About Il Cielo - Sanibel
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Open Monday thru Saturday 4:30pm until 9pm.
Happy hour daily from 4:30pm until 6:00pm in the Bar / Lounge, includes discounted appetizers and salads. Half priced House wines, Well drinks and select Domestic beer.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz Pianist Thursday through Saturday 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
IL Cielo is open New Years Eve. (Online reservations are not available for NYE).
Il Cielo - Sanibel Ratings and Reviews
We had a very pleasant and enjoyable din ...
We had a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner. The waiter was accommodating and helpful. The veal was delicious and the chicken saltimbocca was prepared just right. Would highly recommend as a must go on Sanibel Island.
My wife and I celebrated our 29th weddin ...
My wife and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Il Cielo. We both enjoyed the food, great service, pleasant atmosphere, and live piano music. We would definitely like to return when we are the area again!
Beautiful ambience which is a nice chan ...
Beautiful ambience which is a nice change of pace on the seemingly mandatory upscale rustic look that predominates on Sanibel. Also a pleasant surprise was a truly memorable meal instead of a merely surprisingly good one; I had some of the best smoked duck I've ever encountered, tender enough to cut with a fork and lean enough to enjoy every bite. The eggplant/heirloom tomato appetizer also had me scraping the plate for the last morsel. Finally, a wonderful pianist who accompanied several but not all selections by equally softly sung vocals absolutely made the evening, which started off great right at the well staffed maître d' station. I was dining alone but soon grew as content as if I had agreeable companions!
FIrst of all I made a mistake and made o ...
FIrst of all I made a mistake and made our reservations for the 7th, the hostess was very accommodating and changed the date on opentable and we enjoyed wonderful food and service. We from Colorada but would love to have this restaurant in our area as we would be there on a regular basis. We had some left overs and had them for breakfast the following morning. Yummy!🍷😍👍
expecting more for such high ratings on ...
expecting more for such high ratings on Trip Advisor. Their signature dish of lobster ravioli tasted not much different than one you might get at an Olive Garden or Johnny Carino's. The heirloom tomato Caprese salad was not prepared with heirloom tomatoes & every dish that came out seemed to have mashed potatoes & asparagus as sides.
Overall, I would rate it a 3- it was a pleasant ambience, just not wowed by food.
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Fantastic food. Great service. Our ser ...
Fantastic food. Great service. Our server, Chris, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the menu, the wine list, etc. We had a fabulous time and a large part of that, besides the great food and wine, was Chris. Can't wait till our next visit!!
Caesar salad great as usual, Lamb was wo ...
Caesar salad great as usual, Lamb was wonderful, prime rib very good ( order med rare). Only negative prime rib was served with three different starches, tarragon potato (not my favorite ), mashed potato, and Yorkshire pudding. Would not keep me from going back
I brought my wife here for her birthday. ...
I brought my wife here for her birthday. Scallop appetizer was okay, and my grouper was great, but my wife's snapper (which was on the special's list) was inedible. The specials menu mentioned it being served with peas and pearl onions, but it had four tiny peas floating in a thick red sauce. I think the sauce was intended to cover up the old fish. They were out of the dessert she wanted, but she ordered something and they dressed up the plate. The evening was saved by the pianist. There are more fun places with good food. Sanibel probably doesn't have a lot of competition for fine dining if this is one of the top spots. Glad the wife caught some snapper the next day that we could cook fresh.
This place has it all - island upscale a ...
This place has it all - island upscale ambiance and great food. Hopefully when you visit, the best bartender on Sanibel, her name is Jamie, will be your mixologist - you will be pleasantly pleased with whatever you order.
My fiancé and I had a FANTASTIC meal her ...
My fiancé and I had a FANTASTIC meal here while on vacation. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic as well. We enjoyed our meal so much that we cancelled the reservations we had at another restaurant and chose to come back again for a second dinner. Thank you to everyone at Il Cielo for not just one, but two, great evenings!
Christin & Mark
We started our meal with their special r ...
We started our meal with their special risotto of the night which was a lobster risotto. It was outstanding. One of the best I've ever had. My wife had a bowl of potato soup that was lacking body and the only disappointing dish of the night. It was average but not on the same level of the other dishes. For our main dishes my wife had their triple tail and cold water resources lobster tail special served with a sesame rice and vegetables. It was so good we checked to see if it would be on the menu the next night and booked another reservation. Both the fish and lobster were cooked to perfection. I had the scallop entire which I've had several times in the past and it was excellent as well. Dessert it an artistic delight as well. Cocktail were good as well and Scott, the piano player was truly enjoyable as well. the staff is also top shelf including their host by the name of Chuck. All excellent. We were not disappointed when we returned the followers nag night. This is truly a Sanibel treasure and one of the finest restaurants in Lee County.
Great atmosphere, very attentive and fri ...
Great atmosphere, very attentive and friendly staff, and delicious food! I would highly recommend the restaurant for any occasion. We went for our Anniversary, but for any reason Il Cielo is THE place to be! Anytime we are in the area of Sanibel or Estero, we will be back! Thanks for the great experience!
The staff are committed to excellence. ...
The staff are committed to excellence. You can see it & hear it. The food quality is excellent as is the food presentation. The setting of the physical restaurant is set back in a tree surrounded setting which gives you a feeling of private peaceful surroundings. The décor inside is upscale but not pretentious, just right for a soothing relaxed atmosphere. The prices are not at all over the top for what you get in quality & quantity. We often head over to Sanibel on the west coast of south Florida as we just live across the state on the east coast of south Florida, and we have put this restaurant on our list of places we will frequent again.
Once again the food was outstanding. Jam ...
Once again the food was outstanding. Jamee our server was over the top. She did not miss a step in serving us throughout the entire meal even though she was also the bartender. And of course the piano playing was excellent. What a terrific evening.
Il Cielo is a taste of big city style on ...
Il Cielo is a taste of big city style on a small pristine island! This restaurant has class! And the great food and service create a combination that is first-rate! The piano player enhanced the ambience, playing people's requests as they danced in the middle of the restaurant. No special dance floor needed - you were welcome to enjoy the music wherever you were. This is a place that goes out of its way to please the customer! It's a place to return time and time again.
Average food, formal dining area, reason ...
Average food, formal dining area, reasonable prices. Scallops were not very good, fish special tasted just ok. Risotto was bland. Dessert was ok. Touted as a high-end restaurant on the island, we weren't particularly impressed by foods taste.
I thought the entres selection was a bit ...
I thought the entres selection was a bit limited. I had filet and my husband had a tuna steak both were fabulous. Each entre came with a veggie and potato or pasta. The plate was nicely decorated. We had terimasu for desert and that too was very good.
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