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All 63 Sanibel Island Restaurants

IL Cielo

1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-5555
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $38
Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Periwinkle
Description: Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily specials, 3 course prix fixe $38 & daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I wrote a review a month ago raving about Il Cielo. We did return a 2nd time during our visit to Sanibel Island and I wanted to add/modify my review but did not see how to do so. So.... I am back with another review updating my experience at Il Cielo. We went back for the Prix Fixe meal and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We decided to give this restaurant a try on our 27th wedding anniversary. We were very pleasantly surprised, as Sanibel is a wonderful place for the lover of nature, but not a place for foodies. From the greeting at the door to our waitress, from the food selections to a surprise anniversary congratulation….our evening was memorable. I ordered the vegetarian... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Terrific food. The lamb riblets were spectacular. The salad was light and refreshing. The fish - we had black grouper - was brilliantly cooked. Everything - from the vegetables to the sweet potato fries- was cooked imaginatively and perfectly. Great wine selection too. My one complaint: as I was ordering the salad, my husband remarked that he would have a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I absolutely loved this place. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. It was a more formal yet relaxed atmosphere. The piano music was a bonus. Put these things together with the fabulous food they prepare and you have a winner! What really was a pleasant surprise was they have a prix fixed menu from 4:30 to 6:30. It included... More

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Lower Halstow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

From our welcome at the front door until we left nothing could be faulted. The food, drink and the ambience were all excellent. Will not hesitate to return and to recommend it to everyone we know. Top marks all round. Terry and Linda King.

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Atlanta, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We saved Il Cielo for our last night on the island. It is a lovely restaurant. We chose to go on Thursday because of the live piano music. The pianist is excellent and very personable. He played many requests. We had a table next to the piano, making it easy to enjoy the music. But that's not all...The food was... More

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Il Cielo is a really pretty structure and the inside is very elegant. We went with intentions of having a couple of drinks and appetizers (HH from 4-6 pm). We were seated at a table in the bar section with Walter as our waiter. Walter recommended we have the blue crab cakes as appetizers. Wow! They were really delicious. Of... More

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St. Louis
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A formal dining room, but with a relaxed atmosphere. A superb bar, with a varied selection of classical and modern cocktails, including some with house made mixers. A very good wine list with reasonable prices. The menu is all-encompassing, including many vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, a rare find indeed. The fish dishes were all excellent. The staff were warm and... More

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Newark, Delaware
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90 reviews 90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited Il Cielo last year on our first night here, and kept the tradition going for this vacation. Their food did not disappoint! My S.O. started with the escargot, which were not prepared traditionally (garlic and butter) but were still quite good. He also had the fish special, which was black grouper - and it was delicious. I had... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a great evening! We were met at the door by the beautiful and charming Christina who guided us to a very nice table for two. We were close enough to Scott the piano player that we could enjoy the music but still hear each other. Scott did a great job and played almost the entire 2 hour length of... More

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