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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” (96 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Staying in Cape Town for a few nights near The Waterfront we found an overwhelming choice of eating places and we did try quite a few! However this genuine Italian establishment came out tops particularly because of the Italian owner who made sure everyone in...More

Thank JeanGB
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Food and wine of top quality, attention paid to service, and top preparation of food. Would highly recommend returning.......BUT attention needs to be paid to management visibilty on the floor, 2 managers sitting behind front desk focusing on cell phones instead of clientele. Not good...More

Thank f00dcritic14
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a delicious dinner, with excellent service and reasonably priced wine! The waiters were attentive and the food was tasty.

Thank The-arnold
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The ravioli was perfect and amazing view of table mountain. Wonderful service and the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable visit! Will definitely visit again

Thank 243ernestw
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My father-in-law took us here on a recent trip to Cape Town. We went on a Saturday evening and took our two young children with us - the staff were so friendly and accommodating with my little boys which was lovely considering it is not...More

Thank LLB83
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stopped there for a pizza with my husband. On the menu it tells you "no sharing" but we did order 2 pizzas and just asked if they could serve them to us half of each on each plate. short answer was NO. Not really customer...More

Thank MarionCapeTown
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear MarionCapeTown Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that you had a dissapeointng experience with us and please accept my humblest apologies. Please advise who answered you "No" was it the waiter or the manager? Did you catch...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stumbled on this restaurant as we found a 15% off coupon from the Big Bus brochure and thought we would try it. We were pleasantly surprised. We lived in Italy for 5 years and this rivaled the food we had there. Everything was perfectly...More

Thank TMIer
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Just beside Mall...in front of bay and the table mountain view..romantic with light every table..salmon recomended

Thank SanjayaKanginnadhi
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The food was good, even though a little rich in taste. Not much to choose from for children. The pizzas are good. Other main dishes are ok. Pricey.

Thank 634vijayj
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

What a great Italian Restaurant; it is so authentic that I even forgot I'm in CT for a moment :) The Italian Manager Alberto is simply a gem that takes good care of you and makes you feel at home! The pizza is true Italian...More

Thank Ann W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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