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IL Cielo

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Vegetarian, Fusion, American
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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music...
Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily specials, 3 course Prix fixe available Tuesday-Thursday, excluding Holidays, until 6:30pm. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, perfect service

After a long day of travel and in the pouring rain we found Il Cielo on TripAdvisor and headed there at 8:45 pm. We were very casually dressed and probably in need of showers and grooming, and initially felt out of place in this fine dining establishment. But they immediately made us feel welcome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Laurey S
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After a long day of travel and in the pouring rain we found Il Cielo on TripAdvisor and headed there at 8:45 pm. We were very casually dressed and probably in need of showers and grooming, and initially felt out of place in this fine dining establishment. But they immediately made us feel welcome and seated us right away. (One... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you should eat just one meal on Sanibel, this is the place. We have been eating here several times and always there is satisfaction. Food is not just food, it is fireworks. You could basically spin the bottle on the menu and you would still be happy. Fantastic restaurant - do not miss.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Sanibel for 35 years and we decided to visit the "new place", Il Cielo. I must say, it was one of the best meals I've ever had on the island! Excellent service, the food was incredible, and the atmosphere, while a bit formal, was very nice. Highly recommended.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place is the real deal. Our waiter John was super helpful. We started with cocktails and apps. They know how to make people happy. My clams were amazing in a broth to die for. I soaked the fresh bread in it and lapped it up. We shared too chef special entrees. A rib eye steak with some crab and... More 

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FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner was spectacular. As vegans - myself and my wife, we're used to being accommodated with modifications to what's otherwise available - a pizza without the cheese, if you know what I mean. IL Cielo has a "vegetarian" option which can be vegetarian or vegan depending on your requests, and the results were spectacular. We received a square plate with... More 

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pittsburgh, pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service and a chef that is so passionate about his food. It is evident in every dish. Opted for many small plates versus entrees. Everything was delicious! Chef then surprised us with a sample of his entree special for the night: pan seared Triple tail with a hot pepper jelly. Fabulous! Thank you Il Cielo for a... More 

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palm city,fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaruant is beautiful inside and is so welcoming. We had a wonderful dinner, a great waitress (Tiffany) and good service. The food was very good. I think if I had a complaint it would be that they charged for the desert. With all that was ordered, wine, entree's, apitizers, and after dinner drinks! etc a "Birthday desert" was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Such a lovely experience. Lobster ravioli is amazing, wonderful sauce...the hostess and our server, Uma were the best! A must in Sanibel!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tis place is gorgeous, the bartender was exceptional with her service. She knew when to chat and when to leave us alone. Very entertaining. the food we ate said "come back soon!". Had a new created dessert of S'more tart. Deadly delicious and underpriced. Chef is very personable. We LOVED LOVED LOVED this restaurant. If they had been opened on... More 

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Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I had a most wonderful anniversary dinner here last weekend! Our server was terrific and very personable. The food was just wonderful. We had two visits from the chef to our table to make sure the meal was to our liking. Thoroughly enjoyed seating near the piano room where we could hear the pianist's great music selections.... More 

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Additional Information about IL Cielo

Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
    (Periwinkle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily specials, 3 course Prix fixe available Tuesday-Thursday, excluding Holidays, until 6:30pm. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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