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Meloncino

| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (120 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“osso bucco” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 818 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrible smell when you walk into the restaurant which is very off putting. Smell wafts through the restaurant at intervals. I raised this with the manager who said perhaps it was the fountain or a dead rat in the ceiling and would investigate. Food ok...More

Thank Maggie8000
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Meloncino, reasonable price, good service but the food was really not a big deal. I had the ossobuco stuffed pasta and my husband had a chiken pasta, we both expected more.More

Thank Bekous
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Bekous Thank you for joining us and providing us with this valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear you felt that you expected more. Both dishes are made with fresh pasta which we make in house. We are sorry to hear that they were...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Situated in the heart of of V&A Waterfront, Meloncino offers beautiful views of the marina and the mountain. Outdoor seating is recommended, and has heaters and blankets are provided on cooler days and evenings. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes and allergies...More

Thank Susanne V
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Susanne V Thank you for joining us and awarding us a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience from the food to the service. We are aware regarding the couches, we are due our scheduled revamp which will remedy this...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We walked around the waterfront in search of a nice restaurant for a business meal. They had a variety of dished which appealed to everyone but I can't say I was blown away by the experience nor convinced I would be back in a hurry....More

Thank PaddySA1000
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear PaddySA1000 Thank you for taking the time and providing us with feedback on your experience. We are disappointed to hear you felt we were average and nothing special. This is not the level we aim for. We normally send out all the food at...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We had a good dinner here, but unfortunately the food did not compare to the beautiful setting. Yes, the mountain is beautiful, but many restaurants have the same view and better food. The pasta was undercooked in 3 out of 5 dishes and the portions...More

Thank Hildezahn H
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Hildezahn H Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience with us. We appreciate all forms of feedback as it allows us to improve where need be. Please can...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Used the Entertainer App for a surprise dinner and the place was great. Not an expert on Italian food, but I found the service to be really amazing - fast, affordable for a classy meal and a beautiful view of the Waterfront. A cool moment...More

Thank Moyoli
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Moyoli Thank you for the joining us and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed. We look forward to many more visits in the near future. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Pre wedding dinner for 24 pax was really good. Thank you to the staff. Everyone was so attentive and the food was excellent. One of the guests said it was the best ravioli she had had in a long time. We had a set menu...More

Thank Mary M
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Dear Mary M Thank you for the review and the kind words. It was only a pleasure assisting you and I am thrilled to hear they loved it. We hope the wedding was a great success and we see you in the near future. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this evening for a family meal. Staff were very friendly, food was excellent and the view of Table Mountain was amazing. In our view, this was the best Italian food we have ever had outside of Italy itself. Thanks to our server Josh,...More

Thank T D
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for joining us and the amazing feedback. We are proud and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to Josh and the kitchen. We look forward in seeing you soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had pasta before our Two Oceans half marathon and really enjoyed the experience. Amazing harbour views, fast&friendly service and lovely food. Thanks to all staff

Thank Nadia B
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for the review and we are thrilled to hear you enjoy your experience. We hope you had a great race and we see you soon.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Why don’t I listen to myself??? If the restaurant is empty there is a reason... The fact that there was only one other table of two should have been a warning sign. well, we sat down thinking maybe it was early as, they had only...More

Thank amodpointofview
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Amodpointofview Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We are terribly sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your experience and award us 1 star. Thank you for the feedback in the review. It was early in the morning (we open at 11am) and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, 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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Description
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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