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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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  • Excellent74%
  • 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 5 weeks ago

Fine dining with family. We mixed this special occation in celebration of my father with business. The staff went out of their way to accomidate us, give us respect in a guiet location. The food and selection was fantastic as the service and atmosphere.

Thank Charles Y
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We enjoyed a nice meal here with friends on Easter Sunday. They had picked it and made reservations.Nice décor, all seating is inside. Nice ambience, there was a pianist playing from 7pm. The menu was slightly limited but we all found something to our liking....More

Thank larnerdarren
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had dinner at Il Cielo two years ago and were less than impressed but wanted to go back and check them out again. Still not impressed.Service was hurried, when he finally appeared. The only notable thing was was the very good Caesar salad. My...More

4  Thank lindsay h
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Every bite was delicious. The shallot dressing on the house salad was incredible. Tuna with slaw was my favorite. The restaurant was beautiful, upscale, calm, relaxing.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So, last minute decision! Normally you need a reservation, but they do have the bar and lounge area. The food, service and atmosphere is still great! Jamie our bartender, server (more like personal server) was awesome! The food is top notch. All I can say...More

Thank steve a
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

With piano player on a tues night! Best ahi tuna I've had in years ! Calamari app is special. Lobster ravioli very tasty! Defintely go if you can ! I'm a foodie. Decor just fine, not dated as mentioned by someone else. It's a classic...More

Thank ArthuroMotown
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Atmosphere & food was excellent. The fish was fresh. I had the snapper with crab on top. Amazing! We will be back. Bartender wa very nice.

Thank cfuchs57
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We probably had our best meal at Il Cielo, and thoroughly enjoyed our leftovers. However, the decor feels dated and kind of ordinary. The ambience could be improved. If you go, do not wear nice shoes (ie. heals) as the driveway is gravel.

Thank hollysherman
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Simply a top restaurant. Excellent flavors and all dishes were executed with finesse... Coupled with an efficient and elegant service Il Cielo provided a great experience.

Thank IrishBiker1
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It's an excellent restaurant with a fantastic athmosphere . Special dank to Uma our waitress. It was a love at first sight!!

Thank Marianne S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a separate room that can be used for a rehearsal dinner 35-40 guests?
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
Are you open Christmas eve? Should I make reservations?
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
What is the dress code for your restaurant? Coming to Sanibel in August.
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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.