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“Cocktails and calzone with a view!”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #92 of 1 288 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, nuts and olives. As someone suggested, “Close your eyes and you could be in Rome.” Open your eyes and you face the magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino’s white sofas. Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from their charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay faithful to the original, various ingredients like cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

An excellent place to enjoy sundowner cocktails, especially at 50% off between 4-6pm, and tasty food - we all enjoyed a calzone with a fresh green salad. Good service. If you're looking for Italian, you can't go far wrong...

Thank SmartN01
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

Dear SmartN01

Thank you for the review on trip advisor. We love offering the happy hour special to our guests. We feel it goes hand in hand with our food. We pride ourselves on serving authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Cape Town. Thank you once again and we look forward in seeing you again!

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Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

There are plenty of eating places to choose from in the V & A Centre but if you are looking for good, genuine Italian food this is the place to go. Great cocktails, friendly service, and really tasty pizzas, especially the Calzone. Delicious.

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Thank Christine7200
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Dear Christine7200

Thank you for joining us at Meloncino. We loved hosting you and offering the best Italian in the Waterfront. Our calzone and cocktails are our signature items. Thank you for the support and hope to see you again.

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Paolo Carrara
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Wanted to have Italian food after a long trip with meat. The hotel recommended Meloncino at the Wharf and obtained a reservation for dinner.
Originally thought I would have a real Italian meal, but my husband and I ended up ordering a salad and an order of caprese. We then shared a pizza.
food was good, but service only average if not slow. Ordered a small beer and requested it be delivered with the pizza. Halfway through the pizza a very large beer was delivered. Sent it back, and after all food finished received a standard sized beer. Asked to have it returned and removed from the bill.
No dessert ordered.
Would go back if in the area because the food we did have was fresh and good. Just know in advance about the service.

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Thank earladybon
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Dear earladybon

Thank you for taking the time and publishing a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. I do apologise regarding the delay of your beer. There was a miscommunication between the barman and the waiter. We have looking into your matter and have rectified the situation. Thank you for the feedback as without it we cannot improve where need be. We will look out for you on your next visit to our establishment as we would love to redeem ourselves.

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Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Not a good start. Meeter/Greeter showed us to our table and at point of seating us at our table was suddenly in conversation through his ear piece so completely disconnected with us as guests!?! Felt very rude. However, from then on the waiting staff were very good and the food was too. Wine was pricey but it was at the Waterfront. We all enjoyed it in the end.

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2  Thank Melanie C
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Dear Melanie C

Thank you for the feedback based on your dining experience with us at Meloncino. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service to go with it. Regarding the earpieces all our mangers are equipped with them in order to streamline our guests experience with us. The managers are aware not to use the earpiece while seating guests. This was a human error and will not be repeated. Please accept my apologies and I assure you necessary displiniary action has been taken. We do hope this has no hindered your view of our establishment and that you will give us a second chance in the future. Thank you once again and we look forward in seeing you soon.

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Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Great vibe and was surprised at how packed the restaurant was. The menu is vast with some really good and varied options. Shared a focaccia which was lovely. Slight hiccup with the order but the management team dealt with it professionally – a rare attribute these days. The pizza oven had been serviced so was not fully operational so the food took a while to come out as most orders were going through the kitchen. Food was delicious, service was slick and overall a good night that certainly warrants a return visit!

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Thank Michelle M
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Dear Michelle M

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on Trip Advisor. We do apologise once again regarding the slight hiccup and the delay in the food. As per your review the pizza oven was closed which caused the delay. We are pleased to hear we were able to sort out the issue immediately and at the end you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward in seeing you in the near future.

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Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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