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IL Cielo

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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 Monday-Thursday, excluding Holidays, until 6:30pm. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 257
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent meal and ambiance

My first visit to Il Cielo was well worth it. I had the crab cake that was simply amazing. The accent salads that accompanied it were very tasty. The cake itself was perfectly prepared with a delicious cream sauce. It was so amazing that I ordered a second one. I know that's crazy, but it was that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
ReviewByFia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

My first visit to Il Cielo was well worth it. I had the crab cake that was simply amazing. The accent salads that accompanied it were very tasty. The cake itself was perfectly prepared with a delicious cream sauce. It was so amazing that I ordered a second one. I know that's crazy, but it was that good. I also... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I love dining here - an attractive restaurant with great food and service. The menu has plenty of choices - lobster ravioli plus an Artisan salad - a perfect meal for me. Interesting desserts - better than most Sanibel restaurants, I think. Service is very good, staff is friendly.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We chose this Resturant for a special birthday celebration and were very happy with it. The menus was varied, with a good selection of small plates. Service was professional. We really enjoyed our meal. The also have a happy hour from 4 to 6 which is popular.

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Sanibel Island, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Took friends from out of town to Il Cielo for Happy Hour and the rave reviews from my friends said it all . . . "best Happy Hour ever ever ever" . . . they were so iimpressed which made me smile HUGELY!!! The Hostess is adorable .- the waitstaff, second to none and the CHEF: well, the Chef is... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to show them one of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island - so selecting Il Cielo was the choice for Happy Hour at 4 PM - Beautiful atmosphere ~ very professional waitstaff ~ enticing menu and one of the most outstanding CHEFS in Southwest Florida - what a WOW and my... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a great time celebrating a birthday with an outdoor dinner at Il Cielo. Appetizers, main courses, wine and dessert were all excellent. Service was efficient and very friendly. Definitely a restaurant that we will visit again. The restaurant does need to change sometime with the chairs on the deck that make an irritating screech when a person moves.

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philadelphia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our last few meals here were outstanding. Chef Neal puts out an outstanding dinner in this pretty upscale restaurant in Sanibel Island. Everything on the menu is enjoyable....fresh and creatively presented. Our favorite place to eat on this island.

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Stow, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Went there for Happy Hour & was disappointed with their honesty. Questioned a pricing compared with regular price of an appetizer-wanted a larger portion & was told that the pricing compensates for the lower price liquor-ie 2 meatballs for $9 during Happy Hour compared to $12 for 4 - regular price? Just is not a very honest way to do... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My friend and I decided to celebrate her birthday by ordering takeout food from a high end restaurant and watch a movie at home. We both ordered the Colorado rack of lamb, and it was done to perfection. The entire meal was plated beautifully, an unexpected touch for takeout containers. When we arrived to pick up the food, the manager... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

last night, my friend and I decided not to go out to eat but instead to order and bring our food home. We called Il Cielo and placed our order. When we arrived to pick it up, we were greeted by the manager, Marcus, who explained that he had waited too long to put in our order and that we... More 

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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: 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 Monday-Thursday, excluding Holidays, until 6:30pm. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?