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“Consistent excellence”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #43 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 10 April 2017

Delicious meal yesterday. Great service from Panash, our waiter, and attentive care from the duty manager ( the chap wearing specs, sorry missed your name). Opted for the thicker base focaccia to go with the aubergine stack. Highly recommend going for the thicker base, lovely authentic 'tear' to the dough. Had the chicken fagottini next withe best roast potatoes I think I have ever eaten, hot and crisp from the wood oven, tasting of some excellent olive oil. The Mushroom, cream and brandy sauce excellent as ever. My husband had the ravioli, stuffed with porcini , with butter and sage sauce, Been coming here for eight years or so and always make an effort to eat here when we go into town. Well done, Paulo for never compromising on the genuine Italian ingredients and love that goes into Meloncino's food.

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Thank Josie S
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, our only criticism was the service was a bit slow as the restaurant was packed so it's best to make a reservation. The staff were friendly but busy. The food is all really good and reasonably priced. There are great views over the waterfront if you get a table by the window.

Thank Hobbsey52
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant as it offers delicious views in a convenient location. The Waterfront definitely feels touristy which can turn locals away from its array of restaurants. We like Meloncino for its views of the harbour and mountain.

We used the entertainer (local discount vouchers) with our meal easily and this also makes Meloncino an affordable local option.

The only let down was the free canapés they offered instead of a bread basket, which were still bread based, small and unappealing but easy enough to overlook and not detract from the overall experience.

In terms of service they were efficient and willing to accommodate changes to menu items to meet dietary preferences.

We recommend any pizzas with buffalo mozzarella but all the food looks great!

Thank KimCanTravel
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a pleasant Saturday evening in this amazing piece of the Waterfront Cape Town. The view of the city is breathtaking and the food and service helped to make this a memorable evening. And we live right here in this glorious city.

Thank priscilla l
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

My experience of the service was average, very lovely manager but I WAS impressed with the gluten free dishes (i had a pesto pizza and once penne alfredo g-freE) and tonight the amazing chocolate cheese cake and a semi -tasty tiramisu which was a bit less sweet and very filling!

Thank Yajna G
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