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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
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Price range: $4 - $38
Hours:
Mon - 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 Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily specials, 3 course prix fixe $38 & daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Tried this place for the first time since coming to Sanibel for the past 6 years. Il Cielo was amazing! The food presentation, quality , service and ambience were all fantastic! My husband and I had the pre fixe menu since it was a no brainer. Plus the menu was great! For $38 you got an appetizer, salad or soup... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What an amazing evening!! We started off with drinks at the bar and were fortunate enough to meet a lovely couple who were "regulars" coming all the way from Fort Myers. We had a lovely time chatting with them, as well as, the very personable bartender. Upon their recommendation we asked for a starter of Chef Neil's lobster risotto. The... More

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Davenport, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Birthday celebration. Marcus Preece and his team did me proud. A special restaurant for my Husband's special Birthday. It couldn't have been better. The welcome, service and food was first class and I would recommend this beautiful place for people who appreciate only the best and want to eat somewhere that is relaxed and top notch. The pianist was a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Il Cielo was recommended to us by friends, who have experienced many outstanding restaurants in Europe and in other countries. Manager Marcus Preece is a true professional. He welcomed us and took us to a beautiful table with snowy white linen and heavy contemporary silverware. We ordered an oaky Rodney Strong California Chardonnay from a fine selection of moderately priced... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant Is located just 1/2 south of the Causeway on Periwinkle Dr. The location is where the old LaDolce Vita was. The staff is first class and proves it by their knowledge and customer service. Chef Neil is a first class. He is CIA trained and it shows by the quality and preparation of his food. The pastry chef... More

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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Vacationers listen up...If you want an excellent meal, you need to try Il Cielo We visited on July 30 and had a fantatic dinner experience. Its a slow time of year at Sanibel and while we did have a reservation, it wasn't really required. We arrived for our 7:30pm meal (family of 4 with 12/10 yr olds) and were offered... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was taken here for a date night. Our server Walter was great! From the appetizers, to my perfectly cooked GRILLED BREAST OF FREE-RANGE CHICKEN w/ Vidalia Onion Rosemary Jus, to the decadent dessert of Raspberry Key Lime Pie, everything was amazing! This restaurant is definitely worth checking out if you are on Sanibel Island!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice atmosphere and very good dining on Sanibel island. Excellent salads, ahi starter & meatballs with cheese. Pasta was nice, meat & fish were good and a decent wine list. Definitely worth checking out!!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

During our annual visit to Sanibel Island, we dined at Il Cielo twice. Once our selections were from the regular menu and the second evening we selected from the prix fix menu (an early time to dine). Both meals were outstanding. The flavors were classic yet unique, and the portions were more than we expected for a fine dining experience.... More

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Tampa, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here for a friends 40th birthday. We came as a group of girls to the beach for the weekend, to relax, hang out and eat well! Il Cielo was a wonderful surprise. The food was extremely fresh and definitely gourmet. I was originally concerned because we did not have anything dressy for the weekend, but though it was... More

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