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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, Fusion, 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 26 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience, excellent drinks made by the very talented Jeff, great music. Great way to spend a Monday evening

1  Thank PBhagia
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to visit at Christmas Eve and had a terrific meal. Two of us had filet mignon - very tender and flavorful.. and two of us had the Cioppini which was divine if you love seafood. The atmosphere was great.. ask...More

2  Thank Kat M
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Just left this restaurant which had been recommended by an "Islander". The plates and my meal was cold. Beef was overdone and we felt very rushed. The waiter didn't seem to care too much that I was gluten free, since me offered the bread. Will...More

5  Thank Trudy R
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Sanibel is chocked-full of casual dinning locations - which helps make Il Cielo standout in the fine dining niche. Il Cielo is easily located on the main road through town - the entrance is in the back. Il Cielo means "the sky" which we learned...More

2  Thank Craig A
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We buy a charity coupon book each which provides a small discount off your bill. This was the last day to use the coupon book so we chose Il Cielo. We had visitors so we thought we would treat them to something new.The other two...More

5  Thank don m
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our server Uma was excellent, I will ask to be sat with her again. She made our meal experience great. Thanks!

1  Thank Wendyww369
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to Sanibel for six years or so...pleasantly surprised to find this bona fide fine-dining restaurant. I had the tuna app and the shrimp and andouille sausage risotto and my husband had the grouper...all very good. Pianist a nice addition.

1  Thank Ginny F
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Just dined here for dinner at it was excellent. Started off with calamari fritti - this was meaty and delicious. Good cocktails and beer. Next, i had the grouper with lump crab and my partner had ahi tuna. Both were well presented, cooked perfectly and...More

Thank BC B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We ate here for the first time this year, although we have visited Sanibel for many years. Food quality was excellent with a reasonable price. Our waitress Uma was delightful and so wanted everything to be perfect for us. The background music was excellent.

2  Thank rdj7772016
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here for the first time last year and enjoyed our dinner. I made a reservation on open table from Cincinnati to dine here again and we were not disappointed! Uma was our server. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and did not...More

2  Thank Yvonne S
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17 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
27 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
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 33957-4704
  • 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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