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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended by my great friend in Cape Town, Janie, this was my latest birthday destination in the Cape for my annual trip there Owned by a local family it is cosy, fun, great food and lovely service (the poor waitress got each course to the right person even though we changed places after each course) The price was really good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyable dinner there last night with friends. Restaurant was packed with all patrons appearing to be enjoying themselves, We arrived early and staff did their utmost to seat us quickly, must mention how pleasant and friendly they were, Our waiter Patty Night was helpful and explained all queries faultlessly, One of us had the special starter, Ceviche-good, Buratta was good... More 

Thank selwyn n
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner on a busy Sunday night. Despite our late reservation we got a good table. Friendly staff (even on a full night). Had great seafood dishes, carpaccio and pasta. We'll be back for more of the Italian classic offered. Good value for money.

Thank Vanamstel
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok a year ago i enjoyed it, and reviewed saying so This time the table wasn't ready so was told to sit at the bar, i saw Bombay Sapphire on the shelf, i asked for it and was told "no" as it was an empty bottle, yes it was empty, who forgot to order? I asked for 2 gin and... More 

Thank Chalkmanvid
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable meal here with a friend. Service fine and my main of Picatta de vitello was delicious. Prices are reasonable considering the good quality of food. Great wine list and pleasant atmosphere. I wouldn't go for a family meal, but definitely with adults having a quality evening out.

Thank Steve C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 22 and went for dinner to Il Leone on 11 Feb'17. We had arranged for a set menu to make the ordering process smooth, and all we had to choose was our mains out of 4 options. There were also 12 unopened bottles of wine already on the table. I asked for my fillet to... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a magnificent meal here I'm rather partial to a good risotto and when you find one of the best ever it's worth a mention. Having eaten all over Italy to find something great in capetown is worth a plug. Restaurant was packed when we arrived so book to guarantee your table put this on your capetown wish list!!... More 

Thank Hayley M
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

as usual Il leone was busy,filled with locals and tourists having a good time.on arrival the six of us were shown to an upstairs table,happily by an open window.the pleasent Eve Night presented the menus and took our orders. we chose ascolana,burrata with grilled vegetables,calamari,carpaccio pesce,Greco Romano,insalata sfiziosa,kingklip,pasta fagioli,penne moskovita,tagliatelle pescatore and vitello. we drank Pinot Grigio (R290),JW Black(R70 double),Martini(R60)... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the business lunch we just had here. The tables are far enough apart that you can have a good conversation, the space is light and airy. The service was perfect - they let us enjoy our wine and food with right amount of attention. The food was delicious all around the table. Great experience all around.

Thank gmcnab
Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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207 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indeed delicious food kind staff would be better if they had a few more! Could not fault the food it was excellent the actual delivery of the service another story, but all in all a very pleasing and enjoyable evening and dinner. Considering the number of staff in comparison to the completely full restaurant I congratulate them on how well... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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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