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Umdloti Centre 1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
+27 31 568 2407
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here on a Thursday evening outside of peak season and was fairly disappointed. The host welcomed us very pleasantly and fortunately had a table for us on the deck. Unfortunately this was probably the high point of the meal. Our waiter took a drinks order and correct drinks arrived shortly afterwards. After a few minutes a 'complimentary garlic focaccia... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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230 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here for a Sunday lunch – booked earlier on the internet – plenty of response and a table on the deck near the window was requested and provided – I was impressed – Nicely prepared food but there was no real “wow” factor which with the prices at the top end was a little disappointing – nice selection of... More 

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Thank GDay1044
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the efficient reservation service, through to the end of the meal, everything works here. They have a really good wine list, and the food is outstanding. My wife and I celebrated her birthday. The MCC was perfectly chilled. The prawn ravioli starter was excellent, as was my calamari. When it came to the main course, I enquired about the... More 

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Thank Paul J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food a bit overpriced. Nice atmosphere, fantastic service! Will definitely be going back! 🍷🍾

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

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Brilliant restaurant, has all the attributes for customers to return time after time. Emmanuel and Vanessa made us feel very welcome the whole afternoon, didn't really want to leave...lol. Buzzing atmosphere, great place for families to enjoy Sunday lunch. Delicious food and good wines supported by friendly and attentive staff. Great views of the ocean if you can get a... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your long afternoon lunch with us so much! We love our lazy Sundays and we're glad you enjoyed the food, service and view when you were here! More 

London
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160 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The restaurant was buzzing with an eclectic mix of diners - a very good sign. Service was very attentive and the food great.

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

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

If George from Masterchef Australia sits at the table next to you it says it all! Well done Vanessa and team on a super fantastic evening!

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Thank francoish377
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

It was great to have him come down and give us his stamp of approval! Thanks for the message! More 

Barberton, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The best prawns and crayfish ever eaten.What a fantastic place...excellent service...heaven on your plate.10/10

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Thank Josephine's B
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, our seafood is our specialty so we are glad you enjoyed it so much! More 

London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This restaurant continues to impress and for good reasons. Excellent location and friendly staff makes for a warm welcome. A great menu continues the theme for a great evening. It is really hard to choose because you feel you could eat the whole menu. My recommendation is to take your time so you can go for a 3 courses rather... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you consistently enjoy your time with us. There's nothing like a long lazy meal here so we definitely agree with your recommendation to take the time to relax and enjoy! More 

Hazyview, South Africa
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We love the view paired with lovely cocktails and great, tasty food! Book a table at the window so you feel like you are dining on the beach. The whole restaurant has sea views though.

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

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed our cocktails and of course, the awesome view! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Umdloti Centre 1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti
  • Phone Number: +27 31 568 2407
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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