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Meloncino Restaurant

Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (96 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good selection of Italian food with quite a few vegetarian pizza and pasta options which is quite unusual. Waiter service was average, we didn't see the waiter again until he brought our food. Our orders, which were both pastas, took quite a while to arrive....More

Thank DizzyC0306
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited Meloncino a few times previously, we were surprised at their lack of concern about my Fruitti del Mare pizza, which had so much chilli in it that it overpowered the delicate flavours of the calamari, mussels and prawns. Their menu makes no mention...More

Thank Geff99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an excellent pizza at Meloncino's. Apart from great food and service I felt welcome despite only being a table for one. A complimentary sherry on a cold winter's evening definitely helped. Excellent pizza, great service and warm and welcome environment despite being in a...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time here. Warm greetings. Chicken options are a bit on the scarce side but very good food. The margaritas were really really good. After a while the waiter disappeared and had to get another waiter to sort us out.

Thank Kiran M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely the best pasta I have ever had. Fantastic service. Absolutely stunning views of the harbour and table mountain. You have to experience this restaurant.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here and had a lunch with my Mum. We shared a gluten free pizza whilst overlooking the V&A waterfront and all the activities. Staff were so friendly and it was a real treat to have a good pizza!

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the best place from which to watch the waterfront world go by! Service is superb and food to match!

Thank DrAugustaDorning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Italian food in a nice setting. My only complaint is the space heaters get a little too hot while dining on the deck. Sometimes beggars come by and ask for money while you're trying to dine which really ruins the experience. The food is...More

Thank sweetpea1008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called to make a booking for myself and a group of friends. As I have a Loyalty card, I get a points for meals ordered at the restaurant which is a amazing system. I have been to the restaurant a few times and have...More

1  Thank _FoodLoverBB94
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear FoodLoverBB94 Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor and providing us with such valuable feedback. I am sorry to hear that you felt the manager was rude and cold on the phone. This is not the norm for us as we are famous...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good meal here. The portions were large and I could not eat all of my pizza. The view was great looking onto the Waterfront wharves.

Thank sandraclaire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5558
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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!
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