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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
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Tue - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very classy place. Upscale restaurant with a very nice and pricey wine list. Good selection of entrees - we had seafood. The salmon was very tasty. Desert was creme brulee and it was the best I have ever had. Andre was our server and he was great!

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Thank Dubbie1205
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first restaurant stop on our week of dining on Sanibel Island, and it was a great way to start the week! The food and service were excellent. The piano player provided good background music. The only complaint was that the restaurant is extremely noisy. It's not a good place to have a quiet, intimate conversation during dinner.... More 

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Mason, OH
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243 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a Saturday evening in May- no longer considered busy season- and we couldn't get a reservation until 8:30. We pulled in the parking lot and it was packed. We were seated in the area as far away from the piano as possible. We could still hear the music, but it was much more faint. The other times we... More 

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner here...service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Nice piano player/music.

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Thank Sam B
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the finest, most pleasant evening in a very long time. The food was incredible. CHRIS, our waiter, is a natural with people and is extremely knowledgeable about the menu, people, and life ... EXCELLENT does not even begin to describe our evening!

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Thank Deacon John T
Oro Valley, Arizona
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere , Scott on the piano is wonderful. Play song different kinds of requests. It has one beautiful bar. Have the salmon and you won't go wrong.

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Destin, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. I had chicken piccata. We loved our waiter, Chris! We had reservations but I'm not sure they're required

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Thank sterry51
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here Tuesday night. Reservations recommended . There was a pianist Tuesday thru Saturday . Nice quiet music. We had drinks manhattan & martini to start. App of calamari was the best ever . The ahi tuna app was also excellent . Entrees were veal osso Bucco and the filet mignon . There were also a number of... More 

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Washington, DC
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on our first night and Sanibel and wished we had been able to go back. Lovely restaurant, great service, and some of the best scallops and filets ever. Salad was wonderful and waiter offered to give us a slightly larger salad and split it and only charged 3 dollars more. Half of that larger salad was more than... More 

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Endwell, NY
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been wanting to go to Il Cielo for some time and finally made the trip out from Captiva to dine there. Although the food was decent our server seemed to be going through the motions and seemed aloof - not what we would expect at a fine dining establishment. We waited longer than normal for the service to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 46
Cuisine
Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
    (Periwinkle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?