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bel cibo

30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4099 6330
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Ranked #35 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Bel cibo is a stylish yet informal Italian restaurant in the heart of Port Douglas with superb food, great service & alfresco dining, on the mezzanine floor of the Saltwater building, perfect for watching the day go by or the activity along the Macrossan Street.
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sydney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Last minute call after arriving in Port Douglas.staff were very obliging and only too happy for us to share a main as were nt over hungry. The atmosphere was excellent and even though we were late diners we weren't rushed at all wich was greatly appreciated as a customer. The pizza was excellent ,crispy and tasty. Great wine list as... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review, it's always great for the staff to read such positive comments. Cheers. More

Nagambie Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The food at bel cibo was really good but from the moment we arrived it just felt abit rushed as if they wanted to get us fed and out as quick as possible so they could reset the table for the next couple to be seated. We had three courses which were lovely but they came very quickly one after... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your 3 courses with us. I am sorry to hear that you felt rush & my apologies for this. It is not a comment I have heard many times before. Please feel free to let the waiters know you would like more time, it isn't an... More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice! is how I would describe Bel Cibo, but pronounce the Nice like Niiiiiiiiice! Really Niiiiiiiiiiice! We frequent here every September when we visit PD. We save at least 2 to 3 nights to dine here. It is reliable, with tasty fresh flavoursome food and terrific service. For some reason this restaurant has a particular quality that is hard to... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for great review. To hear that you save 2-3 nights for when you come to Port Douglas to dine with us @ bel cibo is excellent for us to know & really appreciated. Cheers. More

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very friendly staff and a great menu (the scallops are divine, most other choices excellent too). The ambiance is relatively casual and elevated street-facing which makes it less of a "romantic" restaurant but everything else makes up for that. A great experience and recommended.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 start review, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us & we hope to serve you again when you are in Port. Cheers. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

They Failed in all areas of service and hospitality, the chef or manager was more interested in him self than his customers. We ordered side dishes which after we ask where they were, as we already had our mains for some time, we're told they were coming. The staff then came and asked if we still wanted the side dishes,... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm very disappointed in your headline. On occasions we may miss a side etc.. its human nature & error. We would do our up most to correct this. In your case this hasn't happened & I do apologise & I imagine so would my staff. All the staff are here to ensure the customers have a... More

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We dropped in to Bel Cibo without really planning to dine Italian but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of our meal - king prawns and a really delightful fettuccine. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and the experience was very favorable.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review & we are certainly glad you came in & enjoyed your time with us. More

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I guess this restaurant isn't exactly hidden given it is on the main street, but I have gone past it numerous times and never eaten here before. I can say however, that it is a gem in my opinion. The food is up there with that of more well known restaurants around town and prices are good. We had the... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review & glad to hear we will be on your list to come back to next time you are in Port Douglas. Cheers. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant itself was delightful, and reasonably easy to get into compared to some restaurants around Port Douglas. We had a very friendly waitress, and her service was excellent. The meals were a bit of a hit and miss, nothing was terrible, but some were a bit average and bland. Despite this, I had the BEST calamari I've ever tasted... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review & very happy to hear the Calamari was the BEST you have ever had & the Seafood Linguine was Fantastic, 2 great choices form our menu. Cheers. More

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We managed to get a table at the last minute without booking and were seated straight away. The wait staff were very attentive and our orders were taken quickly. We both had garlic bread to start glowed by veal scallopini. The bread was delicious, fresh and not too garlicky. Whilst the veal was nice, there was not a lot of... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are quite right, we are not cheap, however we are not expensive, we offer good products. I never call a supplier asking for the cheapest of anything & that is reflected in the prices we charge. I do wonder sometimes with comments such as yours. When a meal costs $34 what do you think... More

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We wanted a nice lunch beyond the general café experience. I suggested bel cibo having eaten here last year having celebrated a very special occasion. I'm a fructose malabsorber and the waiter ensured all food was safe for me to eat (I can cope with small amounts of bread). I enjoyed sharing the warm ciabatta with evo oil, balsamic vinegar... More

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your great 5 star review, always happy to hear of a returning a guest, a compliment in itself Cheers. More

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Additional Information about bel cibo

Address: 30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4099 6330
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
Average Prices: USD 18 - 29
Cuisine: Italian

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