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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 421 0071
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Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Il Leone Mastrantonio in Cobern Street, Green Point, is not on the main road, so not in the public eye. This part of the appeal, as those locals and visitors keep on going back there, for the good food and the great ambience. We arrived on a Saturday evening, without a reservation and were warmly received by the maitre d.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic meal and evening Thank you to the stunning Frankie and her staff for a wonderful evening You all need to book and go there for a stunning event. Pastas superlative Caveat. Waitress had very bad breath

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Bermuda
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a wonderful time at Il Leonie because it was more of a local bistro than a tourist spot. Nothing wrong with tourist restaurants but it was fun to see the locals in action. It has a great vibe and AWESOME service. Their wine list is terrific and the italian take on fish is wonderful. It isn't the best... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner with great servise . Close to the V&A Waterfront . Adequate parking in the street . Must book as the restaurant is busy .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were craving tasty Italian and this place was recommended as a nice and cozy local place with really good food. I couldn't describe it any better than that! Service was great and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place where if you go from time to time the quality of the food is always good. The service every time was excellent. Can only recommend.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch on Sunday with family. Excellent service and lovely room. Great paintings. The special pasta - linguine pasta was terrific. Starters to share just perfect. Melanzane Calamari, salad, Capes and more.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very bright and airy, but better downstairs than up...and outside on a warm day is lovely too. We've been numerous times and at the outset would have definitely said 5*. However, the 'specials' are always the same and never seem to change with the season. The food is excellent and varied, but the service is consistently poor. It's not just... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't heard of Il Leone up until 4 days ago when friends suggested we have supper there before going to the theatre. Rather unusually for me, I had eaten at 3 different Italian restaurants in the previous 10 days, so I was interested to see how this one measured up. It was the largest of the 4 restaurants with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside virtually on the street, coupled with traditional food and friendly service you could easily think you are in an Italian village - super

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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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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