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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)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Service
Food
Value
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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 978 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
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 2 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
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 5 days 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 1 week 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 5 days 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past few years I have been at Balducci's many times and on this recent trip to Cape Town went twice. Both times the service was not really attentive - I took 20 minutes to get our bill for a bottle of water and...More

Thank LU39
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear LU39, thank you for the feedback. We appreciate it and will definitely look into this. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a casual early dinner here on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was very busy and we felt lucky to get a table, so be sure to book. We enjoyed the wine selection and chose one of our favourite wines. Two of our party...More

Thank Les P
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in late and had a great Thai salad. Great service and nice atmosphere, BD always seems like it is busy but they can deliver good service. Good job!

Thank xsoccer1
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Xsoccer1, thank you for the review. We appreciate it very much and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very classy restaurant , the food agh delectable ... Their menu book it's so interesting it's like a vogue magazine lol....its a top notch restaurant, very private

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

Dear Tracy, thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you done with us again soon. 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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