When it will come to Cape Town Italian dining places, especially pizzas and pastas I’m a snob. Of course I confess it, I’m a overall pasta snob. Pasta demands to be cooked to perfection… al dente. Si! Not delicate not uncooked but al dente… Toss it on the ceiling if you require to but make certain its right.
Il Leone have to be one of the very best Italian eating places in Cape City and one its greatest held tricks. restaurants found this pleasant little location on a organization lunch – I.e. an justification to escape the office, faux to chat about essential things and consume true Italian wine. Our waiter had an genuine Italian accent, a excellent indication right up until I spoke Italian with him and he stared blankly back at me – born and bred South African – our falso-italiano. He did nonetheless have an remarkable talent at picking our dishes for us and picking specifically what we wanted to buy. For me he chosen the Tagliatelle ai Porcini (indeed- refreshing porcini mushrooms in Africa!) in an olive oil and garlic sauce. The globe around me ceased to exist – wow. All I can say is that it was perfetto. The excellent combination of flavour and texture and I even experienced some takeaways! He also chose the Penne Gamberetti and Scallopine di Vitello con Porcini (vealescalopes) for the other people. Getting the addict that I am I clearly sampled these also and have to acknowledge that they also ended up fabulous. Il Leone certainly falls below my best dining places in Cape Town for atmosphere and fantastic foods, and the Tagliatelle ai Porcini as 1 of my favourite dishes.
This quaint Italian cafe is situated in Inexperienced Position, not considerably from the V&A Waterfront and Beluga. The atmosphere is pretty – It is cosy and fairly wise, and often would seem to be hectic. They could also insert a number of less costly wine options to the menu but normally its amazing! Provider is also excellent. I not too long ago took my women there for our regular monthly women night time and by the finish of the night they all walked out converts. Our tradition is to discover a new cafe or bar after a thirty day period and they have been begging to go back for seconds. Two dishes that also took my breath absent in pure deliciousness were the butternut ravioli in a 4 cheese sauce and the giant artichoke and ricotta panzotti in a butter and sage sauce. Wine: we recommend the Italian Frascati. Complete perfection and you do not even need to go to Italy. This is absolutely 1 of Cape Town’s ideal Italian dining establishments!