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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Thanks to everyone at Meloncino for making our evening so enjoyable and memorable. Your pizzas are terrific and thanks for our complimentary 'honeymoon' dessert which was such a surprise!

Thank Claire M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The service started of good then the waitron dissappears for long periods. My hubby ordered the steak done medium but it was more well done. It was hard nd had bits of sinue in it and was a bit tough. The vegetables were fantastic. I had the pesto pizza which was the thin base one yet it was doughy. This... More 

Thank InezzPatel
Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly welcome. Starter excellent. Waiting a little bit long, but food was really very delicious.

Thank expertpw2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I wandered into Meloncino while staying in the waterfront. It was packed, but we were able to get seats outside coozied up under incredibly warm, soft blankets nestled under a heat lamp. We shared a bottle of wine, each got our own pizzas because we couldn't decide on just one, and although stuffed stayed for dessert where... More 

Thank Beth D
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There are too many restaurants in V&A waterfront and we had a difficult task to choose one. We decided to go to Meloncino after we read T.A reviews. Great choice indeed. The food was exceptional. Great value for money. Amazing wine. Friendly service. We will return.

Thank stonejames
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looks very posh and polished. Promising when entering. However, service was slow and inattentive, food was just about average, wine came with cork. Pizza were crisp from real wood oven, but they have ran out of spicy oil when requested. Pasta freshly made and very tasty. Shrimps overcooked. Bottom line, there is better in Cape Town, also considering... More 

Thank Ronni G
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Meloncino on our first night in Cape Town. Have to say it was disappointingly average. We booked in advance and although it is a busy restaurant, we were sat right in a position that every time the doors opened we were frozen. By the draft. We asked to move and we were told they would come back as... More 

Thank Cathryn A
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place will see me again. There are quite a lot restaurants in the V&A Waterfront , but only few can deliver on such amazing taste experiences. We were four guests, each with their own choice, and thus had chance to taste four different dishes. If you're into pasta, then I recommend these: "TAGLIOLINI CON SALMONE" and the "TORTELLONI CON... More 

Thank pierrejo-71
Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful restaurant. Wait staff was exceptional. Wine was exceptional. Food was beyond measure. I noticed two men standing for quite a bit. Assuming they were waiting for a table. No-they were self-trained opera tenors. Just by listening to CD's. No acoustics in that restaurant and they carried it off.

Thank Karen K
Harare, Zimbabwe
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245 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The view is fabulous. They usually have a cocktail happy hour from 4-6 pm so it's a perfect spot to watch the sunset and sip something exotic.

Thank madaboutwine

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?