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Balducci's

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Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6002
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11:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch before taking a cruise round the harbour. Service with a smile and recommended as child friendly on V&A website. Not sure what the criteria is for that - no children's menu available but they did have high chairs. We opted for a portion of Gruyere macaroni and a banting pizza (low carb high fat) made with a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here twice on our recent holiday- brunch & dinner. Great extensive menu and service spot on. Easy to see why busy. Portions are huge and plenty of choice with a decent wine list too.

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Thank Becky M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an awesome first experience at Balducci. Celebrated my mother in law's birthday there. Our waiter, Fabrice, was amazing, extremely helpful and very patient. Food was not of the best, but the atmosphere and service offered by Fabrice made up for everything.

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Brussels, Belgium
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a prime location at the back of the waterfront. We went there for new year and we're extremely disappointed. You expect you NY meal to be expensive but at least good. We paid EUR to get either parmiggian (which was good) or super hot calamaris. You would get 6 cooked calamaris on your plate without any garnishing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu has a great selection and even though we were a large table everyone's order came out well prepared and all were pleased. The service was on point and the place has an awesome vibe.

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Kansas City
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630 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and were seated immediately. It is located on the mall on the Waterfront. The food arrived very quickly. Service was very friendly and prompt. I ordered the pasta arrabiata and it was fabulous. My husband ordered an Asia noodle dish which was okay but not as spicy as hoped for. Still, it was... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I nice place with many many tables. The extensive menu (a magazine) means that there is something for everyone. Not with the expensive

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

Dear Cazza, thank you for the review and we hope that you will be joining us again soon. Regards, Andrew More 

County Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here for a quick bite to eat on our first day in Cape Town. The food was very good i had the burger which was excellent. The service was good but they didn't really interact when asked what was good to eat and wine suggestions. Well prices for the Waterfront area.

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

Dear Conalban, thank you for the review and feedback. I will discuss this with the managers as it is our standard for the service ambassadors to be able to recommend wines and menu items. We hope that you will be visiting us again soon. Regards, Andrew More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great position and atmosphere - tres chic rather than touristy for water front. Very good food and good value and huge choice menu. outstanding service from Casper - best we have seen!

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

Dear TripAdvisor user, we thank you and appreciate the review on Balducci. We hope to have you dining with us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to eat. I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu. If you can't find something you like here, there's something wrong with you. Superb quality, lovely surroundings, excellent service and delicious food. Oh and incredible value. A must on any visit to Cape Town.

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

Dear GilHancox, we thank you for the TripAdvisor review and appreciate it much. We hope to have you dining with us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 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
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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