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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: Reservations, Late Night
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
Great Italian food

Restaurant is very nice, formal deco but relax. Very good selection of wines and food was excellent. A true italian restaurant in the mother city

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is very nice, formal deco but relax. Very good selection of wines and food was excellent. A true italian restaurant in the mother city

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Plettenberg Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a lovely surprise find near to cape quarter in Cape Town , the food was equal to the most amazing food we had on the amalfi Coast in Italy last year . The service , waiting staff , ambiance , food, wines, all excellent !!!!our waiter Daniel was very knowledgeable about the wines and very friendly and didn't mind... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a fantastic dinner with six friends. Service excellent and fun venue. Beef Cappacio superb and all salads fresh and delicious. Pastas excellent. Highly recommended!

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JHB
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thank you Tanashe & Il Leone! We arrived with family & baby and were treated like royalty from first second. Two of the party ordered risotto and even although we were cautioned that the risotto took 30 minutes, we were constantly updated by Tanashe. Food = really good. Ambience = special. Service = SUBLIME. Overall experience = you will see... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the food was good and the restaurant had great ambiance but pay with cash our credit card was skimmed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Every item is perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Don’t be fooled by the portions – you will be satisfied. A bit pricey so more for a special occasion but worth the wait. Staff were lovely.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The family celebrated a birthday at this "Italian" restaurant but we were disappointed with the food. Tough veal, over salted ham and very ordinary pasta spoiled the party but our waitress was good...thank you Chanelle. The prices are fair and the wine list is sufficient but the food is what really counts.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a terrible run-in with a restaurant around the corner we popped in here on a Saturday night, expecting to get the last table at the kitchen, which turned out to be sort of true but when i looked like i was going to leave they promptly juggled their reservations and we got seated at a very nice table. Service... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No rushing at all. Good selection of wines. Cosmo was okay. Good place for couples gay or straight... Good location up the street couple of gay bars.

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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Classic Italian kitchen to perfection. Best lamb chops ever! Enjoyed every moment! From the noisy street you enter an oasis of quiet, knowledgeable waiters, great food and reasonable prices. Entered my list of favourites!

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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

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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