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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
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very popular restaurant on the V & A Waterfront. Pre-booking highly advised. The food, wine and service were all excellent

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Thank Colin S
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the menu overwhelming with over 50 entree options. Our entrees were average, nothing special. I tried to get a little guidance from the waitress on the wine selection. She sent over the wine 'professional' who recommended a white wine. He presented me with a full glass (not a tasting) and never followed up with me. The entire glass... More 

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Thank scharm84
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been updated since I was last there. Slicker interior and decor is a welcomed change. Menu has a huge variety and food was better than I recall. They add their little touch to even the most basic items which is great.

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Thank danders212
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit Cape Town I eat at this restaurant. The service is efficient, staff very well trained and the food is good. I recommend the grilled calamari.

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Thank leah01155
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is like being in Italy right here in the heart of CT always a pleasure try the caprese served with fresh basil the pastas are nice and the wine to go with it always a big assortment and the vibe one of the best you will get always full the decor teases you

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Thank drpaulfoodlover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like our friends said: they're good at everything. And that seems to be right: altogether we had pizza, pasta, sushi, salad, seafood, everything was good! The biggest plus was the peanut butter & chunkie milkshake, if you like snickers, then you will love this shake!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love their little sushi nook and their steak is superb. I was taken by our lovely, friendly waitress, Stefani, thank you for your service. They also do a great lindt chocolate cheesecake that always make me save room. What a great place.

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Thank Angelobrownie
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu, there's something for everyone. I ordered the nicoise and it was amazing. Service was slow, but friendly.

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Elora, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a mixture of salad, tempura shrimp and steak for dinner. The salad was good but the remaining food was average at best. The steak was dry and overdone when it was ordered as medium. The restaurant is ostensibly on the VA waterfront, but you shouldn't know that from the cramped quarters at the back of the restaurant. The... More 

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Thank DutchCanuck_DX
Andrew H, Public Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear DutchCanuck_DX, thank you for the review and my apologies that the meal was not up to standard. We pride ourselves on the quality of our steak - 28day matured AAA grain-fed beef. Our Tempura Shrimp platter is extremely popular and is surprising that you found it to be average. You are welcome to email us on support@slickrestauants.com as I... More 

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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant on many occasions and have felt it going down over a time. This past week was absolutely disgusting. Ordered a salad Nicoise and what arrived a plate filled with leaves, a couple of bits of shredded tuna, when it specifically says chunks of tuna, 1 green bean cut into 5 pieces, 3 bits of red... More 

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

Dear Helenecruise, my apologies that you did not enjoy your experience when dining with us this past occasion. Please can you email me on support@slickrestaurants.com so that I can investigate and follow up on this review as it is most certainly not the norm for us to receive this kind of feedback. Regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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
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
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

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