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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
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (114 reviews)
“sushi” (165 reviews)
“steak” (91 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic.
"I don't think i've ever seen such an extensive menu."
gilhancox
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2. Love Balducci's sushi
"famous for super fresh world class sushi .."
Imtiaz-waheeda
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3. We like it so much!
"like it so much especially The pasta butter chicken"
SULIMAN A
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1 - 10 of 1,078 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great location overlooking the popular tourist area, great service and an amazing menu. We were given a 'book' which we thought was a tourist guide/information guide and it turns out to be the menu! Every style of food and it tasted amazing. Great service, great...More

Thank diverz2004
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place and great food. Our first stop, after 12 nights on safari. Our server, Freeman, was the best.

Thank miketurtlemossylogmh
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mike, thank you for the review. We appreciate it very much. Looking forward to having you join us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been assured that 2out of the 3 veal dishes could be wheat and gluten free, we sat down to choose from the extensive menu. Sadly this was not the case. All the veal had been covered in wheat flour (none of the waiting staff...More

Thank G F
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear GF, we offer gluten free pizzas and pasta, but we are not able to change our whole menu to accommodate a gluten free diet. We offer a few gluten free options, a few banting options as well as some vegan options. I think that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, after reading their various terrible and average reviews, I thought they may have taken it seriously to improve. This is the world renowned V&A after all. We booked for 11 poeple (important clients) and arrived to 5 round tables, somehow forced together.....after pointing out...More

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

Dear DeWitt, my sincerest apologies for the level of service that you experienced. Please can you let me know when this booking was so I can be given the opportunity to investigate. You can email me on support@slickrestaurants.com. Kind Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak fillet and four season pizza awesome...friendly staff...nice atmosphere.... bla bla bla still not enough for 100 💯 caracter oh my god

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

Dear Cansu, thank you for the review. We look forward to you coming back to fill up the character spaces with more.... Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a booking for 10 people traveling together. Some want a meal other than seafood. This restaurant did not disappoint. With its extensive and possibly overwhelming mean book everyone was extremely happy with their choices. From pizza, pasta, to the best sushi ever had...More

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

Dear Rosemary, thank you for the lovely review on that you posted. We really appreciate it and we look forward to you visiting us agin very soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cape Town for 4 days and ended up going to Balducci's twice. The food - whether it be steaks, sushi, pizza, puddings is simply superb. The service equals the food. There were 5 of us with two 12 year old children. Our waiter...More

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

Dear Rogebellis, what a lovely review to read. Thank you for posting it. We appreciate it very much. Looking forward to having you back again soon. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great evening dinner with friends, the food was good, the price was good, would definitely go back to dine

Thank ShirleyC2000
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shirley, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to you joining us soon again. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi I was there when they opened and have visited many times over the year Their owner is passionate about consistent excellence and this place does not disappoint! Their vegan menu is a delight (but they have a funny system of putting green dots against...More

Thank JYach
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JYach, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to your next visit with us soon again. By the way, the green dots next to certain items reflect the healthier option (ie no cream or fats,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in the V&A Waterfront. Food preparation and selection topclass. Bettered only by the staff. Only “complaint”, tables a little crowded making it difficult to “navigate” the room without inconveniencing/disturbing diners already seated/eating. ***** rating from me!

Thank jchstocker
Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Balducci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jchstocker, thank you for the Trip Advisor review. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to you joining us soon again. Regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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: 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
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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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