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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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in sanibel for our honeymoon so we decided to go out to a fancy dinner for our last night. We made a reservation for 530 which we did not need but being a Friday we were worried it would be busy. Kellie was our waitress and she was great. The food was amazing. We ordered... More 

4 Thank Brian S
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is lovely. VERY romantic. The food is nice. We got the phyllo wrapped scallops, veal, lobster ravioli, and a dessert I don't remember the name of. The phyllo wrapped scallops were magical. The veal and lobster ravioli were very good. Also, they were so sweet about the wines letting my mom and I taste so many until we... More 

2 Thank UMichJavert
Sanibel Island, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

As full time Sanibel residents, we have experienced most of the island's restaurants. Il Cielo always pleases and leaves us with the feeing of having "dined" in a beautiful atmosphere with a complete bar and a wait service that is spot on. The establishment has recently hired a new chef whose appetizers and main course specials and menu selections are... More 

2 Thank janlorant
Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoyed our mahi mahi, salmon with jasmine rice and bok choy and osso bucco. The live piano music was an elegant touch, along with the decor of the restaurant. We ate everything on our plates, and their cucumber flavored vodka cocktail was delicious. Save room for the key lime pie.

2 Thank Michael E
sanibel, florida
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Though Sanibel does not achieve the level of "big city dining," there are several very good restaurants here. I have enjoyed many meals at Il Cielo and the food tonight was good. However, I was very disappointed in the reception. My friend and I went in for Happy Hour. It is off-season on Sanibel and would expected more solicitous service.... More 

4 Thank sanibeltraveler
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This used to be our favourite restaurant but sadly the Maitre D forgot about us after we were seated and eventually realised allocating us a rather downmarket waitress, a bit too rough and ready for this type of dining! He did apologise profusely but the waitress was a bit "I've just been dumped with you guys". Food presentation was poor,... More 

2 Thank KJT-AJT
Overland Park, Kansas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We celebrated another glorious Sanibel vacation with an evening at Il Cielo on June 30. We arrived early so we could sit in the bar and enjoy a cocktail before being seated. We were greeted warmly and invited to a high-top table in the beautiful bar area. The surroundings are very upscale, not at all "touristy". While there is certainly... More 

Thank MarinMac
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Service, Style and attention to detail are as important to Il Cielo as preparations, presentation and taste. The NY Strip was melt in your mouth good, VDJ were crisp and flavorful. Our server was on stop and attended to every detail. We highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening dinner, it's everything it should be! Thank you

Thank Mark S D
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116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I had the salmon, wife had the snapper tacos. We were both very pleased. Dishes were excellent. Would recommend to anyone. Bar service was very slow however. Their version of a Margarita left a lot to be desired. Very watery, lacked taste and little tequila. They don't use any liquors to make it. Be sure and stay away from this... More 

Thank Tom H
Nashville, Tennessee
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317 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Il Cielo. Definitely an upscale and fine dining experience, the service was excellent and the food was fantastic - both in presentation and taste. It's a lovely calm and well designed dining room. We enjoyed the piano during our dinner as well. We'd recommend for a special night out on Sanibel and we will... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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?