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“Lovely as always”
Review of Balducci's

Balducci's
Ranked #112 of 1 243 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Hannetjiee
Thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Andrew

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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 we were out of the noise that was behind us. I think the music was too loud and people had to speak loud too... If not sitting in that corner, we would have not been able to enjoy it that much. You must try the ostrich steak (it's one of their specials), it was definitely the best meat I've had in South Africa!

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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, generous toppings and beautifully cooked. Their house wines - especially the blended red - are delicious and disappear all too quickly! The waiters - all from different parts of Africa are friendly, helpful and efficient. Unpretentious, delicious Italian food.

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Thank philipwoolley
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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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 very good and service was prompt. Would still recommend for the food and the views.

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Thank Roy M
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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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 two glasses of bubbles prepared as this may only be done by the waiter you serviced us. .... who unfortunately was not available when needed. The pear, avocado and blue cheese salad was nicely presented, but unfortunately the blue cheese was the crumbly and strong that no other taste could be determined. That was rather sad. It would be cool if your returned to the previous good service and nicely balanced food.

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Thank LU39
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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

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

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