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“Glad we chose to eat here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bel Punto

Bel Punto
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Umdloti
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Bel Punto is an Italian fine dining restaurant that has been nestled in the heart of the North Coast town of Umdloti since 2004. Opening out on an expansive deck overlooking the Indian Ocean, a day or evening at Bel Punto can be rated amongst the most exceptional dining experiences in South Africa today. Part of the experience is the ever-present chance of sighting a pod of dolphins playing in the crisp surf and sunset drinks at Bel Punto are not to be missed. We specialize in Italian Food, best quality shellfish, exceptional grills and home made pastas and pizzas.
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Glad we chose to eat here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We only stayed in Umdloti for one night and our host suggested this restaurant to us. It was very busy, but service was fine. The food was exceptionally good. My husband had the steak which was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed the seafood. Not the cheapest of places to eat, but certainly worth what we paid.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margaret J
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Durban
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“5 Star Restuarant with Sea View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a place for a romantic or special occasion supper or a business lunch. The menu Mediterranean and fits with its seaside location. Both classic Italian dishes and innovative dishes grace the menu. The wine list is impressive and worthy of an award. I have had business lunches and supper here on several occasions. The food is impressive and the owners personal touch is evident. I have never been disappointed. I have returned again and again with overseas visitors and love to showcase this restuarant as an example of what Durban has to offer. Just remember they are closed on a Monday and not open for lunch on a Tuesday. Make a reservation if you don't want to be disappointed. Finding parking during busy times can be challenging.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We have been many times to Bel Punto and have NEVER been disappointed! Excellent food. Well trained staff, but don't be in a hurry - service is not "slow" but they want you to relax and enjoy. Lovely view of ocean to compliment the food and wine. Enjoy the bar as well for a pre or post cocktail.
10/10 to management and staff

Visited February 2014
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Thank Diane D
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We had high expectations, perhaps that is what let us down, the food was very good though and the setting and service was lovely.

Visited January 2014
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Thank SamhHolt
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Milan, Italy
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1,313 reviews
864 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
“never been disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

amazing crayfish, very attentive service , just class and definitely one of the 3-4 top restaurants around Durban. we keep coming back and never disappointed

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nicolas s
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