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Il Leone Mastrantonio

22 Cobern Street | (corner of Prestwich), Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 421 0071
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgable sommelier and our waitress Nezzy offered us a Grappa on the house. We arrived late but they kept a table and the kitchen open for us.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

When visiting Cape Town we always eat here one night, food consistently great, very good service. Little else to say!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went to this restaurant with my family and friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. We all had a really good time and the food was great. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. I would definately recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an extensive menu to choose from, not too expensive and cooked to perfection. Good... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived late into Cape Town, and needed some dinner. Our restaurant called Il leone to check the kitchen was open. When we arrived, they were keeping the kitchen open for us. And even though they were preparing to close, we would never know it. The service was flawless, the food fresh and tasty and we were offered desserts and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Date night last weekend... A fantastic interior... My wife says bistro... but it's Italian, anyway it is great. The menu is extensive but small enough for the kitchen to do what they do extremely well. Starting with calamari - soft and succulent! and Melzane alla Parmigiana - a really magnificent dish! For mains we shared the line fish which was... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Couldn't agree more Barbara! This is my first review ever on trip adviser and I couldn't wait to come and write it!! My Gnocchi was undercooked and the 4 cheese sauce was thin and very uninteresting...I can and have cooked a better one. My son had carbonara which was so runny and that was the only thing we could taste... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the worst meal I ate in cape town. The service was beyond slow. It took 50 minutes in between courses. The food was in edible . We had to return two pasta dishes because of the amount of salt. The pasta with vodka sauce was extremely salty as well but we were too embarrassed to return. I order... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Il Leone is one of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town, so we decided to spoil ourselves on a cold and wet winters night with some of the great food and service we are accustomed to. However this time the food fell well short of our expectations whilst the welcome, service from Max and ambiance were right up there! My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We live in London and this is the best Italian restaurant we have ever been too. Service, quality and price are exceptional and we could go there every night and sample the menu😬. Luckily we don't live here, as I'd end up the size of a house from the pasta and other Italian delights.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Firstly Thank you so much for having us as your very last table and keeping the kitchen open. It was really a amazing meal, our waiter Peli was just fantastic with her knowledge of the menu and helping us decide. The Gnocchi is a must, the Fish soup(best I ever had) and to end of the Lamb Lolli pops definitely... More

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