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“Very good food with good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Cielo

Il Cielo
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $46
Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Periwinkle
Description: Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00pm evenings. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm in the Lounge.
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Very good food with good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice atmosphere and very good dining on Sanibel island. Excellent salads, ahi starter & meatballs with cheese. Pasta was nice, meat & fish were good and a decent wine list. Definitely worth checking out!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Outstanding food, cocktails and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

During our annual visit to Sanibel Island, we dined at Il Cielo twice. Once our selections were from the regular menu and the second evening we selected from the prix fix menu (an early time to dine). Both meals were outstanding. The flavors were classic yet unique, and the portions were more than we expected for a fine dining experience. We can't say enough about the food, flavors, delicious cocktails (and summer sangria!!), as well as the service. We look forward to next year when we can visit again - Il Cielo is at the top of our list on Sanibel and Captiva, along with Sweet Melissa's Cafe, The Mad Hatter and Thistle Lodge.

  • Visited July 2014
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Elegant dining with a beach attitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here for a friends 40th birthday. We came as a group of girls to the beach for the weekend, to relax, hang out and eat well! Il Cielo was a wonderful surprise. The food was extremely fresh and definitely gourmet. I was originally concerned because we did not have anything dressy for the weekend, but though it was fine dining, it still permitted a relaxed "beachie" dress (not flipflops and towels) It reminded me of a restaurant in Sardinia, relaxed and resort like. We had several foodies in our group, and Il Cielo surpassed their expectations.

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2 Thank eekaboig
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“Fantastic, a must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

An absolute must for any Sanibel visit. Two members of out party had the prix fixe menu and it is an outstanding value. Every dish presented to every member of my 7 person party was immaculate. Even the kids gave are asking to go back! Don't overlook this great place.

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1 Thank Josh B
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Atlanta
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“Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We decided on this trip that we would on visit restaurant we have not tried before. Of the seven places we visited IL Cielo was tops accross the board. Ambiance A+ Food A+ Value A+ Service A+

We started our evening with a glass of wine from the extensive and reasonably priced wine list. When I speak of price, this place is not cheap, but very few places on Sanibel are. I am speaking of value, a good product for a fair price. We shared an order of excellent escargot as an appetizer, and each had a veal entree.

The dining room in my opinion is the most elegant on the island. Linen tablecloths, beautiful upscale decor, and romantic lighting. The service was attentive. The manager also checked on our experince.

We found this a nice break from the standard tourist fare filled with kids and noise filled dining rooms.

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2 Thank sanibelowner
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