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Il Cielo

1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
+1 239-472-5555
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Managed to get here before 6pm so enjoyed Happy Hour drinks at the bar before heading for our table. The restaurant is well designed with very nice decor. The service is excellent and and there is extensive and interesting menu with an Italian flavour. I...More

Thank chrisatholly55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Il Cielo on every trip to Sanibel and we always have a great experience. This trip we visited twice, once as a group in the dining room and once as a couple in the bar during Happy Hour. On both visits the servers,...More

Thank djbucklerhubarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and ambience are outstanding., If you are having a special occasion, this is the place to go! We went for a 83rd birthday (2 of us) and they came out with a plate designed with 83rd birthday and also did not charge...More

Thank Fonda2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island. The food and service continues to be outstanding. It might be a bit pricey but it is truly worth it. The atmosphere with the piano playing make for very enjoyable evening.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere with Scott McDonald playing the piano, we love to enjoy our meal in the bar area where it is a little more casual. The wait staff is superb. Friendly, fine dining. Recently brought 2 friends from out of town here and they absolutely...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was very accommodating. Service was great! Wish the wine selection was a little better. Food was good. I had the snapper dish--very interesting, but good flavor. Carpaccio was Delish and the tuna appetizer was very good as well.

Thank amanda_jacks1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. We both had the best meals we have had had in a restaurant in a long time. Christine our server did an amazing job taking care of us and the piano player was a nice added touch.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place for a special occasion. The wine list is extensive, calamari is delicious and I had scallops and they were fabulous. Others had the veal and lived it too. I should have shared a dessert but still managed to finish it. They...More

Thank Francy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant ,professional service and tasty food .All in all a winner with me .One day I hope to return .Pricey but you get largely what you pay for and I had no problem with the charge

Thank Morlaism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal with business associates. Had black grouper topped with crab meat. The sauce was absolutely yummy. We had mussels as an appetizer. The mussels were good but the grouper was the best.

Thank LParnell
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Questions & Answers
17 February 2017|
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Response from ILCielo S | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not have a private room but we can certainly accommodate a group of that size in the main dining room. Please contact us at 239 472 5555
Holly E
28 November 2016|
Response from ILCielo S | Property representative |
Good morning Holly, Yes we are open Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. If you would like to make a reservation, you may do so through our website link in TripAdvisor or you may call us at 239-472-5555. Marcus... More
1 May 2016|
Response from Marcus P | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about Il Cielo. Our dress code is Resort Casual. Most guests dress up a little. We ask that gentlemen remove any head wear and have a collared shirt. Sleeves are required for gentlemen.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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