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| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (106 reviews)
“focaccia” (9 reviews)
“osso bucco” (8 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked up and down the VA Waterfront for about half an hour trying to find somewhere to eat. There are just so many choices. But the pasta looked really good here, we had one Carbonara which was excellent and very authentic! And one Bolognese...More

Thank Edd S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Meloncino without a booking and Paolo found us a table even though the restaurant was busy! Reservations are recommended for the future as the restaurant filled up quite quickly...the service was excellent and the food was great! We had risotto which was...More

Thank mojonessa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating here on our last trip 18 month ago couldn't not go back. Booked in advance as we didn't want to be disappointed Food and service just as we had remembered Our waiter for the evening chose the wine for us a great choice....More

Thank JoolesMansfield_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a perfect spot to view the harbour. The presentation of the chicken Caesar salad was excellent, and tasted as good as it looked. Professional service, white tablecloths, large wineglasses make for a really good dining experience.

Thank Thalia8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Cape Town for 3 nights and ate in this restaurant for 2 of them - I guess that says most of it. This restaurant serves fantastic Italian food and the service is excellent. It's busy, but who would choose to eat in...More

Thank Eastcoaster560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meloncino is nestled in the perfect setting in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The waiters are extremely professional and friendly. The main courses are very tasty, tipical of the Italian way. The gelato I had was a bit of a let down. I had plenty...More

Thank Martin N
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Martin N Thank you for dinning with us and the review. We appreciate the honest feedback and your genuine appreciation for Italian food. We will investigate immediately regarding the ice cream as this is below our standards. Please accept my apologies and I guarantee...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two visits to this restaurent so far, great service from the staff and terrific food. Particularly helpful accomodating larger than normal numbers. Would be nice to have easier to access wifi (without facebook / twitter sign-in).

Thank BraveSirR0bin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Meloncino during my visit in CT. Average service, below average food ( my minestrose was a bit ‘crispy’, like it had sand at the bottom of the plate.., my pasta with salmon in creamy sauce was OK.)And it’s pretty pricey as well which...More

Thank Marica V
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear March V Thank you for joining us and providing the feedback as per your review. We are sorry to hear it was below average. This is clearly not what we strive for and I can only apologise. Perhaps we just had a off night....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a discount voucher for this restaurant which is well situated on the waterfront in Cape Town. The service, food and atmosphere were all superb. We both ate the fish which was beautifully cooked and presented. The desserts were lovely and the wine list...More

Thank Barneyb86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with s Big Group and had a Choice of 3 meals. All meals were good, but Nothing Special (also they lacked salt). But they Managed to serve all the meals on point At The same time which was very good, considering it...More

Thank fabildn
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Fabildn Thank you for joining us with your group of 40 pax. We appreciate your feedback and sorry to hear you felt the food was average. We always strive to serve the same level of food for larger groups of 40 or more as...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5558
  • E-mail
Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an eclectic European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, nuts and olives. As someone suggested, “Close your eyes and you could be in Rome.” Open your eyes and you face the magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino’s white sofas. Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from their charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay faithful to the original, various ingredients like cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!
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