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“Elegant eating”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #41 of 1,147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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!
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Elegant eating”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Amongst all the restaurants it was nice to find one with lovely table cloths and a welcoming Manager. I had a seafood pasta that came elegantly wrapped in cellophane. Proper Italian pasta with shell fish that tasted of the sea. Had a similar meal at one of the fish restaurant chains but this was far superior and only a fraction more in price. Well recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Alexandria, VA
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“A good choice for a great meal”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was my favorite and most-visited restaurant during my two-week stay in Cape Town. The restaurant was busy every night I was there, including mid-week. The pizzas are excellent, but there are many other items on the menu. The waitstaff is friendly and makes the guests feel welcome and appreciated. I’ll surely return

Visited November 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Great meal, fantastic service, brilliant value for money”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband, two daughters and I ate at Meloncino. Service was fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. Excellent pasta, stunning breads and a tasty desert all washed down with a very nice bottle of red. Refurbishment works meant the toilets were out of action which was a bit of an inconvenience, but that was the only downside to what was otherwise a lovely evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kolkata
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“Simply Superb!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very helpful and courteous staff, allowed us to share food which is against their normal policy. Courteous and good service. Great food as well. A winning combination.

  • Visited October 2013
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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“Great quality food”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We thought the starters of calamari and seafood resotto were first class, infact the calamari was excellent, the mains of spaghetti bolognese and chicken stuffed with asparagus was also very well done. Friendly staff in a modern waterfront location.
Slight downer were the lack of washroom facilities (refurbishment works) which involved a trek to another facility and a drop in standard when it came to a desert a panacotta which was tasteless.
Over all the food is of a very good standard delicious in fact.

  • Visited October 2013
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Stingclive

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor and for the compliments on the starters and mains. Our Bolognese is one of our signature pastas that we have come famous for. I will pass on the feedback to all staff involved from the kitchen to the waiters. I am disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy our panna cotta. I will personally investigate and rectify any issues there is. Thank you for giving us this feedback as without it we cannot improve where is needed. I do apologise profusely regarding the inconvenience and the toilet refurbishment. It will be completed in one week and I assure you it will be very special. Thank you once again for the feedback and I do hope to see you in the near future.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner
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