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“An Enjoyable Dinner.”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #42 of 1,146 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
East London, South Africa
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“An Enjoyable Dinner.”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were searching for a restaurant to end off or visit to Cape Town and chose Meloncino at the Waterfront.
It was an excellent choice as the pasta was very good as was the service.
And considering that the City was full of cyclists for the Argus we found the prices to be reasonable.
So it turned out to be a very good ending to our trip.

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“Wonderful service with mediocre food”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

This is a handy waterside restaurant with average Italian-style food. Our waitress was so polite and informed and she was the star of this place.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Italian food and excellent menu”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I went here for a Monday lunchtime meal whilst in Cape Town on business. I've been before and was impressed with the menu and quality of food, so I was a returning customer. This place has such a lovely menu it was very hard to choose. My platter starter of Italian meat, cheese and bread and olives was lovely. The linguini with baby squid was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. The waiters were attentive without being overbearing and the ambience was relaxed. One of my favourite places to eat when at the V&A Waterfront.

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Copenhagen
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Food, service, price and view was excellent.
We really enjoyed the visit.
Kirsten and Erik Bagger, Copenhagen

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South Africa
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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!

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