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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
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (115 reviews)
“sushi” (166 reviews)
“steak” (92 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 6 September 2018

We made a booking for 10 people traveling together. Some want a meal other than seafood. This restaurant did not disappoint. With its extensive and possibly overwhelming mean book everyone was extremely happy with their choices. From pizza, pasta, to the best sushi ever had...More

Thank Rosemary P
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Rosemary, thank you for the lovely review on that you posted. We really appreciate it and we look forward to you visiting us agin very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We visited Cape Town for 4 days and ended up going to Balducci's twice. The food - whether it be steaks, sushi, pizza, puddings is simply superb. The service equals the food. There were 5 of us with two 12 year old children. Our waiter...More

1  Thank rogebellis
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Rogebellis, what a lovely review to read. Thank you for posting it. We appreciate it very much. Looking forward to having you back again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Had a great evening dinner with friends, the food was good, the price was good, would definitely go back to dine

Thank ShirleyC2000
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Shirley, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to you joining us soon again. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Hi I was there when they opened and have visited many times over the year Their owner is passionate about consistent excellence and this place does not disappoint! Their vegan menu is a delight (but they have a funny system of putting green dots against...More

Thank JYach
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear JYach, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to your next visit with us soon again. By the way, the green dots next to certain items reflect the healthier option (ie no cream or fats,...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in the V&A Waterfront. Food preparation and selection topclass. Bettered only by the staff. Only “complaint”, tables a little crowded making it difficult to “navigate” the room without inconveniencing/disturbing diners already seated/eating. ***** rating from me!

Thank jchstocker
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Jchstocker, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to you joining us soon again. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We ate at this restaurant on our last night in Cape Town and had a brilliant meal - thoroughly enjoyed by all! The menu was extensive and had a great variety of cuisines, very impressive. The service was also fantastic, Brian was our waiter and...More

Thank h0lzb0lz
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Traveller, thank you for the wonderful Trip Advisor review acknowledging Brian. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to you joining us soon again when you are next in Cape Town. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We loved this establishment 20 years ago and return every now and then. Having read the terrible, recent reviews we were sceptical when we could just walk in. Previously, if you had not booked or queued, something was wrong. Well, the starter calamari portion was...More

Thank EsmeO6
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Esme. You have posted a review for another restaurant on our page. We do not have a waiter by that name and neither serve pesto and sweet potato bread? 'Our' Minestrone is a hearty soup that is far from a paste. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This place exceeded my expectations on all counts. The four of us each ordered a different specialty pizza and shared with much delight. Waiter said pies were sized for a single person but that was a lie. We could have gotten away with 2 or...More

Thank Tim F
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Tim, thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to having you and the family choose us again on your next visit to the V&A Waterfront. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Quite an overwhelming menu! In saying that, we all found something to suit and the kids were delighted to find pizza instead of all the fish restaurants I'd been taking then to. I ordered the seared tuna and it was so delicious i decided if...More

Thank juliarodman
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Julia, thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to having you choose us again on your next visit to the V&A Waterfront, or to the prison cells..... Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 10 August 2018

My last experience was as good as the previous one. Glad I got a seat. So much to choose from. I would not go with their burgers though, but like I said, there is A HUGE MENU...

Thank ShaneC2294
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Shane, thank you for the posted review. We appreciate it and look forward to having you choose us again when you are next in the V&A Waterfront. 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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