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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
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

i've heard rave review about this place from a couple of my business partners and apparently it is hard to get a space without reservations especially on weekends. since it was close to where i was staying, i walked over and sampled a couple stuff on the menu since i wasn't that hungry. we ordered their lamb and legendary prawn... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

When we first went here the food was superb, the portions were ample and the ambiance good. We've been back 2-3 times since and each time (culminating in the last one) the place has got a bit more tired, the portions have reduced as margin is squeezed and its just feels a bit like its trading on past reputation-it feels... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Authentic Italian food and a wonderful menu. The staff are efficient and the restaurant itself is plainly decorated but cosy. The wine menu is good and we ordered the Doolhof Pinotage which was outstanding. If you are looking for good Italian food, this is definitely the place to be!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The most expensive Resturant of all my travels into Africa. For a table of 14 they would only allow 2 corkage. Although the good is average and the service ok. There is no value for money I will not come back.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cape Town has a lot of Italian cuisine on offer. Il Leone is amongst the best--and we've tried them all many times. The atmosphere can be loud, especially upstairs in the smaller rooms, but the food is quite good. Our table had a mix of fish (excellent Kingklip) and pasta --all good. Wines are priced typical of Cape Town restaurants,... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The staff is friendly but not syrupy, lighting is just right to see your friend's face to having conversations, space between tables is just right, and table sizes are also just right etc. Furniture is simple and art and decor is simple in an understated way. You don't need to be super fancy, the food is the main attraction. The... More

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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

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about Il Leone Mastrantonio

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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