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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (150 reviews)
“prawns” (38 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 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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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Although the food was good there was a lot of rubbish outside the restaurant and dirty running water. We saw two big fat rats not a nice end to evening

Thank lionelwestall
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Nice pastas, good wine and friendly staff. Booking a few hours in advance is recommended. BUT : the place is very loud !!! It's difficult to have a conversation when the place is full of people.

Thank mlmparis
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Well we were recommended this restaurant by good friends who enjoy Italian dining. If you enjoy Italian it's pretty good though we found we go less and less to Italian restaurants as the taste is always so similar. Great service and a good wine list...More

Thank Guy K
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by my great friend in Cape Town, Janie, this was my latest birthday destination in the Cape for my annual trip there Owned by a local family it is cosy, fun, great food and lovely service (the poor waitress got each course to the...More

Thank Poserpike2015
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Enjoyable dinner there last night with friends. Restaurant was packed with all patrons appearing to be enjoying themselves, We arrived early and staff did their utmost to seat us quickly, must mention how pleasant and friendly they were, Our waiter Patty Night was helpful and...More

Thank selwyn n
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on a busy Sunday night. Despite our late reservation we got a good table. Friendly staff (even on a full night). Had great seafood dishes, carpaccio and pasta. We'll be back for more of the Italian classic offered. Good value for money.

Thank Vanamstel
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Ok a year ago i enjoyed it, and reviewed saying so This time the table wasn't ready so was told to sit at the bar, i saw Bombay Sapphire on the shelf, i asked for it and was told "no" as it was an empty...More

Thank Chalkmanvid
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Enjoyable meal here with a friend. Service fine and my main of Picatta de vitello was delicious. Prices are reasonable considering the good quality of food. Great wine list and pleasant atmosphere. I wouldn't go for a family meal, but definitely with adults having a...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 22 and went for dinner to Il Leone on 11 Feb'17. We had arranged for a set menu to make the ordering process smooth, and all we had to choose was our mains out of 4 options. There were also...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a magnificent meal here I'm rather partial to a good risotto and when you find one of the best ever it's worth a mention. Having eaten all over Italy to find something great in capetown is worth a plug. Restaurant was packed when...More

Thank Hayley M
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, 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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