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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” (99 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 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 yesterday via mobile

Nice view of the Waterfront, if you decide to sit outside. The service is impeccable, and so is the food! We both took ravioloni and they tasted very fresh, though they did not come with too much sauce... We even got lucky because until 19h...More

Thank LisaWts
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Four of us went the Meloncino at the V&N Water Front for lunch. We were advised that the pizza oven was not yet hot enogh. We were happy to wait. I looked at the prices which seem very expensive. Before we ordered we were told...More

Thank Fifosna
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and wine selection! Excellent service and good overall ambience. The food is overpriced, but the restaurant offer great deals on pizza (50% discount) from 11am to 7pm. The pizza is really good... (for a DETAILED REVIEW, please continue reading): The restaurant offers a...More

1  Thank Fernanda L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter love their seafood pasta and wanted to have supper here for her birthday. We did not book and the restaurant was very busy on a Sunday night with quite a few group bookings but they went out of their way to accommodate us...More

Thank Kristelle69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They didn't let us share a pizza!!! If someone orders a pizza he/she has to finish it by him or herself. One can parcel the left over though. Plus the pizza was tasteless!! Not at all value for money. Would not recommend it for Indians...More

Thank Bnarsana
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Bnarsana Thank you for the review and feedback based on your experience with us. We are sorry to hear you feel that there was a racial issue towards you and Indians when dinning with us. I personally assure you we treat everyone equal regardless...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a tour, so our selection of items was limited. The mussels were a great app. The line fish was a wonderful main meal. Their dessert was okay. They have quite the wine list and their atmosphere is fancy dinner place. They...More

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming atmosphere with friendly service. Pasta was good portion and tasty, desserts were excellent. A nice surprise of short entertainment with two opera singers.

Thank OurThoughts4
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Geff99 Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us on Trip Advisor. Please accept my humblest apology regarding your experience with us. As you stated, you have been to our establishment before and this was not the norm. We have investigated the matter...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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