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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing service & food
1. Amazing service & food
"The pasta and pannacotta were amazing!"
nettiepretorius
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2. Best view at Waterfront
2. Best view at Waterfront
"Fantastic Italian fare in the heart of the V&A."
Claudette d
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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"
T D
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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, Vegan Options, 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 March 24, 2020

A party of 6 of us was very comfortably accommodated on that evening. There was a special set menu for Valentine's Day, which was excellent. The staff were really friendly, and an excellent evening was had by all, with really good foodMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2020

Dear Ken G Thank you all for joining us on V Day. It is a special day and we are pleased to hear we made it memorable. We loved hosting you all and we will be sure to pass on the kind words to the...More

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Excellent experience. We had great food, friendly service, very well priced and we were made to feel very welcome. We were in Cape Town for three nights and my daughter and I had four meals there. We were treated like locals. The stupendous view of...Table Mountain was a bonusMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Dear bron1960 Thank you for the amazing Trip Advisor review. We aim to be consistent and during your visits we achieved this. We appreciate all our local and foreign guests. We treat them equally. Thank you again for the lovely review and we hope to...More

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

To be honest, being in South-Africa I favour to visit local restaurant but women ... ok. But my preference is no discredit to the quality of the restaurant, food and service. Nothing extraordinary but a good, well prepared meal. The grilled chicken was just a...little overdone but the dish was tasty and ok. The scenery is nice and the view is indeed beautiful. No regrets I went.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Dear Luc S Thank you for the review and the 4 stars. We appreciate your honest review and constructive feedback. We will look into the over cooked chicken and for this we can only apologies. Thank you for the support and hope to see you...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020

There is always a danger eating at a restaurant that is at one of the main tourist areas in any City. Such restaurants can rely on filling their tables with the many tourists who go past, most of which may never visit that City again,...so the restaurant can happily rely on its position rather than selling itself via the quality of its food. One is immediately aware of this when the menu arrives, which is so lengthy it could take some time to go through it - always a bad sign. Melonchino seems to set itself out as being a jack of all trades but a master of none, but this is catering for all tastes of those who walk by. It clearly depends on what you are looking for, but this was not for us.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Dear abadan2 Thank you for joining us during your stay in Cape Town. We are sorry to hear you felt we were average. I assure you we value all our local and foreign guests. In fact statistically if a tourist enjoyed their meal once at...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

You know the pizza is going to be good as soon as you read the menu and see they offer romana or neopolitana bases, all wood fired. When they arrive they don't disappoint, pizzas are absolutely superb. I could probably eat here all week as...the menu covers everything from fish to meat, the pasta looked really good. The desert menu also looked fantastic and we had big plans, but the pizzas are so filling we just couldn't eat any more. My wife also rated the cocktail as the best she had had for a long time. We are all gutted we don't have time to go back, really nice restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020

Dear Nick J Thank you and your wife for the most amazing review. I am so proud when reading such a review as an Italian. We pride ourselves on authentic Italian cuisine. It was our pleasure hosting you both and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

This place is in a great location overlooking the waterfront. The menu is very decent with a lot of variety if you’re after an Italian, the pizza we ordered was excellent. Though it’s a shame I was really disappointed with my lobster linguine - it...arrived still intact with the meat in the shell, which is fine. Although they didn’t bring a cutter or even some water to rinse my fingers in as it’s quite messy. After attempting to scrap as much meat out as I could there was barely anything there - literally! To say this was the most expensive dish on the menu I was underwhelmed and the staff seemed unwilling to help so we just paid for the meal and left on a slightly bad note - shame.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2020

Dear Reece Ellis Thank you for joining us and providing feedback based on your experience. We are pleased to hear you loved the location and the pizza. On the other hand we are terribly sorry to hear about your lobster experience. Please note this is...More

Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and amazing view . Had once the pasta Pollo and once the Parma Pesto pizza, both were great. Service and manager are very good !!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Dear Benjamin V Thank you for the support and the 5 star rating. The Team and I are thrilled to hear you loved both the Parma pizza and the Chicken Pesto pasta. They are our two top sellers. Thank you once again and we hope...More

Reviewed February 9, 2020

It was our first time at the restaurant. I had a pasta it was delicious and the portion size was really worth it for the price. The Manager is very hands on and aims to give the customers the best dining experienceMore

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Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Dear tatum665 Thank you for joining us for a pasta and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to the managers and we hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards Paolo...More

Reviewed February 7, 2020

Amazing food, generous portions and friendly service. We also got treated to a song. Recommend the salmon pasta.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2020

Dear Aarti S Thank you for joining us and the amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear you loved the food and service. The Salmon Pasta is one of our oldest dishes and is truly a hit. We hope to see you in the...More

Reviewed February 5, 2020

Remains one of my favorite places in CT. The Burrata pizza is a must have. Friendly staff and great service.

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Date of visit: February 2020
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2020

Dear vanessact2020 Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. We always love hosting you and we aim to be consistent. To many more great times! Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

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