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bel cibo

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Pandanus Plaza 26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 6330
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“cibo” (109 reviews)
“pasta” (154 reviews)
“veal scallopini” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pandanus Plaza 26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. However, I’m not totally convinced the wait staff are all that happy! Certainly, the young girl that served us was unfriendly! Unusual in Port Douglas, because generally wait staff are very hospitable. Wine list ok, and we chose a...More

Thank Ronnie51_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for dinner at Bel Cibo and had a wonderful time. Our entrees were delicious as were our main courses. The manager was extremely friendly and helped us find the perfect table and the service was quick and professional. Our meals were delicious and...More

Thank LauTu
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very friendly staff .We went for lunch ,the food was wonderful and the 2 guys who served us were just so much fun. We would definitely visit again

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice while in Port Douglas. It is amazing! I highly recommend the home made gnocchi! I also had an amazing version of an espresso martini. Staff were lovely.

Thank Lemazintransit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here for out final night in PD. Definitely finished on a high. Wait staff all attentive, food and drinks were divine! Scallops, scallopini and the special eye fillet followed by meringue and panna cotta. By far the best meal we have had in a...More

Thank MayRae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on The Mezzanine Level of the Saltwater shops, overlooking Macrossan Street. There’s plenty of parking on the road, but beware, as bats can dump all over your car - all part of the Pier Douglas experience I suppose. The place was quite busy. We...More

Thank NeilandBarbara
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here twice during our stay in Port Douglas. It was just across the road from our hotel. The restaurant is open fronted and in a freat location overlooking the main street. The food was tasty and of good quality and...More

Thank Outrageous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate a couple of times at bel cibo - always receiving quick & friendly service & delicious Italian food cooked to perfection. The restaurant is open fronted overlooking Macrossan Street so there's always something to look at. Always busy but never crowded - we'll...More

Thank Balconies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with exelent service. I ordered the seafood pasta from the dinner menu during the lunch time which wasnt a problem. This might have been the best seafood pasta iv ever had and iv had them few around the world. Highly recommended place...More

Thank NikoMiet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Italian restaurant, hot and tasty pasta. Excellent service from the manageress, friendly and very talkative.

Thank Roberto N
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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".
26 October 2015|
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Response from Kiwichef | Property representative |
You make me laugh Hitchslapp.
18 June 2015|
Response from Janine J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Apologies, this review was intended for Bel Cibo and has now been rectified by TA. Thanks.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: Pandanus Plaza 26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 6330
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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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