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Bel Punto

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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 - 3:00 pm
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been on holiday for 3 weeks in Durban and this was our last night so we wanted to have a nice dinner before we left the country. The host from our B&B recommended the restaurant to us. When we arrived the place was buzzing with a good vibe. The maitre d was able to seat us immediately. The... More 

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Thank Cruiser1166
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

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 see you back if you are ever in SA again. More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool restaurant owner speaks Italian to people in the restaurant then apologies to me the food is slow. How bloody cool is that

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

Thanks for the great review. We like to keep that Italian authenticity in everything we do! More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing meal with family and friends. Honestly we don't visit enough, service was amazing, special shout-out to Daniella for a great service with a charming smile. All tied together with a fantastic view. I'd recommend phoning to book as restuarant fills quickly. Recommend the rump steak

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're glad you enjoy the food, service and view so much every time you are here and we hope to see you back more! More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Appalling service with totally untrained staff and a new wine list that was not representative of their cellar. The manager was everywhere and we had 3 or 4 different servers. The noise was frightful as there is no carpet or curtains to deaden the noise just a concrete floor. We learnt the following the day on a visit to their... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We are sorry and disappointed your experience was not up to our usual high standard. Please could you contact us on info@belpunto.co.za so we can follow up with you? More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a big table. We booked in advance (made some adjustments to tables on the day - joined 2 bookings) and I was quite surprised to have to wait a long time for our table. A big table, however, is no excuse for such poor service and so few staff - especially over a December period. Took forever to... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We are sorry and disappointed your experience was not up to our usual high standard. Please could you contact us on info@belpunto.co.za so we can follow up with you? More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion one of the best restaurants in the Durban area, well worth the trip up to Umdloti. We have eaten their many times and on each occasion choose a different dish on the menu or as recommended by Bel Punto's passionate owners Vanessa and Emanuele. We have never been disappointed. Recently I think the Prawns signature dish and... More 

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

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 back for many years to come! Have you tried our veal? We are currently one... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bel Punto (recommended by Ballito residents) for my Dad's birthday. I had ravioli for starter and prawns for main! The prawns was really so good!! I love prawns and it is usually my standard order at seafood restaurants, and Bel Punto's was definitely in my top 2!! Will absolutely be back again!!

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your special occasion with us so much! We're glad our seafood as it is one of our favourites! We can't wait to see you back! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hallelujah! An Italian restaurant that has fantastic pasta. My linguine mariana could not be better. My partners spaghetti olia was also superb . I will be back😋

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Thank rosh34
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We like to keep that Italian authenticity in everything we do so it makes us glad to hear you enjoyed your pasta so much! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed ourselves at Bel Punto on Christmas eve despite the weather. It was bucketing down and the wind was pretty brisk outside, but inside the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The setting would be idyllic in good weather... just a stone's throw away from the breakers...awesome. The food was excellent although the service was a tad slow... but with... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're glad you enjoy the food and our extensive wine list so much! More 

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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming to Bel Punto. Such amazing food. Especially the Prawn pasta. You won't be disappointed:)

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your special occasion with us so much! We're glad our seafood as it is one of our favourites! We can't wait to see you back! 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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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