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Balducci's

Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (102 reviews)
“sushi” (152 reviews)
“steak” (81 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
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1 - 10 of 982 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just wanted a main course and a drink. The Sirloin Steak was cooked really well and there was plenty of choice for wine by the glass. The staff were very attentive and atmosphere was great. Would definitely visit again.

Thank David H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Whenever we visit the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, we tend to choose Balducci's restaurant for lunch. This is not because we are creatures of habit. We really enjoy the food, wine and good service there. The vibe is good. The menu choices are great....More

Thank seniortraveller44
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear SnrTraveller, thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate it very much and look forward to having you join us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved everything here. The food, the ambiance, the service. The first time was for lunch which was pretty empty. The second was dinner and it was packed! I was glad we made a reservation. The food was amazing but what made it even better...More

Thank leoRN459
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this restaurant and have been going there for many years. Our most recent meal, however, had some worrying aspects. We ordered a large still water - this arrived already open and filled to the brim. This is unusual. We asked the waiter whether...More

Thank Christelle W
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Christelle Thank you for brining this to our attention. My apologies for the waiter shouting over you. You will know this is not our standard. Please can you email me a copy of your bill so that I can follow up on the water...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great variety, amazing food! (Sushi is a must) Will be back soon! Thank you Samuel, you spoilt us :)

Thank PHoogen
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear PHoogen, thank you for the posting. We look forward to having you back again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just had a lovely meal, highly recommend the Ostrich Fillet followed my the Malva Pudding. We were well looked after by our lovely waitress Jillian who could not have been more helpful. Overall an excellent experience

1  Thank Andrew D
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Andrew, thank you for reviewing Balducci on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and look forward to you joining us again very soon. Kind Regards Andrew

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Consistently good. We have been regular patrons for years now - for good reason. The food is great and beautifully presented, the service friendly and efficient and the setting just superb.

Thank hannetjiee
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hannetjiee Thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

Price for two was around 1000Rand, almost half of it was two bottles of great wine (Beyerskloof Synergy, it's a cape blend, don't worry in SPAR you can get it for 95Rand). We were lucky to sit right in the corner facing the views, so...More

Thank Guillermo M
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guillermo, thank you for the lovely review. We appreciate the review very much and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The V & A Waterfront has many restaurants to choose from - and we kept trying different ones - but this restaurant was special - and we ended up going back 7 times! Their salads are exceptional - pizza's just the right size, thin crust,...More

Thank philipwoolley
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Philip, what a lovely review of Balducci. Thank you very much. We really appreciate it and we look forward to having you dine with us again very soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a mid week dinner for two, unfortunately most of the place was taken up by a Convention group, which we were not told when we booked. Not as romantic an experience as I had hoped for. Despite this, the food was...More

Thank Roy M
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Roy, thank you for the review. It is very possible that the group booked after your booking was made already. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002
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Description
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable. Main restaurant open from 11am daily
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