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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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (136 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must for any Italian food lovers living in or visiting Cape Town.... For me it's the annul pilgrimage of Carbo Loading the evening before Cycle Tour.... One snag this year.... tried something a little different from what I usually order and ordered...More

Thank Kazuaki T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again a fabulous evening at Il Leone. The ambiance and space in this lovely old house in Green Point definitely contribute to the experience as does the interesting art collection on the walls. The tables are beautifully laid with crisp white linen and sparkling...More

Thank safaripro2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were at a loose end on a Sunday night and decided to check out this place only because it was close by, it wasn’t rated very highly on trip advisor so I didn’t expect much. However, we had the burrata and...More

Thank shradha15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we are in Cape Town. Reservations are a must. Great menu, home made pasta selection is great and the menu definitely has something for everyone. Very vegetarian friendly and there are always a couple of specials which are guaranteed...More

Thank Travels2often
Reviewed 6 days ago

Second only to Magica Roma in Pinelands. On entry one could be anywhere in provincial Italy; it has that feel. The menu is comprehensive and what we had could not be faulted. Service is exemplary. A god all round performance.

Thank a20hol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il Leone had the atmosphere and the taste we were looking for. I’d suggest booking ahead, especially if coming in a larger group - This place was full by 7pm. Meals were great, but the service was better. Our waitress helped us choose from the...More

Thank Catfishtopher G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any time of the day Ill Leone not only maintains but constantly reestablishes a superb standard of service and food - it’s a rarity in Cape Town, an authentic Italian restaurant that continually improves. My one quibble would be the standard of the artwork in...More

Thank Ohjaygeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff, An interesting menu, good wine list and quality ingredients well cooked, made for an enjoyable lunch, Made a point of returning for another meal before leaving Cape Town. .

Thank almeiF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked on a Tuesday night which was very necessary as clearly the local CapeTowners know this place. The food was really good and a reasonable price too with friendly attentive service

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had another great evening here as a family. The restaurant let me bring in a cake for the birthday we were celebrating, lit the candles, and brought it out specially after our meal- going above and beyond to make sure we all had a...More

Thank Kelsey G
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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