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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 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We come to CT every year (from Scotland) and we wouldn't dream of leaving without at least one meal in Il Leone. Always a warm welcome from the friendly staff and owner. It has a lovely atmosphere and the food is always amazing. We have never been disappointed. Off the beaten track so mainly locals , including friends of ours... More 

Thank Wheresneo
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to go here by a "local" and we were pleased to follow up this. We were a group of 8 and most of us really enjoyed our meals. There is a good selection of wines- I chose a few bottles of Italian wines as accompaniment. Reasonable prices ( by Australian standards).

Thank PKC54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to this restaurant whenever we visit Cape Town and it is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to, its been around for many years, the menu is brilliant and service is very slick and professional . The premises are spotlessly clean , smart and inviting . Management are clearly visible and staff are well above... More 

Thank Gallopaway
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and was shown to our table. The waiter was very good and we ordered a bottle of wine. A basket containing various breads was brought which we enjoyed with olive oil and balsamic. After some time we ordered the Main course of pasta. After the meal we enjoyed a vary good espresso.

Thank Jan B
Watton, Norfolk, England
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had a good ambience, friendly and efficient service and the food was good. Good range of dishes on offer.

Thank Louisa H
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant which is often listed as one of the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town was very disappointing. There were 6 of us and the only person that had a good meal was the person who ordered the steak florentine. The veal was not great quality, the pastas and sauce only fair, the Chianti a poor variety and they... More 

Thank Atlantan1972
Munich, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were super impressed by the high standard of the food here. Very authentic Italian food in a beautiful villa in De Waterkant Cape Town. Excellent and very professional service. A bit more expensive but worth every cent

Thank ulfsneider
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted a the door. Did not have reservations but we were seated immediately. We were waited on promptly. Very good variety of Italian food. The food was delicious. The place has a nice atmosphere and prices are good. My only complaint was we had to ask for our check after waiting for about 20 minutes after we completed... More 

Thank Heb2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

A last minute visit, but made very welcome on the door. Great atmosphere and very nice food - I would happily return........

Thank UK-Steve-29
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Pasta to die for !!! The four cheese sauce is amazing ! Service , dinner , beautiful art on the walls and the glass of bubbles to say happy birthday was such a lovely gesture !!! I would be back once a week if I could 🍝

Thank EmmylouBT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?