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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If u want great food atmosphere and entertainment. Best calamari ever had, tuna great, desert chocolate awesome! Ask for Jeff

Thank Lisa C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fine dining with family. We mixed this special occation in celebration of my father with business. The staff went out of their way to accomidate us, give us respect in a guiet location. The food and selection was fantastic as the service and atmosphere.

Thank Charles Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a nice meal here with friends on Easter Sunday. They had picked it and made reservations.Nice décor, all seating is inside. Nice ambience, there was a pianist playing from 7pm. The menu was slightly limited but we all found something to our liking. I went for the Fillet of beef and it was very good. Cooked perfectly on... More 

Thank larnerdarren
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Il Cielo two years ago and were less than impressed but wanted to go back and check them out again. Still not impressed.Service was hurried, when he finally appeared. The only notable thing was was the very good Caesar salad. My husband had roasted chicken which he was was good. I had the mussels steamed in... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every bite was delicious. The shallot dressing on the house salad was incredible. Tuna with slaw was my favorite. The restaurant was beautiful, upscale, calm, relaxing.

Thank Yvonne S
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, last minute decision! Normally you need a reservation, but they do have the bar and lounge area. The food, service and atmosphere is still great! Jamie our bartender, server (more like personal server) was awesome! The food is top notch. All I can say is if you want great service, food this is the place to stop and eat!

Thank steve a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With piano player on a tues night! Best ahi tuna I've had in years ! Calamari app is special. Lobster ravioli very tasty! Defintely go if you can ! I'm a foodie. Decor just fine, not dated as mentioned by someone else. It's a classic quiet calm place.

Thank ArthuroMotown
Indian Shores, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere & food was excellent. The fish was fresh. I had the snapper with crab on top. Amazing! We will be back. Bartender wa very nice.

Thank cfuchs57
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We probably had our best meal at Il Cielo, and thoroughly enjoyed our leftovers. However, the decor feels dated and kind of ordinary. The ambience could be improved. If you go, do not wear nice shoes (ie. heals) as the driveway is gravel.

Thank hollysherman
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a top restaurant. Excellent flavors and all dishes were executed with finesse... Coupled with an efficient and elegant service Il Cielo provided a great experience.

Thank IrishBiker1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 46
Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
Warm and Inviting dining areas with a separate bar/lounge. Piano music Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00pm evenings. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm in the Lounge. Serving Sunday Brunch from 11:00am til 2:00pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?