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Shop 259, Upper level | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5558
11:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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181 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here after returning from Red Bus tour, and had a salmon salad starter (excellent) and a Linefish with Rosemary potatoes and Oven Vegetables. All very good quality with good service. I also had a glass of inexpensive white wind, yet it was the best white wind I had ever tasted and was silky smooth in texture - really, really... More 

Thank BinDereDoneDat
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately this was the worst dining experience we had throughout out travels in South Africa. The restaurant was pretty busy however should be no excuse for the poor service. We ordered drinks and waited ages for them to arrive, then the waiter came back after about 20 minutes to say they didn't have the rose wine I ordered so then... More 

1 Thank Karen94
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear Karen94 Thank you once again for providing feedback on your experience with us. As stated on the night and the next day when we tried to contact you, we are extremely sorry that your experience was so terrible. This is clearly not the norm for us as you can see from our Trip Advisor reviews. The waiter which you... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a recent visit to Italy, we have been looking for pizzas that reminded us of this trip. We found it at Meloncino!! Best pizzas we had in a long time... especially the Burrata one... fantastic! We will definitely visit Meloncino again soon.

Thank Helena K
Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love going to Meloncino for special occasions. The food is absolutely amazing; packed with flavour and generous portions. The view from the outside seating is stunning as you can see the harbour, the mountain and surrounding places at the Waterfront. The prices are steep. My suggestion is get the Entertainer and go here. It makes it much more affordable!

Thank Nabila A
Cape Town
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meloncino is in a lovely location in the Cape Town Waterfront, with delighful views. The place is neat, the extensive (italian) menu can cater for all tastes. The service was excellent and manager Chris went out of his way to make us feel comfortable.Great place.

Thank cachoc
São Paulo
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza! Besides that, we asked for a simple meet & pasta for the kids cause there wasnt a childrens menu. Guys were nice and offered to prepared it off the menu. Surprisingly though, they charged us usd 25 for each kid.

Thank Ppuppi
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious meal yesterday. Great service from Panash, our waiter, and attentive care from the duty manager ( the chap wearing specs, sorry missed your name). Opted for the thicker base focaccia to go with the aubergine stack. Highly recommend going for the thicker base, lovely authentic 'tear' to the dough. Had the chicken fagottini next withe best roast potatoes I... More 

Thank Josie S
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, our only criticism was the service was a bit slow as the restaurant was packed so it's best to make a reservation. The staff were friendly but busy. The food is all really good and reasonably priced. There are great views over the waterfront if you get a table by the window.

Thank Hobbsey52
Cape Town
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant as it offers delicious views in a convenient location. The Waterfront definitely feels touristy which can turn locals away from its array of restaurants. We like Meloncino for its views of the harbour and mountain. We used the entertainer (local discount vouchers) with our meal easily and this also makes Meloncino an affordable local option. The only... More 

Thank KimCanTravel
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a pleasant Saturday evening in this amazing piece of the Waterfront Cape Town. The view of the city is breathtaking and the food and service helped to make this a memorable evening. And we live right here in this glorious city.

Thank priscilla l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?