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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (137 reviews)
“vitello” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Upon payment , waitress insisted we tip 10% of service charge as anything lower than 10% ; considered service was not standard. Here are my comments, even when service are at its most pack hours, restaurant managers or its service attendants should inform customers of...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderfully charming place we found through our concierge. We started with a cocktail at the small bar. We went upstairs for dinner. We started by splitting the meatball appetizer. Delicious. We each had a salad,caprese and Swiss, both wonderful. We had pasta...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant to celebrate a family reunion. Recommended by 2 Capetonians. Food was great, service too. We ate with 8 persons, everybody ate something different and nobody was disappointed. Keep on th good work because this place is a gem.

Thank fdejong1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited many times in the past and decided to take my family for dinner. The food was consistently good as usual. The service was very disappointing to the extent that our dinner plates were cleared from our table while one of our party was...More

Thank 802sidneyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just as good as ever. Excellent meat halls with extra chillis and cheeses - more a main course size!! Great Carbonara - too much to eat after the starter! Great wines at reasonable prices

Thank steveclarke123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went as a party of three. Service was pro and friendly. All the pasta dishes were excellent. Grilled calamari were also excellent. Optima wine was well recommended. Would have preferred to be seated downstairs but all in all a lovely evening. Will return.

Thank angelo65Geneva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In truth it is difficult to get a bad meal in Cape Town and this was one of the best. Very popular we had to take an early sitting. Magic food and wine, Italian style. Great service from a very friendly waiter. This place was...More

Thank scoll365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a two-story house that creates an atmosphere that is both elegant and homely. Good Italian food, with some classic dishes and a few more surprising. I would put it in the top 5 Italian restaurants in Cape Town. Not quite up to the...More

Thank flashflash99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time we have been and just loved it - such a buzzing atmosphere and the pasta dishes are delish, as are the veal meatballs! Great wine too. Enjoyed both of our visits very much.

Thank Cammy9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Family owned Italian resturant in the heart of Cape Town. We visited in a Tuesday night, and good job we booked, because by 8:30 it was full! Great atmosphere, great service, and proper Italian food.

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