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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | (corner of Prestwich), Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 421 0071
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the...
During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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  • 132
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden Little Italian Gem

on the evening I was there I think there might have been a staff problem. Waitress wasn't always on hand. We served ourselves to water and the wine on numerous occasions. The clams were outstanding The salad looked very good. The frito misto was delicious. We shared the dessert and both the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
desparatehousewife07
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South Africa
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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South Africa
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

on the evening I was there I think there might have been a staff problem. Waitress wasn't always on hand. We served ourselves to water and the wine on numerous occasions. The clams were outstanding The salad looked very good. The frito misto was delicious. We shared the dessert and both the tiramisu and the panne cotta were delicious !... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From entering to leaving, you feel comfortable, great attention from the chef de rang, service is professional, fast and efficient, food is excellent a great time. For sure the best Italian restaurant in town.

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A very busy Italian place. We both had variations of veal, both very good washed down with a bottle of Thelma Sauvignon Blanc. Good meal though not as good as last year,we felt. Staff very busy and efficient - just too few around to give a relaxing feel to our meal.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed our meals here. Our waiter explained well what specials were on. They had the most amazing wild mushroom sauce! Will defo go back :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good food, reasonable prices, pleasant waitressing. If busy, be prepared to wait, since there can be a lot of pressure on the kitchen.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Having been recommended we went looking forward However many of the meals were already off the menu and the staff were not told until the orders had already had been placed and therefore informed us when we had been waiting a while - too late to change the order They told us that on Sunday's they like to use up... More 

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Cotswolds
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102 reviews 102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This has become a favourite and every time I eat here the food is amazing and everyone enjoys the evening. This time we were at a very echoey table so conversation was difficult and the waiting staff were acting like children in the wings which was a bit disconcerting. However, it it hadn't been for these 2 things I would... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Defined by fresh ingredients this restaurant has become a local favourite. Wonderful, interesting salads, excellent pastas - especially their prawn special, veal chops and a menu that is varied and caters to all tastes Italian. Clean, simple food - but delicious. Very attentive owner & staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Every thing is good, starters, pasta, meat (try the veal rack), sea food. Only fresh ingredients Good ambiance, good service and very busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

An Italian restaurant with a good menu and wine list. The service was very good and the food did not let it down. There is an indoor eating area and another one on the next floor or you can sit outside. Booking is a must as this is a very busy place and has a nice bar ( cocktails available)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | (corner of Prestwich), Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 21 421 0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended

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