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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
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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English first
Sanibel Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Over recent months Il Cielo has become the favorite Sanibel restaurant of my wife and I, and last night it earned that accolade yet again. The service is outstanding; the ambiance warm, welcoming and relaxing; and the food the best. We both started with the Artisan Salad which, with its light vinaigrette dressing, was delicious. My wife had the spiced... More

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Pittsburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were in Florida last week for my mom's BD and took her to Il Cielo on Sanibel Island after reading all of the great reviews. It was so charming outside AND inside! We were seated at table right in front of the beautiful piano with the most amazing singer playing us any song we requested and he even dedicated... More

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Burlington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Celebrated my birthday at Il Cielo last night and it was one of the best meals all 3 of us have ever had at a restaurant. The lamb was out of this world, everything is seasoned to perfection...and my husband even ate all his vegetables:) He wondered how they could possibly make french fries taste gourmet!! The prix fixe meal... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Over a couple of years we have tried many restaurants on Sanibel. Il Cielo is definitely one of the best alongside Mad Hatter and Blue Coyote. The staff are professional, the piano player good and the food is very tasty. My crab cake starter was excellent- lots of nice crab. Lobster ravioli with a white wine creamy sauce and tomato... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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