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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 11 March 2018

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 9 March 2018 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 7 March 2018 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 4 March 2018

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 22 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Twelve of us ate here after a long day at the beach. The food was first class , the veal schnitzel was a particular favourite. Staff were friendly and attentive . Would definitely recommend it for lunch or dinner. Just one thing to note whilst...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This will be one of my favourites to dine at when next visiting Cape Town. The staff were very friendly, service fantastic and the food was outstanding. The ambiance added to the experience and we can not fault anything. A must to do!

Thank 763Anneli
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We visited here after a long day of sightseeing. The food was very good - I had mussels followed by the special of truffle spaghetti. We had a bottle of Constantia Glen - Three, which I have to say was absolutely wonderful (currently ordering bottles...More

Thank Het712
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in Cape Town. Most enjoyable and very close to the Mount Nelson hotel. We had very good service and the food was good but not as good as Magic Aroma but closer Still enjoyable and would recommend.

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