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bel cibo

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” (108 reviews)
“pasta” (150 reviews)
“veal scallopini” (28 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
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 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food every time we visit! Service and atmosphere spot on all i want to know is where do you keep 'Nonna' ? The food is as good as Nonna's place and that's the love you cant taste. Just go here for a meal...More

1  Thank Spanky A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the $30 entree, main and drink special The squid was so tender and tasty and the caborana nice and creamy. Service was fast and friendly

1  Thank rkta2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been on our list for ages, so glad we finally went...and it will stay on our list of places to re-visit. We went for lunch , and liking the options on the lunch set menu ($30 per head for entree, main and drink), we thought...More

1  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the rounds of a few different restaurants on our short 5 day stay in Port Douglas on our 2nd last night we chose bel cibo and it was the best food by far so much so we promised the Filipino waitress we would...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food in a great location! You will not be disappointed! We had the seafood pasta and pork dish with desserts.Will definitely come again

1  Thank Altern8d
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Fresh and tasty Italian. Right on the Main Street. Friendly service.

Thank Bolwarra
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had the lunchtime special on our day of arrival and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was as tasty as always and the service was friendly. My wife left her sunnies there and they didn't mind stopping their own meal to pass them back to...More

Thank potblak
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The restaurant had been recommended to us in the past and so we decided to try it. We were seated at a nice table overlooking the "action" on Macrossan Street. I tried the Special - veal scallopinni in mushroom sauce with oven roasted potatoes and...More

4  Thank DenJan2
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We live in Cairns, and should we feel like a lazy and scenic drive up to Port Douglas, we usually end up lunching at Bel Cibo. It never disappoints. We dine as a couple and also with friends and family. It is relaxed dining. The...More

Thank Eugenia65
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We’d eaten in a number of the restaurants and decided to try this one on our last evening. We were not disappointed. Lovely chicken with corn and tomato salad and my husband also enjoyed the vesl

Thank Morag F
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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