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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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (128 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
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 1 September 2016 via mobile

Our monthly dinner club visited here last week. The food was good and well priced....but obviously they use their liquor to make up their profit margins. The wine lovers complained about the wine prices, and we felt totally ripped off when the bill arrived and...More

Thank AO4
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Il Leone is a proper restaurant: unpretentious yet with all the bells and whistles. Proper white table cloths and cloth napkins, good service, excellent food. Tables are spaced so that one can have a private conversation and the upstairs is airy and light. Good art...More

Thank safaripro2015
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful Italian restaurant with delicious dishes in beautifu surroundings - an historic home with warmth and lovely finishes. Conveniently situated in Greenpoint. Superb Italian dishes, cooked with style and taste, as well as a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood dishes. Excellent value for...More

Thank 212margueriteh
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Not at the level of keerom 95 or villa 47 but a good italian classic good service correct prices. We all took different dishes and we were 7 people all happy

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were hungry and so looking forward to a good Italian meal on a cold evening. The food was poor and over salted. The service was really good, but the problem is definitely with the chef in the kitchen. Will never go back.

Thank robslviah
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My first time at this restaurant was amazing, such friendly helpful staff, insanely good pasta and wonderful atmosphere. I will definitely return.

Thank claire c
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Whenever we get a chance we try and get to IL Leone a few times a year when we are in Cape Town. The food is fresh and always excellent. It is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town for good basic Italian food....More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had made no reservation but they could squeeze us in (5 persons). Food and service great 🖒😀. Thanks.

Thank Rene B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our first visit to Il Leone was an excellent dining experience. The ambiance was charming, light and airy with comfortable chairs and well set tables. The fresh flowers were a nice touch. Very pleasant and well informed staff. The restaurant was full but not noisy....More

Thank gfoley2016
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Coming out of the African bush we needed to detox on pasta. This is a hip place...so fun, you will enjoy this casual place.

Thank Beth S
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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