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Review of Bel Punto

Bel Punto
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Umdloti
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 18, 2013

waiter suggested starter specials on the menu that was not tastefull...mains we had stuff calamari (taste like nothing) and prawn...that were overpriced. atmosphere is great...but food disappointing :-(

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Thank anemarivn
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Been there on a number of occasions over the years, and the food is always special. Service is great! The location and views are fantastic (when the blinds are up).

We used to sit outside enjoying the views and sound of the sea. When it was a bit cold in winter they used to bring out blankets which was great. Recently they added a roof to the outside patio which helps with rainy weather, but they also added rollup plastic blinds. Unfortunately the blinds take away some of the atmosphere we used to enjoy so much; and our last visit it wasn't windy or particularly cold. A bit disappointing.

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Thank Hans S
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked at 7pm to be ahead if the rush, just 4 of us.
Starters were chicken livers that were pure tomato flavor and had been cooked to death, Mains were baby peri peri chickens that really were baby that again were over cooked and dry.
Service was extremely slow with the side orders delivered to the table long after the mains
Not what i expected based on the prices charged

Thank Ray E
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Bel Punto has been one of my favorite restaurants but what a disappointment. Arrived at 6.45 when restaurant less than half full. Initial service friendly and good but as the place filled up, things fell apart.
Starters came out pretty slowly, but still bearable. Service then went totally missing despite a lot of waiters in uniform rushing about as well as what seemed to be family of management. Table not cleared, drinks not poured, menu left on table...
Mains took forever and when they eventually came out, they had cancelled my wife's langoustine order in error. Took another 15 minutes for this to come out and they were quite salty.
Admittedly gave us a complimentary desert but eventually got out of there at 10.00 without any lingering on our part.
What really disappointed on top of the above was that the food was not of the standard previously experienced and for the prices, well below par.

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just a great place especially watching the moon rise over the Indian Ocean. Great food and good service. One of the best restaurants in the north coast.

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Thank Rosemary T
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