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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” (120 reviews)
“sushi” (171 reviews)
“steak” (97 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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RATINGS
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LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank diverz2004
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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 14 September 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank miketurtlemossylogmh
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

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

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Having been assured that 2out of the 3 veal dishes could be wheat and gluten free, we sat down to choose from the extensive menu. Sadly this was not the case. All the veal had been covered in wheat flour (none of the waiting staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank G F
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear GF, we offer gluten free pizzas and pasta, but we are not able to change our whole menu to accommodate a gluten free diet. We offer a few gluten free options, a few banting options as well as some vegan options. I think that...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

So, after reading their various terrible and average reviews, I thought they may have taken it seriously to improve. This is the world renowned V&A after all. We booked for 11 poeple (important clients) and arrived to 5 round tables, somehow forced together.....after pointing out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dewittb2017
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear DeWitt, my sincerest apologies for the level of service that you experienced. Please can you let me know when this booking was so I can be given the opportunity to investigate. You can email me on support@slickrestaurants.com. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Steak fillet and four season pizza awesome...friendly staff...nice atmosphere.... bla bla bla still not enough for 100 💯 caracter oh my god

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cansu A
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Cansu, thank you for the review. We look forward to you coming back to fill up the character spaces with more.... Regards, Andrew

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!

Date of visit: August 2018
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

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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