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Balducci's

Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (98 reviews)
“sushi” (142 reviews)
“steak” (80 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
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1 - 10 of 937 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

1star for view and 1 star for waitress, the rest is terrible. Beware of anywhere with such an extensive menu - nothing was good. Pizzas bulky and tasteless. No house wine available. No house bee available. Felt like it was on verge of closing down,More

Thank JKlondon09
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear JKlondon09, my apologies that you did not have a memorable dining occasion with us. Please can you email me on support@slickrestaurants.com with a copy of your bill, or the date of your dining with us, as well as what you ordered so we can...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Whenever we visit the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, we tend to choose Balducci's restaurant for lunch. This is not because we are creatures of habit. We really enjoy the food, wine and good service there. The vibe is good. The menu choices are great....More

Thank seniortraveller44
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear SnrTraveller, thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate it very much and look forward to having you join us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely classy restaurant with nice views overlooking the bay. Must say though we made a huge mistake bringing a toddler as we could not sit back and enjoy this place. Food however was incredible, the pastas, pizzas and service was fantastic. Also exceptionally clean and...More

Thank Cheryl G
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Cheryl, thank you for the review. We appreciate it very much and look forward to having you join us (after organising a babysitter) again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Balduccis couple times, been 13 years ago. Recently came back to Capetown and passed it while hungry. So I went again. Wait to be seated, so we did. Tables at windows close to boardwalk were all reserved, some posh ladies were sitting here...More

Thank ChrisSchumacher
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Chris, my apologies that you did not enjoy the meal with us. It seems that there was something that you did not like on every dish. Our chicken is grilled fresh every day, and is the same chicken used on both of the salads...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a big variety of food. Went there 3 times and every time it was good. I honesty recommend this place. From sushi to pasta everything is quite good.

Thank Sérgio F
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sergio, thank you for the great review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it and look forward to having you visit us again when you are next in the V&A Waterfront. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, the Menu is a full blown book. They must offer just about every type of food you can think of. problem is, how can they offer all that and do every dish well - answer - they can't. Unfortunately every dish our table for...More

Thank Phil C
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Phil, thank you for the review. My apologies that your meals were only "average". Please can you email me a copy of your bill, as I would like to be given the opportunity to investigate these dishes on the specific day applicable. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best thai chicken salad ever! Service was great. Fairly crowded at 7 pm which is always a good sign.

Thank Marko P
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Marko, thank you for the review. We appreciate it and look forward to having you visit us again when you are next in the V&A Waterfront. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal made more enjoyable by our waiter Freeman. Thank you for recommending the local Champagne. Wonderful evening.

Thank Sharon E
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sharon, thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Italian cousin is more towards the American Italian, nevertheless great. Had the butternut prosciutto bacon and pine nuts linguine - absolutely amazing. The veal milanese was a bit too greasy for my taste. Great set of cocktails, try the golden margarita

Thank Eduardo A
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Eduardo, thank you for the review you posted on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday night and the place was heaving! - which must tell you something. We had a fillet steak which was superb, and a salmon risotto which was also very good. The house wine was very good value for money, the...More

1  Thank Bagabargain
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Bagabargain, thank you for the review you posted on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. BTW, I am sure that the Salmon risotto was our Salmon pasta? Kind Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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