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Umdloti Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti, South Africa
2731 568 2407
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great view

After the dismal lack of service next door at Caffe Java, we moved next door to Bel Punto. It was like night and day! We were warmly welcomed before we even set foot in the restaurant and promptly taken to a table with a great view on the balcony. A waiter approached on been seated and we placed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
jayang22
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We go here as often as we can and although it is somewhat expensive, the treat is well with it. Every meal we have eaten here has been superb. The staff are well trained and attentive. The owners are always there, and it shows as the restaurant always runs smoothly. Cant wait to go again!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After the dismal lack of service next door at Caffe Java, we moved next door to Bel Punto. It was like night and day! We were warmly welcomed before we even set foot in the restaurant and promptly taken to a table with a great view on the balcony. A waiter approached on been seated and we placed our drinks... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'll bet every dish on the menu at Bel Punto is delicious! Deep fried olives for starters are a must. Great for meat lovers, vegetarians fairly well catered for.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food was really good, the service not bad, the prices not great. I had the baby chicken, which I must say day excellent. I highly recommend. Saying that we will definitely be back.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This has been our "go to" restaurant during every visit to Durban for the past 5 years. Sadly no more. Food was fair this time but the prices have almost doubled since the last visit. I suppose popularity is the price point driver. Calamari starter for me was "okayish" and the wife had 4 Asparagus spears for R89.00 that were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

great restaurant on umhlodti beachfront with fantastic open air views. Buzzing place with great seafood. Quite pricey but worth it

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This restaurant comes highly recommended by so many people but I was a little disappointed when we went there. My dish was very average but the quail apparently and the prawns were very good so I made a poor selection I think. Also think it is quite pricey. We sat outside which is covered but again I did not find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Mediterranean style! We have loved Bel Punto since our first visit in 2012. They have simply the best langoustines in KZN! Emmanuel and Vanessa are fantastic hosts and add to the experience with their personal touch. Not only is the food great but the service is excellent as well. The view is to die for so get there early for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It really doesn't! Fabulous Italian pasta, seafood and meats; bracing, celebratory wines; spectacular ocean vistas and breezes; attentive (but not intrusive) service; an upbeat vibe-- all this and more come together for a world-class dining experience. The calamari alla griglia were warm, bathed in garlic and lemon, stimulating the senses. The ossobuco was out of this world: succulent, sitting in... More 

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Piet Retief, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just not quite as good as last time with regard to the food - all mains at our table lacked the "wow" factor although still tasty. Risotto was especially disappointing. Cheese platter also not impressive at all. Service excellent. Hostess is really good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Umdloti Centre, 1 South Beach Road, Umdloti, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti
  • Phone Number: 2731 568 2407

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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