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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
££ - £££
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We found this place because we wanted a nice italian meal and it passed our expectations. The service was very good, we were shown promptly to our table and the waitress gave us a good wine recommendation. The food was delicious and the ambiance of...More

Thank TwoMonkeysFullAgenda
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice. I found it pricey for South Africa. Burrata was small and was London priced. Veal for main was good and seafood pasta was lovely.

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

When I ask locals in Cape Town where can I have some good italian food mostly they say Il Leone. People in Cape Town love good wine, good food and good service. So they should know. My third visit at Il Leone will be my...More

Thank René B
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with interesting art and service friendly. Veal was dry and pasta not great at all. Nothing special unfortunately as it came highly recommended

Thank kim r
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing food !! The carbonara was out of this world. Service was great totally recommend it. Wine amarone della valpociella Classico 2013 WOW

Thank paulinadiaz
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Have always had an excellent meal. The standard has remained the same over the years as has the quality. We shared a starter with bread. All had different pastas. All enjoyed. No wine just soft drinks. No space for dessert. Excellent and quick service. Recommend...More

Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered the pasta and the veal. Wasn’t too happy with my veal (was a bit too dry) but the pasta was fantastic ! Also our waitress looked like a young Anne Hathaway so was not hard on the eyes either !

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I went there for dinner. Food was okay, service was good. The restaurant can be very busy so make sure you book in advance.

Thank Dede8100
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The Mastrantonio in Johannesburg, South Africa is an outstanding restaurant. I therefore assumed il Leone (part of the same stable) would be just as good. It is also highly rated on TripAdvisor. I will keep it brief. My gnocchi bolognese was plain and uninspiring. It...More

1  Thank RyanLapidus
Reviewed 19 December 2017

How this place got a reputation as one of the better Italian restaurants in Cape Town I do not know! Three of us for lunch. Calamari starters were ordinary. Pasta and fish main courses even more ordinary. No imagination, - sauces uninteresting. Really you could...More

Thank A2275PQjonathans
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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