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Balducci at the V&A Waterfront offers an unrivalled menu of simple, everyday Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Our Italian Chic menu offers food that is relaxed and restorative, while at the same time being creative, modern and affordable.

Balducci has a simple philosophy: to provide a memorable experience by redefining the essence of good, real food and upping the standards, with its clean understated formality, crisp white linen, racks of sparkling wine glasses, beautiful views and gracious service.

The emphasis is on providing good quality food that is simple, fresh, filled with passion and served in style, including the delicious onion zuppa garnished with an African macadamia nut pesto, carpaccio of venison, or the Melanzane alla Parmigiano, amongst other things. A luscious line up of pizzas includes specialities like the white pizza with mozzarella, goat’s chevin cheese, smoked kwaito (Gouda), Parmigiano with sautéed spinach and garlic on a béchamel sauce, or try the Osso Buco or the Parma Ham.


Or you can opt for that all-time comfort food – the classic burger, which Balducci has rebuilt into a culinary delight. The award winning 180g pure aged Karan beef sirloin and rump gourmet burgers are served on a dense, lightly toasted fresh bun with caramelised onion, home made deli pickled cucumber, coleslaw, thick cut fries and a secret relish.

Balducci boasts an impressive list of awards, both local and international, including one of the Best Wine Lists in the World, judged by the highly respected US wine authority, the Wine Spectator magazine. Catering for a discerning local and international clientele and with enthusiasm for the choicest ingredients, the most creative combinations and the very best in local and imported wines, spirits and aperitifs, you will leave Balducci with a lasting impression that this was the food for you, and yes, this was the perfect place to have it.



- Diners Club Wine list Award of Excellence 2006
- Wine Spectator Restaurant Award 2007
- Diners Club Wine list Platinum Award 2007
- ‘Best’ Service in V&A Waterfront 2007/2008
- ‘Best’ Casual Restaurant in V&A Waterfront 2007/2008
- ‘Diners Club Wine list of the Year’ Diamond Award 2008
- Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards-Award of Excellence 2007
- Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards-Award of Excellence 2008
- Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards – Award of Excellence 2009
- Diners Club Wine list Award of Excellence 2009

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You'll find Balducci in Victoria Wharf, the shopping centre at Quay 5 in the V & A Waterfront. From Muizenberg follow the M3 freeway and Eastern Boulevard into town. Exit Eastern Boulevard into Buitengracht Street and take the first right turn into the Waterfront entrance. Follow Port Road around the circle and into the heart of the Waterfront.


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18° 25' 17''
Shop 6162
Victoria Wharf
V & A Waterfront


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Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday:
Breakfast & Brunch: Closed
Lunch & Dinner: 11:00 till late

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Monday - Sunday:
Open from 12:00
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