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Il Cielo

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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made reservations for ll Cielo on Sanibel Island, for something a little more fancy on the Island. The Restaurant itself is very nice, elegant, even romantic I would say. The food was excellent. We started with the Blue Fin Crab Cake, which was delicious. My son had the Lobster Ravioli, he liked it, but at 13 would have liked... More 

Thank sallyarcher
Sebring, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I went here hoping to have good seafood and a great date night. Has wonderful ambiance and attentive servers. However, the food is average in taste and the tomatoes tasted green on our salads. We don't mind spending $100 for a meal if its worth it but this place is not. I got the lobster ravioli and... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not like the food...I went back again because of the great reviews...still did not like it. Didn't even finish the food....antipasto was good...that was about it. My daughter took two bites of her pasta dish and it tasted burnt...it was really bad...you would think the waiter would ask if there was a problem...but no...took the entire dish away without... More 

Thank s4de
Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Filet I've had! Several other people also commented how great the food was. We were there for our Wedding dinner. We had great service!

Thank Jackie D
Naples, Florida
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177 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the restaurant for an elegant dining experience when we were greeted by a loud crying baby. We decided to go to the bar area and wait in hopes the baby would be leaving. This was not the type of restaurant you would I expect to have a crying baby. The bartender was very welcoming and enjoyable so we... More 

Thank Barbara S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place on TripAdvisor and celebrated a birthday on the night we visited. The food was great along with the service. They had live music playing and are very accommodating to children. Would highly recommend!

Thank ballet85
Mason, OH
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to enjoy great food and ambience- Il Cielo is the place to go. The grandparents offered to watch the kids unexpectedly and this was the first place on our list to visit, since we enjoyed it so much on our kid free trip last year. We had calamari and risotto for appetizers- both... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in sanibel for our honeymoon so we decided to go out to a fancy dinner for our last night. We made a reservation for 530 which we did not need but being a Friday we were worried it would be busy. Kellie was our waitress and she was great. The food was amazing. We ordered... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is lovely. VERY romantic. The food is nice. We got the phyllo wrapped scallops, veal, lobster ravioli, and a dessert I don't remember the name of. The phyllo wrapped scallops were magical. The veal and lobster ravioli were very good. Also, they were so sweet about the wines letting my mom and I taste so many until we... More 

1 Thank UMichJavert
Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As full time Sanibel residents, we have experienced most of the island's restaurants. Il Cielo always pleases and leaves us with the feeing of having "dined" in a beautiful atmosphere with a complete bar and a wait service that is spot on. The establishment has recently hired a new chef whose appetizers and main course specials and menu selections are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $48
Seafood, Vegetarian, Fusion, American, Gluten Free
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
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?