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30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4099 6330
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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...
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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Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very disappointing

Despite some very bad comments on this website, and the quite rude replies given by the restaurant, we decided to give it a try for dinner. Not to mention the more than average garlic bread, the 2 mains were clearly not restaurant quality. Reading the menu, the dishes sounded beautiful. We... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Hayley-Jono
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Despite some very bad comments on this website, and the quite rude replies given by the restaurant, we decided to give it a try for dinner. Not to mention the more than average garlic bread, the 2 mains were clearly not restaurant quality. Reading the menu, the dishes sounded beautiful. We ordered the barramundi and the king garlic prawns. Upon... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

A very disappointing review, despite having a 78% of all our reviews being 4/5 stars you point out that we have many bad reviews, when actual fact this is approximately 10%. If we get something wrong, which may happen we will endeavour to correct this, which is becoming increasingly difficult with so many customers being keyboard stomping trolls/ expert food... More 

Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had dinner here our first night in Port Douglas and we were not disappointed. Service was quick and polite even though we were the only people there. We both had fish and it was very good. We were on the second level so we had a nice view.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Fantastic to know you will be returning, the perfect compliment. Cheers. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were passing and the restaurant looked nice - being able to sit outside but under cover. We happened be there for lunch on Valentines day so there was a special menu - 2 courses with a glass of wine/champagne. I had the Duck and salad as entree with Fettucine Carbonara as my main. The duck was so tender and... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for you 5 Star review & we are happy to know you had a great Valentine's day lunch with us. Cheers. More 

Ascot
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Busy Italian in great position in main street in Port Douglas. Good menu choices, excellent service and a good position on the terrace. I really recommend a visit.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed the food, service & enjoyed the view. Cheers. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here, the food was fresh and tasty. There was mix up with a missing salad and the wrong wine delivered, but it would not stop us visiting again if we are in PD again.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Always happy to read such wonderful comments about our food @ bel cibo. Cheers More 

Cairns, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting on the balcony overlooking Macrossen Street, delicious and generous serving of King Prawn Linguine. Service was great and we felt very looked after. Would recommend to anyone and would dine here again without hesitation. Belissimo!

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your Great 5 Star review. Very pleasing that you enjoyed everything we are doing here at bel cibo & hope to see you again when you are next up from Cairns. Cheers. More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had takeaway from here. Friendly staff. Good pizzas and decent pastas. 10% discount for takeaways was a welcome surprise. Would definitely recommend.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your Great review. Very glad to hear you enjoyed our takeaway menu & our staff were friendly too. Hope to see you again to 'dine in' with us @ bel cibo.Cheers. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This restaurant seemed very welcoming and so did the dishes. The staff were nice but I was a little puzzled as to how come Linguine aglio w garlic/chilli/parsley/evo oil cost $15 for lunch but when I ordered it for dinner the exact dish was $24. I found it over priced. In Italy we call it " poor mans' pasta (pasta... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review & great to read that you enjoyed the Service & Restaurant so much. I'll pass on your compliments to the chef also. I'm puzzled reading your review, in regard to our lunch & dinner pricing structure we are NOT serving the exact dish . Obviously the portion sizes are quite different between the 2 services &... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

we checked out the prices during lunch time and both hubby & I agreed that they weren't bad. Example 2 course meal $29 per person However when we went there for dinner the exact meals were doubled only because it was dinner. The cheapest pizza there and most places in Port Douglas was about $20.00 Medium size Margherita. We felt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

the only thing deceiving is your review. It was your own assumptions that made you think our prices are bargain basement. Our meals a dinner serves at dinner & lunch serves at lunch. the menu boards downstairs clearly has the lunch menu on the left & dinner menu on the right. I mean seriously, who survives in business putting cheap... More 

Leeds, UK
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Delightful restaurant. Ate upstairs under cover but in the open air. Excellent food. Well laid out with tablecloths and napkins. We were well taken care of (we were 6 adults and a young child for lunch). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The food was of a high quality, very tasty and well presented with care and attention. All in all... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank your for your fantastic 5 Star review, great when you come with the whole family & everyone enjoys themselves. a very pleasing read for an owner, cheers. For our other readers - wheelchair/ prams access is located on the Grant street side of the Saltwater building, where you can easily come up to level one & enjoy the bel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 6330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?