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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family just dinned here Sunday evening. The last time I was here was 6 years ago under a different name and owner. I had been looking for the great quartet that used to play here but they are gone. Not to worry, as music can help make a good dinner great, the music and dinner were great as they... More 

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Thank Stephen J
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You're on an island with beaches. You want a fine meal, but you left your fancy clothes at home. No problem. Make a reservation at Il Cielo. Wonderful artisan salad, tender veal, fresh fish perfectly cooked, nice wine selection, yummy deserts. Friendly but attentive service. White tablecloths. A pianist playing in the background. Perfetto! Note: despite the Italian name, it's... More 

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Thank capitanbob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner - had the seafood special ( snapper) - it was superb. Followed it up with a creme brûlée - best that I have had in a while. The wait staff was very attentive , and , excellent. Prices are high - but well worth it .

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Thank Farhan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice this month and absolutely love it. The food and ambiance are amazing. Very friendly bartenders. Our new fav on Sanibel. Be sure to order the calamari. Outstanding. Terrific entertainment to boot...Thank you, Scott, for such a special evening. You are truly a gifted pianist!

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Thank Patricia E
Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful dining room and fairly attentive wait staff until the end. Some mix up with our reservation and had difficulty seating us initially. Ended up walking back to the hostess stand to ask where we should go and she was very nice and found our table for us. Snapper was very good

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Thank Nick E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st time visitors, amazed totally: ambiance is the best, candles lit, beautiful ornate wood and slate design with * exquisite lighting...Happy hour is amazing, we tried the Margarita's - these were truly excellent...we tried the happy hour menu, 1st Beef Carpaccio and 2nd Meatballs Marinara, both made with an authentic Italian recipe. Best happy hour, best cooking. We saw many... More 

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impression of II Cielo was kind of disappointing. The host was not at all welcoming; we felt very judged as we were initially going to order from the happy hour menu. I asked if we could sit out on the porch and he abruptly no , only if we order from the dinner menu--He could work on tact,... More 

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Truckee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice drink at the bar before getting seated in the dining room. All in all, good food and drink. We didn't give this place the real chance it deserved because we couldn't order many of the items as they were busy and ran out of many dishes. We had a late reservation at 8PM, so our bad.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal and service. Beginning to end, I ate every bit and wanted more. Beautiful ambience with piano player. Will definitely return. Make a reservation because it's popular.

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Thank RichardIsgard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love to eat here. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner for two.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 46
Cuisine
Seafood, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
    (Periwinkle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5555
Description
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?