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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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298 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For an all round eating experience you can't beat Il Leone! It is in a beautiful old building with an outside balcony for having a drink on those balmy summer nights. Amazing art work adorns the walls, pretty flowers on the tables & interesting antiques all add to the ambience. The standard of food is top quality with a good... More 

Thank bella c
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was a guest at a business function which was held upstairs and was extremely well catered for! We thoroughly enjoyed the great food and service.

Thank Bill R
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening here. The food was very nice and tasty and the service polite and friendly. The menu was not too extensive so definitely freshly prepared. I had the yellowtail main course which was delicious and they prepared a pasta dish especially for my fussy 7 year old daughter. Would recommend.

Thank Esmh
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We come to CT every year (from Scotland) and we wouldn't dream of leaving without at least one meal in Il Leone. Always a warm welcome from the friendly staff and owner. It has a lovely atmosphere and the food is always amazing. We have never been disappointed. Off the beaten track so mainly locals , including friends of ours... More 

Thank Wheresneo
Brisbane, Australia
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194 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by a "local" and we were pleased to follow up this. We were a group of 8 and most of us really enjoyed our meals. There is a good selection of wines- I chose a few bottles of Italian wines as accompaniment. Reasonable prices ( by Australian standards).

Thank PKC54
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We go to this restaurant whenever we visit Cape Town and it is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to, its been around for many years, the menu is brilliant and service is very slick and professional . The premises are spotlessly clean , smart and inviting . Management are clearly visible and staff are well above... More 

Thank Gallopaway
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We arrived and was shown to our table. The waiter was very good and we ordered a bottle of wine. A basket containing various breads was brought which we enjoyed with olive oil and balsamic. After some time we ordered the Main course of pasta. After the meal we enjoyed a vary good espresso.

Thank Jan B
Watton, Norfolk, England
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117 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had a good ambience, friendly and efficient service and the food was good. Good range of dishes on offer.

Thank Louisa H
Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This restaurant which is often listed as one of the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town was very disappointing. There were 6 of us and the only person that had a good meal was the person who ordered the steak florentine. The veal was not great quality, the pastas and sauce only fair, the Chianti a poor variety and they... More 

Thank Atlantan1972
Munich, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were super impressed by the high standard of the food here. Very authentic Italian food in a beautiful villa in De Waterkant Cape Town. Excellent and very professional service. A bit more expensive but worth every cent

Thank ulfsneider

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?