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bel cibo

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26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 6330
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tonight we had a really nice simple meal at bel cibo. Its in the centre of Port Douglas on Macrossan Street. Had veal scaloppine and it was cooked to perfection. The waitress was very efficient and pleasant.

1 Thank Louise A
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good, However we asked if we could substitute broccolinni for the salmon on the antipasto plate without charge as one of us is allergic to fish. We were told that would be fine but then later the manager tried to charge us extra for the broccolinni. Once we explained what we were told she insisted we pay... More 

1 Thank devinferko
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hi Chef and Bel Cibo team, I have been waiting to write this review since returning home from Port Douglas. Firstly, you must know that we came to your restaurant after having read all of your responses to your customers so were intrigued and think you are hilarious and just had to try your cooking! We were a table of... More 

1 Thank Melissa K
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you read the reviews you probably wouldn't go to bel cibo so don't believe what you read. We can not fault anything! We didn't have a booking and they were quite busy and they still seated us straight away. The waitress we had was fantastic, not in our faces and was so lovely. We had the ciabatta bread and... More 

1 Thank louielou79
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived for dinner on a weeknight with no booking, the restaurant was busy but a table for 2 was found on the balcony. The food and service are excellent and the dessert was divine. Other tourists had recommended this restaurant and it lived up to their recommendation.

1 Thank Rowena B
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your Great 5 star review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us & for sharing that with us. Cheers. More 

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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in to ask if they had a table for two (There were lots empty) so the girl goes off to ask and of course they had. Very pleasant and given glass of water that was topped up during the meal.as. We chose a Pizza to share and some fries. There was more than enough and the the price... More 

1 Thank BasilHenry
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review. I'm please that you enjoyed your Pizza & fries. Hopefully we will see you again soon to try some more of the menu. Cheers. More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food, well presented, and lovely staff. We both had pasta and seafood (though different dishes) and they were really nice and good well.

1 Thank Kerry K
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for a great 5 star review. I'm happy to read that you both enjoyed your pasta & the service too. Cheers. More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value for money, 2 course lunch menu with glass of wine for $30 some of the best calamari I have had in years and service was also excellent

1 Thank Cindaa1
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thanks for your good review & I'm pleased to read you enjoyed a Great lunch with us. Cheers. More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a quick late supper - so we had just one course plus wine but this place was spot on for what we wanted. Beautiful tender veal scaloppine (sauce was a little over oiled) and barramundi with crispy but soft gnocchi brought out without fuss and served with a smile and patience - all this despite the lure of hometime... More 

1 Thank David R
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your Great 5 star review. I'm happy to read you enjoyed 2 of our most popular dishes on the menu. We certainly do have a excellent spot for people watching. Cheers. More 

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

Went a few times while we stayed in Port Douglas and we loved sharing the antipasto. The scallops were a real favourite of mine as well. Superb food and always consistent and if a high standard. Great venue.

1 Thank Marg B
Kiwichef, Owner at bel cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review. It's a pleasure to read such wonderful comments. Cheers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 6330
bel cibo is a stylish yet informal Italian restaurant in the heart of Port Douglas with superb food, great service & alfresco dining, on the mezzanine floor of the Saltwater building, perfect for watching the day go by or the activity along the Macrossan Street.

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Sydney, Australia

Having reviewed the negative reviews of this restaurant it is clear the owner cannot take any criticism at all. Maheno - OCT 2015 wrote that she was unhappy as they were charged for a side dish that came after the meal wash finished and the owner stated she must be mistaken it cannot be his restaurant. Impossible for such a thing to happen in HIS restaurant. He then goes on to try and shift the blame onto ANOTHER restaurant!?

I wrote a bad review for my experience at this restaurant earlier in the year and the owner attacks me for it. Even attacking my appearance in my profile pic!

@ KiwiChef, people are entitled to write their opinions and complain if they have had a bad experience. Your response to those opinions and complaints reflects your customer service skills, your ability to take and handle criticism and just your general maturity. You attack every person who has a negative opinion about their experience at your restaurant. I'm sure if I go again I might have a better or even a perfect experience, but the time I visited I didn't and you shouldn't attack people who don't praise you, your food, staff and venue.

Last thing, it's extremely low and scummy behavior to try and blame another restaurant for a bad review YOU received (as mentioned above). You actually say of the bad review "there is another Italian Restaurant in Port Douglas - Bucci, they seem to have many negative reviews on their TA page about food & service.I agree with you & just cannot fathom that happening here.Ciao" I notice it is not the first time you try to blame this restaurant. I'll be letting them know so they can report you.

I'm sure you're going to have a charming and professional response ready for me after hearing some hard truth. I feel sorry for the poor staff member you're going to force to reply to this.

I hope people catch on to you. Kiwi "Chef".

over a year ago

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