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“Best Italian on the V&A waterfront”
Review of Meloncino

Meloncino
Ranked #40 of 1,171 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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!
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant but it was full, the hostes was so welcoming she recommended u ls to take a seat at the sofas looking into the water front have a drink and a table will be ready soon! Now that's professional!
We my kids ordered a pizza, it was an amazing thin crust pizza best ever had!
My wife ordered the ossobuco, although she had to wait a while for it but it was a very reach dish with lots of flavors and mouthwatering, I had an amazing risotto with vegetables, it was so fresh and you could almost feel the taste of each vegetables and yet cooked so well with a nice bottle if Pinot Noir off course South African!
The place was packed with guest enjoying their evening with real Italian food and at the end Paolo the manager offered us a lemon Chello for digestive! A true Italian experience, I would really recommend this restaurant with its friendly service as owner walks around to make sure each and every guest receives the best service! Now that's what I call A real Italian Culture in gastronomy! Well done.

Thank travelworldofjoy
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We both had a pasta dish and the best thing was that we could taste the olive oil with which they were cooked!! Delicious!!

Thank DiOudin
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We decided to test out Melocino with another couple. It is well situated with amazing views over the V&A waterfront.

The food and service were both good, not great, just good. The prices though were between 50% & 100% more than you would pay at a competitive Italian restaurant in town. I get the fact the rentals are higher at the V&A, however I don't believe in ripping off the tourists visiting our beautiful city.

Would not go back for this reason

1  Thank Richard_Eberlein
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cinzann0capet0wn, Owner at Meloncino, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Dear Richard_Eberlein

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review on trip advisor regarding your experience at Meloncino. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and that the service was to your standard. Regarding the price we have a fantastic loyalty program available which is our VIP card. This offers our clients great discounts and fantastic value for money. Please feel free to contact me directly paolo@meloncino.co.za as we would be more than happy to issue you a VIP card.

Thank you once again for the feedback as without it we cannot improve and make sure we achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

Kind regards
Paolo Carrara
Co-owner

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

A last minute change of plans had us sit down at Meloncino for late afternoon coffee and something light to eat.

The service was swift and very friendly, from waiters to Managers at every table to check on their patrons.

The view simply adds to the experience to put that cherry on the top!

We will definitely be back!

Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

If you like italian food, you will like this restaurant. The staff is very friendly, the food is delicious and well prepared. The only negative point is the absence of lazanha in menu.

Thank Thiago F
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