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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27 21 421 0071
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful Italian restaurant with delicious dishes in beautifu surroundings - an historic home with warmth and lovely finishes. Conveniently situated in Greenpoint. Superb Italian dishes, cooked with style and taste, as well as a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood dishes. Excellent value for money. A timeless favourite in Cape Town

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not at the level of keerom 95 or villa 47 but a good italian classic good service correct prices. We all took different dishes and we were 7 people all happy

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were hungry and so looking forward to a good Italian meal on a cold evening. The food was poor and over salted. The service was really good, but the problem is definitely with the chef in the kitchen. Will never go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time at this restaurant was amazing, such friendly helpful staff, insanely good pasta and wonderful atmosphere. I will definitely return.

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Thank claire c
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we get a chance we try and get to IL Leone a few times a year when we are in Cape Town. The food is fresh and always excellent. It is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town for good basic Italian food. And each time we have been we have not been disappointed. On one occasion they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had made no reservation but they could squeeze us in (5 persons). Food and service great 🖒😀. Thanks.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Il Leone was an excellent dining experience. The ambiance was charming, light and airy with comfortable chairs and well set tables. The fresh flowers were a nice touch. Very pleasant and well informed staff. The restaurant was full but not noisy. The broccoleti and amatriciana were both excellent , with the pasta cooked to perfection. The... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming out of the African bush we needed to detox on pasta. This is a hip place...so fun, you will enjoy this casual place.

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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to enjoy a nice "authentic" Italian dinner and were quite pleased that we chose Il Leone. We showed up without a reservation (although this approach is not recommended as the restaurant is very popular) and the hospitable hostess was able to fit my family of five in for dinner. We enjoyed the nice selection of wine and wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything perfect! As a starter we had bruscetta and caprese salad, main course was carbonara and broccoli pasta, desert panna cotta and crème brulée - everything very delicious! We had definitely enough to eat ;). We definitely come back here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 21 421 0071
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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