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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Goiania, GO
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Good service. All foods cooked perfectly. Also good prices. And the service is ok.

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Thank Luciano G
Montevideo
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a couple of beers and a lite dinner with colleagues. The waiter was unbelievably bad. Kept asking us/reconfirming our orders, took extremely long to bring our dinner and drinks. We were sitting in a table outside, just by the veranda. The worst and even funny part was when he was collecting our main course plates and reassured us... More 

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Thank Pablo R
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Pablo R Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us at Meloncino. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and will be sure to pass onto the chef. Regarding the waiter this is not the norm for us. The waiter in question has been dealt with and no longer works for us. This was a very... More 

Niceville, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow... I live in Florida and eat a lot of great seafood and I had the best seafood platter ever here tonight. The view was awesome all around and the price was extremely good. The service was top notch. Highly recommend this resturant!

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Thank Rick D
Haslingden, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the waterfront, good choice of food. The staff are friendly and efficient. A really good place to eat.

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Thank Jennifer B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Italian food with the bonus of a fantastic view of Table Mountain, Service was efficient and friendly. Prices reasonable when taking into account the prime location. Compares favourably with other V&A waterfront restaurants which can have indifferent food and service.

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Thank Barry L
Cambs, UK
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Italian, then this place is great. Lovely food served quickly (starters were very quick, but very fresh and hot). Staff friendly and helpful.

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Thank gareth_thomas80
Johannesburg, South Africa
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130 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meloncino has a spectacular view across the V&A Waterfront of Table Mountain. We had dinner at sunset, it was spectacular. They made our evening out even more special with their signature dish Spaghetti Scoglio in Carta Fata and a glass or two of red wine – I will cherish and remember this evening forever! Thank you !

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Thank LuxuryEscapesSA
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

When visiting Cape Town last month with family, we decided on an impromptu dinner, and I'm so glad we did! The pizzas were terrific and my son's pasta looked amazing. (He refused to share and ate every bite!) Also impressive were the amazing songs two of the staff sang. It sounded so professional, I thought it was a recording. I... More 

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Thank JodieLiddy
Woods Hole
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219 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had an outstanding lunch here and now can skip dinner! The minestrone soup was 'great' and my wife would not share! My seafood soup was flavorful and full of perfectly seasoned tomatoey sauce for very good calamari (non rubbery) baby tender octopus muscle prawn (especially good) and whitefish of some sort. The main was grilled chicken over roasted vegetables... More 

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Thank James L
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went to this restaurant more than once on our holiday to Cape Town. We celebrated New Years Eve here. Our experience of the restaurant is beautiful food, a good range of choices from fish to Italian etc, lovely staff, reasonable prices and nice views of the harbour. We would recommend eating here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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