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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 good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Pandanus Plaza 26- 30 Macrossan St | Saltwater, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and didn't know own what to expect. But the food was absolutely outstanding, as was the service. Would definitely visit again, next time we are in Port Douglas.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A delicious seafood dinner. A bit expensive but it seems good food always is. The scallops were yummy. Service could be better. Very attentive in the beginning but slackened off after our entree.

1  Thank Neal2877
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were not blown away by the food, but did find it tasty, and reasonably priced. The location is great and the service was good and friendly.

Thank Susanne M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was the highlight thankfully, delicious dishes had by all. It's quite expensive and service standards like most restaurants is average to poor. Having to pour our own wine, not good, and obviously wanting us out by 930 pm was not good either. Had...More

Thank Melbscoop
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the lamb tenderloin and some pasta(handmade parpardelle). The lamb tenderloin was simply amazing. Ive had really great lambs back home and in the middle east and believe me this was right up there. It was juicy and tasty. The pasta was decent. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Italian food and good service - we had entree and mains, which was more than enough. Would happily return.

Thank Cameron37
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the less than positive reviews on here, I was not sure how are meal would be, but it exceeded expectations. We sampled a few of the starters and they were nicely presented. Everyone was happy with their mains - portion sizes...More

Thank 1237cat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by a really lovely waitress. Very friendly. I proceeded to order bruschetta and when i went to order the calamari as an entree to be served as a main, the waiter seemingly suggestedI do it as a main as entree is very small. Even...More

Thank wavic
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading many good reviews on Tripadvisor I took myself to Bel Cibo for dinner. Sadly, the restaurant did not live up to expectations and I was disappointed. While I was shown to a table quickly (I did not have a reservation) and my order...More

1  Thank LucyP757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for 4 on a balmy Port Douglas evening was most enjoyable when dining out on the verandah at bel cibo. Entrees were great - we enjoyed the seafood tasting plate, the lamb tenderloin, the calamari and the chilled prawns - all were excellent with...More

Thank gemleo
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23 September 2016|
Response from Kiwichef | Property representative |
Sorry, I'm unaware of what you are implying I have no part in any witch hunt of messages toward you I do not know a Dazza. I can take constructive criticism quite fine, thank you. It's people's personal preferences that... More
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 28
Brunch, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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