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1244 Periwinkle Way, 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Periwinkle)
+1 239-472-5555
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

GET THE SALMON felt it was their best dish. Service accommodates your special needs. Missed the paino player

Thank Edward B
Sanibel Island, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of my favorite things about Il Cielo is the fact that they have an evening bar food and drink option - smaller portions at a lesser cost. If you aren't in the mood for a big dinner (which they also offer), you can choose this option. It is earlier in the evening, but sometimes that is nice too. The... More 

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Manitowish Wate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The big fine dining of our trip was everything we hoped for. Artistic food presentation, service by a friendly, knowledgable staff and we had one of each desert, all to die for. Expensive and worth it!

2 Thank Mid S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We had a lovely meal at Il Cielo. The restaurant is very attractive both inside and out making up for the lack of a view. Service was very good if not quite special. The food was much better than what is found on the island and while on the expensive side, it was not much more than what you can... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We've been there for regular dining and for there incredible happy hour in the bar. We'll do both again ASAP

Thank rplp
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Awesome menu, with one veggie entree, but so creative and delicious, I cleaned my plate. Hubby had fish and it was just as good. Been to Sanibel before, and this is my new favorite restaurant.

Thank joy411
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 20th Anniversary in Sanibel. The restaurant had awesome ambience and many gluten free options however our amazing server, Uma made it a night we will never forget.

2 Thank ShugahRay
Sun City, Arizona
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

There were 4 in our party. We were mainly looking for locally sourced seafood and we were not disappointed. My wife is a vegetarian and absolutely raved about her choice. In most restaurants she would have to settle for a salad. Here the chef created plate that fused southwest, Asian, and American cuisine in 4 mini dishes that were each... More 

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Demarest, N.J.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I think this was our favorite restaurant on the Island. Food was good, service excellent and atmosphere pleasant. While dining they had nice background music. Piano player was perfect level!

1 Thank NikiC
Milford, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Just okay. Last year I had a fabulous filet and meal (great flavor). Was looking forward to another amazing meal. Couldn't find a big red wine by the glass - by third try I gave up. Bummed. Ordered filet bone in special asked for medium and confirmed color with server. It was raw and I barely ate the exterior. No... More 

1 Thank mtimes3

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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, 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
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
  • 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 Wednesday, Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings. Daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00pm in the Lounge

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