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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Woods Hole
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an outstanding lunch here and now can skip dinner! The minestrone soup was 'great' and my wife would not share! My seafood soup was flavorful and full of perfectly seasoned tomatoey sauce for very good calamari (non rubbery) baby tender octopus muscle prawn (especially good) and whitefish of some sort. The main was grilled chicken over roasted vegetables... More 

Thank James L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant more than once on our holiday to Cape Town. We celebrated New Years Eve here. Our experience of the restaurant is beautiful food, a good range of choices from fish to Italian etc, lovely staff, reasonable prices and nice views of the harbour. We would recommend eating here.

Thank tomandhayley
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We know the watefront well but have tended not to eat there as had some great meals "in town" and know that the waterfront can be expenive compared to other places. Fancied an italian so went there, it was fab, no anti pasta on the menu, hey but no problem the waiter said he'd get a plate made up for... More 

Thank titteringtonrobin
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at reasonable prices. We went 3 times to this place because of the diversity and Rive/quality of the food.

Thank jfadehaes
Thalwil, Switzerland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you life close to Italy and also spend time in or close to Italy eating Pasta and especially Pizza somewhere else in the world it is always a risk. But the food from the starters to the desert was really good. We had mushroom raviolio as a starter. Then we ordered pizzas and finally we had the cheescake with... More 

Thank Silvan N
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed. The food and service was excellent. We were very happy with the food,service and the view was beautiful

Thank jessicaswales
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the most amazing view of table mountain. Tasty pasta and pizza well prepared and presented and they won't cost you an arm and a leg. We will return

Thank stanmar567
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of Table Mountain in the background is stunning!! Quality of food is outstanding and the presentation is awesome. Service was excellent!

Thank Chrissie S
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were 4 guys eating out tonight. No problem to get a table. the food and presentation of the food was really nice. The service wasn't so good.. they haven't got a system and u have to wait a bit to get what u want ( for example drinks). But a visit is worth, so go there and enjoy the... More 

Thank giulia_jj93
PSCaRrArA, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this review

Dear giulia_jj93 Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that it took long to get your drinks. This is not the norm for us. We pride ourselves on excellent food and efficient service. Please accept my apologies regarding the service as it was a once off and we do hope you consider giving us... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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240 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ate here twice during a 6 day trip with hundreds of restaurants to choose from. The food was very good (Italian) and the atmosphere is also fantastic near the waterfront and the shopping. The first night we could not have gotten in without our concierge at the hotel getting us a table. Definitely would recommend for families or business... More 

Thank Jerry K

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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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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