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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 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friendly and relaxed Italian restaurant Extremely friendly staff and especially the maitre'd We loved the food everything was very good and there is something for everyone on this menu It is very affordable and a lovely vibe

Thank Feral23
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only booking the day before we were really lucky to get in here. Set menu as it was New Year but a very fresh house salad as a pre starter with everything you could want in it. We choose a ceviche of line fish as a starter which was so succulent & full of citrus flavours with the merest hint... More 

Thank Jill D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked for two different nights in October for December as family were arriving from London. Last year the food , especially the pasta was so fabulous, when we tried in dec 2015 to book again they were full. Os a week apart we visited and dined here, the food did not disappoint, the pasta was pronounced excellent, as was... More 

Thank MBCT2014
Montreal, Canada
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in Cape Town in 2014, we tried numerous times to get into this restaurant but it was consistently full. Upon this trip, we booked early and were so grateful. The food was excellent, the setting is gorgeous and the atmosphere was fun. The service was just OK but that did not take away from the meal as a... More 

Thank 514foodie
Moscow, Russia
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends here. Some of the food they ordered was disappointing. Sapty pasta, fish was tasteless. My drinks were very weak. Sorry but wont recommend.

Thank Richard C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although service was great and food good, we'd been told this was one of the best places to eat in Cape Town and can't help but feel a little disappointed. I had zucchini bolognese which was great to have a pasta alternative but did arrive watery, whilst my husband had prawn linguini which was just ok. Whilst I'd suggest this... More 

Thank Katie d
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone raved about their meals and the atmosphere, while noisy as the evening went on, was certainly enjoyable. The service however wasn't terrific as our waitress first forgot to mention the specials to us (we only heard about them when she told the table next to us after we had ordered) and she was MIA most of the evening. definitely... More 

Thank SteveKMontreal
Hout Bay, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Christmas we decided to break from tradition by going to a promoted buffed lunch with a bunch of friends and decided to look for a restaurant that stuck with their normal menu, it was definitely one of our better decisions. The service & the food was just FANTASTIC, close your eyes for a minute and you could be in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there twice, and is now going there again for christmas dinner.Perfect italian with a good seslcation of real Italian food. Friendly and nice, but not pushy waiter makes this one of the best in CT for me.

Thank Aslevatn
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch and as authentic as you'll get outside Italy. Place was packed by the time we left. Excellent bruschetta and buratta to start followed by perfect pasta dishes. Reasonable too. Highly recommended.

Thank YorkshireTwig

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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