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It will be a pleasure for me to recommend your restaurant.
I wish you well and I have no doubt you will fill your establishment quickly and have lots of repeat business, including me!
Lorna Simone
Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring


I will definitely be selling this option to my clients in Paris. I loved the cruise and the pace at which the boat was cruising.
Samantha Andrews
Go Tourism

Thank you very much! It was wonderful evening with a lot off pleasant and useful memory!
Marina, Floris & Oleg
UAR Tours

Would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the most wonderful experience yesterday - it was beautiful. Thanks once again.
Parinita Jeaven
Comair


Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic evening last night.
I enjoyed the food at the 3 restaurants.
Just a thought- the City Grill seems to be quite dark inside if one compares it to the others-not sure if anything could be done about that.
Kind Regards,
Karin Rauwerdink
Village & Life's Camps Bay Collection


Thank you very much for hosting us last night! It was a great evening!
Kind Regards
Queeneth
One&Only Cape Town

Thank you so much for last night.
It was nice to meet so many people from the industry.
Congratulations on the organization of that evening. Well done!
Kind regards
Stephan Cogels (owner)
Alta Bay Guest House

Thank you for the invite. We had a fantastic time last night!!!
Regards,
Ulandi
Villa Sunshine Guest House


THANK YOU. It was very nice indeed
Nick and Bettina
Cotswold House Guest House


Thank you for a great evening last night – you have GREAT product, food, service and ambience are excellent. There was such a cool vibe at the Waterfront last night, it really means that summer and holiday season is in sight.
Lindsey Gibaud
Big Tree Marketing

Firstly, thank you for a great evening last night.
The food was to die for and the dessert at Meloncino is definitely highly recommended.
Kind Regards
Marilu Coetzee
New Life Kings, Cape Town


The food and service was excellent as usual! Thank you for a lovely evening!
Warm Regards
Dawid Minnie
Radisson Blu Hotel, Waterfront


Thank you so very much for a wonderful evening last night.
I was beyond impressed by the very structured and perfect organisation of the event and the planning put behind this, AND then we got so spoilt with all the delicious food! It ran very smoothly and despite you all being so busy last night we still felt we were guests of honour. Thank you all very much for the wonderful presentation of your yummy foods, we were very spoilt and we at Abbey Manor will most certainly continue to promote you to our guests and with summer being here (well not today) we will most certainly plug the cruise/dine option, it's a wonderful idea. Well done to you all and thank you for thinking of us at Abbey Manor
and inviting us.
Best of the season to you all
Judi and Dee
Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse


Wine Magazine, March 2009

Don't be put off by the overly trendy vibe. This is the home of Cape Town's best pizza: the Caldo (hot) Napoletana (R85). Italian flour creates this gently swelling Neapolitan base with a pronounced crust and perfect tomato/cheese ratio. Italian tinned tomato purée, basil, imported buffalo mozzarella and blistered cherry tomatoes complete the delight. Co-owner Paolo Carrara models the pizzas on his father's Roman establishments. You'll pay more, but pizzas here punch above their weight. Meloncino's standard pizzas use thinner Roman bases with quality local mozzarella and salsiccia or imports. Diners requesting a tomato base for cheese-only options are accommodated.



The Meloncino Caldo Napolitana combines a thicker Neapolitan base with imported buffalo mozzarella, blistered cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.






Natalie Becker and partner enjoy dinner at Meloncino

Natalie Becker reviews Meloncino on Goodhope radio. Click here to download "Dining-OUT with Natalie Becker".

The Good Weekend, 6 July 2008

Good food in Roman style


Meloncino overlooks the harbour
and the V&A Waterfront.

Did you know there are enough restaurants and fast food outlets in the V&A Waterfront to warrant its own special restaurant guide?

There are dozens of them, from hotel dining to take-away franchises and everything in between, representing just about evey cuisine in the world. Yet, when it comes to choosing a place for lunch or dinner, I hardly ever think of the Waterfront. It's a shame, because there are great places to dine. Perhaps it' just difficult for me to see through the haze of boys Ed Hardy, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton...

