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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
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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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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very good italian restaurant in Umdloti. The menu is varied and you have a lot to choose from. The staff is attentive and alert and suggest food and wine. Very good!

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Thank hellobello68
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic evening at Bel Punto. The food was excellent- probably the best seafood restaurant in the area- and the service was exceptional. Our waiter (Blessing) recommended some delicious starters of crayfish & avo and oven baked prawns that I would highly recommend! A lovely evening with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean. We will be back!

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Thank foodie12379
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your night with us. The crayfish and avo and oven baked prawns are also some of our favourites! We can't wait to see you again. More 

Johannesburg
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives: 1) Good quality food 2) Decent pricing 3) Great view of the beach Negatives: 1) Service can suffer in peak seasons

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Thank King_Size8888
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you coming back for many years to come!  More 

Vancouver, Canada
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197 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon Bel Punto by accident, while looking for a place for lunch. The food was fresh and the service outstanding. The owner/manager came over to check on us and we chatted about the food and his restaurant. He mentioned that he had the freshest kingklip and LM Prawns and we should return. We were only in town for... More 

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Thank A_regular_traveler57
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your nights with us and especially the seafood! We hope to see you all again! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch at the restaurant with my 2 Boys Lamb Shank, Calamari and Fish was excellent.

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

Thanks for the great review. The lamb shank is one of our favourite dishes and we're so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. We hope to see you all back again soon! More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy night near Durban with two hungry kids, we found Bel Punto, and we are so glad we did. Dazzling menu for a seaside bistro -- from osso buco to calamari to pizza -- with excellent, welcoming service and hospitality. Absolutely delicious food. We would make the trip north again just to enjoy it once more although we... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you all again on a sunnier day! :) More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good but pricy. Food is well prepared and service is to match. Not a very romantic venue. Enjoy what you get along with all other guests. Venue could be very noisy and some patrons appear not to care about noise levels. Should you require something intimate look elsewhere.

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

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your evening and we do hope to see you again. More 

Jhb
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171 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Bel Punto many, many times and just cannot tear myself away from the Quail and Vegetables and Baked Cheesecake for dessert. I leave all the experiments to my eating companions and have been told that the rack of lamb is to die for - it may be because they cannot stand the chilli and garlic on... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. The quail and baked cheesecake are also some of our favourites! We can't wait to see you back! More 

Knysna, South Africa
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not been here for many years but did revisit on a recent short holiday to Durban and very pleased we did. This restaurant is certainly upmarket and serves top class seafood and very typical Italian dishes of the highest quality. Service is beyond reproach and the view of the ocean is fabulous. Be aware however that this all comes... More 

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

Thanks for a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a wonderful place to eat. We visited Bel Punto twice in one week as we loved our experience so much the first time. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. The highlight of both visits was the panacotta - its sublime. I cant wait to go back and in the meantime i will just have to dream of... More 

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Thank SouthAfricaMargie49
belpuntoumdloti, Public Relations Manager at Bel Punto, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We also LOVE the pannacotta! We hope to see you all again! 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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?