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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” (88 reviews)
“sushi” (138 reviews)
“steak” (78 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 883 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of options for all. Good wine list and if anything has too much to offer. Something for everyone. I like the burgers and pizza.

Thank Solomio35
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed today. I had to send the Veal back to the kitchen to be sliced PROPERLY i.e. thinly--and the baked potato was glassy. Service was poor- understaffed. NIT good enough for a tourist destiantion. WHY do owners through out the old and...More

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

Dear Pamela, thank you for the feedback. My apologies that you did not enjoy your meal with us. Our menu hasn't changed much at all. I would love to hear from you regarding what items were your favourite to order, that we no longer have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a pizza. We were given a real book full of different kind of dishes, from sushi to pasta, fish and more. The menu itself is very confusing. They have a lot of - over-revisited - Italian dishes. Our pizza - I...More

1  Thank Giovanni141967
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Giovanni for your feedback and comments. We will look into the dishes mentioned and see what the issue was, as we have a large kitchen that accommodates the extensive menu. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 days ago

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

While the others really enjoyed the pasta dishes, I really enjoyed an ostrich fillet. The wines were good too. A very relaxed atmosphere in the upscale shopping area of the V&A Waterfront.

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

Dear DadDave, thank you for the great review. We hope to have you dine with us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE love love Balducci! For a vegetarian of sophisticated palette, there is a vast array of delectable dishes. From Asian veg and noodles to outstanding aubergines and broccoli. And the best Miso Soup! Waiters are clearly trained to a high level. They are professional and...More

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

Dear Holly, thank you for the amazing review. I loved reading it and we look forward to having you join us again very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good service from James Crowie. The steak was perfectly cooked served with a good portion of fries and a sauce. Beetroot & butternut salad was delicious. The pizzas are highly recommended. Wine is a bit pricey compared to other restaurants.

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

Dear Cara, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We look forward to having you visit us again very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal with my travel companions. James was our waiter. Happy, welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Ann. Boston Ma.

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

Dear Ann, thank you for the review. We look forward to having you join us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average Italian food about 2/3 the price you'd pay in Australia but you also have to take into account that the portions also seem to be much bigger in South Africa than in Australia (so some folks would say this was great!). We had to...More

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

Dear GGMM, my apologies that the buskers outside were disturbing to your dining experience. As you would have seen, we do not have them at our restaurant, but they were entertaining diners next door. You are welcome to raise this with the V&A Waterfront information...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cape Town for 5 nights and Balducci's was recommended to us by another couple on a tour. We had the best meals of our stay there, reasonable prices, good sized portions and a varied menu. I enjoyed fish and game from the menu,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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