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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (130 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A request for a table on the same day( Sunday) yielded a surprise positive response as this is a very popular restaurant. We had a cosy table on a cold day( & noticed acoustics had improved!) and just relished our meal. The Specials' list was...More

Thank KatinkaCapeTown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening. The pasta is very good and they have an excellent house wine (white and red). The setting is also good. You get enough on your plate. Vegetarian food also possible.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is charming, food is excellent, great cellar and very good service Better if you reserve! I was in a group of 10 people and they were able to accommodate. If you like good Italian food you have to go there

Thank maug76
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing veal meatball starters which was quite a generous portion. The kingklip was very tasty. Would say that their service could have been much better. General setting and ambiance is very friendly and group friendly.

Thank Melinda0407
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

IL Leone can only be discerned as a culinary experience that is well worth it. The menu is vast and caters for all taste buds. The wine list too is very good with a good range of wines. It's not the cheapest but I'd say...More

Thank Francois R
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Thank you for the most delicious food and wine tonight. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back when next in CT. I am so pleased I went with our waiters suggestion of your special, mussel with white wine sauce pasta! Delicious!!!!!!!

Thank Lana J
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We loved this restaurant, the wine selection is great, we were seated upstairs, the seating is spread out so you have enough privacy and it doesnt feel like you are listening to someones conversations. The food was lovely, it is gourmet Italian food. service was...More

Thank Shantellebooysen
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is the most amazing restaurant - food is contemporary and classics Italian and their pasta and salads are awesome Great non pasta alternative The seafood cabbage special, when available, is sublime My go to lunch venue

Thank Caroline 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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