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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 3 days ago

Go for their happy hour to avoid higher prices ... lovely bar area, excellent drinks and appetizers, friendly bartender (Jim) - and had an excellent dinner meal in their dining room with piano entertainment... except, the shrimp had a slight "ammonia" smell and when we...More

Thank klf108
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the finest dining places on the Island. The restaurant is location. The wait staff is exceptional and explains menu items upon request. Our choices were wonderful and did not disappoint. The ambiance, singing piano player made for a very romantic experience. Though pricey,...More

Thank grsnpls
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a vegetarian (no meat, fish or poultry), I have always found it pretty boring to eat on Sanibel Island. It's either average salads with no protein, a veggie burger, or pasta. What a delightful surprise to eat at Il Cielo. I ordered the Chef's...More

Thank undinabiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 3 couples went to Il Cielo, loved the outside appearance and interior decor but weren't able to get food due to a late delivery of propane for the restaurant ovens. The owner was incredibly gracious, but we weren't able to complete the...More

2  Thank BryanSki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful decor, live music, excellent service and delicious cuisine add up to a wonderful evening. Often inferior restaurants survive in vacation destinations because of the captive audience. That is not the case here. El Cielo would be an exceptional and worthy choice for a fine...More

Thank familyoffourMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for fine dining where the atmosphere isn't as casual as most of the island restaurants, then visit II Cielo. The food is excellent, but some of the entrees are a little pricey. Great service, very attentive and friendly.

Thank PEK5556
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner with reservations, not really necessary during the off season even on a Friday night. The beef carpaccio was quite good, although it seemed almost more like roast beef than what I normally have had. I had the veal osso bucco...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef at this restaurant is outstanding. We have dined here several times and we love the fish and how it is prepared here. In addition to the grouper, which is always fresh and delicious, we tried triple tail the last tie we were there...More

Thank Suzanne U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Sanibel for a 4 day get away. Always interested in local owned establishments. Little did I know of this hidden treasure in plain sight on Periwinkle. Wait staff was just attentive enough, portions were perfect, taste? Amazing. Owner stopped by to check on...More

Thank Jody P
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner was outstanding. Service was great. Good salads. Excellent seafood. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Definite place to visit on Sanibel

Thank Jeffreykmd
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Questions & Answers
18 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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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