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Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilcielo.com
  • Phone: (310) 276-9990
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday:
    Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday:
    Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Lunch - Closed
    Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.*
    (*We may be closed for a private event on select Sundays)

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday
    Drinks 4:30 - 8:00 p.m
    Food 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pasquale Vericella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering in your home or ours. Please contact our Events Department.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Il Cielo Happy Hour!

    Monday - Friday. 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    $8 Cocktails
    $5 House Wine & Prosecco
    $3 Beer
    $8 Small Plates

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doheny Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Benvenuto! For over 28 years , Il Cielo has brought "the sky" to Beverly Hills. Often called "the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles" Il Cielo is more than just an Italian restaurant. It is a landmark. With fine dining for lunch and dinner, private rooms and tranquil gardens, Il Cielo is the perfect location for almost any occasion, day or night. Il Cielo has established itself as a place to impress; "A country restaurant in the city". We hope you will join us soon.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Il Cielo was always one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Carthay Cirlce. I was happy to find the restaurant is still there. After raving about it to a friend I was very disappointed with the experience. The food was cooked well but terribly bland. The service was inattentive (being very kind in that description). The one thing that lived up to my fond memory of the place was the beautiful courtyard dining area. It is a magical space. But overall, we left feeling very unsatisfied."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I brought my wife here for our anniversary. The service is excellent. The staff is watchful. They take care of you. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was not that special compare to other high end resturants I have been to. The waiter was confusing he kept changing the special orders...also food took to long we were there for 2 1/2 hrs. We orderded the lobster and it wasn't anything to be wowed about. But loved the dessert it was good that's why I give them 2 stars and the place was nice and clean so that's where they got the third star. I would come back for dessert but not the food...:( disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My soon to be wife and I went there to celebrate her birthday and our anniversary and everything was perfect. The waiter was nice and very courteous and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a romantic dinner. We will definitely be visiting this place again :)"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We celebrated a friend's birthday at Il Cielo. Service was excellent, food fabulous. We could carry on a conversation without screaming at each other. All the good things you want, coming together. Our evening had an extra bonus with two marriage proposals. I was impressed at how the wait staff and management helped make sure the proposals went smoothly. When I needed to use the restroom, the manager actually escorted me! On my way back to the table, the servers all stepped aside, allowing me to go ahead of them. I felt like royalty, and it wasn't even my birthday! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Have loved this place since 1988!! Amazing everything"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The outdoor patio is amazing. Best ambiance in town. All the servers are very friendly, the hostess especially. The food is good but not great, and the prices are very fair. I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I would love to see olive oil and vinegar served with the bread as well as possible "refills" on the bread. Food and service is definitely amazing!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "It was a birthday celebration, and Il Cielo was the perfect place to have it! The garden is like fairyland at night, with the twinkling lights and gorgeous weather! The food was wonderful -- green spring pea soup the color of emeralds, delicious salad and excellent salmon, and of course, the dessert (could have used some cinnamon!) presented with a candle and lots of ceremony! All in all, a delightful experience with a staff of well-trained and cordial help. Couldn't have asked for more!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our 10th year anniversary on this place and it didn't disappoint us. Our overall experienced was awesome! From the valet parking, services and food, they were excellent. The owner even greet us as we come in and thank us as we leave their restaurant. Superb!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "As promised on the website, it is probably one of the best restaurants in L.A. for atmosphere and ambience. Food...good...not the best Italian. Go for the atmosphere....not the food."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Outstanding personalized attention - hit the perfect note in all aspects of dining"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food and service remain excellent. Excellent for outdoor dining."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "And the food was a solid 9 out of 10, with perfect service, especially for the price of a lunch. We did the DineLA and split a dessert. The pounded steak was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Can't say enough nice comments about Il Cielo it went beyond my expectations. the food was superb as were the drinks. The service was definite 5 star rating. I will definitely be returning again. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Came here for DineLA lunch. There was only the front garden and inside open. Their back garden was closed. Pretty hot on a summer noon time and no breeze cuz the bushes around. Super clean and beautiful decorations. Food was fantastic, great salad and pasta and dessert. The only problem is the service who did not even smile a tiny bit. He looked very unhappy and unfriendly. Not a very warm service at all!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My wife had asked if I was ever at Il Cielo? I told her once before but it was unmemorable, but I will try again. The food was OK at best. The waiter was sub-par for a nice restaurant. The waiter did not ask us for drinks and did not introduce himself. No fresh ground pepper served with the pounded greasy steak and no steak knife was given until asked. All Dine LA restaurant's give 3 courses and Il Cielo only 2? Would never go back again. The staff was untrained for a high class restaurant. I can't believe they are still in biz after all these years. We were put outside with loud fans blowing on us in the hot sun. Construction is going on next door. Train your staff. Go have a meal at Mastro's and see a real wait staff!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "In the middle of Beverley Hills this restaurant is an absolute delight. Superb food, great service and we had a fantastic meal in every respect. We will definitely return next time we are visiting LA. If you get the opportunity to dine here, you will have no regrets."