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Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple,...
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable. Main restaurant open from 11am daily
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Very good restaurant. Visited twice, once alone and another with a friend because of gluten free pizza. Great selection. Also great sushi. Somewhat loud atmosphere but good was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
baxtersmom46
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we tried to order take aways on saturday evening at the sushi box of Balduccis. turns out that we can order take aways but we have to order it at the bar counter. off we go, stand in line waiting to be served, and the front of house person says, we need to go to the bar counter. off we... More 

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Thank Nizaam L
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant for our last night in Cape Town. We were given what we considered to be the best table on the corner overlooking the waterfront and with the hit evening and all the doors and windows open it was ideal. We shared the soft shell crab sushi and then I had the chicken noodles and my husband the... More 

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Thank Kim11052011
Dracut, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good restaurant. Visited twice, once alone and another with a friend because of gluten free pizza. Great selection. Also great sushi. Somewhat loud atmosphere but good was great.

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Thank baxtersmom46
Gadsden, Alabama
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good and the service was also prompt and staff was very courteous. We had a big group which was no problem and everyone was happy with their food. The restaurant has very nice decor. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The ostrich fillets were very good. Would try lunch here a lot of variety with good prices.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Worldtraveler, thank you for the review. We appreciate it and hope that you and your guests will dine with us again soon. Regards, Andrew More 

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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On previous visits to Cape Town we have visited this vibrant restaurant. This time our experience was less than satisfactory mainly because of the poor service. The food quality was excellent - my Spring Rolls and Pizza was first class as was my wife's Ostrich Lasagne, although far too generous a portion, was delicious. The white wine was excellent but... More 

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Thank Mike A
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Mike, my apologies that you did not get the service that we are known for. If you have a copy of your bill, please can you forward it to me on support@slickrestaurants.com, so I can follow up with management regarding this incident. Regards, Andrew More 

Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this great alfresco dining spot. Sitting outside under a market umbrella, you have a great place to people-watch and enjoy the ambiance of the V&A Waterfront. Great for light lunches, salads and more substantial meals this is well worth a visit. Friendly staff and inexpensive.

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Thank HS300
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear HS300, thank you for the posting on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and hope to have you dine again with us shortly. Regards, Andrew More 

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

After all these years, Balducci's remains a firm favourite with us. Always good to be back there. This is one of the many Sunday spots we miss.

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Thank SonjaGeorge
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Sonja, thank you for the review. We appreciate it and look forward to more Sunday visits when you are in town. Regards, Andrew More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch in Balducci's today. What a great meal loved every mouthful. The waiter that looked after me was called Chris his service was friendly and helpful he knew the menu and wine list well I hope he is well paid he is a great advert for the restaurant. Next time I am in Cape Town I will return... More 

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Thank woodstock24
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Woodstock24, thank you for the review. We really appreciate your time to post it for us. We look forward to you visiting Cape Town again soon. Regards, Andrew More 

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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Balducci’s so many times. I love it and I have only ever been slightly disappointed once. Their menu is more of a book… you could order anything you have in mind, pizza, pasta, burgers, seafood, sushi, steak (etc). The décor is classy and elegant. I have always had great service from all of the waiters. I... More 

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Thank Leandra D
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Leandra, thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the return guests and look forward to having you join us again. Regards, Andrew More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined alone on a business trip but had fond memories of dining here ten years ago whilst on a SA holiday. The restaurant has not changed a bit and still serves top quality food, that's reasonably priced and delivered with friendly, personalized service. The whole baby kingklip fish was just delicious and succulent and I love the typical steamed... More 

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Thank Graham P
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Graham, thank you for writing a review. We appreciate the comparison to your last trip and we hope to see you soon again. Regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Italian, Pizza, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable. Main restaurant open from 11am daily
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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