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“The best at the V&A Waterfront”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #41 of 1,155 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“The best at the V&A Waterfront”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Real Italian food, stunning view and great service. What can you ask more?

Without being constantly disturbed by the passing of tourists and restaurant sales, you can relax and enjoy the tranquililty of Cape Town in Meloncino which is on 1st floor facing Table Mountain.

I have my supper in Meloncino for at least 5 times. Every time I wanted to choose another restaurant for a change, eventually I ended up in Meloncino again. The pasta is the best I have ever had.

I agree with some reviews that it may take a bit long. For such high quality and made-to-order dishes, it deserves the time to wait. The manager always follows your order and let you know how long it will take before you ask for.

If someone say it is pricey, please take a look at the other restaurants of the same grade at the waterfront. I can certainly say this is the most reasonably priced for what you pay.

I will highly recommend seafood pasta, squid linguine with Pesto sauce and chicken wrap.

Thank you Paolo for making Meloncino the most enjoyable restaurant in Cape Town, Definitely will recommend to everyone!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We organised my 21st birthday at this restaurant and from start to finish it was wonderful. The set menu was delightful, the food arrived right on time, the service was great. It was really a stunning evening and I couldn't have asked for better.

  • Visited March 2014
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“The best osso bucco tortellini”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Amazingly good value, we ate there twice. Wide range menu. Ravioli and tortellini a must. Pizzas really tasty and perfect base. Only downside is that at night inside is extremely dark but the food and service are fantastic.

Visited February 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Dissapointed”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My partner and i thought we were in for a treat but to our surprise, the service was poor, really sub standard. We were made to feel welcome but after the seating it went down hill from there.
Service was the worst i have come accross, the waiter looked disinterested in serving us and by the end of the evening the standard gratuinty charge was added to our bill without consent.
These places live off the repuation of location, "the waterfront".

  • Visited February 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Outstanding Restaurant”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We like to meet as a family of six at least once a month. Melonchino's is by far our favourite venue. The fine dining experience, outstanding service, great food, beautiful view and ambience makes this a superb venue for a special evening. We have never been disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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