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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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
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, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

During our week in Cape Town we visited three times it was just that good. The minestrone soup is amazing; steaks were delicious; all the pastas -- amatriciana -- were perfect. Service was quite attentive. Wines were top notch South African offerings.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

We had booked a table through the Entertainer App and followed up with an email because Mother's Day could have been excluded from the special. The owner confirmed our booking knowing that we were using the Entertainer for our lunch. When we arrived, the manager...told us that she would not accept the Entertainer as it was Mother's Day. I showed her the booking confirmation from the Entertainer and the owner but she refused. It being lunch time on Mother's Day and us having no warning or time to make alternative plans, we stayed at Meloncino only to endure slow service and my grandmother getting the wrong food. A very disappointing and expensive Mother's Day lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Although the restaurant was not very busy and there seemed to be plenty of staff around, it took more than an hour for our food to arrive after it had taken 30 minutes to place the order. Then all the side orders were forgotten and...when we queried this, they finally arrived after we had finished eating. Yet we were charged for them. The food was good but not great and the prices expensive for what we gotMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

We lunched here twice in the last three weeks. Well-cooked Italian food with view from the balcony of the Victoria Waterfront and Table Mountain and within close earshot of the noonday gun (Mad dogs and Englishmen... - NO that's Hong Kong). Friendly attentive service.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

Good and service is basic although tasty enough. It’s a simple Italian menu, pizzas are good but not great Service could be much improved, staff are forgetful or slow.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Extremely expensive for what you get, or more to the point, don't get. Unless you have money to burn, in which case enjoy the lovely views and friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

We had 3-course dinner at Melonchino as part of a Valentines boat cruise special. It was excellent! The food was tasty and arrived quickly. Shaun, our waiter, was attentive and highly efficient. Will definitely be going back there! We will be recommending this experience to...everyone!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

We stopped her multiple times on our trip to Cape Town and each time it did not disappoint. All this food was absolutely delicious and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Most definitely recommend

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

I had the most delicious Truffle Mushroom Ravioli. I'm salivating just thinking about it. Eugene, the Duty Manager was so welcoming and Friendly and my Waiter Zee, was so sneaky, convincing me to try their sinful Dolce Double chocolate Cheese cake and ice cream. I...have absolutely no regrets. I'll be back with Hubby for their Valentine's Day Set Menu Next Week. Much Love Wadia Info@chefwadia.co.zaMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 25, 2022 via mobile

Meloncino is honestly our favourite restaurant! Big thanks to Zanti & Edwin for always exceeding our expectations and providing us with phenomenal service. You know it’s good when your children rather want to go to Meloncino instead of a restaurant with a play area. As...for the food and cocktails.. absolutely delicious. Can’t wait for you next visit 😁More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 19, 2022

Had a seafood pasta there and I was disappointed. Had high expectation due to the reviews up on the walls.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 13, 2022 via mobile

My sister and I went there 2 nights ago, what and amazing experience we had. Friendly and accommodating staff.........

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022 via mobile

Wow, what a shocking experience. Nice setting and the tables are well presented. BUT, the food is very poor quality. I recommend having a starter and a desert , a couple of drinks and leave, it will take ages to get the bill so plan...ahead. ShockingMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 10, 2022

Restaurants should prepare food that makes one feel that you spent money for something special. This is an expensive restaurant, and if the food was any good, I would not feel scammed. This was at best, mediocre.. Ravioli was sticky and gooey, stingy on filling,...the drinks took forever to arrive. Sorry, hopefully I will not have to ever eat there of my own free will.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

Very welcoming. Great service from Edwin. Amazing views of Table Mountain. The mixed plate starter was a great combination of things and plenty of it. The steaks were very nicely done and the ravioli was the best pasta we've had outside of Italy. The lindt...chocolate fondant was definitely worth waiting for.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Yes, Meloncino offers takeout services.

Meloncino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5