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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
My new favorite restaurant in LA! :) So beautiful!
My new favorite restaurant in LA! :) So beautiful and romantic! Love the service, the food and the setting with the beautiful lights. :)
It was Our 45th weddind anniversary and ...
It was Our 45th weddind anniversary and the staff honored throughout the night with special dessert presentation and drink the romantic tablesetting addedtothesetting.
The best dining experience we've had in ...
The best dining experience we've had in years. We will return soon, and often.
Had my first dinner at Il Cielo and it w ...
Had my first dinner at Il Cielo and it was perfect in every way. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I don't go to 'fancy' restaurants often, but every step of the way my friend and I felt comfortable and welcomed. The service is excellent--attentive and friendly. The outdoor patio is beautiful, and quiet-- a welcome change of pace from the incredibly loud hard-surface restaurants that bring in the crowds nowadays. The cocktails are amazing and all of our food was excellent (we both had a risotto special). I would definitely return in the future for both special occasions and for just a very nice dinner out.
The restaurant is perfect for any occasi ...
The restaurant is perfect for any occasion! They have the best food, waiters, and values. Nothing is better than il cielo! Everything was magical
I was skeptical when I saw that Il Cielo ...
I was skeptical when I saw that Il Cielo claims to be the most romantic restaurant in LA. That's a huge claim to make. However, after my recent dining experience, I am a believer. Il Cielo is in fact VERY romantic. The food is just as fantastic. It's an overall fabulous restaurant with excellent food, service and ambiance. That's the trifecta right there!
It was Mother's Day Menu
The menu was limited and set in price. The service was excellent, the food was average. The two of us who has the lamb shank did not sleep because it was very heavy
mother's day let down
We went there before and had a great time. This time we went for Mother's Day which was an expensive mandatory fixed menus of 70$ per person plus mandatory 20% service charge regardless of how many people were in the group. We we 4 so the madatory service charge really makes no sense. As always, service was good. Food was a huge let down; flavorless, expensive, and totally uninspiring
AS ALWAYS - OUTSTANDING
My wife and I are coming to Il Cielo for many years. Each time, same result: OUTSTANDING! This restaurant delivers exceptional traditional Italian cuisine, very attentive service, in a perfect, romantic, Old World setting. It reminds me at the great brasseries of Paris - everything is always perfect any time of the year. One has never to worry what to expect, because the best will always be awaiting you. It is definitely one of THE best restaurants in Los Angeles. It is truly a sparkling gem.
I love love love this place all day ever ...
I love love love this place all day every day! Tiramisu to die for
Great ambiance, everyone at the restaurant was very welcoming, service was outstanding and food was fabulous
We went there for my boyfriend's bday. ...
We went there for my boyfriend's bday. The food was good and the ambiance was amazing and magical. The best part of that night was our server, he was very kind and caring. The passion he had for explaining the food and providing an excellent service was one of a kind! Overall it was a great night!
Rediscovered its past glory
Having come to this location for more than 20 years in different incarnations, the last 2 or 3 years have been quite average. Il Cielo has rediscovered that which made it great in the first place -- excellent food for both lunch and dinner, attentive but not-too-overbearing service, and a remarkable atmosphere both inside and out. A true gem rediscovered. A wide choice of wines, not terribly deep, but covering all the bases for lunch and dinner.
A disappointing evening!
We had an 8:30pm reservation. when we arrived at 8:25 we were told there would be a slight wait and were led to the crowded under-staffed bar where it took us 30 minutes to actually acquire a drink. When we inquired twice as to the wait for our table we were treated in a cold and haughty manner. At 9:40pm as we were about to leave...in fact our car had already been brought up ...a table suddenly became available. That evening was a very special occasion and explained that as I was leaving ...however the rest of the party wanted to stay since it was to late to find an alternative. The food was very good when we finally were served appetizers at 10:15pm! Our server was outstanding. Our entrees and dolce were excellent but not good enough to justify being served our dinner close to 11pm when we made a reservation for 8:30pm! As a former restaurant owner I found Il Cielo's attitude unacceptable for a fine dining establishment.
special dining experience with superb service
For my family and my business relations, this is by far the most special dining experience with superb service. The patio is a fabulous setting, the menu selection and the quality of the wines is delightful. Save room for the desserts !
Romantic, Great Service and Food
We always LOVE Il Cielo. The restaurant is beautiful, the service (we had Marco) is the best. For starters, I had the butternut squash soup which was possibly the best I've ever had. I had the Jidori chicken and it was excellent. My wife had the Loup D'Mer fish which was exceptional.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. It was quiet and the waiters are extremely attentive. The romance package was very affordable. The food was so so. I expected more for the prices. Still a nice atmosphere
Perhaps the BEST pasta in Los Angeles! B ...
Perhaps the BEST pasta in Los Angeles! Beautiful setting & great service. Lovely way to spend an evening.
Great food,service,and ambiance!!!
This is a real gem and is highly recommended not only for its ambiance, but the food is fantastic!
Never Fails to IMPRESS
We came to this place 10yrs ago when we first got engaged. On our 10th Wedding anniversary , we decided to come to this place that we held so close and it never failed to impress us. They gave us delish Moscato to celebrate. The Food was impecable and service unmatched. The Waiters were friendly and very engaging. We loved the ambiance and the mixed drinks were great. I can see why the price point is where it is. GREAT place for special occasions. We intend to go back. Our waiter Stefan was amazing.. what a treat.
