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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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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pasta!

The service here is simply impeccable! Great pasta! Actually there would not be anything I could fault about my experience dining with Bel Cibo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
EmilyJaynePhillips
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Port Douglas, Australia
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  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This meal made me think about lasagne in a whole new way. If I was inspired to try a similar method at home, that's saying something. From our entree of flatbread (who knew Rosemary worked do well with Parmesan!?) to the vege lasagne, I was savouring every flavour. It was a big toss up for choice if flour less chocolate... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for an Awesome 5 star review. Great to read that you enjoyed everything so much & coming back for dessert caps that off for us here @ bel cibo. Good luck in the kitchen at home & glad you found some new inspiration. Cheers. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The service here is simply impeccable! Great pasta! Actually there would not be anything I could fault about my experience dining with Bel Cibo.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. It's a pleasure reading that there was nothing to fault @ bel cibo & you had a excellent time with us. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers. More 

Muswellbrook, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Scallop and Calamari here are amazing, not to mention the Mocha Martini and the Cosmopolitan. Great service and if you like your pasta, the Crab Linguini had great flavour and was massive. Lunch or dinner place was great. Good location too.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic 5 Star review. Great to read that you thought the entree's you had were the 'Best In Port'. They both are very popular & I am happy that the service was excellent also. Cheers. More 

Numurkah, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Bel Cibo translates to ' Beautiful Food'. It is also the name of a very good cafe/pizzeria near us in Shepparton. So we had to try it ! Classy elevated position on the Main Street, ideal for people watching. Tablecloths and good cutlery put this a cut above the norm here in the tropics . The owner /chef worked at... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks very much for a great in depth review.I'm glad to read you had such a good time & enjoyed the food , great service & atmosphere of bel cibo. In regard to sourcing more local ingredients, we try as much as we can but I do not put ingredients together for the sake of them being local, the taste... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here one drizzly day. I had the gnocchi with prosciutto, which was cooked perfectly and a reasonable sized serving. Waitstaff were attentive, but not obtrusive. No issues with a single person taking a table on the balcony. I would go back.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for a great view. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch & had a good time even though the weather wasn't at it's best for you. Cheers. More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our family of 6 finished a wonderful 5 night trip to Port Douglas with dinner at Bel Cibo. The staff were attentive and friendly, and the food was fresh and delicious. The kids menu was spot-on, and I was particularly impressed with the pizza we all shared as a starter. The restaurant is spacious enough to allow families to enjoy... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Great to hear that the whole family enjoyed themselves @ bel cibo & I hope you all had a awesome holiday in Port Douglas too. Cheers. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here for a little dinner on a Saturday night. The gnocchi was fresh but the linguine wasn't. Bread was ok but tapenade was old. Tiramisu was good but the pannacotta was the smallest i have seen. Waitress brought the wrong beer. Ok but do the Thai instead

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review & my apologies for a waitress bringing you the wrong beer, I do hope this was rectified quickly. In regard for your comments about the food I find them extremely odd & bizarre to say the least. Tapenade is made from Olives, Capers & Anchovies, we import all ours from Italy so you must have a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We actually picked this restaurant sort of randomly as we were walking by trying to decide where to eat and someone who was eating there called out to us and said the food was great. We decided to try it and it definitely exceeded our expectations. There is quite a competitive restaurant market in Port Douglas but this place was... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, I guess I owe a beer to the guy who told you how good the food was! Very glad you came in & enjoyed the food & service @ bel cibo. Cheers. More 

Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stumbled across this place one very hot afternoon. What a delight sitting outside in the cool breeze people watching the passing traffic. The waiter was friendly and service was great. We did the 2 course for $29. Calamari was melt in your mouth and so delicious. For mains I had the fish and chips, best fish and chips I... More 

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great 5 Star review, I'm very happy to read that you had such a fantastic time & enjoyed all the aspects of good food, good service & setting here @ bel cibo. Cheers More 

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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful dinner experience and excellent, friendly staff. If you're in the mood for authentic, homemade Italian food, definitely go to Bel Cibo! Atmosphere was divine, overlooking The main street of Port Douglas.

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Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for a great 5 star Review. It's a real pleasure to read such positive comments about the food & service when I work alongside & see how much effort the staff are putting in each day to make our guests enjoy their experience @ bel cibo. Cheers. 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 16 - 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?