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 Wednesday through Saturday 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Scott Swamba, Pastry Chef Melissa Akin
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
My husband and I both agree this was one ...
My husband and I both agree this was one of the best overall dining experiences we've had in a long time. The food quality was excellent (2 veal dishes) and service attentive. The live piano music and lighting were at perfect levels. The food prices were very reasonable considering the high quality and very important to us, the wine list was varied and again, reasonably priced (unlike some other area restaurants). We'll definitely be back again soon.
Delicious food and wonderful service. My ...
Delicious food and wonderful service. My Husband had an old fashioned with a twist , a house specialty, which was wonderfully blended. Martini with blue cheese olives also perfect. Husband had lobster ravioli, and I had the evening special risotto. Both delicious. Servers all friendly and helpful. A must on our next trip!
We have had the pleasure of dining here ...
We have had the pleasure of dining here on several occasions, and will continue to do so when in Sanibel. They offer a vegetarian/ vegan chiefs inspiration that is second to none. The lamb chops melt in your mouth, and tantalizes your tastebuds. It's a wonderful dining experience, with exceptional service. An added plus is Scott who is their resident piano player who rounds out this incredible feast.
Salad and fried green tomatoes were a pl ...
Salad and fried green tomatoes were a pleasant start. Was disappointed in our Corvina and seafood stew main course selections. Neither had distinctive flavor. The desert was a home run. Among the best we ever had. The atmosphere and service were both very good.
Perfect! What can one say beyond that? ...
Perfect! What can one say beyond that? From food to service to ambience. Very accomplished pianist playing soft dinner music. Uma was the epitome of wait person. Accomplished at her job. Pleasant personality. Beautiful smile.
We had mussels, lobster bisque, risotto and chiopino. Other items on menu sounded good as well. Recommend reservations for dinner hour.
Il Cielo is always a special treat of a ...
Il Cielo is always a special treat of a visit. Food is excellent, menu always has some nice surprises, and Scott Mc Donald's music adds a warm and wonderful feel to the evening.Little mix-up on the final check but easily, and with humor, resolved.
Il Cielo is one of the more upscale rest ...
Il Cielo is one of the more upscale restaurants on Sanibel. The food is always well prepared and the service is excellent. A little pricey, but a nice place for a special meal. Nice ambiance and the piano player is a nice touch.
My wife and I were on Sanibel for a shor ...
My wife and I were on Sanibel for a short stay and we were so happy we found Il Cielo. Everything was great. Our server Uma was the best. The food was excellent. My wife had the filet and she said it was mouth watering. I had the veal and it was so good. Il Cielo is a very nice restaurant. We live in Naples Florida seasonally but if we're in the Sanibel, Fort Myers area we will definitely visit again.
Great service. Uma was our server. Good ...
Great service. Uma was our server. Good wine choices by glass
Wife's salad very good but $11. My calamari app was good, served piping hot, large portion and with an interesting sweet chili sauce, my thought very good combo
Wife's lobster ravioli came with a soupy red sauce not described on menu, she wasn't happy with that but raviolis were good. My signature grouper topped with crab was excellent
Chef trained at CIA, having taken classes there, one could tell by menu and great platings
It sounds Italian and they have a few pa ...
It sounds Italian and they have a few pasta dishes, but EVERYTHING was exceptional. I had a crab cake and Tuna Udon salad, he had rack of lamb. housemade mint jelly was EXQUISITE. light and refreshing. We had dessert too. caramel creme brulee and key lime tri (cookie, brulee and one other... FANTASTIC. We've eaten at far more expensive places with food that was far less exceptional. Everything was perfect.
Wonderful special dinner on Sanibel Isla ...
Wonderful special dinner on Sanibel Island. The bar area was comfortable and service very nice. Moved to our table for dinner and it was comfortable as well. Live piano music was a nice touch. My husband had the filet and it was very good. I had the sesame tuna and it was very good as well.
The service was great - attentive without being annoying. It was certainly a more pricey dinner then other options on Sanibel however this was our last night. It was a great choice and I highly recommend for a very nice dinner out or to celebrate a special occasion.
Il Cielo on Sanibel has it all--great fo ...
Il Cielo on Sanibel has it all--great food, wonderful ambiance and fabulous piano music that you can still talk and hear while listening. This adds greatly to the romantic atmosphere at the restaurant. It's perfect!!!
Il Cielo is truly a special place to din ...
Il Cielo is truly a special place to dine. We actually arrived early and were able to take advantage of the Happy Hour. Two of us ordered a Bloody Mary which was prepared perfectly the way I like it with a bit of spice to it. We shared a variety of happy hour offers including the ahi tuna, and scallops- both superb. The service was excellent as well. The ambiance is beautiful and we were seated in the bar area which was gorgeous. Overall, a great experience!
We drive from Fort Myers and think thi ...
We drive from Fort Myers and think this is one of the best restaurants in Lee County. The scallop dish is outstanding. Their risotto dishes are as well. Great drinks and outstanding desserts. The piano player is an extra treat as well. Prices are great especially for Sanibel. The service is second to none. Excellent chef, staff and management.
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.
Give Sweet Melissa's on Sanibel a definite try!
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