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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view of Table Mountain in the background is stunning!! Quality of food is outstanding and the presentation is awesome. Service was excellent!

Thank Chrissie S
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 4 guys eating out tonight. No problem to get a table. the food and presentation of the food was really nice. The service wasn't so good.. they haven't got a system and u have to wait a bit to get what u want ( for example drinks). But a visit is worth, so go there and enjoy the... More 

Thank giulia_jj93
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear giulia_jj93 Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that it took long to get your drinks. This is not the norm for us. We pride ourselves on excellent food and efficient service. Please accept my apologies regarding the service as it was a once off and we do hope you consider giving us... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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229 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during a 6 day trip with hundreds of restaurants to choose from. The food was very good (Italian) and the atmosphere is also fantastic near the waterfront and the shopping. The first night we could not have gotten in without our concierge at the hotel getting us a table. Definitely would recommend for families or business... More 

Thank Jerry K
Windhoek, Namibia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we received the best service upon visiting this place. someone met us by the door and we were immediately seated. The Staff is very friendly and the cocktails were super amazing. I for one dont like very sweet desert, and the kitchen definitely delivered with the Tiramisu. Awesome place indeed.

Thank vickyhollak
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a most enjoyable NYE at Meloncino - set menu not cheap (and way too much food) but the food was excellent & the service very friendly & welcoming. Fun atmosphere at the restaurant & V&A area, although fireworks not really visible directly from the restaurant (although easy to move to another position to see them). Thank you Paolo, Lukas... More 

Thank richaus
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was not worth the NYE price - only a small aperitif was included in the meal and the place lacked a festive atmosphere. The risotto was bland and the steak came out cold. While the Nutella desert was good, it was heavy. The only redeeming dish was the burrata.

Thank bp20162017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible. We were in Cape Town for NYE and came at the recommendation of our travel agent. For context, we are frequent travelers and restaurant diners at home and abroad. Meloncino had a series of fatal flaws: SERVICE: Front of house Lucas was incredibly rude. We arrived to an essentially empty restaurant and were seated at a very badly... More 

Thank bonvoyage9876
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Meloncino's on my first ever visit to the water front. Expectations were therefore high. We were eight people and we ordered pizza's, soup and a salad. The pizzas were good, the minestrone and salad weren't of a standard that we had expected however. Being December, the dining area where we sat, inside and near the wine fridges,... More 

Thank Gary S
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Gary S Thank you for taking the time and reviewing Meloncino on Trip Advisor. We do apologise regarding the aircon. It has been very hot of late and we have escalated the issue of aircon to Waterfront management. They are looking into the matter at hand. Regarding the Minestrone and salad why did you feel it was below standard?... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was excellent food, and really good glutenfree pasta and pizza, which is not easy to find. I can recommended it strongly:)

Thank Stian K
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time at Meloncino and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the substantial portion sizes, and the friendliness of the waitress, and other staff, toward our party of 5 which included 2 children. We'll definitely be back again and we recommend this restaurant to others.

Thank MsMonicaS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, 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 | 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
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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