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“Fine Pizza”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #39 of 1,173 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed April 10, 2013

nice italian restaurant! It was a good pizza but I know I have had better ones for more affordable prices.. the restaurant has a beautiful view and great service ...

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Thank Cristian O
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We do try to avoid italian restaurants abroad, but our young daugther (4years old) was looking for a pizza. We finally found the Meloncino, in the V&A waterfront. Be careful you need to look for it, since it is only reachable from the external balcony at the V&A waterfront mall.
While the pizza was just good, my husband and myself were amazed by the quality of the food. Bravo!! We have travelled a lot and this is a restaurant on the high end in terms of quality. The setting is nice, but the FOOD is GREAT! The waiters were very kind.

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Thank GaiaMarina
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I am Italian so... but having said that, Meloncino provides a decent Italian experience. The restaurant is very nice. I believe this would be particularly good for non-Italians.

Thank Woland64
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Meloncino is fine Italian place for lunch&dinner, viewing the Port and on the quiet side of shopping mall!

Thank clementconex
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

After it took over 15 minutes to actually make our drinks, the clueless manager (portly older guy dressed in a three-piece suit and neck scarf - just to make sure the owner reading this knows who it is) sat at the bar in a fog and stared at our drink order 2 feet away while it languished for another 25 minutes, all ice completely melting. Not sure what this clown was "managing" because our waiter was nowhere to be found and only 2 tables were occupied. Total incompetence.

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Thank LHolderman
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear LHolderman

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us at Meloncino. I am so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. This is not our usual level of service. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service which you and your party didn’t experience. I can only apologise profusely as to what happened on the day. The gentleman you are referring to is our “host”, not the manager, but perhaps should’ve been more aware about your drinks.

Please can you send me a private message with further information regarding date, time and perhaps name of the waiter. This will help us perform a thorough investigation which will assist us in preventing this situation in the future.

Thank you once again for providing us with this feedback. We cannot improve and make sure we achieve maximum customer satisfaction without constant feedback.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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