Regardless of ranking, this is not only the best restaurant on Sanibel but one of the best in Southeast Florida and beyond!!!
Everything is top notch, From the moment that you enter the restaurant you are greeted with a comfortable and gracious atmosphere. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable, the decor is posh but not stuffy and the food...oh just believe me, you have treat in store!!!!
This was our second visit to Il Cielo in less that 2 months and it is 80 + miles from home. Previously we had a very contented (understatement) party of 6, Last night we had a party of 4. Previously our party consisted of neighbors from Sarasota, but last night we met with family from N Ireland..the reaction was the same. Everyone was well pleased and has plans to return.
IL Cielo is a delight for the palate. The evening began with several selections from the extensive wine list and hot bread that was made in house and caused us to disregard out diets ( divine)!!
Last night we sampled appetizers, entrees and desserts, all of which not only satisfied but left us feeling as though we had found a treasure!
New York strip,perfectly done, Lobster Ravioli to savor, Fettuccine with shrimp to die for and a soup of butternut squash and apple with shrimp which can only be described as delightfully innovative and delicious, along with Veal and desserts were the fare of the evening.
Never skip dessert! Each selection is worth the calories!!!! On only beautiful to behold but each is a big cut above ordinary! All are made by Mrs. Chef.
This restaurant should be enjoyed again and again!
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