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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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Italian, Pasta
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently great

One of our go to dinner spots . It serves consistently great food. Wether you try their delicious salads with artichokes or their soups; carpaccio or melanzane you will not be disappointed . We had super mains of prawn pasta, rage on zucchini pasta, and piccata de Vitello. And don't forget their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of our go to dinner spots . It serves consistently great food. Wether you try their delicious salads with artichokes or their soups; carpaccio or melanzane you will not be disappointed . We had super mains of prawn pasta, rage on zucchini pasta, and piccata de Vitello. And don't forget their superb tiramisuor creme brûlée . Perfect service and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was delicious, the staff was friendly. However, it took around 45 min. to serve the order. And the atmosphere was nice.

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a recommendation from friends in CT, and we went there on our last night in town, it was not a mistake this place is truly special Friendly greeting who noticed our reluctance in climbing stairs and immediately offered a table down stairs by the window, something we were very grateful for - well spotted The menu is fantastic... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant serves delicious Italian food from antipasta, pasta to mains and dessert. It is always buzzing and an enjoyable night out. The prawn pasta with cherry tomatoes is one of my favourites.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great decor and setting. Table settings etc all good. We went on a busy Saturday evening and had mediocre veal and service. Poor wine by the glass selection. Expected this to be high end Italian but not so. Salads and starters were excellent. Maybe a better option to visit when not so busy.

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Durban, South Africa
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

A delightful and unpretentious Italian restaurant in De Waterkant. We were met at the door by the host who were affable and quirky. The food selection is typical with no huge surprises but we had fantastic meals. Great taste and full of flavour. Our waitron was a little slow but we were chatting so hardly noticed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food here is honest, simple, but all dishes are not all that exiting. It is a very professional run resturant, with very good and attentive service. You will not be dissapointed!

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were on our way to another restaurant, struggling to find parking when we found a parking spot right next to Il Leone. It looked so cosy inside we decided to change our plans and wandered into Il Leone. They were fully booked, but they were very welcoming and happy to serve us at either the bar or corner couches.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Upmarket Italian restaurant. A most enjoyable and fun evening with old friends with a perfect recipe: good friends, good food and good wine! A well put together menu that should please those seeking authentic Italian dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had dinner last night with an old friend. The welcome was just perfect. We were late for our reservation but the wonderful Frankie was kind and understanding. I had the first rate fish carpaccio and my friend the mussels. Great. The house white worked a treat. For main I let Frankie decide for me. She produced a fabulous piece of... 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, Pasta

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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