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Meloncino

| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (118 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First the food was reasonably above average. The potato gnocchi and lobster linguini was good. You can request for how you pasta is done - al dente or otherwise which is a plus. I asked for al dente and it was done right. The deep...More

Thank unkenny
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear unkenny Thank you for the review and the kind feedback. We will be sure to show Evidence the kind words you have expressed. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you in the near future....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on recommendation from a family we are traveling with. Excellent choice if you visit the waterfront in Capetown. Beautiful views of the water and Table Mountain from all seats. Staff were very attentive, made us feel comfortable. The pasta dishes we...More

Thank Lisa H
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lisa H Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. The Team is thrilled to hear you had a lovely time from the food to the service. All our pastas are made fresh on a daily basis and are authentically Italian. Please thank the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

An attractive restaurant with a great view at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The service was attentive, but unobtrusive and the meal was great. I had the Rigatoni alla Norma, it was probably the best pasta dish I have ever had.More

Thank VickieLynn51
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear VickieLynn51 Thank you for the support and the 5 star review. The pasta dish Alla Norma is a classic Sicilian dish that my family eat in Sicily. It is too one of our favourites. Thank you once again for the lovely review and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was oh so delicious!! Pasta highly recommended!! Staff was friendly too and seated us immediately. Lighting could be a little brighter so you can see what you eating, but i guess its all part of the ambiance.More

Thank Kaylee S
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kaylee S Thank you for the review and the lovely feedback. We make our pasta fresh in house daily and we are thrilled to hear it really showed. We will look into the lighting when we do our refurbishment in 10 months time. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meloncino is an Italian restaurant next door to the Greek Fisherman in the Waterfront Cape Town. It is owned by the same owners and the food is as good as the GF. The service is great and the food good and reasonably priced.

Thank Clive V
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Clive V Thank you for joining us and the great review. It was only a pleasure hosting you and we cannot wait to see you again at either of our 2 family restaurants. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a bespoke Italian restaurant, there is not one italian person working here. 4 of us met here for dinner. 3 ordered pizza. The pizzas were made and left standing on the counter while they waited for the pasta... we asked if it was our...More

Thank Candice P
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Candice P Thank you for the review and joining us at Meloncino. We are deeply sorry to hear you felt the food was average and there was a timing issue. This is not normally the case with us as we have been open for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good and food was comparable with food in Italy but in SA standards the food wasn't worth what we paid and the wines were very overpriced.More

Thank cathy y
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cathy y Thank you for the review and the feedback. We are terribly sorry to hear you felt we were over priced and below SA standards. Please note all our recipes are classic Italian recipes from my father restaurant in Rome. We strive to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for a quick Friday night dinner with our little one. The service was great and our waiter was very helpful and super friendly. On order for us was a basic Margherita pizza with parma ham, Spaghetti Carbonara and the Line fish on...More

Thank kerry_annec
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kerry_annec Thank you for joining us on Friday and providing us with feedback based on your experience. We are thrilled to hear you and your husband enjoyed the pizza, pasta and the line fish. We strive to be as authentic as our sister restaurant...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

I received a gift voucher that included a set menu lunch for two and could choose from a selection of restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. I chose Meloncino and was not disappointed. I had a steak and my friend a pasta and both of us...More

Thank Catzdutz
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Catzdutz Thank you for joining us and writing a lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are honoured to have been selected out of all the venues at the Waterfront and thrilled to hear how much you loved it!! It was an absolute pleasure hosting...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants with great views of the harbor and table mountain. Definitely worth a visit like, especially for a drink at sundowns.

Thank Shailendra S
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Shailendra S We couldn't agree more with you on the view!! We are truly blessed with our view and thank you for all the kind words. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5558
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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!
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