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All 802 Cape Town Central Restaurants

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
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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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at this restaurant several times over the last 2 years, both with family and clients for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The food and service are of consistently high quality - the pastas are some of the best I have eaten outside Italy. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was a little bit disappointed that my waiter wasn't a drop dead, dark haired Italian goddess. I got over myself very quickly when I received my food. Perfect place to take a vegetarian!

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Trondheim, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was in Il Leone with 3 colleagues during a conference in Cape Town in August 2014. We chose to go there due to the good reviews here on tripadvisor. We were welcomed friendly and were asked to sit next to the bar, as they had to prepare a table for us. We took an aperitif and then were led... More

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Cape Town
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of our old favorites and a "backup"- when we are not exactly sure what we want to eat we often find ourselves back in this restaurant. The menu is not big nor exceptional- very standard Italian dishes one will find everywhere but all the dishes are done with skill and care, and every single time like a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Italian food is one of the most overdone cuisines anywhere. So much so, that outside of Europe or big cities in the U.S. I only eat at Italian restaurants when it is arranged by someone else. No exception here. The back alley (not really, just around the corner from the main road instead of on it) location and the décor... More

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Firstly very loud place, very hard to have a decent conversation. Secondarily no real excitement about the menu, quiet expensive for local comparison. Then never had this kind of sweet bread at an Italian restaurant, followed by average starters, mains were tasteless or filled pasta swimming in oil. Hence decided to skip dessert but found a number of them on... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had dinner with my mrs. was quite excited as it was our first time dining at the establishment. Started with carpaccio the both of us, meat was good quality, little unsure of how they plated it together with raw button mushrooms sliced on the plate. Just something wasn't right, although tasty'. For mains I had the prawn pasta speciality, pasta... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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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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