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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived and ordered a cocktail and beer. Asked to order meal. Told this would arrive in minutes, indeed before our cocktail etc. Given timing requested meal be delayed, indeed it was but only by 5 minutes! Cocktail etc duly arrived closely followed by meal. Food very nice but evening spoilt by timing issue. Very surprised as this is quiet season... More 

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Thank David G
Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a new chef & he's wonderful. The calamari appetizer is not to be missed. Not the usual but oh so delicious. The Halibut special was tender & well seasoned. The horseradish mash delicious. All the taste in the plate came together superbly. The waitress was friendly and always available when needed. The only thing we are sad... More 

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Thank NPC07
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Cielo has long been one of our favorites on Sanibel Island. To be perfectly honest, the cocktails are to die for! Whether you select something from the cocktail menu - or have a special request - it's always delicious! For dinner, their veal dishes are a favorite, as well as all of the dessert selections.

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1 Thank Lisa S
Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love eating here they have a great veal and shrimp dish we get it every time we come here service is very good also

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1 Thank GG2011_11
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been visiting Sanibel Island 2-3 times a year for 25 years. We look forward to our visit each and every time. But a stay on Sanibel or Captiva is just not perfect without an evening spent at Il Cielo. We usually make it our last evening there as for me it really is my favorite... More 

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1 Thank lisaclarke0192
North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant as a result of trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. With reservations we were seated promptly in the unique curved dining room space that was a pleasant surprise. Two of us enjoyed the blackened grouper topped with lump crab and some sort of creamy sauce while the other dish of fresh scallops was a hit!... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, a friend and I had dinner here August 2nd We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The ambiance is one of sophistication with a quiet but very appealing decor. The wait staff were friendly and very helpful with questions and a wine recommendation. Two of us had the grouper with lump crab and the other had the... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. The design of the dining room was first class and our entire evening was beyond our expectations.

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Auburndale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy atmosphere and service. The menu included quite a few selections that weren't the typical found at every restaurant. The veal was very good and the chocolate dessert is fantastic.

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1 Thank RamseyFlorida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very lovely restaurant. Piano player. Full bar. Very good selection of quality food. Rack of lamb was excellent. A somewhat small porion, 3 chops for $46. Everything was great though. They have vegetarian dish available. The bartender never heard of a smokey old fashioned, but came to the table to learn. They did have a smoke infuser... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $46
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Fusion, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
    (Periwinkle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
Description
Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Wednesday, Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm in the Lounge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?