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Il Tesoro

$$$$
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, Soups
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751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113 (San-Cap Road)
+1 239-395-4022
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boulder, Colorado
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were able to get a reservation at the last minute, even though this Italian restaurant is fairly small and most of the tables were full. The food and wine were delicious but it was a little more expensive than we expected. The service was excellent!

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Thank Jane52261
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Antipasto and Capresi salad very good to start . Fettucini pasta with lamb ragout delicious and hard to find elsewhere. Chicken Milanese did not disappoint. Wine selection very good. Highly recommended.

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Thank Michael U
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Glad to hear you found our food delicious-we think so too! Thank you for your kind review. More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in with my wife, as we do at least once s year when we are in town. As usual the food and service were impeccable. We started with the house antipasto for two. It was a delicious mix of marinated vegetables, seafood, and Italian meat and cheese. I enjoyed the Lamb Ragout, made with braised lamb shank, a... More 

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1 Thank bobosans
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We at Il Tesor strive to give our guests the very best-whether that be experience, service, or the food-and are so glad we met your expectations. Nothing makes us happier than a satisfied diner. Please come visit us again soon! More 

Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very warmly greeted, and the dinners we had were light, subtly seasoned, and delightfully flavorful. The decor is eclectic, with warm, low lighting. Excellent music choices added to the enjoyment; and our waiter Joe was low key, didn't rush us and was helpful in explaining our options.

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1 Thank k99daisy
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're so glad to hear you had a delicious meal accompanied by great service. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rigotoni Norma: Mushy bland pasta. Mushy bits of eggplant. Vague tomato taste. Pasta with Lamb rags: Mushy bland pasta. Slightly stringy lamb. Ravioli with crab/shrimp: This was ok. The light cream sauce was good and the balsamic finish was welcome - but certainly not worth the $30 price. There is plenty of good, carefully prepped food on the island without... More 

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1 Thank A W
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience wasn't perfect. We take all reviews seriously and use the constructive feedback to grow. We buy only the finest ingredients to put together the dishes on our menu. We are committed to serving organic high quality... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to il Tesoro for a number of years, and I have to say, I will not be returning. Where to start? Well... Although I've never been a fan of the decour, I have always found that the food and the service made up for it, this time, not so much. My goodness, does this place need... More 

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5 Thank bjohnson1958
iltesoro, Public Relations Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

We just going to answer you very Simple, Its not new Ownership and servers are not cooking here, this restaurant has a Chef. Chef and owner name is a Mr. Aj Black. For more addiotional informations u can give us a call and we will simply answer on your questions. So, we dont know what is "gnocci" , If u... More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So far this is the best restaurant in sanibel, compared to none!! I have been eating here for many days now and the service and food just keeps getting better and better after each visit! I recommend this restraint if you are in for a treat in fine Italian cuisine.

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Thank sam00013579
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impression was the hideous decor. Next I noticed our server pooring what appeared to be cheap store bought wine and passing it off as high end. Not good. We then ordered the faggotini app, I could taste the freezer burn. My guest tried the shrimp scampi, shrimp like rubber. We then were excited to try the " house made... More 

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iltesoro, Public Relations Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

So, Next time when u decide to open a TripAdvisor Acc and to write a fake review u should learn a few things especially because we think that you are a smart guy. What u didnt realize and how should be done we will tell you! Cheap wine? maybe in your house,not in Il Tesoro! Shrimp like rubber sound so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

II Tesoro, amazing food- believe me! My family and I were recommended to check out this restaurant when we were visiting and we can't stop recommending it to others! Truly authentic cooking and great selections to choose from. Our server was very detailed while suggesting dishes and made our dinner experience there very memorable. I will definitely return! Everyone must... More 

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1 Thank Kathleen R
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do our best to ensure great customers service whenever we can, and I know how it is importan for us Many Thanks for happy Review More 

Siasconset, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

II Tesoro without a doubt the best restaurant i have ever been in. The food i have tried there is absolutely delicious, the best quality and so yummy. Service was remarkable,and waiters so pleasant.Thank you IL Tesoro.

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1 Thank dakicbogdan
iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to Il Tesoro and for your wonderful review. We are looking forward to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
    (San-Cap Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-395-4022
Description
IL Tesoro Ristorante, the restaurant name which means ,"the Treasure" in Italian, features authentic Italian cuisine with a modern sophisticated touch using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a festive experience in a Bistro-style setting, with hundreds of Italian wines and dozens of original oil paintings decorating the walls. Open kitchen flair is added enjoyment of the evening as you can watch your dinner being carefully prepared. Our menu is the total creation of Chef/Owner, AJ Black, where his motto reigns supreme, “Fresh Ingredients, simplicity, love are the recipe for a treasured dining experience."

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?