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Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (104 reviews)
“sushi” (158 reviews)
“steak” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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."
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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

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 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cocktails, dinner and desserts was nothing short of sublime. Our waiter was patient and courteous especially since it was a table full of women and knew the menu off his head.The food was plated beautifully and the bread was freshly baked. I had the parmesan...More

Thank Sureshinee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early evening so were able to get a table for 4. Many were reserved and the restaurant was packed by the time we left. Our waiter was called Moscow, very polite and a great memory. He didn’t write down any part of our...More

Thank instoreman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were served by the waiter Gerhard and he was very attentive. I am gluten intolerant and they ha both gluten-free pizza and pasta. I had the pasta very good and a big helping. Nice setting and fresh oysters was fresh. More expensive then the rest...More

Thank Petronella P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Robban Island in the pm, we had dinner at this restaurant. The food was absolutely great. The hake fish and the calamari were delicious. Our waiter Brian was very helpful and prompt. The portions are large so best to go hungry. A very...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a lamb shank and that is the worst lamb shank that I have eaten. It was bitter and had no taste. My wife ordered a prawn curry and to our shock her mouth and lips turned red as she was eating. The chef...More

Thank vsbd2018
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sunil We have liaised with you via email correspondence on 7 April after investigating the incident, and we have not yet had any further reply from you, so it is surprising to see that you posted this on Trip Advisor nearly 1 month later?...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for lunch I tried ostrich fillet, it was better than I expected, pinotage was alright. But the best part was the view, we were sitting by the sea. It has one of the best location at Waterfront. Thanks to Com who recommended...More

Thank Burcu Ö
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Burcu Thank you for the review. We appreciate it and look forward to having you join us again very soon. Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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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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