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Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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11:00 - 22:30
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in here or coffee and ended up having dessert and wine the first time. Liked it so much ate there another couple of times. Beware the portions are enormous.The chicken Caesar salad would feed two. Very friendly service,staff charming without exception.

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Thank hiltonj
Somerset West, South Africa
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268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Balducci restaurant is situated overlooking the harbour at the Cape Town Waterfront, and offers a delicious culinary experience. The service was excellent and the cob of the best we have tasted. The décor is elegant and if you want a memorable dining experience, look no further. Highly recommended.

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Thank Frank R
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food...Thandi our waitress was exceptional...Food was tasteful and amazingly balanced...Presentation and warm inviting atmosphere

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last night in SA we looked about the V&A for somewhere we thought we would enjoy. Popped in here and all good. Good choice on menu, nice wines and great atmosphere. Staff helpful, not expensive and nice finish to our holiday.

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Thank Kilwinnkie
South Salem, New York
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in this restaurant twice during our stay in Cape Town. They even took care of our party of 12 one evening. The menu is a paperback book loaded with burgers, steaks, pizza, pasta, asian treats, smoothies and milkshakes to name a few of the choices our group picked. No one was disappointed! Excellent engaging servers and a very... More 

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

Dear Peter, thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we hope to have you visit us again when you are next in Cape Town. Regards, Andrew More 

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balducci's has been in the Waterfront for many years and their service and food remains consistently 5 star. Their food and wine menu is very versatile with tastes and costs to suit everyone. Their sushi is also of a high quality and standard. I regularly eat at Balducci's and can highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Amarok2
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Amarok2, thank you very much for writing your review on Trip Advisor. We love hearing from our regular diners, as well as first timers. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

Sarasota, Florida
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had a late dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the food & service. The pizza was delicious, as was the eggplant appetizer we shared. Had a great glass of Flagstone Pinotage! This is a great place to visit when at the V&A waterfront.

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Thank Mike G
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Mike, thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much and we hope to have you visit us again very soon when you are next in the V&A. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

Mahe Island, Seychelles
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very efficient and friendly service, my daughter thought the pasta was incredible. Food was pretty average I thought but we had a pleasant time.

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

Dear Ashleigh, thank you for your review. We appreciate it and we hope to have you visit us again soon to hopefully convince you that your daughter was right! Kind Regards, Andrew More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been here with my family and we had a fabulous meal. I chose the beef noodles and my wife had the chicken and ginger noodles. They were both delicious. Our waiter (Fabrice) was very helpful and attentive. Will definitely go again.

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1 Thank MattRG4
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Good day, thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much and we hope to have you visit us again very soon. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch. Burgers are large. Nice salad sauce. Pastas portions quite big. Very nice milkshakes. Very nice fries

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Thank Wynand R
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Wynand, thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much and we hope to have you visit us again very soon. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Breakwater Blvd | 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
Description
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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