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Balducci's

Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (114 reviews)
“sushi” (165 reviews)
“steak” (91 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balducci's
1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, I am not a person who often complains and I understand nothing ever runs to plan but when one receives such shocking service I feel the need to warn others. On Tuesday 02/10/2018 my partner and I had a reservation at Balducci's to celebrate...More

1  Thank Tyrone B
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

NOT THE TRUTH AND UNFAIR WE have written you two letters personally by the Managing Director of the Slick Group. What you reported on Tripadvisor was not accurate and truthful You arrived in a “party mood” and reported you were not happy with: The table,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never made any reservation for our lunch! We were welcomed & taken good care with Vegan menu & food offered by restaurant. Fried onion as starter was great 👍🏼. Thanks Team Balducci.....

Thank Sideku
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sideku, thank you for the review. We look forward to you joining us again very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just had lunch with a friend at Balducci's this was my first time esting there. I found the menu overwhelming as they do not speaclise in anything. You can have sushi, seafood, burgers, pizza and pasta!!! I prefer personally prefer a restaurant that specializes...More

Thank valentineg24
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valentineg24, sorry thatyou did not find anything that suited your taste profile in our extensive menu. We have perfected many of our dishes over the past 23 years and will continue to add more as the demand requires. Our kitchen is equipped with 7...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by a gentleman on a recent flight. I was excited to try it. It was crowded but a table was found. I agree with an earlier comment about the wierd seating. I was almost sharing another couple's table. I started...More

Thank dchadick
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dchadick, we refreigned from stocking sole many years ago, as it was too inconsistent. We get fresh linefish every morning and it would be based on what was available. It is a pity that the swordfish is not one of your favourites. We do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of six, came for the restaurant twice at the same week because we had an amazing time at the first time. The prices are great, the dishes are wonderful and the service the second time was the best we had in...More

Thank Aviv S
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Aviv, thank you for the great review. We appreciate it and look forward to your next visit with us. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, priced fairly for restaurants in that area, although not cheap at all. REally good service, and the food is just amazing! you wont be disappointed.

Thank GregTitaliano
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Greg, thank you for the lovely review. We appreciate it very much and look forward to your next visit to Cape Town. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great, the service is also very good, but the one thing that put me off anout this restaurant (and note though, that I would still go back) is the way the seating was arranged. Don't get me wrong, it was comfprtable but...More

Thank HRHQE
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HRHQE, when the restaurant is full, it may seem that way but I can assure you that there is sufficient space between seats as we need to ensure that our service ambassadors are able to move around the tables comfortably to deliver drinks and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelign for the first to Cape town and got this Italian restaurant. I had pasta and my daughter had a salad. Both dishes were very tasteful and great!

Thank Ricardo M
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ricardo, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it and look forward to your visiting with us soon again. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location overlooking the popular tourist area, great service and an amazing menu. We were given a 'book' which we thought was a tourist guide/information guide and it turns out to be the menu! Every style of food and it tasted amazing. Great service, great...More

Thank diverz2004
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Diverz2004, thank you for the wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it and look forward to your next visit with us. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place and great food. Our first stop, after 12 nights on safari. Our server, Freeman, was the best.

Thank miketurtlemossylogmh
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mike, thank you for the review. We appreciate it very much. Looking forward to having you join us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002
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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
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