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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (102 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in Meloncino whilst visiting Cape town last year and it was fantastic. The view of the water is great and the food was exceptional, service was also good for a busy Saturday night so that's a rarity at home. I would recommend their...More

Thank christopherjhunt18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We where here with the family six persons. We have a verry good meal. Friendly staff en helpfull. They can make good meals and make what you want if u ask make a pizza with no tomato base they do it. And the price is...More

1  Thank Joeri D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the most exciting position in the waterfront and the food is excellent. We tried some pasta dishes and we were more than happy with the quality and the service. A nice selection of well priced wines and great cocktails too. We enjoyed...More

Thank fraro914
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Good food together with a stunning location make this an ideal restaurant if you enjoy pasta. There is a huge variety of pasta dishes on offer so something to suit everybody. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank kaapie62
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant to visit when in Cape Town. Great service and great food. I always enjoy going there. Try out their Carbonara pasta.

Thank vickyhollak
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This restaurant was extremely busy any time we passed it as well as on the Wednesday night that we ate there. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere (dimly lit), and the service was very quick despite the place being jammed (every table full in mid...More

Thank LasVegasTravelers
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

At Meloncino the food is good. However, compaired to other Capetonian restaurant it needs a little more. The tuna carpaccio was very thickly sliced, the salads were nice but standard, as goes for the rest of our choices. The location is obviously great, right by...More

Thank StephHgndrn
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear StephHgndm Thank you for joining us and write a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your experience with us and felt we were very average. We pride ourselves on authentic Italian food with simple flavours that compliment each...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Meloncino for a drink after a day of shopping. They were having a winter special half price cocktails, pizza and pasta. Great range of cocktails to choose from and wide menu. We ended up staying for 3.5hrs and grazed through some entrees...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 5 people who had lunch here on Monday. There were only one other Japanese group, the rest of the place was empty - whereas one has to wait in line at most good restaurants in the Waterfront. My pizza was...More

Thank Hooggenoeg
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Hooggenoeg Thank you for joining us and providing feedback based on your experience with us. We are disappointed to hear you were not pleased with your experience while dinning at Meloncino. Chris the manager who was dealing with you personally, was at your table...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Excellently positioned at the waterfront. We had the best food here... risotto balls are to die for!!!! You need to try!!! Also the cocktails are amazing... pornstar martini is a must here where they even have the special plate for it!! They had plenty on...More

Thank gennaocallaghan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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