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Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
11:00 - 22:30
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saved this special spot for our final dinner in Cape Town, and WOW was it great! Each meal was perfection, and I was highly impressed with the wine list!

Thank JodieLiddy
north yorkshire
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant to be fast food rather than fine dining, wouldn't go back or recommend it. There are far more nicer places on the waterfront.

Thank christal56
Vredendal, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for dinner 4 days in advance. When we arrived they did not have our booking on their table lay out, although it was clearly on the booking list. After a while they took us to a bar table right next to the bathroom which we found very uncomfortable. The only other option was a table that... More 

Thank Leonore L
Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good for a light lunch. Not sure about anything else. But it seemed like a popular place and crowded.

Thank LittleRicky
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not book table and thought restaurant was full, the hostess managed to find table for us. The menu is big and very mixed: sushi, pizza, noodles, goulash soup. Quality of food is good. Staff was accommodating our needs: excluding some ingredients and preparing simple pasta with parsley and oil for youngest. Pizza was delicious as well as steak... More 

Thank Flora2013_13
Pretoria, South Africa
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mmm, very busy so you tend to be forgotten, your waiter changes and you have to call for service if you need another drink We like our starters to be served with our mains (it's my son's thing) so we had wonderful smoked trout as a starter and deep fried shrimp as a main which for 220 was way way... More 

Thank JuliaRibeiro
La Spezia, Italy
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our last night in Cape Town as a group, and we all enjoyed this meal - good choice of food, good prices, nice wines etc etc

Thank clive c
Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cape Town twice and have eaten at this restaurant 3 times. The menu is a book so you can find something for everyone. We have not had a bad dish yet. Fillet, sushi, italian and more have all been great!

Thank Tajalazy
Nice, France
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372 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 out of 4 is a pretty good for our choices. The weakest was the calamari as some of the rings were inedible, others very tender so opt for something else as there is loads of choice on this me u. Sushi, sashimi, pizzas, banting, burgers, steak and fish. We spent most of our time tryingt o decide. The vegetable... More 

Thank HudsonS16
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a few drinks at a cocktail party, three of us ended up in the sushi bar inside the shopping centre. With plenty of recommendations from our friendly host, we were more than happy to sit at the bar and let her and the chefs decide for us. We were given a great selection of fresh and tasty sushi/sashimi, accompanied... More 

Thank arowell72
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this review

Dear Arrowell72, thank you for the review. We appreciate it and we look forward to you dining with us again soon. Regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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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