The emphasis here is on fresh, good quality seafood – from Knysna oysters to linefish, calamari, queen prawns, crayfish and the rest of the crustacean family. At its heart, Bel Punto is an Italian restaurant owned and operated by an Italian family that specialises in seafood, steaks, poultry, game and Italian specialties.
Starters entice, with dishes like deep-fried olives or squid legs served with various sauces. The mains embrace the sea, from the linefish to seafood platters wholly or partially dedicated to shellfish. The red meat and poultry dishes are equally enticing. Vegetables and side orders are served from a silver platter.
Cherries flambé, Italian kisses in caramel and chocolate, or homemade ice-cream round out some of the dessert choices. The portions are large enough to satisfy sweet cravings, but not overwhelming.
Bel Punto has an award-winning wine list offering both South African and European wines and champagnes. Its expanse means patrons are presented with a stylish tome so lengthy that perusal is worth ordering an interim drink like a sumptuous cocktail or craft beer. There are also extensive options for wine by-the-glass.
The service is exceptional, with professional waitrons consistently ensuring drinks are served, orders are on the table and dirty plates are swept away without notice.
Chic and modern with an open-plan approach and large bar. The glass windows ensure a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean regardless of where you are seated.
Making a reservation can secure a table in front of the window for the best views.
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The seafood here is always fresh and cooked with subtle but beautiful flavours and the risotto is heavenly. If you want a easy-eating starter, the deep-fried olives are delicious. The incredible sea views are an added bonus.