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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
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are too many restaurants in V&A waterfront and we had a difficult task to choose one. We decided to go to Meloncino after we read T.A reviews. Great choice indeed. The food was exceptional. Great value for money. Amazing wine. Friendly service. We will return.

Thank stonejames
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant looks very posh and polished. Promising when entering. However, service was slow and inattentive, food was just about average, wine came with cork. Pizza were crisp from real wood oven, but they have ran out of spicy oil when requested. Pasta freshly made and very tasty. Shrimps overcooked. Bottom line, there is better in Cape Town, also considering... More 

Thank Ronni G
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Meloncino on our first night in Cape Town. Have to say it was disappointingly average. We booked in advance and although it is a busy restaurant, we were sat right in a position that every time the doors opened we were frozen. By the draft. We asked to move and we were told they would come back as... More 

Thank Cathryn A
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place will see me again. There are quite a lot restaurants in the V&A Waterfront , but only few can deliver on such amazing taste experiences. We were four guests, each with their own choice, and thus had chance to taste four different dishes. If you're into pasta, then I recommend these: "TAGLIOLINI CON SALMONE" and the "TORTELLONI CON... More 

Thank pierrejo-71
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful restaurant. Wait staff was exceptional. Wine was exceptional. Food was beyond measure. I noticed two men standing for quite a bit. Assuming they were waiting for a table. No-they were self-trained opera tenors. Just by listening to CD's. No acoustics in that restaurant and they carried it off.

Thank Karen K
Harare, Zimbabwe
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245 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is fabulous. They usually have a cocktail happy hour from 4-6 pm so it's a perfect spot to watch the sunset and sip something exotic.

Thank madaboutwine
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming and Friendly Staff with a great service ethic... and to top it off... AMAZING FOOD. Highly recommended

Thank Mandi H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there a few times already, and offers the best pizza in Cape Town. Highly recommended for food, but also for the impeccable service

Thank Davide C
Forster, Australia
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799 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in a small group visiting Cape Town and decided to go to Meloncino for dinner. Everyone really enjoyed their dinners. I started with the seafood soup which had heaps of seafood in it and was really tasty. I then had the steak which was cooked to perfection and very tender. Others decided in two starters which were very... More 

Thank Anita T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful homemade pasta you know it is excellent when you can see and taste the filling of ravioli. Our waiter Senzo was top class. Highly recommend this spot for a celebration or dinner with friends.

Thank Janet R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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