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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 were promptly seated upon arrival and shortly thereafter our server brought out warm bread which... More 

Thank Debbie D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 you'd find in a urban setting. The menu was different from the typical Sanibel restaurant.... More 

Thank Barbara M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent and our server extremely attentive. We would come back for sure. The seafood was well cooked and the filet of steak to die for. It was a busy night but we were not rushed out at all.

Thank Robin H
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waiter was beyond beyond belief! After letting us sit there for 15 minutes before he came to the table, he brought my wife an appetizer (2 scallops) for her dinner, He never came back to check on us until wanting to take a desert. When I asked him about the portion, he said it was his mistake but he would... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to get a table tonight at Il Cielo. We received a warm welcome (this was our first time at this restaurant) and brought straight to our table. The service was wonderful (thank you Tiffany), the food was delicious and the the music played at the piano was lovely and not intrusive at all! The atmosphere was very... More 

Thank DebandShel
Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have found that eating out on Valentine's Day or any special day for that matter can be an unpleasant event due to overbooking, rushing you through your meal, etc. But eating here was a very pleasant experience. Kelly our waitress did a grt job and had a wonderful disposition. The food was good with a grt presentation. Order their... More 

Thank Theresa O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious with creative flavors and presentation. Service is excellent. Ambience is delightful. Calamari appetizer was particularly delicious.

Thank tresdar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, caring service, and it was QUIET, could hear your dinner partner, and there was a piano player, perfect anniversary dinner

Thank Sheila H
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try this place... if anyone tells you otherwise, they're crazy!! I wish I took pictures of all the food! Upon our wonderful waitress' recommendation, we tried the grilled octopus with grits (special). I usually dislike grits but that was not your average grits. Octopus was tender and perfectly cooked, a truly wonderful app. My boyfriend had the... More 

Thank Maria A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went this evening and were pleased with all our choices. Special risotto app and butternut squash soup were both delicious. For mains we had one vegetarian plate and one sea scallops. Decor is heavy but roomy and there being no piano we could talk easily. Dessert Ca e out with customized birthday wishes and candle. Service was good if a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
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. Serving Sunday Brunch from 11:00am til 2:00pm

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