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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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Italian, Pasta
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22 Cobern Street | (corner of Prestwich), Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 421 0071
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal and great service

Recently had an excellent experience at Il Leone - excellent clam starter, perfectly cooked pasta, great service and fantastic atmosphere. I also feel that for the quality of food you get, the prices are good value for money. One of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town and will definitely be back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Jade M
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Recently had an excellent experience at Il Leone - excellent clam starter, perfectly cooked pasta, great service and fantastic atmosphere. I also feel that for the quality of food you get, the prices are good value for money. One of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town and will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Il Leone is one of our favourite spots in Cape Town and we often frequent it for special occasions. Some of our meals were great - butternut ravioli especially - but service was extremely slow and the zucchini pasta was soggy and hellishly overpriced - R160 for shredded zucchini, a handful of prawns and some cherry tomatoes. We have overlooked... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

At Il Leone I had the best pasta that I've ever tasted! It was just really amazing. Great food and great service. I would recommend everyone to have lunch or dinner here. Its well worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of our regular restaurants . We take our customers here to impress them. Their chef is relatively new , but he is amazing . Daniel , you always have the right formula. I feel that the food that you have on the menu is always of the highest quality, you almost feel that it's a home cooked... More 

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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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, Pasta

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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