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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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Minneapolis, USA
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't say a bad word about this place. Great romantic atmosphere, with just the right lighting level, excellent food with a variety of dishes, service also very good.

Thank akker1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The setting is quite and relaxing. The service was reasonable. But the food was the real winner. I had a very good veal along with a good wine finished with a local brandy and coffee.

Thank gregmQ2039WG
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326 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love this restaurant but our last visit was a total let down. The service was slow and the normally tasty food just average. My partner even found a bone in his tagliatelle ragu. All and all disappointing. We will give it a skip for a couple of months.

Thank Reenwoud
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love my Italian food and am generally very fussy about it! Il Leone offers a pleasurable dining experience every time! The quality of the food and service is consistently good. I would highly recommend the linguine Portofino followed by the tiramisu for dessert.

Thank nkidy
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had made a reservation for dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday, which the restaurant was informed of when making the reservation. What a letdown. There was no mention of the special occasion by the receptionist when we arrived, or at any time afterwards. There was no sign of a manager throughout the evening, even when we left. I am... More 

Thank Butch R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I noticed first about this restaurant is the wonderful art in the dining area. The 2nd thing I noticed is that this is a family restaurant. There were families with children and also small tables where couples can enjoy an intimate dinner. Everyone looked at ease enjoying some excellent Italian food. We enjoyed the salads and pasta with delicious... More 

Thank rwland
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362 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had a nice evening dining here. Good food and drinks. Very nice ambience. Friendly and accommodating staff.

Thank iamjohnny
Hilton, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Supreme service, excellent wine list, delicious food and overall a great evening out. Will certainly be returning guests. Just far enough to be away from the tourist traps, yet close enough to the waterfront and the hotels.

Thank Sean M
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Truly authentic Italian cuisine! The pasta is aldente, the risotto is cooked to perfection and the salads are scrumptious. They have an extensive wine list with both local & Italian wines. Great ambience, good service and good value for money.

Thank livaclan
Sandton, South Africa
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

8 of us decided to give Il Leone a whirl following some good feedback. The environment was great - refined and elegant. We all ordered differently and had either 1, 2 or 3 courses. The consensus after the meal was that the meal was average from a taste perspective. The service was outstanding. We were there for a good 3-4... More 

Thank LlewellynPatrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?