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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Service from the kitchen was a little slow - food was worth waiting for. Seafood special & the line fish were excellent - never got to taste the others - I had the Calamari al negro - outstanding. I feel the wines are on the high end.

Thank WNO2011
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Il Leone, my favourite Restaurant in the world. Excellent service, extreme atmosphere. Best Pasta I have ever had. I will not miss an opportunity to dine at Il Leone Mastrantonio. Good value for money, wine a little expensive ask for local wines. Tortellini is the best!!! As well as all other pasta dishes! A MUST experience when in Cape Town.

Thank Always G
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a nice small family run resteraunt, with excellent food and service. Every customer is treated with personalized attention and a warm smile. Food is excellent. If you like italian food, this is one place you must visit. We had ravioli, lamb, carpaccio, and some pasta dishes, all were excellent.

Thank Dialla K
Salt Rock, KZN
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Starters were good, fresh salad and good cappers. Expensive wine though which is not necessary since CT has so much wine choice - why mark up so much?? Mains were the "famous" prawn pasta which was shop bought pasta, prawns, tomatoes, etc but not very different or unforgettable. Was wondering what all the fuss was. My husbands steak was also... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely vibe, great people and the most delicious prawn linguine I've ever had. They even give you a doggie bag at the end incase you are too full! Not forgetting the gorgeous tomato based starter with mozzarella one of their recommendations :)

Thank emilyandjonnytravel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Upon my visit to Cape Town, my friend suggested we have lunch at Il Leone. A friendly waiter greeted me and seated me outside (as it was a beautiful day....and they have a smoking section, which is a plus for me). After the arrival of my friend the waiter brought us the most divine freshly baked bread and informed us... More 

Thank Werner N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had my birthday dinner here together with 3 friends last Friday. Our waiter was just outstanding, and all of us were happy with the food; tasty and attractive. Beautiful paintings on the wall are mostly all still for sale. I want one as a birthday present! Book a table to get in.

Thank WernerSteyn007
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to bring some overseas friends for dinner & was relieved that we weren't disappointed. The pasta dishes we ordered were delicious and except for the gnocchi, the portions were ample! They serve a scrumptious cake like bread that I find irresistible, but don't let it spoil your appetite. Was planning on trying the tiramisu but just didn't have space!... More 

Thank stevenment
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends after reading positive reviews. Unfortunately it was not worth the wait. Had bruschetta to share with friends - topped with mushrooms which was odd. The seafood pasta was diabolical, prawns were chewy and tasted far from fresh - I left most of it but at no point did a member of staff ask how our food was.... More 

Thank Durkey1
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Returned to this regular haunt and were seated upstairs. The noise level was terrible and it was difficult to have a conversation. The food was good except for the ravioli which was disappointing for an Italian restaurant. I would rate the restaurant good for food but the noise level took from our enjoyment and that is why I gave it... More 

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