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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
Price range: $4 - $38
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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Tampa, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Kissimmee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An absolute must for any Sanibel visit. Two members of out party had the prix fixe menu and it is an outstanding value. Every dish presented to every member of my 7 person party was immaculate. Even the kids gave are asking to go back! Don't overlook this great place.

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Atlanta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We decided on this trip that we would on visit restaurant we have not tried before. Of the seven places we visited IL Cielo was tops accross the board. Ambiance A+ Food A+ Value A+ Service A+ We started our evening with a glass of wine from the extensive and reasonably priced wine list. When I speak of price, this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The food is amazing! We were assured by our phenomenal waiter that he would be working but unfortunately wasn't there this evening. Other than that, everything was immaculate. We will be back! The whole experience is what Sanibel should be about! Rustic, friendly, down to earth, and a whole lot of flair! Bravo!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I ate here for the first time last year and are definitely going back during our next visit in January. Elegant for the island, great food, nice bar, outstanding ambiance and service. Friends warned us off because of price, but, we did not feel it differed from island's nicer restaurants and being from Chicago found it more... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a restaurant worth visiting on Sanibel Island. It is beautiful...the staff are wonderful and the food is delicious. I had escargot and it was a liberal portion...enough to share and the drinks were customized to your taste. We celebrated my birthday there and I would go back a million times.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We dined at Il Cielo three times so far this year, and each time the food and service were wonderful. Chef Neil Griffin is talented, and he's also friendly. This past weekend, we celebrated our 25th anniversary at Il Cielo. The ambiance was romantic, and we thoroughly enjoyed the music by Scott McDonald on the piano. On other occasions, you... More

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we enjoyed the visit. I had the small portion of lamb, which was delicious and more than enough for me. All four of us liked the food.

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Springfield, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

IL Cielo is a beautiful restaurant with elegant ambiance. With their elegant dining comes elegant prices. This was our first time dining here. I had researched it and knew they had an expensive menu, but we were in the mood for some fine dining. The waitress was exceptional and took very good care of us. Our meals were very good,... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was prepared to be skeptical as we entered the restaurant. Instead every aspect of the experience was special. The staff was attentive and the food excellent, but the small surprises were what made this dining experience extraordinary. The side of avocado, grape tomatoes that came with the crab cake appetizer stole the show. The potato trio served with my... More

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