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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

We knew Il Cielo was excellent three years ago ... was it still? So we went back for a romantic dinner and found it every bit as fine as it had been when last we were there. One of their specialties is osso bucco, and...More

Thank KatrinkaKateevus
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been visitors to Sanibel for the past 30 years. Why we have never eaten at Il Cielo for three decades isn't clear, but we were glad that we did! It is more expensive than your usual island eating experience, but...More

Thank blootnik
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining out should be an experience - the setting, the service, the food. Il Cielo hits the mark on all fronts. The dining room is quite large, but very well managed and surprisingly quiet. And the decor is fascinating. Our party of four was seated...More

Thank Bob_B_HH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, nice wine list, great piano player, overall relaxed and fun setting. We go every year and will be back!

Thank ValleyFor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small place tucked into a drive on Periwinkle is one of the best restaurants on the island. It is upscale, the food and service are excellent...you can choose to dine in the bar, in the main restaurant or on the porch. This past visit...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here while staying on Sanibel. Very nice décor. Our waiter Chris was excellent! Good selection of wines. Food was delicious. Dessert and capachino topped of a wonderful evening. Best restaurant on Island.

Thank Montauk123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience start to finish. Our waiter Chris was personable and attentive with excellent suggestions. My wife had the escargot and I had a phenomenal risotto for appetizers. She had the recommended black grouper local catch, and I had the wagyu NY strip....More

Thank CHip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From entering the building, greeting by a host with a warm smile and a "Welcome to Il Cielo", beautifully set table, filet mignon, live piano and exceptional service by Christine. Il Cielo is better than ever and truly the best on Sanibel Island.

Thank btdt100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Il Cielo with friends for a birthday celebration- wasn’t sure what to expect since we were in a resort town. Food was terrific and our server Andre was so attentive. The veal was outrageously good- and my husband had the rack of lamb...More

Thank gaphouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor and the menu of Il Cielo would indicate a rather formal dining experience, but on Sanibel Island nothing is formal. It is a lovely restaurant. We were greeted by a pleasant piano interlude--the performer came to our table later to see if we...More

Thank MeridenTravelers
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 33957-4704
  • 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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