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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%
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“pasta” (134 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large house converted to Italian restaurant with fine decoration. The food was excellent and affordable, good wine list and also excellent service. Although a fancy restaurant, prices are quite low.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Yes its true - il Leone serves excellent Italian food in the heart of Cape Town. A bit hard to find because you have to walk through a few side streets but, its worth making the trip. I was reluctant to try Italian food in...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I've loved this place from the beginning to the end, its perfectly located few minutes form the centre, beautiful and in demand location , the staff is nice and prepared and obviously the food is the best I had the pleasure to eat in South...More

Thank Nicoletta P
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I have been to in Cape Town. This gorgeous restaurant has delicious food, a great atmosphere and incredibly attentive staff. Gloria made my meal very comfortable, assisting with my wine choice and was very knowledge of the menu. I plan...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Set in an old house, the venue itself is warm, lit by a soft and golden glow. The walls are decked with paintings by different artists in different styles that make you feel as though you're eating dinner in a secret, private art gallery. The...More

1  Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a glass of wine and after some good conversation with Marie (manager) and some of the staff, we opted to stay for dinner. We weren't disappointed. We tied their (grilled) calamari, which were very tasty, perfectly "al dente". Followed up with a...More

Thank Ecowoman
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We let our Concierge choose this restaurant to have something other than fish after so many great fish restaurants .. the ambience like an old house was great and the service was great , but the food mediocre ..

Thank nyani46
Reviewed 21 August 2017

On a recommendation of a local, our family ate here on the first night of our first visit to Cape Town. We were delighted. We had squid ink linguine, butternut squash ravioli, and some delicious fish for our entrees, and each of us loved ours...More

Thank Erik O
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

You have to book at this restaurant and the reception warm and friendly. They have seated us and the service prompt and good. The food was excellent. The calamari and pasta dishes was great choice. The gnocchi also great. Wine list excellent. I would love...More

Thank canada493
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I got at the restaurant on a Thursday afternoon, during lunch hours. The restaurant was empty. I asked for a table for 3 (I was with friends) and the person at the counter asked if we had a reservation. I said "No, do we need...More

1  Thank Fernanda L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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