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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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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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    Very good
  • 27
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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
Wonderful food, service, setting

The name means " the sky " and it's definitely an uplifting experience to have a great meal. The service was excellent and the ravioli were just fantastic. The staff makes you feel as if your at someone's home, not a restaurant. An exceptional place for a great meal when you're visiting Sanibel

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Steven M
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Margate, Florida
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Margate, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The name means " the sky " and it's definitely an uplifting experience to have a great meal. The service was excellent and the ravioli were just fantastic. The staff makes you feel as if your at someone's home, not a restaurant. An exceptional place for a great meal when you're visiting Sanibel

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A bit of a disappointment. I guess I was expecting a bit more fir a restaurant billed as "fine dining" and states that they are number two in Sanibel. The service and ambience are excellent but the food is highly mediocre. The chef should never have allowed the mussel small plate on the menu for the day. The mussels, every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Try the Lobster Ravioli... they are amazingly delicious! The steaks are great as well. Best Restaurant on the island. Will come back soon again.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited IL Cielo for our friends' anniversary. What a meal! It was a fantastic experience. IL Cielo is elegant but casual and the meal was amazing. We are so glad we tried it for this special anniversary meal for our friends. Pam was our server and she took very good care of us. We can't wait to go back... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

the service was perfect the food was excellent plating awesome john our server was the best piano great we have vacationed at sanibel captiva for 18 years this was our best dining experience ever

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a very special dinner at the bar with a good friend being the bartender Pam. Chose from the prefix menu appetizer,salad and entree. Brought out in timely manner and was excellent. Always have a hard time deciding between different entrees but they gave you a variety on one plate which is the perfect solution. My husband was also delighted... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The space was very comfortable and could be upscale or resort casual, like my husband wore nice shorts and sandals. We were given the same service as the couple in the suit and evening dress, so that was a plus. You could definitely go to this place as a big family celebration or a comfortable chat for two. The food... More 

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Tampa, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and wanted to top off our trip with a really good meal and choose Il Cielo based on other reviews. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, elegant decor, quiet and subdued. The hostess was so sweet, the piano player is very good and provided beautiful background music befitting a classy restaurant. We both ordered the black Grouper which... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited Il Cielo again this year during our annual Sanibel Island vacation and they never disappoint. Our server was attentive and did not "hover." My husband's heirloom tomato appetizer was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Our entrees - a veal and salmon special for my husband and 2 lamb chops for me - were both outstanding. The toffee pudding... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Restaurant offers a variety on its menu. The chips are home made which are thinly slice potatoes fried to a crispy perfection. Serving portions are bigger than normal, pulled pork was excellent as well the oriental food. Now we know why it's rated high.

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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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