We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 382 Durban Restaurants

Marco Paulo World Food Bistro

2 Golf Course Drive | Mount Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 382 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    32
    13
    2
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
636 reviews 636 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

we keep coming back. the cold meat platter is outstanding and so was the tuna. bravo !!! we will keep coming back with pleasure notably on mondays and tuedays when the noise is not overwhelming

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I love Marco Paulo, try to always start with a gin and tonic (not a huge fan of craft beer but there selection is amazing)then on to Dinner, wine list is so intresting and I love that there are wines which are different. I Love the lunch menu, and always order some thing different. Although for dinner I almost always... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I love going to Marco Paulo. After taking me there for the first time I made him take me there for almost every Friday night for about 6 months. Their Mozambique deboned chicken and chicken livers are by far the best I have ever tasted. I can highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There is little to beat having the restauranteur sharing his thoughts for what would make a great dinner, and that has happened here on the two occasions that I have had dinner at Marco Paulo. The wait staff are very pleasant and well trained (except for some minor service points, such as the need to bring a fresh glass to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Africa
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Marco Paulo has always been on my list of restaurants to visit and of course review! So last night we had the opportunity to dine there.This is a vibrant restaurant,a bit too noisy for a romantic evening but has great service,delicious food and bookings are essential.The place was packed. The bar next door was pumping and the waiters were quick... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a business dinner at Marco Paulo on Friday night at the suggestion of a friend. What a great choice. We are from Glenwood in Durban and the business colleagues were staying in Umhlanga. We are so glad we went here for a change. Although it was rather pricey the food and the atmosphere was top top top drawer.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Tucked away in a small shopping centre it does not have the views but if you are in the area and want good food in a relaxed restaurant this is a good option. The owner is very friendly and takes the time to meet the patrons. Service was good and the food has always been very good. The deboned peri... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, great service and good atmosphere. Maybe a little noisy but I could just be getting old! The bar next door is ideal for pre drinks with nice craft beers and a great selection of wines.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a wine club dinner here last night, and I was very impressed. Not only did the manager pick up on my question on wheat free options and immediately offer me a wheat free focacia bread, the service from the waiter for the rest of the evening was the best i have had in a restaurant for some time.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
636 reviews 636 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

i had rated this restaurant before and very highly. went back last night. unbearable noise, for a chicken and a fillet it took 45 minutes from the time of order , and my fillet was stone cold. i did not send it back only due to the long wait. otherwise it was good . spent the waiting time trying to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Marco Paulo World Food Bistro also viewed

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to Marco Paulo World Food Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Marco Paulo World Food Bistro

Address: 2 Golf Course Drive | Mount Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Marco Paulo World Food Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?