We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balducci's

Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
Website
Share
Save
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (303)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (108 reviews)
“sushi” (159 reviews)
“steak” (89 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
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
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balducci's
1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
See reviews that mention an extensive menu
2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
See reviews that mention sushi
3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
See reviews that mention butter
Write a ReviewReviews (1 250)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1 041 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always love having lunch at Balducci. With the lunchtime specials back on the menu, it's definitely a must for affordable steaks and pastas.

Thank Rosheen H
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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 1 week ago

Do not eat here. They claim to be Asian Noodle and they are not. We had Tom Yum Soup - it was NOT. We had some noodles. They were not Asian. Worst, we had a bowl of soup of the day which they got from...More

Thank warren t
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Warren, my apologies that you did not enjoy anything from our menu. It is very strange that none of the items were acceptable to your liking. Our Asian menu is very well received by our customers, with many return customers only ordering those dishes....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect meal with perfect service from our waiter Tee. Great choice on the menu. The atmosphere was good. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. I enjoyed a delicious chicken & avocado salad. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank william21Cheltenham
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear William, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We really appreciate it very much and hope to have you dine with us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Balducci’s for lunch but were unfortunately allocated a “new” waiter who clearly was out of his comfort zone. We ordered our dishes as per the menu but one main meal was simply not correct (a sushi dish) and the waiter chose to...More

Thank MlMuller
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MlMuller, my apologise. Please can you send me a copy of your bill to support@slickrestaurants.com so that we can investigate this unfortunate incident. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stumbled across this restaurant and wow were we impressed. Friendly staff who recommended the best wine. The daily appetiser was to die for. The pasta and pizza did not let us down. An absolute number 1 restaurant to visit. Plus a...More

Thank Gemma S
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gemma, thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to having you join us again very soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of having dinner last night here and everything was amazing! I had the ostrich filet and my husband the BBQ chicken both delicious. The staff were all helpful and very pleasant. Of particular note was Fabrice—he was efficient, helpful but above...More

Thank pattipooch
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pattipooch, thank you for teh lovely review. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 persons went there for lunch today. I ordered the Japanese salad . The others ordered burgers and a pizza. My Japanese salad was awful. Very little Salmon and Tuna with too much salad that was.dried out. The salmon and tuna tasted.off and even had...More

Thank mervyn l
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mervyn. My apologies that you did not enjoy your meal. Did you mention this to Brilliant, who was the service ambassador looking after you? Our security camera shows that 2 slices of the 4 Seasons pizza was eaten by another guest and the last...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

So we looked for some really good restaurants at V&A using numerous sights and this was one for best sushi and various other things. Now us being freaks for sushi we decided to go there and eat. We arrived to very friendly waiters and excellent...More

Thank Couplereviews R
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Couplereview. My apologies that you did not enjoy dining with us. The R65 Gin is a double shot, not a single. Our Camembert is very popular, and many guests compliment on the portion being just right for them. Maybe it is a personal liking?...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

On our last day before flying home we fancied a pizza and a glass of wine. We’d passed this place several times before so thought we’d give it a go. Pizzas were very nice with not too thick a base. The choice was tremendous with...More

Thank siforest65
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Siforest65, thank you for the review. When it is our lunch promo of R79 per pizza, we do not allow sharing. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 hotels in Cape Town Central
The Table Bay Hotel
2 552 reviews
.11 km away
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
1 666 reviews
.34 km away
Dock House Boutique Hotel
214 reviews
.36 km away
Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House
784 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Willoughby & Co
3 473 reviews
.11 km away
Baia
2 612 reviews
.04 km away
Karibu
1 978 reviews
.08 km away
Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs
915 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
10 493 reviews
.07 km away
Cape Town Diamond Museum
405 reviews
.40 km away
The Springbok Experience
480 reviews
.34 km away
The Cape Wheel
822 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Balducci's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;