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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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We were craving tasty Italian and this place was recommended as a nice and cozy local place with really good food. I couldn't describe it any better than that! Service was great and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

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Thank Deborah M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place where if you go from time to time the quality of the food is always good. The service every time was excellent. Can only recommend.

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Thank CTandyou
Sandton, South Africa
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch on Sunday with family. Excellent service and lovely room. Great paintings. The special pasta - linguine pasta was terrific. Starters to share just perfect. Melanzane Calamari, salad, Capes and more.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very bright and airy, but better downstairs than up...and outside on a warm day is lovely too. We've been numerous times and at the outset would have definitely said 5*. However, the 'specials' are always the same and never seem to change with the season. The food is excellent and varied, but the service is consistently poor. It's not just... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I hadn't heard of Il Leone up until 4 days ago when friends suggested we have supper there before going to the theatre. Rather unusually for me, I had eaten at 3 different Italian restaurants in the previous 10 days, so I was interested to see how this one measured up. It was the largest of the 4 restaurants with... More 

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Thank LindaCurling
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Sitting outside virtually on the street, coupled with traditional food and friendly service you could easily think you are in an Italian village - super

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Thank Michael W
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

While visiting Cape Town with a group of friends, the Mastrantonio was recommended. We were seated in a nice alcove upstairs but still felt that we were part of the goings-on! Most of us ordered the Filet Mignon and Creme Brulee and it was the best meal ever!! Highly recommend visiting this location..........friendly atmosphere and good service!

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Thank Marcella0
South Africa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The restaurant was very busy on a Sunday, and we had to wait for our table for more than 30 mins. We sat at the bar, and then went to sit at our table at 2.30 pm. Service was quick, but our food took over an hour to come. That was not on, we were all hungry by the time... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of the Italian food at this property. The food was complemented by a quaint atmosphere, and excellent service. Recommend making reservations; we were there on a Saturday night and there was not an empty table.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We had heard it was a great Italian restaurant. Service was good although the not always on hand at the required time, but knowledgeable. The starters were good but not over generous. Our main courses were hit & miss. Veal Milanese was below par, dry over eggie and crusty, the Oxtail whilst well cooked, one dimensional, have better at home.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
Description
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?