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Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Formby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As most of the waterfront restaurants were fully booked my partner and I managed to get a table at Balducci's on the V&A waterfront. It was such an pleasant and easy experience that we returned the following night. On both occasions the food was outstanding with excellent waiter service. A decent Italian style menu with very reasonable prices and wine.... More 

Thank reavley
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came across Balducci's on our first night in Capetown. We were greeted at the door and took a seat at the bar while waiting for our table. We sat indoors as it was very windy outside. Good variety on the menu and food portions were big. The cocktails were a let-down more like a fruit slushy than a strawberry... More 

Thank tcgw
Western Cape, South Africa
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you see the note that all burgers are prepared at medium to the rare side. Luckily I did.... maybe the waiters can tell diners? The burgers are really good and I enjoyed mine very much. Will definitely be back for something different.

Thank Cptfuntraveller
Ware, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and wine. Great choice. Service excellent too. Eat inside as too windy. Reasonable prices.

Thank artyadd
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saved this special spot for our final dinner in Cape Town, and WOW was it great! Each meal was perfection, and I was highly impressed with the wine list!

Thank JodieLiddy
north yorkshire
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant to be fast food rather than fine dining, wouldn't go back or recommend it. There are far more nicer places on the waterfront.

Thank christal56
Vredendal, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for dinner 4 days in advance. When we arrived they did not have our booking on their table lay out, although it was clearly on the booking list. After a while they took us to a bar table right next to the bathroom which we found very uncomfortable. The only other option was a table that... More 

Thank Leonore L
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Leonore, my sincerest apologies. This is not our standard and was surely just an oversight by the hostess and manager. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to have a truly wonderful Balducci experience with us soon. Regards, Andrew More 

Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a light lunch. Not sure about anything else. But it seemed like a popular place and crowded.

Thank LittleRicky
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not book table and thought restaurant was full, the hostess managed to find table for us. The menu is big and very mixed: sushi, pizza, noodles, goulash soup. Quality of food is good. Staff was accommodating our needs: excluding some ingredients and preparing simple pasta with parsley and oil for youngest. Pizza was delicious as well as steak... More 

Thank Flora2013_13
Pretoria, South Africa
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mmm, very busy so you tend to be forgotten, your waiter changes and you have to call for service if you need another drink We like our starters to be served with our mains (it's my son's thing) so we had wonderful smoked trout as a starter and deep fried shrimp as a main which for 220 was way way... More 

Thank JuliaRibeiro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6002
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivaled menu of simple, everyday home cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our simple Italian home cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and restorative style, whilst at the same time being creative, traditional and affordable. Main restaurant open from 11am daily

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?