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| 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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (109 reviews)
“focaccia” (9 reviews)
“osso bucco” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Shop 259, Upper level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice while visiting Cape Town and loved it. Pleasant service, good wine list, good Italian fare. Pretty reasonable prices too.

Thank hiltonheadgal
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us and the lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend a visit. The food is first-rate. I suspect there may not be an Italian on the staff but that hardly matters. Indoor accommodation is available but the balcony is the supreme location. Views over the V & A Waterfront are very attractive...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem can really deliver on good quality food and service. Very attentive staff and front of house management. Although busy over the Dec/Jan period, they made sure that all our needs were met. highly recommend it.

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The menu looked authentically Italian but sadly the good didn't live up to it. Grossly over salted main courses - my spaghetti with ham and artichokes and my partner's mashed potato were almost inedible. Declined their offer of a free gelato in compensation.... Nothing wrong...More

Thank TwosomeStAlbans
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TwosomeStAlbans Thank you for joining us and providing us with the feedback. Once again please accept our apologies regarding the salty food. We believe the manager did offer to replace the items but you declined. We too did offer some dessert to make up...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is relaxing and at the same time you can feel the vibe of the Waterfront situated in the second level the restaurant gives another view of the harbour and Table Mountain; when cloud cover allows The staff are friendly and helpful abundance the...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in at around 3pm for a late lunch. We were a party of 4 and we ordered Pizza and Pasta dishes only. We waited almost an hour for them to be served, yet the place only had a handful of tables with customers....More

Thank Edinburghtwoplusone
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The setting and the reception are very pleasant. The service is very correct. The food is very refined, the meat excellent, the fish like everything else is fresh and the pizzas are exceptional. The wine is well chosen. Be advised by the boss, he is...More

Thank Arezki I
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Meloncino is my favorite Italian restaurant in Cape Town. Whatever the weather, whatever your Italian taste buds love, Meloncino always delivers and allows you to have the best experience possible each and every time. Decent prices, Magnificent views, lovely ambiance, nice setup and excellent service...More

Thank Liezl K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Wonderful meal. We ordered the mushroom ravioli and the seafood pasta. Generous serves, wonderfully cooked. Outstanding wine list. Our waiter was first rate. Lovely meal.

1  Thank Rob R
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for a Pizza. Upstairs on a nice evening outside dining with some drinks and Pizza, what more could you ask, with the sound of screeching seagulls flying over the waterfront.

Thank vspina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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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