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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 4 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Il Cielo, The ambience was great, service was terrific and the food was amazing. I had a great seafood pasta and my wife had quinoa with ahi. A truly memorable meal and I would highly recommend...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Delicious meal. Attentive staff. Special shout out to Christine our waitress who ensured our evening was magical.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelers are very lucky on Sanibel to have a choice of a number of fine restaurants. Il Cielo is one of them. It just been consistently excellent on a number of visits. I started with the beet salad which included roasted yellow beets over arugula...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 week ago

return visitor to the Happy Hour.....always a nice selection of appetizers.... always an amazing ambiance. Room for improvement: - everything was great except: on the Beef Carpaccio - the long croutons served on the side of the plate were Rock HARD - unable to bite...More

Thank chiantiConnecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered il Cielo just in time for our 30th anniversary dinner and we are so glad we did! I'm not sure why, but il Cielo isn't a name that comes up when we talk to people about Sanibel restaurants. In fact, most fellow travelers...More

Thank Wanderlust87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to other Sanibel Island restaurants visited, this facility provides an ”updated” feeling. However, we were a little disappointed at the food. The New York Strip Wagyu was medium-rare as ordered, but a bit too dry. The Lobster Ravioli was nice and tasty, but we...More

Thank GlocalSwede
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Il Cielo for our anniversary dinner whilst we were on holiday earlier this month & had a fabulous meal. Having the piano player in the evening (Scott) is very nice & creates a lovely atmosphere for any occasion. This is...More

Thank caz0610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to go when we can sneak out to dinner without the kids. Now that they are older we try to do it on every trip to Sanibel and the place we head is Il Cielo. The menu is not extensive...More

Thank carrie9678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Managed to get here before 6pm so enjoyed Happy Hour drinks at the bar before heading for our table. The restaurant is well designed with very nice decor. The service is excellent and and there is extensive and interesting menu with an Italian flavour. I...More

Thank chrisatholly55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Il Cielo on every trip to Sanibel and we always have a great experience. This trip we visited twice, once as a group in the dining room and once as a couple in the bar during Happy Hour. On both visits the servers,...More

Thank djbucklerhubarb
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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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