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About Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Benvenuti! For over 30 years , Il Cielo has brought "the sky" to Beverly Hills. Often called "the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles" Il Cielo is more than just an Italian restaurant. It is a landmark. With fine dining for lunch and dinner, private rooms and tranquil gardens, Il Cielo is the perfect location for almost any occasion, day or night. Il Cielo has established itself as a place to impress; "A country restaurant in the city". We look forward to your visit.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:
Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Lunch - Closed
Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.*
(*We may be closed for a private event on select Sundays)
Monday - Friday
Drinks 4:30 - 8:00 p.m
Food 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer catering in your home or ours. Please contact our Events Department.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Il Cielo Happy Hour!
Monday - Friday. 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
$5 House Wine & Prosecco
$8 Small Plates
For sit down dinners: Approx. 130-150 guests. For standing cocktail receptions: Up to 350 guests.
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
I have been passing this restaurant for years intrigued by the dancing lights. When my cousin came in from New York I decided to give it a try. We waited 20 minutes before any one approached us. We finally signaled the maitre d' to tell him about this and he sent us a waiter. We then waited for 45 minutes before we received our drinks and ordered. After we gave our order, another long wait for the food. Never once did our waiter come and check on us or pay any attention to us. May I add that the restaurant was practically empty. Maybe it was this server's first day. It should be his last. The food was "meh." The next time I pass this restaurant, I'll just keep on going.
The food is incredibly overpriced-especially for what it is. We could have eaten extraordinary food at Mozza for the price we paid. The worst thing of all was the wine list. Only very pedestrian wines at EXORBITANT prices. All the wines by the glass we tried (4) we awful too. The waiter was lovely, but had absolutely no idea about wine and especially their wine list. he could answer the most basic questions. The atmosphere is lovely. Definitely ask for the front patio though. A perfect place to get married.
I never post reviews but so disappointed tonight. Having been here before (great experience), I had relatively normal expectations. Restaurant was basically empty. Our waiter seemed extremely disinterested in offering suggestions or help with menu. We closed tab after 1 drink. No one seemed to care we were leaving even after trying to order dinner multiple times.
It was an okay experience, but not the over the top experience I had expected. The waiter was friendly, but we felt a bit neglected at times, the food was decent, but not $200 decent, the music from the club next door - along with wafts of cigarette (and other) smoke were disturbing.
I took my wife to Il Cielo for our anniversary and everything was perfect. I had the romantic package added on and it made the evening very special. The staff was great and the food was amazing. It brought back memories of our trip to Italy. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Lovely place, good food. Our waiter was amazing , he really tried very hard to make our lunch special. We were off to a bad start ! I had e-mailed and requested a table inside the restaurant, it was a special Birthday celebration. When we arrived I was informed that there were no tables available inside,they had a private party going on. I would expect a nice Restaurant like Il Cielo to have the curtesy to inform me by e-mail that there are no tables available inside. Now I was stuck having to take an outside table. I even spoke to the Manager, who was not very helpful. Not a good beginning to a festive occasion !
Food tasted amazing I would recommend the sea bass dish. Panna cotta was amazing as well! The look of the place is beautiful very romantic looking there is a clear tent outside with lights and chandelier. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and I would definitely go back again. Our waiter was amazing and deboned the fish for me
Il Cielo consistently provides delicious food in a lovely setting. My branzino was cooked to perfection and perfectly flayed. The Romaine salad was the best I ever had, a spin on the Caesar salad with shaved Parmesan and sliced apples with a vinegar and oil dressing and not a creamy one. My friend had the salmon and was completely satisfied. Desserts of gelatos and sorbetti are homemade and tasty with the added benefit of cleansing the palate and leaving my mouth feeling refreshed.
I'm always sorry when I have to give a negative review. Many times, I just don't leave one at all. But this time, I just feel they earned it. We made a reservation here prior to a concert we were attending at the Saban. It was close and the menu looked promising.
