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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (102 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything we ate at Meloncino was fresh and delicious. From the pornstar martini (yes, seriously) to the fresh pasta and pizza, every bite was amazing. Wasn't expecting much from a touristy restaurant on the Waterfront, but it exceeded expectations by a mile.

Thank Freya H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice in 5 days, must be good. Was somewhat surprised as wasn't expecting much of what looked like a large pile them high shiny restaurant. Reality is that the food really is very very good. Daughter is Gluten intolerant and in her opinion...More

Thank Martynjw
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was located next to my hotel. The pizza I ordered was very good, the crust was great (nice and thin) and the toppings were excellent.

Thank joycepetruzates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a warm greeting from Alberto and were treated to good old fashioned Italian hospitality. The setting and attentive service were only surpassed by the droolicious pizza. Highly recommended.

Thank MaryLewis747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Meloncino while on holiday in Cape Town. The food was absolutely superb and made to perfection. I was so impressed with their delicious salmon pasta that I returned the following day just for that meal. They offer pizzas on your choice of either...More

Thank RoyalRidz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In need of Italian food in V&A harbor district? This place serves the purpose with an impressive view. Although the food wasn't anything impressive, it was nice to choose between a thin vs thick pizza bottom. Other than that, nothing great and nothing wrong either.

Thank Joost v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were three ladies on a ladies night out and went for the special they had on their pastas and pizzas. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and excellent service. The staff was friendly and pleasant with a hands-on manager. It was a most...More

Thank Hanna T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food! Stunning views of the VA Waterfront, Cape Town and Table Mountain. The desserts are simply the best in Cape Town!

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most fantastic meal at Meloncino this past week! It was so flavourful that we went again last night. The food, service and ambience are hard to beat. If you're looking for a seafood experience worth writing home about - you simply must...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the years and was astonished to see Meloncino down at 72 in the trip advisor rankings. Having just spent a week in Umbria, I can attest that it ranks with the best Italian restaurants - in Italy! In particular,...More

Thank ryancB666CL
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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