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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 40
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  • 15
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  • 9
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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
Great food, great service and great wine

Really nice restaurant, excellent food, service and wine; all at a great price. The only downside for me was that it was very noisy. Lots of hard surfaces and so the noise can get out of control very easily.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philw999
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Tucson Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Italian food at its best.We were there during the Christmas period so it was very busy. The welcome was very good we sat downstairs which was not too noisy. The food and service were very good. Would definitely go back. You will not be disappointed

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Thank brutusjeans
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice restaurant, excellent food, service and wine; all at a great price. The only downside for me was that it was very noisy. Lots of hard surfaces and so the noise can get out of control very easily.

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Thank Philw999
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this lovely restaurant when dining at Don Armando just a tiny distance away and were so glad we took the advice. The mozzarella salad was gorgeous, fresh and sweet. My spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli verde was a delight especially the drizzling of sage butter, although have to admit far too much. Husband's seafood pasta excellent. It... More 

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London
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere, good service and great food. Staff very friendly and they seem to know the food. The waiteress said they try the specials everyday beforehand. Would recommend it.

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Thank attie1000
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews on this place, I was really looking forward to our meal, however, WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT it turned out to be !!! I ordered the meat-balls for starter and they arrived at the table cold, with a dribble of warm sauce around them. When the dish arrived back at the table, it was the same portion of... More 

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Thank Mike Y
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited an hour and a half for our meal. Served by a rude waiter and arrogant manager. We were berated for not wanting to pay the 12.5% service charge.. how can you expect a "service" charge for non-existent service? We were also not given our receipt back from the waiter and were very badly treated overall. Definitely an overrated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, probably expensive but the Dollar is strong right now. We sat in a lovely alcove with couches and plush chairs because there wasn't a table. Asked about sitting outside but the hostess recommended against because the winds are crazy strong. Couldn't have been happier with her advice. Service in SA is always slow but I would not consider... More 

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On mu last evening we decided to eat in this restaurant. We sat outside on the terrace. It was a wonderful dinner with great atmosphere and a very good and friendly service. Definite a place to go back to

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Thank Suzy S
South Africa
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive name for an impressive restaurant – situated on Coburn Street in Central Cape Town, this Italian restaurant is not to be missed. Reviews describe the restaurant as “impressive; consistent; simple but tasty food; visited by famous faces; elegant…” These are all descriptive words that we certainly agree with. The interior is modern with beautiful wooden floors, white linen... More 

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Thank SouthAfricaDeon
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a superb meal with family last night. The service here is just fantastic. We frequent 4-5 times a year here, and front of house welcomes us as if we were there weekly. They made an extra special gesture with my dad's birthday last night with decorating the tiramisu plate with "happy birthday". Thanks guys - awesome food & service.

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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