We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation, and were told that they could only seat us on their patio because the entire inside was booked for a wedding. That probably should have been disclosed before they took the reservation(!) There were gnats (?) in their bushes that kept dropping in for a bite...
We ordered drinks and main courses and explicitly told the waiter I could not eat cheese (as I have an allergy). The drinks were fine. But it took 40 minutes and several annoyed glances at the waiter before our meals came out. During the wait, they brought bread (twice) which had cheese on it. Fortunately, I asked before I ate any (both times).
My wife's salmon was OK, but my veal chop (daily special) was unusually fatty, overcooked, rather tasteless, and the mushroom sauce was "meh" at best. They also brought me mashed potatoes with cheese whipped in, as opposed to just making some without. The waiter (thankfully) told us they had cheese in them, and left them "for my wife if she wanted them." How about just making me some mashed potatoes I can eat?! Or offering me something else? We actually thought of walking out at this point, but we were both hungry and there wasn't enough time to find another place before the show. (Turns out there is a nice little cafe right next door to the Saban!)
At least the coffee was OK.
This is neither the quality of food or service I would expect from a restaurant in this area, let alone one that is this pricey.
I live in Anaheim, but all my friends live in the LA area. I wanted a Beverly Hills restaurant that I hadn't been to before to celebrate a friend's Birthday. I found il Cielo online under Beverly Hills restaurants & was happy with the menu & charming pictures. The service was friendly, attentive & the food was wonderful. The chocolate dessert for 2 was presented with a beautiful red rose.
Lovely. Magical lights. Authentic Italian waiter. Very catering to my gluten free vegetarian dietary needs. Romantic. I will remember this beautiful meal and evening for the rest of my life (yes, that good). Perfect for birthdays, first dates, wedding, romantic anything, special occasion, or just a quality evening out. A+. Had a wonderful time. Great wine list. VERY classy without the attitude.
When the reservation was made, I noted that we were celebrating a special birthday. I confirmed this information with our server when we arrived. When the dessert (chosen by the birthday celebrant) was brought out by the server's helper, there was no candle and nothing was mentioned about her birthday. We were surprised, and wondered why they did not tell us that they do not offer candles or song for birthday celebrations. Shortly after, a dessert appeared along with a candle for a woman celebrating her birthday at a table adjacent to ours. After the birthday song was sung and our server was walking away, I asked why they did not do the same for our celebrant. His response was that he was sorry; the server's helper forgot. We were really disappointed.
I have been a regular tab il Cielo for some time now. Unfortunately, the restaurant had gone down in quality and service. I had requested an outdoor table well in advance and when we arrived I was told one was not available. The food is unimaginative and the selection is somewhat limited. At about $100 per person, there are far better choices in the neighborhood
Il Cielo is outstanding in every sense of the word. It is definitely the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles and probably the entire country. The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. The ambience is the best ever. This is definitely my and my wife's favorite restaurant.
Delectable dishes and excellent and friendly service.
Seated for lunch in patio out front (preference) but opposite a gaggle of noisy party of women with wedding reception inside. Very hot day and only one fan outside faced towards the gaggle. Would have otherwise been a perfect lunch date with my husband.
The food in general was good but spaghetti was way undercooked and our server was awful. We had to ask another server to fill our wine glasses, never received a second drink that was ordered and when a second server took over for our waiter who disappeared, he barely grunted at us. Would not go back due to poor service.
We dined on our annivarsary in the garden patio at Il Cielo. It has a charming ambience. The menu selection was extensive for lunch and the prices about half of their dinners.
The service was outstanding: from the charming hostess, to the very attentive service of our waiter Marco, and the good humor of the busboy. It was a delightful meal.
Food was sub-par compared to similar cost restaurants - e.g., Mastros, Morton's (plate was not heated so food got cold quickly, minimal flavor, small portions). Ambiance was nice but spoiled by a spider that landed on our table (outdoor patio). Would not recommend for special occasion.
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