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Balducci's

Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (124 reviews)
“sushi” (174 reviews)
“steak” (99 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited balduccis on the night of New Year’s Eve having booked and paid for a set menu months in advance for our honeymoon, not knowing where to go in Cape Town. They did give us primes views as previously mentioned which were covered with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 268lukeb
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 268lukeb, you DEFINITELY have the incorrect restaurant here as Balducci had NO plastic tarpaulin on NYE and views from our restaurant were uninterrupted!! Pls can you check your bill and email me a copy of to support@slickrestaurants.com as you have made a serious mistake...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Kids liked the penne and pizza’s , very good service, excellent price for the food we got, also the salad we ordered was great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Koen E
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Koen E, thank you for the review. We really do appreciate the feedback and we look forward to you joining us again. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went for this restaurant having looked at the reviews on Trip Advisor. Upon arrival, we were greeted and our waitress was friendly. We ordered a starter which came quickly and was good. The night deteriorated from there. I ordered the seafood...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CandiceB346
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Candiceb346, my apologies that you had a disappointing experience with us. Pls can you email me a copy of the bill to support@slickrestaurants.com so that I can investigate these points that you have mentioned, as this is not our standard. Regards, Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has really good food and an extensive menu. (Think Cheesecake Factory type menu, without the yummy cheesecake :) We really enjoyed our meal, especially the antipasti platter with the calamari, olives, prosciutto, artichokes and grilled eggplant. Their pastas are really good too, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1999pt
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 1999pt, thank you for the great 5 review. We really do appreciate the feedback and we look forward to you joining us again. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was our food great but it was really Muzi’s smiling face that made our experience superb. What a positive person- explained the whole menu, recommended great things and we had a beautiful time :) thanks balducci for having us! Oh ya aaaaand- get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StefaniaZaretti
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear StefaniaZaretti, thank you for the great 5 star review. We really do appreciate the feedback and we look forward to you joining us again. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place has such an extensive menu! We were a group of 5 and were welcomed without a reservation on a busy night. Our meals were all different... Salt & Pepper Squid was amazing, Ostrich Lasagne was great, Fillet was perfectly tender and served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank whittaker348
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear whittaker348, thank you for the excellent 5 start review. We always appreciate the feedback and we look forward to you joining us soon again. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my hubby looking for some good sushi and he wanted pasta what an unexpected experience. From sitting down to the meals arriving our waiter paid close attention to our needs and wants. The meals arrived and it was really good, fresh fish...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Babylee10
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Babylee10, thank you for the wonderful review. We always appreciate the feedback and we look forward to you recommending us to others. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally over charged for a awful meal that was over cooked. Ruined our Christmas Day Had to ask for vegetables that you would assume came with your dinner. Management totally unhelpful. Wouldn’t recommend this to our worst enemies.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anne h
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Anne h, my apologies that you had a disappointing experience with us. Pls can you email me a copy of the bill to support@slickrestaurants.com so that I can investigate these points that you have mentioned, as this is not our standard. Regards, Guest Relations...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here without reservations with my family of four wanting some Italian food. Our server was a nice lady but a trainee. She put us at a small round table but when the food came out it could not fit, which we pointed out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nipbone
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear niphone, thanks for your feedback. The day in question is one of the busiest days in the year and we apologise for not meeting your expectations. We cannot guarantee any table configurations without a reservation and you were obviously accommodated as "a walk in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a disappointing experience given the initial ‘feel’ of the place when we arrived and the extensive menu. My own steak (fillet) was delicious but the other four meals in the party ranged from “ok” to “not very good”. In particular the beef ribs were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iancX6805DX
guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear X6805DX, my apologies that you had a disappointing experience with us. I will investigate these points that you have mentioned, as this is not our standard. We hope to have you try us again soon when you are next visiting. Regards, Guest Relations Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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: Breakwater Blvd | 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
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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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