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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 19 January 2017

We highly enjoyed a splurge dinner at Il Cielo. The grouper dinner was delicious! Very friendly pianist there who entertained us while we ate.

1  Thank Jeannelb
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went for dinner with my wife. It is a nicely designed restaurant, middle size, quite and good for having relax conversations. They had a pianist that did a great job entertaining us. Food was very god and surprisingly original. We had calamari and lobster...More

Thank Sergiocrandon
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A restaurant for 'grown ups'. Very sophisticated with a wonderfully original menu. Food was outstanding and service was also excellent. The pianist was a welcome addition to what would have otherwise have been a somewhat reserved atmosphere. Unfortunately he finished at 9.00pm which was only...More

Thank vj60
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Delicious apps,salads and drinks! Wonderful service! Beautiful atmosphere! Always consistent and a delight! One of our book clubs favorite places to meet for Happy Hour.

Thank 8Guest
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Upscale restaurant on Sanibel with excellent food and professional and friendly service. While the name is Italian, the menu is quite eclectic. One of the things I liked was the reasonable portion size – not too big (the most common problem in the US), nor...More

Thank What
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to celebrate a special occasion. Fine ambiance. Scott at the piano is a nice touch. Food and service good but not great. Felt rushed at times. Second course delivered before first course finished. Entre OK but not particularly flavorful.

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Elegant Art Deco atmosphere; deep warm lighting; impeccable service; scrumptious and delectable food, including unusual and light preparation of chicken piccata; outstanding amenities; warm musical tones of piano and singer

Thank k99daisy
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this place! Our server, Jason, was outstanding and the food was amazing! I ordered the pork tenderloin and it was prepared to perfection! The prices are a bit high, but I'd still return! Beautiful atmosphere as well.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant for brunch. The food and service were good, but we had some issues with the menu. The menu listed breakfast items on one side, and entees on the other side. We both ordered from the "entree" list....More

3  Thank elsa05
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

From arrival to the building and the pleasant farewell till next time. Il Cielo is exemplary. Did I forget to mention that everything in between is on point? Well, it is. The rosemary foccacia bread is fresh and warm. The salads are chilled just right...More

1  Thank btdt100
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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.
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