Delicious and delightfully un-trendy
We arrived a few minutes before 7pm (had 7:15 reservations) and tables were empty. Not having been to il Cielo in over 20 years I hoped it was not a mistake to invite another couple here for dinner. There were about 6 waiters standing with apparently no one to wait on, which was the only hint I had that the restaurant was confident it would eventually fill up. Sure enough, between 7-8pm all the tables were full and dark had fallen so the outdoor ambiance was able to glow. Our salads, soup, pastas, risotto, and branzino were all excellent. The lemon dessert had an odd texture, which was the only disappointment as the 4 of us chose just that single dessert to share - and most of it stayed on the plate. Overall, it was a lovely experience and not difficult to reserve. Staff was all very kind and so it was nice to be in a non-scene-y place where you don't know if you'll be embarrassed having taken guests out there.
Great romantic dinning experience
This is a very authentic Italian restaurant. Excellent service and high quality food. Great for a date night or a business meeting. The restaurant itself is in a home that is converted into a restaurantnand has been there for 30 years. Good there, you won't be disappointed!
Everything was perfect.The food,the staf ...
Everything was perfect.The food,the staff, Great manager!!! Highly recommended.
Wonderful and Romantic Dinner
This restaurant never fails! Food is excellent, service is impeccable, you can hear your conversation and it is very romantic sitting outside under the lights. Just an all around fantastic dining experience. While it may be a bit costly it is definitely worth it.
The pasta all'amtriciana was served with ...
The pasta all'amtriciana was served with tomatoes whose flavor hijacked the pasta entree. The calamari was delicious. The parpadelle meat dish was delicious.
Classy and charming
Visited Il Cielo for the first time as a party of 4 for Easter Brunch. The restaurant itself was absolutely charming with lovely holiday décor and beautiful flowers throughout. The food was beautifully presented and deliciously prepared and the service was exceptional! It was such a treat to splurge on their 3 course menu for a first visit. Oh and the drinks were nice too, I had a peach bellini and my friends loved their special champagne cocktails. This restaurant is a class act!
We came for the Easter brunch menu and l ...
We came for the Easter brunch menu and like all the other times we've been here everything was beyond delicious. The staff was so great with our 14month old daughter and very accommodating. We've been here many times and it never disappoints
Excellent service, delicious food
Excellent service, delicious food
For years, I have thoroughly enjoyed il Cielo. This was the best yet. What made it so special? We were seated in the side room. Marco, our wait person, was outstanding. He is a real professional, has a great sense of timing, made excellent recommendations and was appropriately attentive. The food that Marco recommended was so well prepared. We had the branzino and the veal chop!! It was a 10 evening!! Bravo to all involved!!
If Cielo great for conversation and fine dining
A great place for conversations, whether business or otherwise. Food choices were outstanding and the service was impeccable. Nice wine list. Guests leave feeling they were somewhere special. Great for bringing visitors to LA.
The atmosphere, service and food were all excellent!
Awesome Birthday Celebration!
I had such a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Il Cielo this past Saturday (3.5.16). The staff was VERY friendly and accommodating and the food... my God, the food was delicious! I will definitely be coming back!
Ladies Lunch in Beverly Hills
Few restaurants can compare to Il Cielo for ladies lunch..the setting on the patio is lovely and perfect for conversation. The service is excellent. Most of the food is very good...a few dishes were a bit ordinary but others were excellent.
We came for my birthday. Upon arrival we ...
We came for my birthday. Upon arrival we were brought to the bar for a drink while we waited for our table. The hostest, feeling bad that we had to wait, brought us a round of champagne. So nice! We were sat shortly after. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was outstanding. The ambiance is beautiful. I can't wait to return. Love this restaurant!
This will be one of my go to places.
Great food, great location, great service. I can't wait to take my special friends to this wonderful find! It will likely become one of my top restaurants in LA.
Everything very good. Real italian good ...
Everything very good. Real italian good food.
Wonderful New Favorite
The ambience was wonderful, we dined on the outdoor patio which twinkles with lights, chandeliers and greenery. Service outstanding, the best salad I have every tasted, excellent choices and wonderful warm bread. A place for a very special evening. Begin earlier and enjoy.
The setting is beautiful. Didn't quite u ...
The setting is beautiful. Didn't quite understand the menu, asked the waiter, left me the same. Still didn't understand. So I googled the stuff on the menu to see what looked good. We had asked for the romantic package and I asked them to put the roses in a shape of a heart, they didn't. We ended up doing it later. Food was great! Charged us 4 Soft drinks instead of just (2), simply because they brought 2 extra drinks we didn't ask for. Seemed like they got tired of refilling our cups so they just gave us 2 more. We didn't make it a big deal though. Overall, we would definitely go again.
Not a bad place, but greatly overpriced
Not a bad place, but greatly overpriced. Food is so-so. Service is great though.
We made every effort to book this place, providing credit card copy, sign papers etc in advance, however we noticed they were also accepting people who just happen to walk in!! 5 course Dinner was really three!! The Sea Bass however was excellent!! but $500 for two people no bottle of wive is Excessive, even in Valentine's day in BH!!!
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