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Meloncino

| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (120 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Meloncino
1. Amazing service & food
"The pasta and pannacotta were amazing!"
nettiepretorius
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2. Best view at Waterfront
"Fantastic Italian fare in the heart of the V&A."
Claudette d
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3. Authentic Italian food
"In our view, this was the best Italian food we have ever had"
T D
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1 - 10 of 845 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This was my second or third visit and Meloncino consistently delivers great Italian food. It is, however, the service from all the staff that blows me away every time. I always leave here feeling special. The staff seem to delight in looking after you from...More

Thank Jane W
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on recommendation from a family we are traveling with. Excellent choice if you visit the waterfront in Capetown. Beautiful views of the water and Table Mountain from all seats. Staff were very attentive, made us feel comfortable. The pasta dishes we...More

Thank Lisa H
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Lisa H Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. The Team is thrilled to hear you had a lovely time from the food to the service. All our pastas are made fresh on a daily basis and are authentically Italian. Please thank the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband & I had dinner at this nice Italian restaurant in Cape Town’s V&A water front. For an appetizer we ordered their grilled calamari dinner without the rice. They didn’t have an “appetizer” version but this worked out great. So delicious. My husband had...More

Thank Goombagirl1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped at two other Italian restaurants before one of them recommended this place because I wanted to sit at a bar area and eat dinner since I was by myself. I had the most incredible awesome meal. I’m so glad I found this place....More

Thank montegrandon
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear montegrandon Thank you for taking the time and writing a lovely review on Trip Advisor. It was only a pleasure hosting you and we will be sure to pass on the kind words to the Team. We hope to see you perhaps one more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment and their pizzas are to die for - not to be missed - will be back over and over again.More

Thank Kirst_VZ
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kirst_VZ Thank you for the lovely 5 star review on Trip advisor. We pride ourselves on authentic Italian pizzas as they serve in Italy. We use only the finest imported ingredients and all our dough has a 48 hours proofing time. We cannot wait...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making our evening a wonderful delight. Good food & wine and excellent service. A wonderful way to end our "Welcome to Spring" day. Leon & CarolineMore

Thank leonsE6675QT
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear leonsE6675QT Thank you for the 5 star review on Trip Advisor. It was only a pleasure hosting you both and we are thrilled to hear you had a lovely evening. We hope to see you both in the near future. Kind regards Paolo Carrara...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with friends. Wine was good, food was likewise good. Waiter’s knowledge of his menu bordered on encyclopedic. Accepted various menu requests without demur. Recommended.

Thank chr1seh
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear chr1seh Thank you for joining us and reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner with your friends and the waiter took good care of you. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We contacted Meloncino regarding an Ambassadors' Training Group we had visiting Cape Town. We had to find a venue that we could host and teach etiquette at a dinner table and requested a 5 course meal. The manager sat down with the Chef and they...More

Thank TravelsmartDes
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TravelsmartDes Thank you for joining us and the most amazing review you have written on Trip advisor. The team is just over the moon that your training group enjoyed themselves so much. It was truly a pleasure hosting you all and thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Meloncino to celebrate a 50th birthday and enjoyed it thoroughly. The food was incredibly fresh, full of flavor and of a very high quality. Wayne and Dee (the managers) were very accomodating and observant to how we were feeling and responded accordingly....More

Thank MichaelA1308
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MichaelA1308 Thank you for joining us and the 5 star review. We are thrilled to hear you all had a lovely time and that the Team looked after you. Thank you for the feedback on the veal dish. We will most certainly look into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there as a group of 4 adults and 2 kids. We ordered some starters for the adults and pizza for the kids and asked to have the pizza for the kids ASAP. It took 1 hours for the starters to come. We waited...More

Thank Hakango
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hakango Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. I am terribly sorry to hear about your poor experience. Wayne the manager who was dealing with you on the night already reported the complaint to us. We have already...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, 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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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!
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