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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” (87 reviews)
“sushi” (135 reviews)
“steak” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Breakwater Blvd | Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere quiet with a great view of the harbour. Brian our waiter ushered us to the quiet corner table with a great view. Our meal was excellent and his friendly smile made us wish to return again soon!

Thank Cherylee P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As stated in other reviews, Balducci's has an amazingly diverse menu. You can choose from pizza and pasta, noodles, sushi, curries, and much more. And the wine menu is fantastic. A+ However, they tend to group tables too close together, resulting in a relatively loud...More

Thank Bernadette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Balducci's to celebrate my daughter's birthday and also because of the lovely menu selection you have on offer, but no special attention was given in this regard, not even an acknowledgment. Working in the hospitality trade myself and dining in many of Cape...More

Thank Bronwynne28
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bronwynne, as per our telecom Brian, the waiter who took care of you, had a dessert plate made up for your daughter, but due to miscommunication, you were under the impression that he was unaware of your daughters birthday celebration. Also, our social media...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant for how comfortable I feel when dining here. The fact that they also have their own toilets is a plus. They have an amazing menu that will satisfy everyone even the kids. The woodfire pizza oven is good and the milkshakes...More

Thank Janice E
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janice, thank you for the lovely review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to having you dine with us soon again. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent food with a large variety of dishes, all at reasonable prices. Accommodated our large group nicely so would recommend for a casual dinner/lunch

Thank fk10875
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear FK10875, thank you for the review. We look forward to having you join us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for Italian food, Thai Noodles, Sushi and Sashimi!! We ate at Balducci's almost every night during our recent stay in Cape Town. The portion of Italian dishes is huge!! We highly recommend the Thai noodles and the sushi/sashimi. The service is very good...More

Thank Laurence R
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laurence, thank you for the wonderful posting on Trip Advisor. So good to know that you joined us a number of times - we must be doing something right? We appreciate it and we look forward to you dining with us again on your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, this menu will meet anyone's preference from pizza, pasta to burgers, sushi or just a great steak. You will be spoiled for choice for sure, the house pinotage was also to die for. The waiter Brian, looked after us exceptionally well....More

Thank AnnieBaz
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Annie, thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it, as does Brian, and we look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 15 people for a business lunch. I ate grilled calamari starter and Norwegian salmon with lemon butter for mains. Both plates of food served very hot and tasted great. Salmon extremely tender and flavoursome. For SA, thought food and wine...More

Thank Keith P
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Keith, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. One needs to remember that Norwegian Salmon is not a local fish, but rather an import. As you said that Salmon was tender and flavoursome confirms that our quality is of the very best. We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt like something different after having eaten a lot of meat and seafood over the past week. The menu here is huge catering for almost anything anyone could think of! We kept it simple settling with a pizza and pasta dishes - both of...More

Thank Scott G
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Scott, my apologies that you did not get the service that we are renowned for offering in our establishment. I hope that the manager dealt with this effectively? We hope that you will give us another opportunity to wow you with what Balducci is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balducci's never fails - we've been eating there for over a decade and it is a Cape Town standout in terms of service (which is generally poor in Cape Town) and food that is inventive and exceptional. This place is a winner by any measure...More

Thank Robert T
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Robert, thank you for the accolades. We really appreciate them, and we are happy to always be able to meet the standard. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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