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I've always wanted to eat at Il Cielo but thought it may be too expensive. So I was delighted that they were part of Dine LA. I went with a couple of friends and we couldn't be happier with the food, service, ambience, etc. We ate in the front patio with all the twinkling lights wrapped around the trees. It was a fabulous dining experience. The server was pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. I had this wonderful pea, shallot, leeks and potato soup that had no cream but pureed. I could have licked the bowl. One of my friends and I had the linguine with clams -- a lot of clams and just the right amount of linguine. My friend had beef cheek ravioli and loved it. She said it was like what she had in Italy."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was the first place I took my girlfriend 15 years ago and she loves it so I took her for her birthday always a great time"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had the best experience here, uber romantic Setting, great food and wine. The wait staff and hostess were helpful and pleasant. Also they accommodated us even though we ran behind on our reservation time. Def a must do."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fine food, friendly service and a lovely setting right in Beverly Hills made for a pleasantly refined and affordable spot for a lunch away from the madding crowd of Rodeo Drive and the like. Great pizzas and salads entrees. Equally great selection of wines and desserts. Definitely a terrific neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "i went to experience the happy hour which is widely advertised on the web site - the night i arrived i was told i couldn't experience it where i was sitting - and worse, the bar was not open due to a wedding - so, the entire happy hour pricing was not offered - the management would not make an exception - if they advertise their specials - they should be available"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Grear place, romantic, great service I would definitely recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We went here because of the DineLA though had been there on other occasions too. it is one of the most beautiful romantic settings sitting outside shielded from the street. On DineLA the portions are usually smaller and they were but certainly sufficient. The appetizers wre excellent; main dish of salmon was also though filet was very over cooked and had to be sent back but was cheerfully replaced though it took a while after its being delivered to find a server to correct the problem. Dessert was panna cotta with berries...that is exactly one berry. Was delicious but should have had a few more berries since the menu was clearly plural."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Old town villa style restaurant. Definitely worth the reservation. If you are looking for a place to take a special someone, celebrate a special day, or looking for fine dining, you're in the right place. I will definitely be coming back. The food is fresh and handmade, especially the tomato basil soup. Seating outside in their Patio Garden is wonderful with lights and the moon glistening the night makes for a romantic dinner for two!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was absolutely perfect. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and spot on service. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lovely setting, warm affable service and well prepared and portioned, presented food service . Had the special- veal chop and was correctly med-rare with wild mushroom, spinach and herbed mashed pots., very nice, Belgium endive , carmelized nuts& gorgonzola, berry flavored vinaigrette, also classic and tasty.attentive service. Prices are quite appropriate for the area and cuisine , very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was our second time to Il Cielo and it was just as great as the first. We love the decor and the lighting and the food is fantastic! Can't wait to return for another celebration."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The staff helped me plan a romantic birthday and everything was perfect. The table setup, the custom pre-fix menu, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I loved this place and we couldn't have asked for a nicer evening. The service was great and the entire staff was very friendly and attentive. I had requested a quite table outside in the garden and ordered the romantic package . I was very pleased with it and my wife loved it. On our waiter's recommendation, I had the beef short ribs and my wife had the homemade fettuccini with crab legs. Both dishes were wonderful and the portion sizes were just right. The cocktails, wine and dessert were also perfect. We had a great evening and the next time we visit Beverly Hills , we will definitely come here again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Lovely and luscious. always makes me feel as if I'm on vacation in some far a way location."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our 5th yr anniversary here. It was romantic, fancy and just what we were hoping for"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "this restaurant was perfect for our 3 year anniversary dinner. we really enjoyed the food, ambience, and service. I hope to be back sooooon (;"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everyone loves the outdoor patio, but the small inside dining room is particularly charming. The outdoor patio can't avoid the noise of the traffic. They could also add to their wine list."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed, the only ones in a side room at 7pm while a wedding reception went on in adjacent garden, very loud.We found the menu limited, Food was average and pricy. The facility was not in the greatest of shape."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We arrived for our lunch reservation and we were greeted by two lovely hostesses and shown to a really nice table. From then on the experience was really disappointing. Our waiter was very in attentive at best. Although he was pleasant he was not good. We asked for water twice before it ever came. We asked for bread at least 2-3 times before that arrived. We ordered dessert and the wrong dessert was brought. Since I did not eat the dessert I did not even realize that one of the things brought was not even the dessert we ordered. When It was brought to my attention I told him about it and he merely said " oh, I'm sorry" and walked away. #fail"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. Service was impeccable. Thank you for the wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant for the first time, was not disappointed. The service was outstanding and the food was equal to the service. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had our wedding reception in the banquet room behind the bar 3 years ago. We come back at least yearly. The sweetheart table in the banquet area was available last year for our anniversary but not this year. We still had a nice experience and I paid for the rose petals and 2' long taper at our table. Several couples had the same idea. The ceiling is a large clear plastic tent with warm white christmas light strings and chandeliers. It sounds a little hokey but is very beautifu."
    Dined on 5/21/2014