Balducci is a very impressive restaurant situated in the most popular tourist destination in Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront. It has been in business for 21 years now, and offers one of the best wine menus in Cape Town (featuring over 600 wines). This won Balducci an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator as well.
Inside, you’ll find the décor is absolutely stunning and they offer a very modern take on Mediterranean/Italian food. It’s often filled to capacity and it was definitely a busy night when I decided to try out the intriguing menu and atmosphere. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly our food took from ordering to being at the table. In most restaurants, quick service means lack of quality, but not at Balducci! I was definitely impressed by my dining experience here.
For starters, I wanted to try out their famous sushi. I ordered the Vegetable Platter which included 16 pieces of a variety of vegetarian sushi.
For mains, I ordered the Pizza Fresca topped with fresh fior di latte cheese, marinated tomatoes, basil pesto and rocket. What a delight! I would definitely recommend their pizza as it was one of the best ones I’ve ever had, especially in Cape Town. Of course, there are plenty of meat options on the menu as well, such as the delicious looking lamb shank.
I indulged myself and ordered the White Lindt Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert. It was traditional, soft and absolutely fantastic for any white chocolate lover. Yum, yum, yum! I would definitely recommend their desserts from what I enjoyed and from what I saw going on at the surrounding tables.
Balducci is a great place to try out at the V&A Waterfront and offers something for everyone. In fact, their menu is so big, you might have trouble deciding what to order. I would recommend their Italian dishes and desserts. Yum!
Balducci is now available on Uber Eats. It’s recommended to make a reservation in advance, which you can do here.
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