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“So so”
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, Dinner, Late Night, 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!
Pretoria
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“So so”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner on 27 December. My daughters had pizza and pasta. This was good. My Calamari Fritti was really tasteless. Tasted like plastic. The crisps was oily. Rice was dry. I got exactly 16 little tubes. This accounted to about R8.00 for one tube. Crazy!

The service was good overall and the setting really nice.

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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Brinkies

Thank you for taking the time and expressing your view of Meloncino on Trip Advisor. We have listened to your constructive criticism and are investigating as to how we can improve on the calamari. Thank you for this, as without constant feedback we cannot improve. I am, however, happy to hear that the pizzas, pastas and service was to your satisfaction. Thank you once again for the feedback and I hope you consider giving us a chance to showcase our improvements thanks to you.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner
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“Best dinner in South Africa”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Both our waiter, Chris, and the manager, Melissa, made our dining experience amazing! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. After seating we realized how busy they were, it was New Year's Day after all, and the entire staff was truly unbelievable!

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London England
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“A real gem!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Cape Town and it set the bar high! The view was amazing (although sitting on the outside terrace it does get chilly - but they give you blankets!). The food was a real mix of proper Italian with pizzas and lovely pastas with deliciously cooked linefish etc. The wines were good and the staff polite and helpful! All in all a lovely experience!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Ali24
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Oslo, Norway
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“Great pizzas, service and with Table Mountain view”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Went her for lunch. Got a table outside. Quick and friendly service. Had Parma pizza, very tasty. Nice crust. Recommended.

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“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Fantastic restaurant. I've been here a number of times, and there will always be someone arranging a table for me, no matter how busy and even on Christmas Eve.

The food and service is superb and very well priced. There is always an older gentleman around, I assume he is either the owner or manager, he is doing a great job in making everyone feel welcome and looked after. Well done.

  • Visited December 2013
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