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Cape Times, 27 June 2008

Winter in the Cape - Experience authentic Italian cuisine

Meloncino restaurant recently opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish décor creates an "eclectic European vibe" where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapés, nuts and olives.

As someone suggested, "Close your eyes and you could be in Rome". Open your eyes and you face magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino's white sofas.

Three imported chefs from the land of Prada and Peroni – Andrea, Luciano and Roberto – whip up a blend of contemporary cuisine while they teach local staff a thing or two about "Mamma's cooking".

Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from the charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay faithful to the original, various ingredients, such as cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito! (Meloncino will be broadcasting all the Euro 2008 soccer games live.)

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Weekend Argus, 31 May 2008

Italian Day - June 2

Il Meloncino
Il Meloncino restaurant recently opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish décor creates an "eclectic European vibe" where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapés, nuts and olives.

As someone suggested, "Close your eyes and you could be in Rome". Open your eyes and you face magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino's white sofas.

Three imported chefs from the land of Prada and Peroni – Andrea, Luciano and Roberto – whip up a blend of contemporary cuisine while they teach local staff a thing or two about "Mamma's cooking".

Expect home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood from the charcoal grill, traditional wood-fired pizza and an extensive menu to choose from. In order to stay faithful to the original, various ingredients, such as cheese, coffee and wine are imported from Italy. Buon appetito!

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Die Burger, 2 May 2008

Wynproe in Waterfront gehou


Die mense van die eetplek Meloncino sal 'n gourmet-stalletjie bedryf terwyl die V&A Waterfront Wine Affair aan die gang is. Agter staan, van links, Roberto Raffaele, Luciano Monosilio en Paolo Carrara. Voor Is Sandra Joseph.


Dit is weer tyd vir die jaarlikse Cape Times V&A Waterfront Wine Affair. Die geleentheid vind van Dinsdag 6 Mei tot Vrydag 9 Mei plaas en word daagliks tussen 17:00 en 21:00 op die Top Deck Breakwater-parkeerterrein gehou.

Meer as 75 wynpiase sal oor die 300 wyne te proe aanbied, en daar sal talle gourmet-stalletjies wees met eetgoed vir feesgangers. Kaartjies vir die fees kos R70 per persoon en kan by Computicket gekoop word. Vir nog inlig inligtingk an 021 408 7600 geskakel of www.waterfront.co.za besoek word.

WEN! WEN! WEN! Drie lesers kan elk twee kaartjies vir die fees wen. Ook op die spel is 'n ete vir twee ter waarde van R500 in die restaurant Meloncino.

Om in te skryf, stuur voor Maandag om 10:00 e-pos met iou besonderhede na Njoernaal@dieburger.com. Slegs een inskrywing per persoon word toegelaat.

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Sunday Times, 27 January 2008

Talking Italian


Many happy returns: Newly-opened Meloncino at
the V&A Waterfront has everything one expects
in a decent restaurant.
Chris Harvie discovers a truly Roman restaurant at Cape Town's Waterfront.

Roberto (not De Niro) was waiting, talking Italian. He showed us to our table and led us through the menu, rattling off the melanzanes and rotolos and radicchios with the indigenous skill of the Lazio-born and then said, in English, "Close your eyes and you could be in Rome."

Well, not quite, Roberto. We could see Table Mountain and a harbour full of boats and the Colosseum, but he had a point...

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CapeTowner, 24 January 2008

Classy Italian style makes for a perfect lunchtime escape


The chicken salad was colourful
and filling.




Days like last Saturday are perfect for wandering around the V&A Waterfront, which is just what my mother and I were doing when we spotted Meloncino. The Italian restaurant, bar and pizzeria has occupied the space of the old Sports Café for the past seven or so weeks, curiously under the same manager. Anyone thinking they'd pop along to the sports club to watch the latest game would be quite startled to find this chic new eatery in it's place.

Meloncino is beautifully fitted and has a classy air about it. We took a table outside overlooking the harbour and perused the extensive menu. Most of the dishes are listed under their Italian names, with English descriptions beneath, which required us to really pay attention to what we were about to order...

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