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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, 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 9 March 2017

Beautiful dining room and fairly attentive wait staff until the end. Some mix up with our reservation and had difficulty seating us initially. Ended up walking back to the hostess stand to ask where we should go and she was very nice and found our...More

Thank Nick E
Reviewed 9 March 2017

1st time visitors, amazed totally: ambiance is the best, candles lit, beautiful ornate wood and slate design with * exquisite lighting...Happy hour is amazing, we tried the Margarita's - these were truly excellent...we tried the happy hour menu, 1st Beef Carpaccio and 2nd Meatballs Marinara,...More

Thank chiantiConnecticut
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Our first impression of II Cielo was kind of disappointing. The host was not at all welcoming; we felt very judged as we were initially going to order from the happy hour menu. I asked if we could sit out on the porch and he...More

2  Thank Bruce and Mary S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We enjoyed a nice drink at the bar before getting seated in the dining room. All in all, good food and drink. We didn't give this place the real chance it deserved because we couldn't order many of the items as they were busy and...More

Thank tfagerskog
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal and service. Beginning to end, I ate every bit and wanted more. Beautiful ambience with piano player. Will definitely return. Make a reservation because it's popular.

Thank RichardIsgard
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I love to eat here. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner for two.

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went here for dinner and liked it so much we came back for happy hour the next day. The calamari is nothing like anyone has ever experienced and a must try. This place is 4 years old and will be a key dining experience very...More

Thank TonyRYENH
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The piano player was a very nice touch to a great dinning experience.

Thank JFitz1701
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I called a day before for a reservation on a Wednesday night. From what I observed, a reservation is definitely needed during high season as the restaurant completely filled while we were there. II Cielo has lovely ambiance, great food, friendly and attentive staff. We...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a restaurant for a special night out. We were actually celebrating our last night on Sanibel, but now are sorry that we hadn't given Il Cielo a chance before we left the island! The atmosphere is upscale, fine dining. Definitely someplace sophisticated that...More

Thank Barbara M
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Questions & Answers
18 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
Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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