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1 South Beach Road | Umdloti Beach Centre, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
+27 31 568 2407
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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South Africa
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have no hesitation recommending Bel Punto for lunch because the restaurant is elevated and there are fantastic views over the Indian Ocean and the Natal coast . At night in the dark you wouldn't have those spectacular vistas . Our seafood was cooked to perfection . I had Kingklip fish and my wife had Prawns , and we... More 

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Thank Gordon R
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is probably the best overall restaurant in the country. Whatever you order is fantastic and delicious. When we come to Durban we can't think of anywhere else so amazing and delicious to go out and eat. In actual fact I think is the by far the best restaurant in the country. Not only is the food out of... More 

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Thank Andrea P
Melmoth, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chef definitely knows what he is doing. Food tasty, fresh and excellently prepared whether its fish, meat or pasta . Have eaten there numerous times and just have to recommend them.Ask to be seated with a sea view. Bookings are essential as they are always fully booked

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Thank maeve227
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible.... Service is slow, unfriendly and for the most part non existent. The food is way over priced for the average quality you receive. Sadly not the Bel Punto of years gone by anymore.

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Thank TimothyCThomas
Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't have chosen a better restaurant for dinner on our last night in Umhloti. Excellent location overlooking the sea with a good vibe. Our waitress, while still in training, was friendly, helpful and attentive. The Vitello Bel Punto was an excellent, flavourful dish. The roasted Mediterranean veggies were cooked to perfection. The rump steak, ordered medium, was succulent and... More 

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Thank Cindy R
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 13 January 2017

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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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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 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
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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