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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 15 July 2018

We were moved from Belthazar on the Waterfront to their sister restaurant as Belthazar was closed for a refurbishment. Communication around this change was a little sporadic - but it was all fine when we arrived. Location is great - and we were given a...More

Thank silversams
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Silversams, thaank you for the review. We appreciate it very much. The license re the wine is not specific to our restaurant. It is a law in South Africa. One may not remove opened alcohol from the licensed premises. The same applies if a...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first experience with Balducci's, we were excited to try the vegan menu, so we ordered a few dishes to try. We first noticed that the prices were expensive, but we assumed that the quality/quantity of food would make up for it. We...More

Thank Jennifer T
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Jennifer, this was an order for Takeout, so obviously the products will not be the same as if eaten directly from the kitchen. The smoothies are going to melt and be watery (depending on the time since it was made to the time it...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Menu is a book of many pages - sandwiches, sushi, pizza, Asian bowls, - it just keeps going. Everyone in party ordered something very different - and all were happy. Pizza was thin crust and tasty. Asian Bowl very satisfying. Good location in V&A Mall...More

Thank James M
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear James, we appreciate and thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We hope to have you join us again very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 12 July 2018

As walk-in's without a reservation, we were lucky to find a table in the bustling restaurant on a busy Friday evening. We were presented with a thick magazine-line menu, and served home-baked fresh bread whilst selecting our drinks and meals. It took our waiter some...More

Thank MeerkatV
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear MeerkatV, thank you for the very nice review. We really do appreciate it and we also look forward to having you choose us again on your next trip. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Balducci is an iconic establishment in the Waterfront in Cape Town. My friends and I topped off a spa morning, with lunch at Balducci. As per usual, the food was excellent in terms of quality and quantity. We also did not wait too long for...More

Thank KurtA401
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Kurt, thank you for the review. FYI, we clear the bread from the tables, just to make space, for the main meal to be delivered. If you would like the have more bread, or to leave it on the table to have with your...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Balducci’s to try a new vegan menu. Wasn’t my first time in this establishment, but I decided to take a risk and give them one more chance. My first choice, falafel, was out of stock, and I went for waiters suggestion, ball with...More

1  Thank Александра П
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Dear Александра П, thank you for the feedback and my apologies that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We follow extremely strict HACCP-style hygiene practices. It is very unlikely that the onion blossom was a cause to be ill. It is crumbed and...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had to ask several times for a menu or extra glasses, so the service wasn’t as speedy as could be expected from such a fancy restaurant. But the food was great! I had the prawn curry which was spicy, but I loved it. I...More

Thank 136belinda
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Belinda, my apologies for the service not being up to par. Please can you email me on support@slickrestaurants.com with a copy of your bill, so that we can have the opportunity to spend some time with the Service Ambassador and manager applicable to ensure...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

How exciting to visit a restaurant that has literally something for everyone....including an entire vegan menu! The service was very good and the food equally so! I had the vegan Thai curry which was flavoursome and full of fresh crunchy veggies! My brother in law...More

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Hungrytraveller, thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to having you join us very soon again. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very “chain” style restaurant in the mall at Victoria and Albert harbour area. Seriously, screaming kids, some drunk woman whistled for her bill...a bunch of tourists looking like they are headed out on safari...but they are just at the mall. Had a...More

Thank A9253WFdonnam
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Donna, we are definitely not a "chain-style" restaurant. As a restaurant that has independently traded in the V&A for over 22 years, Balducci has become know for being a family restaurant, offering many different dishes. My apologies if you found the dishes bland. Odd...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

We came here with a group for dinner, and then came back twice for lunch or early dinner, and were pleased each time by the food and service, also with the variety of choices on the menu. Finding attractive and interesting food when traveling is...More

Thank AJandMR
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear AJandMR, what a wonderfully informative review. Thank you so much for posting it. We appreciate it very much and hope to have you back again very soon. 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • 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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