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Umdloti Centre, 1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti, South Africa
2731 568 2407
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Bel Punto is an Italian fine dining restaurant that has been nestled in the...
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.
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  • 108
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good vibes

Wonderful ambience! Seaside setting. Attentive service. Enjoyed our seafood mains. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
modoo
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Durban, South Africa
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Shenley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great meal with a colleague. Sat on the terrace, the view is excellent and the ambience mellow and laid back. The staff are friendly and attentive. I had the beef fillet (cubed rather than sliced as stated in the menu, although the waiter went out of his way to tell me this when I placed the order) followed... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awsome Sunday afternoon atmosphere sitting out on the deck taking in the awsome sea view. The Kingklip served with veggies was the freshest I have eaten and deliciously prepared, paired with an excellent bottle of white wine. Great service. Love this restaurant and went back again

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Thank pmoonsamy
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do, every single time and we are glad you were able to enjoy our fresh kingklip so much as seafood really is our house favourite. We are also glad you enjoyed your time with... More 

Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful ambience! Seaside setting. Attentive service. Enjoyed our seafood mains. Highly recommended.

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Thank modoo
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do, every single time. We love our seafood so it is great to hear you enjoyed your mains as well as your time with us! More 

Port Louis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing. Great food and lovely staff. Highly recommend whenever you visit Durban. Keep it up !!!

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Thank Christelle-Mru
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and consistency. We are glad you enjoyed the view and time with us so much. More 

Hermanus, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived all excited at the lovely venue. We ordered a bottle of Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc ( excellent!) and exchanged some pleasantries with our charming waiter, Raoul. He suggested the restaurant's "signature dish" Gamberi di Casa Nostra & a Bel Punto seafood pasta. The pasta was delicious but the prawns arrived swimming in a sea of bland orange sauce. Very... More 

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Thank CarlvanHeerden
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to our usual high standard, please send us your details to info@belpunto.co.za if possible so we can follow up on this. Thanks you for the feedback. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bel Punto is an excellent choice if you're looking for good food, excellent service and a great view to boot! The prawns, in particular, were divine. Highly recommended.

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Thank Purla
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do, especially with our Prawns which is a personal favourite! More 

Umdloti, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend visiting from the USA to Bel Punto Restaurant in Umdloti on Sunday evening. The food, service, ambience - everything about the restaurant is exceptionally good. This restaurant always delivers the same excellence and I can't recommend them enough. The view of the sea with the waves breaking literally next to you is so special - add... More 

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Thank Glynnis_salvado
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do, every single time. We are glad you were able to treat your friend to a great, unique experience with us and that you got a chance to enjoy a night of our sea... More 

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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Vibey restaurant. Perfect location on the beach with good quality Italian food. Excellent menu and daily specials. A taste of Italy in Umhloti with the lovely Italian mama with so much passion for cooking in the kitchen. Excellent service and a lovely culinary experience.

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Thank Charms L
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do. We will pass on your compliments to Nonna Rina! We are glad you enjoyed your experience so much and hope you get a chance to come back soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to visit when you in Durban !One of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at...Highly recommend to anyone that loves Italian food!

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Thank trip635
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain that authentic Italian quality in all that we do so it's great to hear you have enjoyed your times at Bel Punto so much! More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a table for 20. Food was outstanding, no complaints about the service and you can't get a better setting! I was impressed that they have installed glass stacking doors so on a cooler or windy day you can still enjoy that amazing sea view.. Well done all round!

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Thank WendyBlair13
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We strive to maintain the highest quality and to have the Cantatore family passion for food shine through in all we do! We think the glass door have made a great addition to our outside deck so we are glad you enjoyed your experience and our service so much and hope you get a chance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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.

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