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Bel Punto

1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
+27 31 568 2407
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“prawns” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
“ravioli” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great sea facing setting and superb food. Service also well above the norm. I look forward to enjoying this place again.

Thank Tjwswazi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely sea view and very friendly serving staff. We were a party of four friends and we had a mixture of seafood and steaks starters and mains - all where excellent and very tasty. The Italian owner and her manager son...More

Thank MikeFitzS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bel Punto twice during our stay. It was recommended to us by our guesthouse and definitely lived up to expectations. Both food and service were excellent. Very busy so booking would be advised. Go there and enjoy.

Thank gill26miller
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We love a happy customer and we're looking forward to seeing you again when you're next in Durban.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our 2 adult children for a lazy Sunday lunch. The food was exquisite and the setting marvelous with fantastic sea views, but the stand out for us was the service, Unbelievably attentive without being obtrusive, I can honestly not recall levels of...More

Thank Mike E
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! We hope to continue to see you coming back for many years to come! 

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my two sons were out from overseas for two weeks and being my younger sons birthday he was given choice of venue on the big day.His choice was as usual Bel Punto.We arrived to a great welcome from the maitre d and Vanessa and settled...More

Thank chris19502015
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review and your valuable feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us on such a memorable occasion! We're glad you enjoyed the food, service, and view! We hope to see you all again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a delayed flight from Joburg to King Shaka, our stop at Bel Punto was an awesome experience. Close to our accommodation but the service and amazing food was fantastic however the prawn platter we shared was extremely expensive. But we will go back there...More

Thank Cassandra B
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review and for your valuable feedback. It helps us make your next visit even better! We're looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb dining experience with an outstanding ocean view. A varied menu and great selection of wines and spirits. The service was impecible - quality of food excellent - overall atmosphere wonderful. A world class evening event for us! Highly recommend.

Thank T5301RSpaulg
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! We hope to continue to see you coming back for many years to come! 

Reviewed September 14, 2017

The service is fantastic. The staff are very well trained, friendly and attentive. The food is contemporary Italian. We had a table of 8 and every meal was a stand out. The consistency of the food has been incredible for as long as I can...More

Thank Michael A
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We're glad you enjoyed the food, wine, service, view and especially our seafood as it is one of our favourites! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience! When you order the second bottle of wine and the waiter confirms that he has already anticipated the request and has it ready, then you know that you have come to the right place! I was part of a group of...More

Thank HeinDG
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're glad you enjoy the food, wine, service and view and especially our seafood as it is one of our favourites! We hope to continue to see you coming...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017

For our last night in South Africa we dined at Bel Punto. Our waitor was Munya. The food was a bit more pricy than inland, but it might just be the area as it's close to Durban. It's still cheap for European terms. We have...More

Thank Philip L
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thanks for the review and for your valuable feedback. We are glad you had a good experience with us and we do hope you enjoyed your visit to South Africa!

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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful day, tourist time booking is a must. Window seats make it a day or two
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: 1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umdloti
  • Phone Number: +27 31 568 2407
  • E-mail
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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