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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
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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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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Date night last weekend... A fantastic interior... My wife says bistro... but it's Italian, anyway it is great. The menu is extensive but small enough for the kitchen to do what they do extremely well. Starting with calamari - soft and succulent! and Melzane alla Parmigiana - a really magnificent dish! For mains we shared the line fish which was... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Couldn't agree more Barbara! This is my first review ever on trip adviser and I couldn't wait to come and write it!! My Gnocchi was undercooked and the 4 cheese sauce was thin and very uninteresting...I can and have cooked a better one. My son had carbonara which was so runny and that was the only thing we could taste... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the worst meal I ate in cape town. The service was beyond slow. It took 50 minutes in between courses. The food was in edible . We had to return two pasta dishes because of the amount of salt. The pasta with vodka sauce was extremely salty as well but we were too embarrassed to return. I order... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Il Leone is one of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town, so we decided to spoil ourselves on a cold and wet winters night with some of the great food and service we are accustomed to. However this time the food fell well short of our expectations whilst the welcome, service from Max and ambiance were right up there! My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We live in London and this is the best Italian restaurant we have ever been too. Service, quality and price are exceptional and we could go there every night and sample the menu😬. Luckily we don't live here, as I'd end up the size of a house from the pasta and other Italian delights.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Firstly Thank you so much for having us as your very last table and keeping the kitchen open. It was really a amazing meal, our waiter Peli was just fantastic with her knowledge of the menu and helping us decide. The Gnocchi is a must, the Fish soup(best I ever had) and to end of the Lamb Lolli pops definitely... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited Il Leone based on several positive reviews on Tripadvisor. It was a wet winter evening about a month ago, we were a group of seven people including one 6 year old child. The waitress was friendly and had an excellent grasp of the non menu specials but she should have written down our order because she messed it... More

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Wester Cape
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Even though I am not a pasta fan, we went to Il Leone for my 30th. The food was delicious topped off with some quality wine. While certainly not the cheapest, I would recommend wholeheartedly for couples looking for quiet, quality meal.

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lovely meal - there were quite a few items not on the menu when we dined however rather that as you know the items are then fresh. We had calamari to start which was tender and tasty (however it could have done with a small dipping sauce just as a small suggestion - maybe spicy fresh tomato!). I had linguine... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Il leone is an absolute must for any tourist or foodie . Fresh ingredients , professional derives amazing atmosphere . Il leone has it all . Everything on the menu is good !! My personal favourite the gumberetti and the steak florentina! Sublime

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