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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian food! Next to Nurnberg's Italian restaurant this is my favorites. Had an amazing Carbonara there again last night. All the friends I take there always enjoy it as much as I do. Five star venue 👌

Thank 297guestb
Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommendable if you are in the mood for authentic Italian food made with real fresh ingredients. The food is superb, the service is very good, the ambiance is "up there". We shall visit again.

Thank Riël G
Buenos Aires
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After trying a lot of game and great South African food we missed a little some pasta and we found this place to be the right spot to get some Carbohydrates back in the system. Loved the atmosphere of all Capetonians at the restaurant. Very local. Very nice. Great service.

Thank fermal
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really busy place with a lot of local people eating there. The fact that the great and good of Cape Town eat there tells you all you need to know about this place. The food is excellent and the service is too. The staff go out of their way to help you and make sure you are... More 

Thank Chris W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year I leave cold and dreary London to return to the warmth and affection of Cape Town it takes only a moment of decision to book a table at Il Leone. Why? Because I love this restaurant!! The greeting when you arrive, the service you receive, the food and wine you order is guaranteed to ensure regular visits. I... More 

Thank laurence7
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant last year and vowed to come back on our next visit to Cape Town. It's a simply decorated restaurant with bare floorboards throughout. Quite a few black and white pictures of Italians (I'm assuming) eating pasta. There are also many paintings adorning the walls, some of which are for sale. We enjoyed the beef carpaccio (didn't... More 

Thank Lesley R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Italian place, beautiful service and great food and their tiramisu is to die for, all was just right except that after calling 6 hours before to make a reservation, the manager failed to take my details down but they salvaged it well and I didn't have to make a fuss, if you can, I recommend you try it out.

Thank Mmaletuka M
Thalwil, Switzerland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As starter we had Bruschetta and Burrata with vegetables. Both dishes just perfect! Main dish we had Spaghetti Bolognese and Pasta Ragout. Both dishes again very good. They also have a wine cellar and the wines are kept at a perfect temperature which is rather rare in south africa. After drinking only south african wines during our holiday we took... More 

Thank Silvan N
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A friendly and relaxed Italian restaurant Extremely friendly staff and especially the maitre'd We loved the food everything was very good and there is something for everyone on this menu It is very affordable and a lovely vibe

Thank Feral23
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Only booking the day before we were really lucky to get in here. Set menu as it was New Year but a very fresh house salad as a pre starter with everything you could want in it. We choose a ceviche of line fish as a starter which was so succulent & full of citrus flavours with the merest hint... More 

Thank Jill D

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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