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“Half Price Cocktails during Happy Hour & Yummy Pasta”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #88 of 1,323 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 May 8, 2019 via mobile

Delightful cocktails that are half price during happy hour compliment the lovely views. Ordered the seafood pasta, which was cutely presented but refreshing flavors. Pizza ordered was okay needs some improvement. The host is very friendly.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SalishaM2
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SalishaM2

Thank you for the 5 star review and the kind words. We appreciate all forms of feedback as it allows us to improve where need be. We shall pass on feedback to your host Alberto. Thank you again and see you for some cocktails soon!

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Just had dinner here, view was good, food was ok. They use a sub-par banking system (according to the manager on duty) which was down and would not accept our valid credit card. After a long wait we gave up and left - the manager chased us through the mall and then in a taxi all the way back to our hotel, where we finally and gladly paid cash . A humiliating experience that no visitor to South Africa should ever have to go through. STAY AWAY!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RayC707
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RayC707

Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor and your feedback. We are terribly sorry to hear that you do not recommend guests to come to Meloncino. As we explained on the night the credit card machines going down is not our fault but ABSA bank nationally. Our manager escorted you to the taxi and back to your hotel based on your recommendation. We even paid for your taxi. We are not sure were the manager chased you down. Once again we are sorry for the inconvenience caused and wish you all the best.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time in Cape Town and we found this place with an amazing atmosphere and view. The pasta dishes we had were to die for, especially the spaghetti scolio which was recommended by our waiter Pharell who has got extensive knowledge of the menu and great wine recommendation.
We are surely coming back to Meloncino on our next visit!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank elsah2ku
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear elsah2ku

Thank you for joining us during your stay in Cape Town. We are so pleased to hear you loved your experience with us especially our signature pasta. We will be sure to show Pharell your review and we will be waiting next time!

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed May 1, 2019

On Saturday night without a reservation it was impossible to dine in this magnificent restaurant, but on Sunday we could do it. An excellent Italian cuisine: the delicious pasta (the spaghetti with seafood were very rich "SPAGHETTI SCOGLIO IN CARTA FATA", as well as the RIGATONI WITH PANCETTA, MENTA E PISELLI). We also had a very well prepared Carciofi salad. The dessert, some CANNOLI DI CIOCCOLATO, was a perfect end point! The service is friendly and very competent.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Pilar G
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pilar G

Thank you for joining us during your stay in SA and writing such a beautiful review. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to the chefs who made your food. It is always so refreshing when a guests appreciates what we do and our authenticity. Thank you once again for the lovely review and we cannot wait to see you again.

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Paolo Carrara
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

We get it, the view is awesome, although what you pay for the food and service you get is a total rip-off, and to classify this eatery as "fine dining" is a stretch. The menu itself is long due for the trash bin as the laminated pages were falling apart and appeared worn out, so already that should have been a warning that we shouldn't expect any fine dining coming up.The beer (they only have one type of beer on tap) was rather flat and the small bottle of sparkling water cost more than the beer. The glass of ice water they first brought tasted worse than the water from the tap in the restroom, which makes no sense.

Date of visit: May 2019
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EAN32

Thank you for the review and your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. We appreciate all forms of feedback as it allows us to improve where need be. We will look into each and everyone of your points. We will address what needs to be addressed. Once again please accept our sincere apologies and we appreciate the feedback.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-onwer

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