About Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Benvenuto! For over 28 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 hope you will join us soon.
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, Takeout, 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
THE RESTAURANT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY RO ...
THE RESTAURANT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY ROMANTIC! THE STAFF WAS GREAT AND EVEN MADE RECOMMENDATIONS! I WAS THERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND REALLY LOVED IT. THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT PORTIONS WERE SMALLER THAN I AM ACCUSTOMED TOO.
I went on Thursday to celebrate my 4 yea ...
I went on Thursday to celebrate my 4 year anniversary with my spouse. We waited some time before the server showed up to help us. Aside from that, the waiter was very attentive and friendly. Food was great, everything tasted really good. Portions were just right on everything. Ambiance was romantic, very nicely decorated. The chairs were a bit uncomfortable which kind of killed the moment. There was a lot of wind toward the end of our meal which led to a lot of leaves and debris falling on our water and remainder of food. Restaurant assisted with cleaning up the table, but didn't really apologize or offer any comps to make up for it.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal and the restaurant. I would go again and recommend it to other people.
This restaurant is perfection! We let t ...
This restaurant is perfection! We let them know that it was our 20th anniversary and they went out of their way to make it a romantic and amazing experience. From rose petals on the table to a tall white tapered candle, it was so lovely. The twinkle-lit patio is beautiful! The food was spectacular and the service impeccable. We will definitely go back!
Our whole experience, food, service, amb ...
Our whole experience, food, service, ambiance, were outstanding. I haven't been to ll Cielo in a while and was pleasantly reminded of what a wonderful restaurant it is. I have already made plans to return next week.
Loved this place. And would come back. T ...
Loved this place. And would come back. The food was great. A very romantic garden setting. Ideal place for a proposal. The only thing I didn't like was how long I had to wait for the waiter to actually come and take my order. I watched him go back and forth visiting other tables twice without stopping at mine. After about 15 minutes or so my wife had become irritated and started the timer on her phone. Almost 6 minutes had passed before he actually stopped at our table. She left the timer on the table so that he knew we were timing him. After that I had no other issue. The night was absolutely beautiful. I'd definitely go back.
The atmosphere was great but the food an ...
The atmosphere was great but the food and service need improvement. For the price of the dinner plates you'd expect something more flavorful but you're just paying for the "experience" of dining under Christmas lights. After dinner, the valet attendant brought back my car wet on one side. When I asked him what happened, he laughed and said "sprinklers" and walked away. As the rest of the party was getting in the car, he came back and started wiping the car down with a napkin. An apology from him would have been enough. At least we got a good laugh.
The ambiance of this restaurant is very ...
The ambiance of this restaurant is very lovely. However, I would not recommend Il Cielo for the following reasons:
1. The website's menu is deceiving, as it is impossible to determine which items are lunch, dinner, or one of their other categories. I had chosen this restaurant based on lunch menu items (and prices), only to find a completely different menu when I got there. However, the staff was nice enough to accommodate me with one of the lunch menu items (of course, though, with a much inflated price).
2. The service was very disappointing. The staff did not notice empty water glasses; we had to ask for refills. In addition, when one of the staff came around with bread, he accidentally dropped a piece of tomato on the tablecloth by me and said, "Dangit!" Then he walked away without even picking/cleaning it up. I was a bit floored by his unprofessionalism in what was supposed to be a more refined restaurant.
3. The food was not even enjoyable. The meals were tiny portions, my husband's pasta was undercooked, and neither of us liked the taste of our dishes.
Overall, I was very disappointed with my experience Il Cielo, except for the ambiance, especially because of the extremely high prices. My husband and I each ordered a glass of wine and an entree (no appetizers or desserts) and still paid over $100. I have never posted a review online before, so this is how strongly I felt about this particular dining experience.
Gorgeous setting with fine food, spotty ...
Gorgeous setting with fine food, spotty service but all undermined by blasting music that undermines conversation. We asked 4 times to have the music turned lower but nothing happened. They could have understood if they had listened to attempted conversations at
the tables where the volume of voices was about 2/3 less than the volume of music which overwhelmed us. Service could have been more attentive. We had to ask for menus after 10 minutes. Then the waiter started to remove our wine and water glasses but we stopped him to point out we hadn't yet ordered our wine. Similarly we ordered apple tarts for dessert but it was brought with no knives or forkes! When we asked the waiter brought a knife. We asked again for forks. Is this really so difficult to understand? Meanwhile a flock of waiters stood staring at us in a cluster throughout the dinner. They need training! And shut off the music so patrons can enjoy conversations and not just food.
I'd had lunch there years ago before I m ...
I'd had lunch there years ago before I moved out of town. My experience this week was everything I remembered and more. The food was gorgeous and gourmet delicious. The staff was generously friendly and attentive. I wish I lived closer to be there every week. I give them my highest recommendation!
Decent food but incredibly bad service. ...
Decent food but incredibly bad service. We waited 10 minutes for menu.No problem since place is romantic and nice atmosphere . When we were having appetizers they brought coffee which was a mistake obviously . No problem. After we finished appetizer they brought desert . Of course told them it was a mistake . No problem.
Meantime manager comes and browses and doesn't pay attention that we are waiting for our main course . Waited one hour . Then he comes and tells us" sorry for the wait soufflé takes time ". We told them we are waiting for the main course. He didn't say sorry , but just walked away. Half hour later we received our main course. Between finishing the appetizer and receiving the main course was 1.5 hour. We were at the restaurant at 8:30PM and left 11:40 PM.
Very pleasant and romantic place but when you wait that long to be served the scenery doesn't mean much.
My boyfriend and I came here for dineLA ...
My boyfriend and I came here for dineLA and we were very impressed by the ambiance. If you can't find street parking, you have the option of dropping your car at the valet for $10. We sat in the atrium-esque part of the restaurant and loved all the twinkling strung lights.
Here is what we ordered:
Appetizer: Meatballs (9/10)
Meal: Pork (8/10)
Dessert: La Passion (10/10)
Pinot Noir: $18 (8/10)
Allagash White: $7-8ish (7/10)
Appetizer: Calamari Arugula Salad (2/10)
Meal: Gnocchi (6/10)
Dessert: La Passion (10/10)
I would highly recommend ordering what the boyfriend ordered if you are here for dineLA - we had Massimo for our table. He was fantastic and made our dining experience excellent.
Service was great! Food was great! A rom ...
Service was great! Food was great! A romantic interior for a couple. However, dealt with ID theft the following day with my last use of my debit card was at the restaurant, the night before. They should improve their transaction security more tight.
The ambience was romantic. However, the ...
The ambience was romantic. However, the service was horrible. We didn't get out appetizer until 45 minutes after we were seated. I ordered an iced tea, which took 30 minutes. Our entrees didn't arrive until an hour and 45 minutes upon sitting. My husband ordered the Branzino and I ordered the Beet salad. The waiter even commented that the chefs must have went to Santa Monica to catch his fish. My husband and I didn't even bother eating since we had lost our appetites being there for 2 hours.
This is my fourth visit to Il Cielo and ...
This is my fourth visit to Il Cielo and I love it more every time. It is outdoors yet it still feels private. The homemade pastas and sauces are simply wonderful. I a vegetarian soup followed by a salad and pasta and boar sauce--don't miss it. Dessert consisted of three sorbetti that are the best in the city. I can't wait to return.
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