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“Great dinner”
Review of Il Tesoro

Il Tesoro
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San-Cap Road
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."
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Our group had a variety of meals from lasagna to lamb osso bucco to lobster ravioli. All of it was excellent.

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Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants on Sanibel. It's in a charming house, and the owners are always so sweet. The food has always been spot on, particularly the lamb osso bucco.

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Thank IslandMother365
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We came down to Sanibel for a short 4 night vacation. We planned on finding a nice restaurant to go to for at least one of the nights. We did some research, asked a few locals there opinions and decided on Il Tesoro's. We made a reservation (just yesterday) and when we arrived had a short wait, the aromas outside had us excited for the meal. We were seated about 10 minutes later and we got our first experience with our waiter. The short version of this story is, the food was very good but the our waiter was horrible! He was a tall skinny man with dark hair and seemed to be irritated with us for some reason. He was not pleasant at all and when we left the restaurant he about ran us over with his scooter in the parking lot! It's unfortunate the waiter ruined our first impression but, we certainly will not go back!

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spent the last couple of months on Sanibel and leaving for home tomorrow. Happily we had our best meal last night in our favorite restaurant, Il Tesoro. We make a point to go here every couple of weeks because the owners are welcoming and accommodating. The wait staff is very kind and confirm our drink order before we even ask for it. (they know what we will order). They always assist me with selections that will work for my dietary preferences (gluten free) unlike other places that really aren't sure what that might mean. We are so addicted to this restaurant that whenever we visit NYC we try and make time to eat at that location as well. Food is excellent. We can't get this at home. Highly recommend.

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Thank patricia b
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iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

Thank you so much for taking time for positive review and its apriciated. Please come back soon and give as a many chance to give you more enjoyable expirience.
Many Thanks

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Love the owner and staff. The food has always been great. Big portions, creative menu and well priced.

Thank livingsanibel
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iltesoro, Manager at Il Tesoro, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

Thank you so much for taking time for positive review and its apriciated. Please come back soon and give as a many chance to give you more enjoyable expirience.
Many Thanks

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