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Bel Punto

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1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
2731 568 2407
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Barberton, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank Josephine's B
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank JayAimDee
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 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank TraveladdictHRSA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious! Only thing, they don't allow any corkage since January 2016, so no more bringing in you own wine. Only wine from their menu! Apart from that we loved it!

Thank dawieb2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a busy restaurant, could not get a booking before 1.30pm on Sunday. Arrived about 7 minutes before the given time and had to wait for our table to be set. I think everybody visited that place on that Sunday. Very large menu, with specials for that day, but not cheap. My husband had veal and I had the prawns.... More 

Thank karin w
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised by how expensive this restaurant was - we are used to finding dining out in South Africa to be quite cheap compared to the UK. However the ambiance is good, the service very good and the food excellent, so it was worth paying a bit more than usual.

Thank JenRLondon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch after coming from the airport. The venue was quite busy. We were seated and served quickly. The staff were very accommodating and the service was very good and the staff at tentative. The meals were fantastic. Our choices ranged from steak to pizza to seafood and everyone had a fabulous meal.

Thank Lizelle7
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a family dinner for 4 and the food was fabulous. Laura was a very attentive and friendly waitress. Ard Mathews was greeting guests

Thank 767julese
Durban, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to give a 3.5 rating but that doesn't seem to be an option here. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here. Loved the setting, beautiful views of the ocean and we genuinely had a great eve! The staff were very helpful and friendly and had good knowledge of the menu. We both thoroughly enjoyed our starters. Delicious prawn... More 

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Rivonia, South Africa
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We went to Bel Punto for dinner and had a great meal, the service was superb and the setting amazing. It's not a cheap meal and be careful to ask the price of the daily specials. Got caught with a Caprice Salad costing R160 for 4 pieces of mozzarella garnished with a piece of tomato and basil pesto, tasted great... More 

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

Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your meal! The Caprese Salad is not just any caprese salad and is not made with normal Mozzarella but with specially imported buffalo milk mozzarella from the south of Italy, hence it being more expensive then the usual you would get. We hope to see you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: 2731 568 2407
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?