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

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

  • 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.

    Sunday:
    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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (84)special occasion (72)great for outdoor dining (69)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (19)great for lunch (17)good for groups (14)scenic view (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great Evening
    DaveSD3
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Love the old world atmosphere. The four of us had great food, wine, and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Pretty!
    Zann
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was a perfect spot to share good times, and good food over a glass of wine at lunch. The vegan butternut squash was superb. The thin chicken with arugula was quite tasty and beautifully dressed, and the calimari was perfect on a fall day. Delicious fresh, warm bread. And the non-soufflé heart-shaped dark chocolate mousse cake dessert was a luxurious finish. Loved it all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around!
    Daniel
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loved our experience here! Everything was great except for two minor things. For the price we would have liked maybe a bit more food. The food itself though was perfect! If you want flat water, save yourself 7.50 and ask for tap water.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    After reading positive reviews on this restaurant we decided to try it, however it did not live up to our expectations. The entrees were lovely, but the main was disappointing. I tried the Fettucine pasta with truffles and shrimp at the waiters recommendation. The dish arrived ... 3 shrimp and a creamy pasta ... The shrimp overlooked and there was not a hint of truffle in the sauce. The biggest surprise came when the bill arrived and the dish was twice the price of the other pastas on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The most beautiful restaurant!
    Luvamazingfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    An amazing dining experience. The restaurant is so lovely. The food was top notch and our server was delightful. I would say it was the best meal I have ever had. The next time I am back in Beverly Hills, it will be my first stop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Framirez87
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I book reservations here to propose to my girlfriend and they definitely made the occasion special we arrived before they opened and they were able to seat us early. I let them know ahead of time my reason for going there and they were able to seat us in a nice ptivate corner table all in all a great experience I will definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place
    matt
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    this is a wonderful place to place your significant other, for a romantic night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beto
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of best restaurant in LA, the food was perfect, great place to have a romantic night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic only if in nice rooms...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had seen photos of Il Cielo and it looked beautiful & romantic. Went for an anniversary and was expecting it to be like the pictures. We were seated in a small back room that was anything but. Gone were the glistening outdoor lights. Inside was drab with 4 small trees in pots as decor. To make matters worse, we were seated near a table of 8-10 women, out to have a fun night. They were drinking and very loud. The food is decent, but not great. So what you're paying for really is the romantic ambience... Which is only worth it if you're sitting in the outdoor patio or inside large room. Would I recommend it? Perhaps...If you could guarantee the patio. If it's food you're looking for, there's plenty of other excellent Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambience.... Just Okay Food
    TDub99
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It was a romantic place and at first the service was great. However when the food arrived it was just so-so and the service started to wain as the meal went on. I would still recommend this place if you were looking for a romantic dinner but not for "food to die for".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming & Good Food
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is our third visit and we like it more each time. Little white lights in the trees, rose petals on some couples' tables, candlelight, excellent wait staff, and of course an eclectic menu to suit the tastes of everyone. My wild boar and pappardelle noodles was very tasty and my dessert of three sorbeti were just perfect. Our guest had a huge Caesar salad and risotto which she loved and my husband's bolognese was perfectly spiced and presented. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just love Il Cielo
    LigerMom
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    There is nothing to not like about this restaurant....the ambience, food, and service are all first class. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kind of disappointed!!
    charlottepnobleVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The whole experience could have been perfect, but... We booked a table with my husband for our wedding anniversary tonight! The place was lovely. People were very nice. The food was palatable and the wine like I love! My husband took a risotto and I had a $45 whole maine lobster. Very very luscious, but it was too big for me. I left half of my Lobster, so I asked for a box! Was happy to tell myself that I would enjoy the rest of my Lobster the following day... I was delighted until I got home and realized that the waiter boxed the brocolinis I also left instead of my half Lobster!! As I said, the whole experience would have been perfect, but now I have a bitter taste in my mouth and no lobster for tomorrow! I am disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance Is Not Dead
    rogerlee89
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    At least, not at Il Cielo. The wait staff were absurdly attentive, the atmosphere was aggressively romantic and the food was delightfully straight forward; from plating to flavor. Easily the best risotto (and third date) I've experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    tatted537637143
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Really great place. Went here on a last minute date night with my wife. Made reservations through Open Table. Food was excellent. We actually ordered too much and couldn't eat it all. We don't drink alcohol so we didn't try the wine. However, we could tell they had a nice wine list. We sat outdoors - well, the canopy roof slides back.. but it was really nice. The staff was insanely attentive watching our every need. The food came out timely and the pricing was very fair. We had an excellent time and would definitely go back again. Now that I know you order flowers or rose petals at the table I may do that next time for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very beautiful courtyard
    SCP2013VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    the setting is beautiful we enjoyed the rose petals and candle. The food was not a wow, simple and delicious but nothing over the top. Dessert was a warm very small chocolate cake with two small scoops of gelato wish that had been doubled in size as it was delicous
