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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
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16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our meals of veal scallopini and Corvina were outstanding. The wine, a fruit forward Savignon Blanc went exceptional well with our entrees. Our server, Chris, was very attentive and cordial. Il Cielo is our favorite restaurant on Sanibel Island. Markus, the Manager, is to be commended for making this a great dining venue.

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Thank zeke01
Nalcrest, Florida
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259 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was my birthday meal & everything was terrific. Jamie you were wonderful & so helpful. all the staff were spot on. we had a meal of all small plates. Jamie timed everything out for us. we never felt rushed. the scallops were sweet & tender. we've never had calamari prepared this way or with this sauce. oh my!!!!!! we... More 

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Mount Desert, Maine
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188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time here, had heard a lot about it. Great ambiance, professional wait staff and excellent food. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great and the staff was attentive, though not overbearing. Menu for all tastes. We will be back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place mainly due to the great reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. It really is good! Great atmosphere, service and food.

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Thank Ali G
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not inexpensive though, by NY City standards, not outlandishly expensive either and worth every cent of it. The place is an absolute delight ... ambiance, service AND, most important, food. I'm not a salad eater but opted to start off with one anyway ... a simple mixed green salad with sprinklings of gorgonzola. It was wonderful. Scallops? The best I've... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Cielo is one of the more upscale islands on Sanibel but is not at all pretentious. We've been twice and both times the food was very, very good. The menu has a range of choices and a great wine list. Lots of good wines by the glass in addition to by the bottle. Staff are very courteous and professional.

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Belle Mead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food and atmosphere! The pianist was a nice touch. Veal was delicious as was the grouper. Very fresh ingredients. Skipped dessert because the portions were large.

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First timers and we were very impressed by the elegance of the interior, also did not hurt that a piano player was entertaining the dinner crowd. Very professional wait staff, and our party enjoyed several great dishes. Not as Italian themed as the name suggested, I tried the salmon and it was great, we also order a few bottle of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a light appetizer before meeting others for dinner and fell in love with the restaurant. Appetizers/small plates were of great variety and excellent quality. Tuna was amazing and Scallops were a "party on your palate." Our server Jamie was excellent and we will return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Cuisine
Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
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
    (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 Wednesday, Thursday,Friday and Saturday 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?