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Balducci's

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Certificate of Excellence2014, 2016, 2018 Winner
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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
PRICE RANGE
US$ 15-US$ 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

A function of 19 people, mostly non-vegan, had only good comments about the food. The onion blossom was a highlight for those who've never seen one, magnificent both visually appealing and tasty, the cheesecake and strawberry chia were given the thumbs up and the thai...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ToniBrockhoven
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Toni I am glad to read this review. Thank you for posting it on Trip Advisor. My apologies that you had a longer than usual wait for the meals, it is just that a group of Vegan only diners, will put pressure on our...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Balducci’s offers a very wide selection of authentic meals in a venue with a good ambience and excellent service. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the meals are obviously prepared to the highest standards.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Z2022FEjaym, thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We loko forward to having you choose us again on your next visit to the V&A Waterfront. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

So before committing to the life of Veganism I thought I’d try out some vegan options around Cape Town. Was pleasantly surprised by the roasted cauliflower chickpea dragon bowl from Balducci’s new vegan menu. Always a firm favourite I was super excited that they have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Waseef, thank you for the lovely review posted on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it very much and we hope to have you visit us again soon to try some more of the great meals our chefs have for our diners. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 17 July 2018

The atmosphere is fantastic, we sat at the bar and all the staff was very helpful. We loved every moment with Balducci. Thank you to all the staff and management for keeping this place remarkable. We ate the best pizza and pasta ever made in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank botha2017
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Botha, thank you for the review. We appreciate it and we hope to see you very soon again. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We were here as a family of 4 having different dishes (sushi, burgers, noodles) and we were very happy with the quality. The staff is friendly and attentive. Also the dessert is very good. They have a huge!! vegan menue!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cruel_duck
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Cruel_duck, thank you for the lovely review. We appreciate it and we look forward to having you join us again very soon for more. Kind Regards, Andrew

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

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