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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 17 July 2017

Recently, we returned to IL Cielo and had a terrific experience. The restaurant has a new chef and what a positive impact he has made. For an appetizer we ordered Calamari. This Not your usual Calamari....it is "flash fried"...Not deep fried.. and absolutely wonderful....... We...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Best dinner I've had on Sanibel! If you like seafood- you will love this restaurant. There was live music- the piano player also came over to each table and asked for song recommendations. The service was also really great. I had the Seafood Cioppino for...More

Thank Adriane C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If I could give Il Cielo more than 5 stars, I would. My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here 3 years ago and see it as one of the highlights of our trip since! The soup of the evening, minestrone, was delicious....More

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

fine dining on sanibel?...admittedly hard to find but it's not at this place... garish interior, weak food, arrogant servers...this is a sure miss... try sweet melissa's instead...

3  Thank larrydoyle
Reviewed 10 July 2017

From the food to the live music everything at Il Cielo is wonderful. The service is impeccable and the quality of the food is as well. Lovely restaurant.

Thank kstclair31
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It was our first time at the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Our salads and entrees (scallops, grouper, shrimp, and lobster ravioli) were excellent. The wait service was knowledgeable and professional. We'll return!

1  Thank yackoth
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I am so grateful for having the possibility to have dinner here yesterday. We currently are on a trip through florida and yesterday had to tell our children about the unexpected passing of our beloved (great)grandmother. Since she always enjoyed good food and travelling we...More

Thank digitalgh
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great food and service. Spotless modern restaurant with a great ambience and a touch of class without being arrogant. Have been going there for years and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal out.

Thank mark f
Reviewed 7 July 2017

As a part time Captiva resident, I have gotten to know many of the restaurants on Sanibel/Captiva and have found few to be truly good. Il Cielo is excellent! The food is always delicious, the menu is more varied than most of the finer restaurants,...More

Thank maximizinglife
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. From start to finish they really have it together. I read some fair to poor reviews on this place so was a bit wary but to our delight it was nothing short of perfect. And all we can say is the...More

1  Thank Bret P
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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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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