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Romantic
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This establishment made me feel like a valued guest. They treated us with respect and were very polite and on top of everything. The food was amazing and the drinks were top notch. I rekindled a love here on October 14th, the day my boyfriend and I got together. It was a perfect lunch and I would most certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for special occasion
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ambiance and service were excellent. We dined here to celebrate several birthdays. Food was pretty good, but not excellent. I ordered the salmon and it was good, but not deliciously spectacular. Table seating in the front patio was cozy and bordering on cramped if you happen to get a table along a wall or in a corner. Tiramisu was really delicious and I appreciated them dressing up the plate with candles and writing Happy Birthday on the dessert plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accidental Exceptional
    LnddnLA
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We used OT to find us a last minute reservation near our West Hollywood hotel and up popped IL Cielo. From the moment we pulled up to the valet, we felt good about our choice. Each person we met there was extremely professional but also warm and attentive. The food service was prompt but not at all rushed. Tables were far enough apart that servers could easily move between them and conversations could remain private. Each person in our party had a salad - the most outstanding I've had yet in LA, and an entree that were all better than the next. We shared an appetizer and ordered wine off the very sufficient by-the-glass list. I highly recommend Il Cielo to anyone looking for a sophisticated but not overly formal evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edward
    leviek
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I will continue to bring my family and my clients here. I would highly recommend il Cielo to anyone. Keep up the good job!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent option
    fernand7
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very good food, respectable wine list and great ambient. We did have a small problem with our waiter, who seemed unwilling to assist us on our food and wine choice. Despite that, it was an excellent night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italy on Doheny
    LivetodineVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great location. The service is outstanding as aree many of the entrees. The calamari as an appetizer ie also excellent. My husband will now always order the veal chops as it was the best he ever had. Will not be ordering the lobster ravioli again. The sauce tasted as if it came right out of a can. Was not very good at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    Lovedit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very nice, good service we mentioned we have a 2 birthday's we got one cake! overall it was nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love this place. Not only is the food outstanding but Il Cielo is so pretty, with lights in the trees and lots of intimate spaces, some indoors and some outdoors. The food is amazing. My appetizer of beets and goat cheese was perfectly cooked and seasoned and my ravioli of beef cheek and homemade pasta was terrific. My husband's fish was juicy and well seasoned and he loved his dessert of tiramisu. My three sorbetis were the best I have ever eaten, including a famous gelateria in Rome. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIG BAD SURPRISE!!!
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was a gorgeous night. The tiny table was lovely and adorned with the tall taper candle and rose petals that I requested. Wine was good, appetizer good, and then it all went down hill. My filet ordered med/rare side, came well done with a toothpaste size squirt of mashed potatoes. My fiance's was drooling for his ordered rib eye steak......he received LAMB CHOPS. We should have sent both entrees back but did not want to make a fuss on the small patio and it was a birthday dinner. Dessert was equally disappointing and not presented as the menu described. I am a good cook.........this was so bad that I had a bowl of cereal upon returning home. Shame on them. Expensive lesson for me but I am a quick learner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Amazing Emotional Experience
    HeartEmotionalDinner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Il Cielo most certainly should be a stop on anyone's list of restaurants going well beyond the menu. You will experience charm and character in addition to fine food, beverage, and an exemplar service staff. This being a chance to have dinner with an incredibly important love in my life, Il Cielo delivered in what she says is a "fairytale fantasy come true". Upon arriving my guest was in aw over the beautiful garden setting. After being shown to our table, she started to gaze at the beautiful setting, cozy with candle and rose peddles, then the picturesque garden appears, so beautiful, and the glow of the lights, the emotions were ready to flow. The requested heart cake with our feelings put into chocolate script, was the perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience once again!
    CandS
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We invited special guests to join us and were not dissapointed. We have dined here many times and have always had a good experience. On this occasion, 3 of our party ordered the special roasted veal with a truffle sauce which was outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Charming Restaurant
    Cadburryflake
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I went there for our anniversary and the setting was very romantic. They put red rose petals and a long candle on our table. The service was first class and the food was excellent. I took a look around the restaurant and they have a beautiful room for parties with an open roof. We sat outside and there were lights in all of the trees. It was very charming. They were very accommodating. The waiter suggested that he can have the chef make a special pasta for me since I don't eat meat. When it came time for desert, they wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate and lit a candle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant, average food
    kapaBR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant is really cute and it is very nice for a romantic evening. The food is just okay. I expected a more tasty pasta in an Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for anniversaries
    Colton123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price!
    Annabelle123
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Romantic
    MuzikIsMe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating a friend
    babsincal
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have loved this place since 1988!! Amazing everything
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very charming
    Diego
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing! Loved the lobster salad.
    JJlovesIlCielo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening.
    17foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 761 reviews are from the Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Fine dining
    enchanting
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    AwinrmVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet