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Il Leone Mastrantonio

22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0071
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (123 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the most amazing restaurant - food is contemporary and classics Italian and their pasta and salads are awesome Great non pasta alternative The seafood cabbage special, when available, is sublime My go to lunch venue

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed yesterday

Had a meal at Il Leone a few nights ago. From the moment we arrived until we left the service was friendly and attentive. As for the food - it was just fantastic. The starter was unusual and extremely flavourful. The mains were pasta cooked...More

Thank PierreStorey
Reviewed yesterday

All four of us felt that Il Leone was average. Decent but not spectacular. It's a cozy atmosphere but the service was less than fabulous and the food just ok.

Thank EH179
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful dining experience! Something about having the restaurant in a "house" makes you feel warm and at home. The food was delicious and authentic. Looking forward to my next visit already!

Thank LiveWorkTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Partner and I walking around BoyzTown and were hungry it was around 930pm walked into this restaurant, was informed the restaurant had closed 30mins before (there were a few tables still occupied but obviously they were near the end of their evening) the lady we...More

Thank David_P_M1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always a winner. The food is totally delicious - pastas, meats, fish, salads - I've never had a bad meal! The service is excellent - the waiter was knowledgeable and new all about the menu and specials! I would say the only negative is that...More

Thank tanya2792016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was fantastic service and food and the qaulity of food was fabulous. The knowledge of waiters about specials was good and give good advice and we as a group was surprised about the evening.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant as it was close to our hotel and had good ratings. Reasonably priced and the food was good

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such an incredible dinner here. One of our entrees was a special that featured tuna roasted in olives and olive oil tossed in a pasta with cherry tomatoes and avocado. One of the best tasting pasta dishes I have had anywhere on the...More

Thank rtmalone10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say a bad word about this place. Great romantic atmosphere, with just the right lighting level, excellent food with a variety of dishes, service also very good.

Thank akker1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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