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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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London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The building is double storey and quite cosy. It has Oregon pine flooring and wooden balustrades and throughout and this sets the ambience - it feels like an old colonial homestead (it was probably a shipping office in a previous life being so close to the docks). The decor is simple and the toilets are spotless. The food is very... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was our third visit and very disappointing. When we arrived the restaurant was quiet for a change ! Our waitron was obviously favoured by a lot of guests as she spent most of the time greeting others! A long wait for food which was served by two other waitresses whilst our lady chatted with her "friends" Think this an... More 

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Dublin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had a lovely dinner in this chic spot. Service was very efficient and food was very enjoyable...pasta was particularly nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

No doubt the best italian restaurant in cape town , Daniele the owner an amazing host ,food was delicious!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Saw a review of this restaurant on trip advisor and found out it was a block away from our hotel. Ate there last night and loved the food. The service was fabulous, our server was a local girl who was so friendly and personable. Husband had mussels for an appetizer which he loved. Large menu and specials.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went here our first night after arriving in Cape Town. The food was great, service excellent, though it can get a bit noisy when at full capacity. Seems that the locals like to come here, so that is always a good things! Would definitely return again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've eaten here many times over the last three years and it's never failed to hit the heights . Service superb ,impressive wine selection at reasonable prices and truly authentic Italian food . Fresh fish,antipasto excellent and veal and steak very tasty . The atmosphere is equally good with lovely semi private rooms if needed .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is always a special experience to enjoy this very nice Restaurant and its food. I know the place from its very first opening and it is becoming one of mine and family favorite Restaurants in Cape Town. We just love it!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were fortunate to secure a last minute 6.30 reservation at il Leone last night. Although we were supposed to be done by 8.15, they juggled the tables and we managed to stay until 9.30 which speaks to the quality of both the service and the restaurant Quiet initially, by 7.30 it was buzzing - the salad starters were superb... More 

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

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