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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service... amazing food .... great location.... and I forgot to say that I am Italian..... high level of Italian restaurant good job guys

Thank gargio5
Oakville, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived for our reservation at 8PM and were seated in the corridor by the entrance. We complained and were moved to a better table. Our waiter was nice but was hard to find when needed. We ordered by 8:15 and didn't get our food until after 9:30 while we watched people who arrived after us finishing their meals. We... More 

Thank Richard B
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Richard B Thank you for taking the time and posting your review on Trip advisor. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the meal and the waiter was not up to standard. Please can you email me paolo@meloncino.co.za and provide me with the name of the two pasta dishes and the name of the waiter. We will... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY much enjoyed our dinner at Meloncino's. We were surprised and delighted that two young men started to sing opera which was excellent. SIVIWE ATHENKOSI had a great voice and we so enjoyed that. Service at restaurant was excellent and we loved the whole evening. we recommend this highly.

Thank bseagram
Robertsfors, Sweden
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant were mist people go for their woddfired pizzas and they are worth a try if you like salt! The two typer of pizzas we tried were both very salt! It works and the pizza is good but it would have bean even better with less salt in it!

Thank Björn C
Milton Keynes, UK
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu. We chose pasta starters, both very generous portions veal ravioli delicious and bucatini arrabiata was also good with the addition of some extra chilli. Saltimbocca also delicious and fish with lemon sauce and Mediterranean vegetables. Wash down with good white wine. Our last meal in Cape Town before heading home with a view of the mountain. Memorable.

Thank Savv1traveller
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, good service and a great location. The menu is quite large, as expected in an Italian Restaurant, but does not compromise the quality.

Thank João Miguel B
Playa del Carmen
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Meloncino during my recent stay in Cape Town. Food is very good and not too far from italian authentic recipes. Had a very good pasta, service was good and I liked the casual atmosphere too. The view on the harbor adds some charme.

Bacolod, Philippines
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112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at the restaurant. They had a lot of choices but i settled for thir Gambas and salad and pizza. It was delicious. Our waiter Richard was very efficient and helpful

Thank Mgyusay
Fish Hoek, South Africa
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off for a glass of wine and some coffee while visiting the V&A Waterfront. The service was friendly and attentive, the coffee great Italian espresso and the wine chosen from a large selection of good local and foreign wines. Great visit!

Thank KlaasFH
Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thanks to everyone at Meloncino for making our evening so enjoyable and memorable. Your pizzas are terrific and thanks for our complimentary 'honeymoon' dessert which was such a surprise!

Thank Claire M

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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 | 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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