Cape Town Italian restaurant transports diners to the heart of contemporary Rome
What you get: 15% OFF


  • Stunning views overlooking Table Mountain and the harbour
  • Authentic Italian cuisine with Italian imported ingredients
  • Exceptional Italian wines paired perfectly with signature dishes


Experience Meloncino, the V&A Waterfront’s stylish and authentic Italian restaurant for food and wine lovers alike.

Meloncino serves traditional Roman food with a contemporary modern touch. The speciality is homemade pasta with authentic Italian sauces, as well as steaks and seafood from the charcoal grill. Wood-fired oven baked pizzas come with a Roman style, thin base, or the Neapolitan thick base. To stay faithful to the original recipes, all the restaurant’s ingredients and wines are imported from Italy.

Located on the second floor of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, above the quay, Meloncino offers commanding views of magnificent Table Mountain and the working harbour below. It’s the perfect setting for sundowners, lazy afternoons and leisurely evenings.


Inspired by his fathers’ devotion to food, Meloncino is the birth child of Paolo Carrara, whose desire it was to modernise Italian eating in Cape Town with a restaurant reminiscent of stylish Italy. With recipes from his father’s restaurant in Rome, Meloncino opened at the V&A Waterfront as the sister restaurant to City Grill. The restaurant epitomises the merging of generations with chic, contemporary design that offers a fresh take on classic Italian dishes.

All Year Opens Closes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 11:00 23:00
Christmas and New Year’s Day CLOSED CLOSED
  • Booking Required

Phone: +27 (0)21 419 5558


Advice for visitors

Meloncino is located in the popular V&A Waterfront and is the ideal setting for sundowners, lazy afternoons or a romantic dinner date after a long day of shopping. Make sure to get to Meloncino between 16:00 and 18:00 for their daily “Sundowner Special” (50% off all their delicious cocktails). When it comes to what to eat, the pizzas never disappoint, and the restaurant accommodates vegetarians and diners with other allergies. Their signature dish, Tagliata di Manzo alla Righetto, is another must-try.

Did you know

Meloncino boasts high praise for its food, from award-winning pizzas to the extensive Diners Club International wine list. More recently, the restaurant has been awarded both the 2016 and 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, nominated for EatOut’s best restaurants in Cape Town award, and scored the Diners Club Diamond Award for 2015.

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