety to choose from. Very professional five star and friendly service from the staff and a great treat to have an opera performance while you eat! Outstanding value for money. I'm so glad we chose to dine here.

Thank Daniella L
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I ate twice during our 5 night stay in Capetown at Meloncino. One of the many attractions was 50% off pasta, pizza and cocktails until 7 pm. I thoroughly enjoyed their Cosmopolitans and wine selections. The staff and the view were excellent

Thank cflett2016
Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With some friends, I took a lunch at Meloncino. When I was checking the menu, a waiter told me that there was a discount of 50% (!!) for all the day from 9am to 7pm (more or less). I was surprised because I did not notice any information about that. The pizzas and starters were very good and the service... More 

Thank olivehoover
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our meals, lovely atmosphere - nicely decorated, a beautiful bar in the center of the restaurant and a wall of wine fridges at the back. Waiter was friendly and attentive.

Thank Taryn G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a friend from JHB here. Coffee was quite authentically italian. Caramel Mokkacino was a delightful surprise. Had 3 different types of dessert: Panna cotta Torta Di Ciocolatto Flan Ciocolatto The desserts were the best we have had in the western cape. Perfect matching of flavours with fantastic plating. Will mark this as my favourite for the VA.

Thank Christiaan B
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Meloncino which is on the upper floor at the V&A Waterfront. We had a table at the railing providing an unobstructed view of Table Mountain at sunset. We had some starters with a nice bottle of South African white wine. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, the food was good and the atmosphere was lively. A great... More 

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

Dear BKbeachers Thank you for visiting Meloncino and providing us with such positive feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant! They have lovely menu. Nice selection of salad, starters, pasta, pizza and desserts! Service was good, can improve though. Food was great. Nice view of table mountain.

Thank Jayoung W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the great luck to stumble upon this lovely Italian restaurant during their 50% off cocktails and 50% off pizza and pasta winter special. First: great service. Second: excellent food. Pizza was thin crust and had a wood fire flavor to the excellent crust. Third: a lovely view. Sat by the harbor and watched the sunset. Perfect.

Thank JonPgh206
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meloncino has a friendly staff, excellent food, and a spectacular view. The warm environment is very welcoming, from the soft couches to the rustic colour scheme and kind staff. Their pizzas, I prefer the thick base option, are as comforting as the restaurant envronment itself. The pastas, gnocchi specificallly, are incredible. Only Melonciono could turn pasta into an extraordinary dish.... More 

Thank gauramoodley
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked Meloncino back in the UK based on TripAdvisor reviews. It turned out to be located near to two of the other restaurants we had booked. The spectacular views were obscured by building work. The atmosphere was good, the food fresh and tasty and the service quick and friendly. It is more of a traditional Italian than Balduccii... More 

Thank Roger H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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