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“Great food and service. Amazing wine selection!”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #86 of 1 256 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 18 July 2017

Great food and wine selection! Excellent service and good overall ambience. The food is overpriced, but the restaurant offer great deals on pizza (50% discount) from 11am to 7pm. The pizza is really good... (for a DETAILED REVIEW, please continue reading): The restaurant offers a wide variety of meat, fish and few veg options as well. Even though the food was really good, the value for money is not satisfactory. We ordered 2 main dishes: BISTECCA DI MANZO and PESCE FRESCO ALLA MEDITERRANO. The portions were enough, nothing less, nothing much. The fish was perfectly cooked and well seasoned, although a bit too salty. The meat was good, it would have been better if the chef had left in the grill for longer, so the meat would have a more appealing colour. The restaurant has an amazing wine selection for a relatively fair price.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter love their seafood pasta and wanted to have supper here for her birthday. We did not book and the restaurant was very busy on a Sunday night with quite a few group bookings but they went out of their way to accommodate us with a table for 8 and still gave us great service. Food is very good and staff excellent. Check their specials out from 11:00 am till 19:00 pm daily.

Thank Kristelle69
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

They didn't let us share a pizza!!! If someone orders a pizza he/she has to finish it by him or herself. One can parcel the left over though. Plus the pizza was tasteless!! Not at all value for money. Would not recommend it for Indians who like a tastier pizza. Instead Indians should surely try Col' caccio in the same mall which is very customer friendly and gives several options including veg options.

Thank Bnarsana
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PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear Bnarsana

Thank you for the review and feedback based on your experience with us. We are sorry to hear you feel that there was a racial issue towards you and Indians when dinning with us. I personally assure you we treat everyone equal regardless of gender or race. We are currently running a winter special where all pizza and pasta are 50% off. Our terms and conditions state that no sharing is allowed during the winter special. One is more than welcome to take the remaining pizza home with them. Regarding the taste of the pizza we apologies that it was not tasty enough. We serve authentic Italian pizzas as served in Italy where we use very subtle and simple flavours that complement one another. We value all our customers as well as their feedback. We have several vegetarian pizza options available and one is more than welcome to create ones on pizzas. Thank you once again for the feedback and we do hope you consider us again in the future.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were here on a tour, so our selection of items was limited. The mussels were a great app. The line fish was a wonderful main meal. Their dessert was okay. They have quite the wine list and their atmosphere is fancy dinner place. They did a great job taking care of our large group. They knew we were coming and have taken care of such groups before.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Welcoming atmosphere with friendly service. Pasta was good portion and tasty, desserts were excellent. A nice surprise of short entertainment with two opera singers.

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