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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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English first
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Recently reserved a table here thro open table for 3 for a Thursday evening, although not busy this time of year this restaurant was fantastic in everything. Our waiter, think his name was John or could have been Joe,(sorry old memory is not good these days!) was really helpful friendly and was happy to chat about stuff - great customer... More

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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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