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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)
“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 17 January 2018 via mobile

When I ask locals in Cape Town where can I have some good italian food mostly they say Il Leone. People in Cape Town love good wine, good food and good service. So they should know. My third visit at Il Leone will be my...More

Thank René B
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with interesting art and service friendly. Veal was dry and pasta not great at all. Nothing special unfortunately as it came highly recommended

Thank kim r
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing food !! The carbonara was out of this world. Service was great totally recommend it. Wine amarone della valpociella Classico 2013 WOW

Thank paulinadiaz
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Have always had an excellent meal. The standard has remained the same over the years as has the quality. We shared a starter with bread. All had different pastas. All enjoyed. No wine just soft drinks. No space for dessert. Excellent and quick service. Recommend...More

Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered the pasta and the veal. Wasn’t too happy with my veal (was a bit too dry) but the pasta was fantastic ! Also our waitress looked like a young Anne Hathaway so was not hard on the eyes either !

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I went there for dinner. Food was okay, service was good. The restaurant can be very busy so make sure you book in advance.

Thank Dede8100
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The Mastrantonio in Johannesburg, South Africa is an outstanding restaurant. I therefore assumed il Leone (part of the same stable) would be just as good. It is also highly rated on TripAdvisor. I will keep it brief. My gnocchi bolognese was plain and uninspiring. It...More

1  Thank RyanLapidus
Reviewed 19 December 2017

How this place got a reputation as one of the better Italian restaurants in Cape Town I do not know! Three of us for lunch. Calamari starters were ordinary. Pasta and fish main courses even more ordinary. No imagination, - sauces uninteresting. Really you could...More

Thank A2275PQjonathans
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The same gentlemen is always standing outside Il Leone. He is very friendly and welcoming. He always assists with finding us a parking. Il Leone is a cosy warm place. Always busy. We have been frequenting this restaurant for many many years. The staff are...More

Thank Hotels201511
Reviewed 2 December 2017 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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