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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
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

We absolutely loved everything about Balducci's The variety of food, was splendid. Our waiter Curtis was fantastic. My daughter and I chose something from the Vegan menu and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the steak special and my son had the lasagne. We...came back another night and was served by Mandla with the same great service and excellent food.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

What a great experience. The food and service was excellent. Friendly staff and a lovely ambience. Will be back there soon.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

My husband and guest each had a delicious sirloin steak and chips at Balducci`s. Service was exceptional and the ambience great. After having been closed due to Covid, what a welcome back to the Cape Townrestaurant scene. Covid precautions strictly taken.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2020

Dear Marilyn. Thank you for your great review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your sirloin steak and chips. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully next time...More

Reviewed 26 July 2020

The restaurant got our booking wrong but accommodated us when we arrived. Our experience was made better by our waiter, Muzi, who was friendly, kind and efficient. Delicious food and cosy atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

We strolled around the Waterfront looking for a place to eat,yet nothing enticed us. Until we stumbled upon Balducci's. What an exceptional restaurant. What surprised me the most was their extensive plant based menu that was hard to find around the Waterfront. Our waiter, Muzi,...was an exceptional host and treated my family with professionalism and respect. Thank you for a great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2020

Dear Kylie. Thank you for your great review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed our plant based menu. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully next time you...More

Reviewed 29 May 2020

Taken to this restaurant as part of our tour, food was delicious. Would definitely recommend the Ostrich Filet.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2020

Thank you for your great review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your Ostrich fillet. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully next time you will try a...More

Reviewed 22 May 2020

We ate here twice in out trip of South Africa, we would advise to make a reservation - on both occasions we did not but did manage to get a table, first time in the main restaurant second time it was in the sushi part...of the restaurant both of which were lovely Great Service , fantastic atmosphere and the service was second to none !! A must visit if you enjoy good foodMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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guestrelations7, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2020

Thank you for your great review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully next time you will try...More

Reviewed 29 April 2020

Restaurant packed but to be expected at this time of the year. Several dishes were not available but had to wait a while be to be told, however in general good food and service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2020

On the far tip of the V&A Waterfront, close to an entrance and with tables outside if you wish. Reasonable vegetarian and vegan menu; when we visited (twice) we were shown to a very good table even though the place was packed. Good food, good...range of wines at reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 April 2020 via mobile

We dined here a couple of times and were delighted on both occasions. The menu is long and there is something to suit all tastes and all at very reasonable prices. The wine list is also long and good value. Service was efficient and friendly....Of note was the fillet steak which was tender, tasty and of the highest quality. Overall this is a superb restaurant and extremely good valueMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Yes, Balducci's offers takeaway services.

Balducci's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4